June 4, 2018
Reporter: Shannon Yearwood and Nicole Mikula
Source: End Hunger CT! and Riverfront Music Revival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
End Hunger CT! partners with A Music Festival With a Purpose
Hartford, CT – May 31, 2018
End Hunger Connecticut!, the only statewide anti-hunger nonprofit in CT, has chosen to partner with an inaugural festival in Shelton, Riverfront Music Revival.
End Hunger CT!’s mission is to eliminate hunger in every community in CT. End Hunger CT! creates access to healthy food through federal nutrition programs, speaks out to raise awareness of hunger, and establishes public-private partnerships that strengthen anti-hunger programs at the local, state, and national levels. Learn more: www.endhungerct.org
Connecticut’s newest festival addition, Riverfront Music Revival, will be take place on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Shelton. The inaugural event will celebrate with a music lineup that is a unique combination of Indie pop to New Orleans funk, reggae to bluegrass, and R&B to Americana Roots, inspired by the ever growing music scene in and around Connecticut.
Riverfront Music Revival is not only a celebration of music but will also feature the area’s most acclaimed local food trucks, a variety of great craft beer from New Belgium Brewery and handcrafted drinks by Tito’s Vodka. The Vendor Village will be comprised of over 40 handmade artisans, a Rejuvenate & Relaxation Wellness Area which will have a full offering of wellness services and workshops, a Piece of Mind: Poetry & Words performance tent that will include an Open Mic Showcase on Saturday and Poetry Slam with Grand Prize on Sunday.
Last but not least, a large Family Fun Zone catering to children 12 & under will offer activities all weekend long including a festival-wide Puppet Parade on Sunday at 4pm. Kids Hour, highlighting Jay & Ray “Jams for Fams” will kick off the festival on Saturday at 11am. Children 12 & Under are Free.
Executive Director of End Hunger CT!, Shannon Yearwood states, “End Hunger CT!’s mission is to eliminate hunger in every community in CT. Despite CT’s reputation as one of the wealthiest states in the country, 1 in 8 CT residents struggle with hunger every single day. Partnering on events like the Riverfront Music Revival not only brings much needed support to further our impact, but also increases awareness about hunger while engaging more people in this critical fight.”
Children 12 & Under are Free. Advance Tickets are now available for $15 per person for the entire weekend.
Director Heriot-Mikula says, “This event is rooted in a desire to provide a festival that encompasses many music genres and welcomes all families by creating an affordable ticket price so everyone can experience it while fighting hunger across CT.”
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.riverfrontmusicrevival.comor join us on: