The 26th Annual Beaufort Music Festival!
What started 25 years ago as a group of local musicians coming together to pick out some tunes has turned into a unique, first-class festival. Through the years, locals and visitors alike have seen locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally-acclaimed artists playing along the waterfront in downtown Beaufort. The 26th Beaufort Music Festival, which takes place on Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10, hopes to build on the success of last year’s festival through a new partnership with the Beaufort Business Association and a new location at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel site.
“We’re really looking forward to collaborating with the Friends of the Maritime Museum and local businesses to help the Music Festival grow and bring more music lovers to the area,” said Jack Taylor, co-chair of the 2014 music festival committee. All of Saturday’s music will take place at the Gallants Channel site. “The new site will offer more of a festival-type atmosphere, with food trucks, a kids’ area, and other amenities, including transportation to and from downtown,” Mr. Taylor said. Tickets for Saturday will be $20 advance/$25 day-of for an all-day event.
Continuing with the long-time tradition of the Music Festival as a free event, the Beaufort Business Association, along with the Beaufort Music Festival, is presenting music in downtown Beaufort on Friday May 9. “This free evening of music is a great new partnership between the BBA, the BMF, and the town of Beaufort,” said Liz Kopf, BBA member. “We’re excited to help keep part of the Music Festival downtown and host some cool bands for everyone to enjoy.”
For more information about March fundraisers for the Beaufort Music Festival, about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, or about the BMF itself, please contact John Hackney at firstname.lastname@example.org .