Helping to Support the Keene Music Festival

Dear Friends, 

This will be the fourteenth year for the Keene Music Festival!  A lot has been going on, and we’ve got a lot planned for the coming year.  Besides our annual event (scheduled for August 30th), we now have a regular series of concerts at the Sumner Knight Chapel, which raises money for the renovation and restoration of that building.  To date, we have raised over $4000 towards that effort. 

We have started a series of monthly shows at George’s Window, a new venue in downtown Keene.  It’s designed to be a family friendly venue, with dinner and a show, at a time that works for people with young kids.  We’re even working on having childcare at that venue.

We’ve worked with local musicians and businesses to develop more opportunities to hear music in Keene, and are thrilled with being able to help others in this way.  We have developed fundraising concerts for various organizations, and provided technical supports for charitable and other events in the community.

We are also in to process of developing a training seminar series for local performers and artists to help them better understand the nuts and bolts of the business aspects of a life in the arts.  Currently, we are in the process of becoming a formal non-profit organization, so that we can continue with this work in our area.

The motto of the Keene Music Festival is, “Creating Community Through Music.” We are an all-volunteer organization that believes in giving back to our community and in paying things forward, in our own way, to help build a better place to live for all of us.  We have no paid administrative staff, and all of the funds we collect go towards what’s needed to create events that benefit the community.  But, in order to do all these things, we need your support.

We do all of these things on a budget a fraction of the size of other events of this size and scope, because we believe in our community and want to do our part to make it special.  We are also unique in that Keene Music Festival is a fixed budget organization.   Once we raise the money needed to create and produce these events, we focus our attention on doing our thing.  There are a lot of worthwhile causes out there, and it seems only right to ask for only what we really need to make things work.  Nonetheless, we do need your support keep on doing what we do.

You can help us in these efforts by making a donation to the Keene Music Festival.  Anything that you can give helps us to bring music to Keene and the community and to support other worthwhile organizations.  It’s a gift that gives back to the community and to you.  Keene Music Festival is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so all donations are tax deductible.  

The address to send your donation to is:

Keene Music Festival

P.O. Box 583

Keene, NH 03431

Or you can make a donation by contacting a Keene Music Festival representative by email, at our website (there's a donate button at the bottom of every page), or even face to face. If you would like to know more about who we are and what we do (and how you can help), feel free to contact me at: keenemusicfestival@gmail.com

Music is a joy worth sharing and a gift worth giving.  Community is something we all need to invest in to keep it healthy and make it grow.  Community is also about both individuals and businesses stepping up to support good works in the community.  Help us to give and to make our community a brighter place.

Yours in the Music,

Kevin Dremel

for the

Keene Music Festival

PO Box 583

Keene, NH 03431