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Mark your Calendars: RVA East End Festival

05/07/2019 6:00 AM by

Dr. Newbille writes:

Greetings Community Partners:

The RVA East End Festival is returning to Chimborazo Park for the fourth annual event! The festival will be slightly later in the summer than in the past, which will offer warmer weather. Please mark your calendars for June 8th and 9th to join in the fun!

The RVA East End Festival is a two-day event that incorporates an eclectic mix of stage performances, including music, dance, spoken word, and more. Many of the performances will highlight the talent we have right here in our city, and we are thrilled that the Richmond Symphony will be returning to perform on Saturday night. In the past, this event has attracted several thousand attendees and we are hopeful that returning to the spaciousness of Chimborazo with easy access via car or bus will make this year’s event a huge success.

This is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue the meaningful work of supporting arts education in the Richmond Public Schools. Over the previous three years, the RVA East End Festival brought together community partners to raise over $233,000 in support music initiatives for Richmond Public Schools located in Richmond’s East End. Funding was raised through corporate and foundation support, donations from individuals both inside and outside of Richmond’s East End community, as well as through bucket collections during the festival itself. As a result of these efforts, every east end elementary school student has access to string instruments. Five schools have received new kilns for their art programs. Band instruments, guitars, choral risers, and choral uniforms have been purchased.

Thank you for your time, attention, consideration and if you have any questions, please contact us @ mheckstall@comcast.net or 804-426-3373 or Cheryl Burke @ cburke2@rvaschools.net or burke2cheryl@gmail.com

For those interested in sponsorship:

On behalf of The City of Richmond, the Richmond Symphony, and Bon Secours, I am asking that you join our efforts to continue to encourage, celebrate, and help our young people. Attached you will find a list of the various sponsorship packages we have available for the 2019 RVA East End Festival.  Please let me know if you can commit any support toward our goal of creating $200,000 in proceeds again this year.



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