The 2nd Annual 919 Music Fest is an all-day live music event in North Raleigh raising money this year to benefit the American Red Cross – Eastern North Carolina Region, and recognizing first responders and their families in the Triangle.
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Sponsored by Sir Walter Chevrolet, the 919 Music Fest is presented by 919 Magazine and planned for 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016, outdoors on the open air grounds near 8501 Glenwood Avenue (just south of I-540) in North Raleigh. In addition to providing financial support for the local American Red Cross chapter – which often times provides the initial first responders in local emergency situations — the special event will provide opportunities to recognize and pay tribute to police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, military personnel and National Guard and their families.
The event is open to the public and includes live entertainment throughout the day, local vendor booths, food trucks and tents, a beer and wine garden, and more. A special Kids Zone is planned for the family friendly event. Over 3,500 people attend last year’s first festival and even more are expected this year.
“We are so excited to bring this exciting live music event to North Raleigh for the second consecutive year,” said Suzy Beth Sarver, publisher of 919 Magazine. “And we’re very thankful to Sir Walter Chevrolet for their continued support – and, of course, appreciate the involvement of the bands to help raise money for a wonderful organization – the local chapter of the American Red Cross – that provides support, shelter, food, comfort and more to residents in the time of emergency.”
A full line-up of the bands and performers will be released in March along with sponsors and community partners listed in marketing collateral and 919 Magazine’s Mar/April and May/June publications.
Organizers seek additional volunteers to support the effort – and vendor registration will soon be under way. Additional sponsorships also are available to local businesses. To secure vendor or sponsorship information, call 919-864-7300, email info@919Magazine.com, or visit www.919MusicFest.com. Information also is available at www.facebook.com/919MusicFest.
Individuals or groups willing to volunteer at the event may register on the “Volunteer link” that will be available starting March 1 at www.919MusicFest.com.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS – EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA REGION
Serving 53 counties and more than 4.6 million people, the American Red Cross – Eastern North Carolina Region provides local residents with disaster relief; life-saving blood supplies; CPR, first aid, lifeguard and other training; and more. For information, call 919-231-1602 or visit www.redcross.org/local/eastern-north-carolina.
ABOUT SIR WALTER CHEVROLET
Sir Walter Chevrolet is a new Chevy and used vehicle dealership located at 8501 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh. With a new state-of-the-art facility and 87 years of local experience, Sir Walter Chevrolet provides a comfortable customer experience and complete satisfaction when seeking a new vehicle or quality service and repair. In addition to sponsoring the 919 Music Fest, Sir Walter Chevrolet each year supports a variety of local charities, schools, youth sports, and local military foundations. More information is available at www.sirwalter.com.
MEDIA COVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES
Triangle media outlets are encouraged to provide advance coverage of this well-attended and unique local event – as well as on-site coverage on the day of the event. Assistance is available to contact event organizers, sponsors, the beneficiaries, or any of the participating bands by emailing info@919Magazine.com or calling 919-864-7300.