American Music & Harvest Festival Continues Tradition of Bringing Best of New England Music to Historic Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm
Sixth Annual Event raises money for schools with live music, local food, and fun for the whole family on a historic Newbury farm.
NEWBURY, Mass. (August 2, 2016) – The 6th annual American Music & Harvest Festival will be Saturday, September 24 at Historic New England’s Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. Through a generous donation by Institution for Savings, the day-long family event will feature music, vintage base ball, and farm activities. This year’s gathering will feature Boston rockers Watts, funk fan favorites Das Pintos, Western Mass darlings The Fawns, along with Bulgarian surf guitar, New Orleans brass bands, a rousing sea shanty sing-along, and local food and fresh brew.
Keeping with and expanding upon festival tradition, proceeds from the American Music & Harvest Festival will be donated to the Amesbury, Georgetown, Gloucester, Ipswich, Masconomet, Newburyport , Pentucket, Rockport, and Triton Education Foundations, The Immaculate Conception School and the River Valley Charter School Foundation.
“We are honored to be a part of the 6th annual American Music & Harvest Festival. This is an amazing community event where we can bring 11 education foundations together to celebrate their schools, their community, the fall harvest and enjoy great music, great food and vintage baseball” said Megan Ashe, president of Newburyport Education Foundation. “We truly believe the festival will continue to be a true community event for many years to come. Once again, there will be something for everyone–fantastic food and beer vendors, vintage baseball, and kid friendly activities to celebrate the harvest season such as tractor rides, cider pressing and a husking bee. We are so thankful to the Institution for Savings for their continued generous investment in our community.”
The day also features triple-headers with the Essex Base Ball Association, which plays using rules and uniforms from the 1860’s, and teams from around New England.
Proposed schedule for the day is:
10:00 – 12:00 Community stage featuring the Chuck Walker Trio and the Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus
12:00 King Carubia’s Hot Society Band
2:00 Soggy Po Boys
3:00 The Fawns
5:00 Das Pintos
Tickets for the American Music & Harvest Festival can be purchased in advance at http://www.newburyportef.org or at the event. Advance ticket prices are $15 individual/$30 fam. (2 adults & all kids), and day-of tickets are $20/individual, $15/Historic New England member, $40/family (2 adults & all kids). The event location is Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane, Newbury, Massachusetts, 10:00AM – 7:00 PM Saturday, September 24.
The Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) is the organizer and primary sponsor of this community event to benefit local education foundations and schools. Institution for Savings is the title sponsor. Proceeds from ticket sales to benefit: The Amesbury, Georgetown, Gloucester, Ipswich, Masconomet, Newburyport , Pentucket, Rockport, and Triton Education Foundations;
The Immaculate Conception School; and the River Valley Charter School Foundation. Festival attendees may select their preferred recipient of their ticket funds when purchasing tickets. The event is sponsored by Institution for Savings. Additional sponsors include Newburyport Brewing Company, Oregano Restaurant, Historic New England, Ipswich Ale Brewery, and SEL Designs
For more information, please visit http://www.newburyportef.org/what-we-do/events/music-festival/
About the Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) The Mission of the Newburyport Education Foundation is to bring philanthropy into the Newburyport Public Schools and generate financial resources that will enhance the quality of public education throughout the school system. Formed to enhance educational opportunities for the city’s public school children, the goal of the Newburyport Education Foundation is to supplement funding for programs which are already supported by public financing at a basic level, but which can be substantially improved by additional private sector financing, and to finance programs that might not receive funding from traditional sources such as the district budget or state aid.