Help Support Keene Music Festival

In a short while, it will be Labor Day weekend.  With this holiday comes the 15th Annual Keene Music Festival.   With over 80 acts playing at 16 stages, it’s one of the more unique events in the area, if not the New England region; and it’s all free.  Yes, you read right, it’s free.  Produced by a group of local volunteers who believe in their community and really love music.  The musicians contribute their time and talent as well, because they too, see the inherent value of this event.

We’re very lucky in Keene to have several top-notch events that occur throughout the year.  Good people who put effort into bringing these things about.  What makes Keene Music Festival different is that it is, by design, for the community.  It’s kept small to make it easy for all of us to be part of the event, and to not have adverse impacts on us, the locals.  It doesn’t have vendors, so that the emphasis is on local businesses and the musicians who come to volunteer their time to perform for all of us.  It doesn’t do a lot of advertising outside of the area, because it is primarily focused on our community.

Along with this annual event, Keene Music Festival does a regular series of fundraising concerts for local charities; and lots of stuff to help organizations and businesses have music as part of whatever they are doing.  We’ve been involved in raising money for the Sumner Knight Chapel, Keene Community Kitchen and the Head Start Early Sprouts program.  We don’t always like to call attention to ourselves, because we all believe it’s more important to be giving than getting attention.

 Right now, though, we do need your support.  Even though we are frugal New Englanders, Keene Music Festival has unavoidable expenses that we need to cover; such as insurance, rentals, performing rights fees, and the like.  We really need your help to make these events happen, so please consider making a donation so that we can continue to bring music to our community and continue to support other local organizations through our efforts. We’re a 501(c) 3 non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible.  You can go to our website, or send a donation to:

 

Keene Music Festival

63 Emerald Street #363

Keene, NH 03431

 Events like this are what make our community special, so please consider helping us to keep doing what we do.

 

Yours in the Music,

 

Kevin Dremel

for the

Keene Music Festival

63 Emerald Street #363

Keene, NH 03431

www.keenemusicfestival.org