Giving Tuesday follows the Black Friday holiday buying spree; it was started as a way to get us all thinking about supporting the good work of charities who often see an increased need for their services during the holidays.
Though it started in the US, Giving Tuesday has blossomed into a global movement that now includes more than 150 countries, including Canada.
Peterborough Musicfest is not a charity, but it is a non-profit organization. Everything we do is geared toward giving value back to our community. Our many sponsors make that possible. Beginning this Giving Tuesday, and continuing through the holiday season, we will use our social channels to shine a light on all the businesses that make free-admission music possible in Peterborough.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FREE-ADMISSION CONCERTS
On average, Musicfest holds eighteen concerts across eight weeks every summer. We employee some twenty acts, their full bands, road crew, and managers. Each concert is worth approximately $300,000 in economic benefit to the city and county. That comes from direct spending – employee salaries, park rental, production personnel, and the purchase of goods and services – and it comes from the audience (8,000 nightly average) spending their money on hotel rooms, in restaurants, bars and shops, on transportation and so on. In short, many of your friends and neighbours rely on Musicfest to pay their bills.
PAY IT FORWARD ALL THE WAY TO A NEW SEASON OF MUSIC
Musicfest has long been the beneficiary of Peterborough’s legendary generosity. This is a special place. An all for one, one for all kind of place. We are tremendously grateful for that and we sincerely look forward to the day we can welcome our esteemed sponsors back to the park for a summer of awesome tunes on the beautiful shores of Little Lake. Until then, we invite you to shop locally and show these businesses some of that legendary Peterborough love. After all, what goes around, comes around.
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