WEDNESDAY JUNE 22 @ National Sawdust
6pm - 9pm for Dinner-Concert-Visionary Award
9pm - Midnight for DJ & Dancing

It's time! Once again, Bang on a Can has set aside a special night to celebrate with dinner, drinks and music. We raise much needed support to keep our doors open. And best of all, we have a chance to honor a shining light in the new music universe. And this year, we honor Claudia Gould, the Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director of The Jewish Museum.

We at Bang on a Can are so lucky. We live in a city full of people willing to take artistic risks and make new connections, and Claudia Gould is one of the very best. She gets that one of our jobs as presenters is to challenge audiences and champion big, bold ideas. When she reached out to us to curate her new music series at the Jewish Museum, we jumped at the chance, and the partnership has been terrific for both of us. From our first Marathon at Exit Art Gallery, to our Summer Festival at MASS MoCA, concerts at Museums and now our relationship with Claudia, we've been able to share our enthusiasm for radical creativity with the visual art world. Thank you Claudia, for being part of the resurgent dialogue between art and music. And for being fun, adventurous, and brilliant.

Please come. And if you can't, please consider a donation of a ticket to an artist, or a gift of any size.

Donor Levels


"Bang Backer": One ticket to the dinner and concert; VIP pass for premium seating at the 2017 Bang on a Can Marathon; 2 complimentary tickets to the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at MASS MoCA on July 30, 2016. 


"Bang Backer": One table of up to 10 guests; luxury accommodations, meals and tickets for 2 to the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at MASS MoCA July 30, 2016; recognition as a lead sponsor of the Benefit; a full-page ad in the Benefit Journal; season-long recognition as a lead sponsor of Bang on a Can at all our concerts and programs.

Any and all donations to the Bang on a Can Benefit will be credited on our program and on our website, with hearty thanks!


"Bang Benefactor" All of the above, plus a premium center table near the honoree, up to 12 guests, and premium placement in the evening's Journal.

$20 and up

Our crazy kickin' after-party starts at 9pm. You'll enjoy a couple free drinks and the smashing DJ Duane (of WFMU's the Duane Train) on the wheels of steel. Cash bar will keep things groovy, and count on Summer Fest alums and plenty of dancing.

Donate and Buy Tix by Mail or Phone

Just send us a check and a note to: 80 Hanson Place, Suite 301, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Or call us with your credit card at 718-852-7755. If you have any questions at all, please contact Tim Thomas by phone or at tim [at] bangonacan [dot] org



Minimum: $1.00