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American Music & Harvest Festival

In Toe-Tapping Support of
Greater Newburyport Schools

A Newburyport Education Foundation Fundraiser

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 29th from 10 am – 8 pm for the annual American Music & Harvest Festival.  This is a wonderful Fall event held at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, MA. Several bands will perform live at the American Music & Harvest Festival in support of the Newburyport Education Foundation. Funds from this event benefit many local public and private schools in the Greater Newburyport community. You choose which school organization you would like to support as you make your ticket purchase.

The American Music & Harvest Festival features great live music, as well as several farm activities including tractor rides, scarecrow building and corn husking. The 2018 line-up includes Barrence Whitfield, Jenny Dee & the Delinquents, Julie Rhodes, Soggy Po Boys, Busted Jug Band, Freevolt, The Portermen, and Chuck Walker Jazz.

This year the Newburyport High School Band will kick off the day with a few songs starting at 10 am followed later in the day by two drum circle events for elementary aged children. Port Performing Arts will have a table where kids can sign up to learn some rhythms from our Band Director, Mr. Steven Cohen and then perform in front of the stage. The drum circles will perform at 12:45 pm and 3 pm with sign ups starting at 10 am.

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event if they don’t sell out but we recommend purchasing in advance.

  • $15.00  –  Advanced Pricing – Individual
  • $30.00  –  Advanced Pricing – Family (Two Adults & All Children)

Vendors selling delicious food and drinks will on hand and the Essex Base Ball Association (played by 1861 rules) providing an extra special touch to the benefit.

As a primary sponsor of the event, “the mission of the Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) is to bring philanthropy into the schools within our Greater Newburyport Community and to generate financial resources that will enhance the quality of education.” When purchasing tickets you choose an organization from the list to be the recipient of your donation:  Amesbury Education Foundation, Georgetown Education Foundation, Gloucester Education Foundation, Ipswich Education Foundation, Masconomet Education Foundation, Newburyport Education Foundation, Pentucket Education Foundation, Rockport Education Foundation, Triton Education Foundation, Immaculate Conception School and River Valley Charter School Foundation.

For folks who choose to donate to Newburyport public schools, this year half of the Newburyport proceeds will be donated in support of Port Performing Arts, a new parent organization created to support the performing arts throughout the Newburyport district.

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