Dear Friend of the Festival:
The annual Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is the premier event of the year in Downtown Mount Vernon. It encapsulates everything good about Daniel Decatur Emmett and the community’s musical heritage. It is the “flagship” marketing activity where Mount Vernon (particularly downtown) is “on display” to the world. Our previous Festivals have been tremendous successes with over 20,000 people attending annually.
This year’s Saturday night headliner is B.J. Thomas. Other featured entertainment will be: Thursday evening - Phil Dirt & the Dozers, Friday evening – Knox Idol.
Funding the Festival has always been a challenge. Unlike events such as a fair, we do not have a “gate” where we can charge a nominal fee to park or as an entrance fee. In essence, it is a FREE event! Since 1998 when we started as the Festival Directors, the Festival has relied on business sponsorships to fund approximately half of the Festival expenses. In 2008, we also began asking for individuals to assist us.
Your help is needed to help perpetuate the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Festival this year. The package includes:
- Two reserved seats for the B.J. Thomas concert on August 13
- Special Individual Recognition in the Program Guide, and at the Festival
- Your “Tax Deductible” Donation as a “Friend of the Festival” is $150*
This special opportunity allows you to help perpetuate the Festival and enjoy a great concert. It is folks like you that will make it possible to continue to bring the great musical groups to the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival. The cost of the individual Friend of the Festival package is $150. We would note that donations of any size are welcome for membership as a Friend of the Festival.
Friend of Festival Brochure (coming soon)
This form may be used to submit your donation. If you have a business, we also have many sponsorship opportunities.
Pat & Sandy Crow
* The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is a designated IRS 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, your individual contributions are tax deductible.