Julie's Homecoming Tour poster

I’m coming home…


I’m so excited to announce that I’m leaving for my first “Homecoming Tour” in just a couple weeks, starting the tour at the small country church I attended through childhood just outside Sterling, Illinois in the ‘township’ of Jordan. I will be giving concerts throughout the region as well as leading worship at area churches. All of these concerts are free and open to the public. It is my joy to give back to the community that helped shape me! I’d love to see you at one of these concerts!

Here’s my tour poster and a picture of the first stop of the tour: East Jordan UMC Read More...
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Julie's Midwest Tour

I want to thank you all again for your generous support of me, especially these last 21 days during my Kickstarter campaign. Raising these funds has allowed us to fully fund our July tour, to finish up Fire in the Night, and to fully fund our next studio album! All because of YOUR generosity!

Also, the details are coming together for our July tour. We have booked all of our venues (7 shows in 10 days!) including a day of filming at Lexscape Studios. These shows are all free and open to the public because we really want to give back to YOU, who have been so generous to us! Thank you. A huge thanks also to everyone who has offered to host us in your homes & feed us on our travels. Your hospitality speaks volumes to us! This tour is happening because of the efforts of many. I can’t thank you enough, and I can’t wait to bring these concerts to your area … and beyond! Check out our tour schedule.

CD’s will be available for sale at my concerts. And now that the campaign is over, you can still get a 10% discount on online album purchases when you sign up for our Newsletter. Outside of the Kickstarter rewards, we'll have the upcoming albums added to the web store as soon as they're finished.

In closing, I must acknowledge the faithfulness of God to provide for us beyond what I was initially expecting. He has opened the door WIDE for us to continue on. He has strengthened my faith in the process, and emboldened me to continue on in all He would draw from me. He has the biggest “YES” that I know how to offer back to Him!

It’s my honor to continue walking this journey with all of you ….

love,

Julie
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Kickstarter-final 5 hours

Thanks to your incredible support, we reached the Kickstarter stretch goal this morning, with pledges still coming in (the campaign officially ends at 10 pm tonight)!  Now I'll be able to send every contributor not just the complete Fire In The Night album of 12 songs (parts 1 and 2), but also another new studio album later this year.  THANK YOU so much for your help in contributing and sharing.  I'm blown away by the response I've received for the campaign, and from the messages I've read from so many people along the way.

Since we have made the stretch goal, for the next 5 hours you can take advantage of knowing for sure that you can get the next 2 CD's for $15 here (along with the other rewards if you are interested in them). I am so happy to be able to give back in this way!

Again, THANK YOU!!!

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Kickstarter campaign-35 hours left

Hello again! We're headed into the final day of my Kickstarter campaign… it ends tomorrow, Sunday night, at 10:00 pm. We're currently $1358 away from reaching the stretch goal, which would enable me to send everyone who contributed a second album for free, in addition to all the thank you packages that will already be sent out. As I mentioned before, a basic contribution of $15 gets you the new Fire In The Night full CD (12 songs), and if we make the stretch goal in time, that same $15 will also include an extra CD album (12 songs) of new material to be produced in the recording studio! All thank you packages at any level will include this if we achieve the goal.

The most vital thing in these final moments is exposure, so if you're able to share the campaign with others, it helps greatly!

I want to thank everyone again for their help with my campaign--whether through a contribution or a share, you've had a profound impact on the future of my music and worship ministry. I can't wait to present all the new music from Fire In The Night 2 for you (as well as the additional project, if we make it!), and to perform for you on the upcoming July tour. I'll have the tour dates posted soon, and details about the upcoming projects. THANK YOU again for everything!

-Julie
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"Grieve" lyric video posted

In the middle of the rush surrounding my Kickstarter campaign, I neglected to mention that my friend Rich Crowe posted the lyric video for my song Grieve from Fire In The Night Part 1. This is the second lyric video for me--the first is Out of the Deep, which has received 53,000 views so far!

This is a busy time, with the Kickstarter campaign finishing this weekend, and the July tour dates finalized. I’ll have all the information on the tour posted soon, and if you’re able to share my Kickstarter page with anyone, it’s a huge help in getting the exposure I need before Sunday. Thank you again to everyone who has helped support me via a contribution or a share!

I’m feeling lots of pressure going into the weekend, but it’s good to stop for a few moments and listen to music! So, here is Grieve:





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Kickstarter campaign-stretch goal

We're now drawing very close to achieving our Kickstarter stretch goal of $12,000! Thank you again to everyone who has contributed to the campaign… I am so very thankful for your support!

To anyone who has thought about purchasing my music, or given Out of the Deep a listen on my lyric video, this "stretch goal" on Kickstarter has been set to go beyond anything listed in the Thank You packages you receive for your contribution. If we reach this new goal with your help, it will enable me to record ANOTHER studio album after Fire In The Night, which is what the initial campaign was for (along with the accompanying tour in July). This extra album would be sent to contributors FOR FREE around the end of the year!

The basic Fire In The Night 12-song CD (parts 1 and 2 combined) is the reward for a contribution of $15, with larger packages available that include my other albums Out Of The Deep and Awaken Me. If we reach the new goal, that same $15 pledge will now include this second album of 12 songs. So, $15 gets you two albums instead of one, with no extra charges for shipping. That's a huge savings off of what these albums would cost online after this campaign, since they're priced at $12 each, plus shipping.

If enough people choose this $15 contribution, we can reach the goal before the campaign ends this Sunday night. Please share this blog post or my campaign with anyone you can think of--anyone who is interested in my music, or even someone who likes to get a bargain with 2 CDs for the price of 1! Every share can get us that much closer to achieving the stretch goal.

I'll have my July tour dates posted shortly… everything is ready to go! I'm so excited for the tour, and the upcoming album(s)! Thanks again to everyone for your support.

-Julie
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Kickstarter campaign update

I'm so excited to announce that my Kickstarter campaign exceeded the initial goal of $8000, which is such an incredible blessing!  With your support, everything has come together in only two weeks.  I'm looking forward to sending out the thank you packages that people have signed up for via their contributions (CDs, listening party invitations, and I have many people who chose the package where they co-write a song with me!).

Since the 100% funding was reached before the campaign ends, the opportunity has opened up for me to set a "stretch goal" on Kickstarter.  The means we've now set the goal to reach $12,000 before the campaign finishes this coming Sunday night (we're very close already!).  In addition to the thank you packages everyone will be receiving, if we achieve this goal, I will be able to fund a new full studio album outside of Fire In The Night 2, and this new project will be sent to any contributors FOR FREE when it is finished later this year.  To everyone who has contributed so far, you will receive double what you expected, and to anyone who contributes now, you'll be getting a lot more than we initially listed!

I am so thankful for everyone's support, and I've received the most incredible responses from contributors and people who have shared my campaign with others.  I ask for your help once more in this final week of my campaign… please share this blog post with anyone you know, mention it to family and friends, send people to my website or Kickstarter campaign, and spread the word in any way you can.  I can't do it without your help!  A share is just as valuable as a financial contribution, and I won't reach the goal unless I have enough exposure to as many people as possible in the next few days.

THANK YOU so much for believing in my music!  It has been a humbling experience to see so much support, and I can't wait to share my new music with the world!

-Julie


Julie Bernstein at Eunoia the Garden concert
Julie performing at an art opening at Eunoia / The Garden on June 7th
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