Providence Folk Festival 2018

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Raised by 17 people in 27 days

The 5th annual PROVIDENCE FOLK FESTIVAL is a FREE music festival in historic Downtown Providence, RI

I am writing this to ask for your financial help in producing the 2018 Providence Folk Festival. This will be the fifth year of the festival and it is always the hard to raise funding. We have do have some funding but require much more to make the event a success. There are a LOT of hidden costs, as well as the obvious ones in producing a festival. We must cover advertising, staging, tents, sound, lights, sanitation, licenses, talent fees and many other production costs. This year will be tough, over the winter many of the tents were destroyed by chipmunks chewing them. We have always stored the equipment with rodent deterrent and such but for some reason this year it did not work.  We have JUST acquired a trailer for storage and transport of the festival gear and that will house all material from here on in. Hear In Rhode Island is a non-profit organization and is experienced with festival and event production. HIRI started and ran the Hear In Rhode Island Festival from 1994-2001. That festival presented over 100 acts on four stages during the two day event. Hear In RI also produced a stage at the Newport Folk Festival for nine years. Currently, HIRI books acts for the Bold Point Concert Series Point stage and occasional main stage opening acts. For the past eight years HIRI has been producing the Downtown Sundown Series at Roger Williams National Memorial in downtown Providence. This successful series involves 5-6 shows spaced out over the summer months. Roger Williams National Memorial is a beautiful park and is the actual location of the original Providence settlement back in 1636.  In addition to all the previously mentioned events, HIRI has produced many other shows, CDs, workshops and more. HIRI is a certified non-profit organization operating under the 501(c)(3) code. All donations are tax deductible. The BIGGEST perk of all will be the SATISFACTION in knowing that you helped something great happen. We hope that you can assist us and more than anything we hope that you will come to the festival on Sunday, August 26th. Thank you!

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Raised by 17 people in 27 days
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Hear in Rhode Island
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