Last week we announced our first series of trading cards featuring live entertainment venues. The series features 54 venues from across the country, each with their own card. Proceeds from sales of the Venue Series support NIVA and its mission to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent venues and promoters throughout the United States (https://www.nivassoc.org).
The packaging for this series maintains the retro aesthetic of our previous two musician series. It was beautifully designed by Nate Gonzalez of The Moon Life. Inside each pack you’ll find cards with a more modern design. The photographs on the front of the card have been given a full bleed treatment and a glossy coat. This maximizes the scale of the photo and puts all the attention on the image. These images were provided by the venues themselves. We hope you enjoy opening packs of the venue series and discovering or rediscovering these hallowed grounds and treasured spaces across the country. Best of all, your purchases support the venues.
About Phantasy Tour Live Music Trading Cards
Phantasy Cards are high quality, officially licensed trading cards featuring the photos and bios of touring musicians, bands and venues. The cards are thoughtfully designed and foil stamped for authenticity. They are sold in randomly sorted packs. Learn more at https://phantasy.cards.
About Phantasy Tour
Founded in 1999, Phantasy Tour is a social media platform for live music fans. Phantasy Tour members compile the show, song and setlist histories of their favorite bands and run stats and collect their experiences based on that information. Fans can interact with other fans and play setlist prediction games similar to fantasy football. Phantasy Tour also offers data services to bands, allowing them to display their show and setlist history on their own websites and analyze show and setlist analytics. Learn more at https://www.phantasytour.com.
Formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), now represents more than 3,000 members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. NIVA created and led the #SaveOurStages campaign, resulting in landmark legislation establishing the “Shuttered Venue Operators” Grant program to be administered by the Small Business Administration. NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live venues, promoters and festivals throughout the United States. The National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF) was founded to further this mission by also seeking to support a transparent, competitive marketplace serving a diverse and inclusive community of artists, fans, and industry workers. The NIVA Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) is a tax-deductible way for individuals, companies, and foundations to contribute. The NIVA ERF directly supports the preservation of the independent live entertainment ecosystem that presents music, comedy, and the performing arts, helping these critical spaces survive through the Coronavirus pandemic. Individuals, foundations, businesses, and organizations that are interested in contributing to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund should visit https://nivassoc.org/erf.