Monday, June 28, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you to the nearly 2,700 in attendance our first time out. A heartfelt thanks to some extraordinary folks who worked really hard to make this happen: Luc Stampleman, Stage Manager; Nick Poholchuck, audio engineer; Damian McDonald and Cold Spring Sound; Kelly Ellenwood, Volunteer Coordinator; our 40+ volunteers; Dan Weise, graphic design; Sommer Hixson, Media Relations; Jennifer Clair, Vendor Coordinator; the vendors; Mark Price, City of Beacon Parks and Recreation; Mayor Steve Gold; Linda Hubbard and everyone at BACA (Beacon Arts Community Association).

This was a free rock and roll concert in a city park, unlike anything that's ever been done in this location. Financially, it was made possible by a lot of great people in a community who shared a lot of faith in what was for many months little more than a notion. Thank you to everyone who took a chance on this. Our sponsors: City of Beacon, BACA, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, WKZE 98.1 FM, Open Space Gallery, Electric Windows, The Piggy Bank Restaurant, Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon Pilates, Home Cooking NY, Royal Carting. Additionally, we held three fundraising events, two of which were concerts where not only the talent but the venue (the Howland Cultural Center) were donated. Thank you to Jen Clapp, Todd Giudice, Al Hemberger, Dan Fisherman, Art Labriola, Susan Wright, Margaret McDuffie, Jake Holmes, Creek Iversen. Thank you to Rob Penner for shooting the event; and to Mark Westin for capturing it in motion.

Thanks to the Beacon Riverfest Year One lineup. The Fleshtones, Tracy Bonham, and Yarn together served up three courses of rock.

Many others came through in all sorts of ways, flipping pancakes, writing checks, loaning equipment, supplies, hardware, and sweat. We should all feel satisfied. This sort of thing can be done here in Beacon.

Thanks to everyone who traveled to Beacon for the day. We hope you'll come back again.

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