Cake Shop has been a key part of the vibrant New York music scene. Bands both local and from all over the world respect Cake Shop as a launching pad to success. Acts like Surfer Blood, Jeff The Brotherhood, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors and many more played some of their first gigs here. In addition to being a venue, we also try to foster a sense of community with our cafe, coffee, teas and, of course, cakes! We even have a hand picked bin of vinyl records from our favorite bands. We set a place up that we wanted to hang out in and luckily, many artists and fans have responded by continually coming in to hang out and support the scene.
Some financial hurdles that all compounded over the past 3 months (including new Real Estate Tax to landlord, added security costs and changes to the forms of ID we are allowed to accept) have caused serious potential of losing our space plus the one time fines and legal fees have caused us to reach out to the fans of live bands to help us keep the music going. We want to remain open and continue to bring you phenomenal emerging talent. That’s where you come in. You can pledge to keep Cake Shop going.
We’ve listed some pretty sweet and unique exclusives that you can pledge for. A number of our longtime friends have graciously offered some truly special things. Everyone will receive a digital download of a compilation tape featuring handpicked songs by us (Cake Shop owners Andy and Nick Bodor and Greg Curley). Included will be some rare and unreleased live gems from the vault.
Once you pledge, you get instant access to a pledger-only part of the site. Here, we’ll dig even further into the vault and give you streams of unseen live performances, live downloads and unreleased music from some of our favorite acts. We may even give away the recipe of one of our world-famous woopie pies!
Best of all, a portion of what’s raised above our target will go to Musicians on Call, which is an amazing charity that provides live music in hospitals. They’re a great organization, so help us help them.
Come be a part of music history as we keep live music vibrant in New York
AccessPass™: Mixtape by the owners
The owners of Cake Shop will personally curate a mixtape compilation comprised of their favorite artists that have played there
Exclusive Cake Shop compilation album
We (the owners of Cake Shop) will personally curate a mixtape featuring our favorite bands from the club
Guest list + 2 drink tickets
You pick the show, and not only will you be on the guestlist, we’ll hook you up with 2 drink tickets
Prepaid punch card for 10 well drinks/beers/coffee
We’ll give you a prepaid punch card good for 10 well drinks/beers/coffees
Guest DJ at an upcoming show
For one night only, you get to man the decks at Cake Shop! Whether you’re using vinyl, CD’s or an iPod, you’ll be able to spin the entire evening
You +1 on the guestlist for any show & 4 drink tickets
You pick the gig that you and a friend want to hit up. We’ll get you in, plus hand you 4 drink tickets for the evening
Cake Shop silk screened t-shirt
The artist who designs our posters will handmake a small run of t-shirts, available only during the Pledge campaign. These will be unisex sizes.
You+1 on guestlist for show of choice + 8 drink tickets
You and a friend can party on us one night with 8 drink tickets at the show of your choosing
Free Drip Coffee for 6 months
Get your coffee craving filled at Cake Shop with free Drip Coffee
Guest list to every show for six months
Don’t worry about the gig selling out – you’re in!
Admission + drinks to a secret show
We’ll give you a heads up on the secret shows we’re having. We’ll put you on the guest list and then you get to drink all night on us (for 1 of the 4 shows). Past shows have featured Peter Bjorn & John, Surfer Blood and Spoon
Beer & shot designed and named by you
Foe 3 months, we will feature a beer/shot combo designed and named by you. Each time you come into the club, your first combo is on us
Your own Cake shop mug at the bar + drink discount (3 mos.)
For 3 months, you’ll get your own personalized mug behind the bar that’s good for 2 for 1 (buy 1, get the 2nd free) coffee/cocktails/beer
Ltd edition signed 7" vinyl + signed poster art
Limited edition 7" vinyl signed by the artist plus autographed poster art
Your own Cake shop mug at the bar + drink discount (6 mos.)
For 6 months, you’ll get your own personalized mug behind the bar, good for 2 for 1 (buy one, get second free) coffee/cocktails/beer
Admission + drinks to all 4 secret shows
You’re in for all 4 secret shows plus drinks on us all night long. Past shows have featured Peter Bjorn & John, Surfer Blood and Spoon
Keep your stuff, I believe in Cake Shop
You believe in what Cake Shop is doing and has the potential to become. We will still thank you some way but you won’t know what’s coming.
Your banner ad/promo footage on Cake Shop site
Whether you’re in a band, run a blog/clothing line/label/art gallery or any artistic endeavor, you can get a banner ad on CakeShop.com OR 15 seconds of your own promo footage to be used at end of one of our “live from Cake Shop” videos for 6 months
Book your own party + open bar
You book the bands and your friends (up to 75) drink for free
Free drinks for life
No need to bring your wallet to the club ever again – you can drink for free anytime!