RICHMOND, KY (4/4/12) – A new music festival intends to do some meaningful work in Kentucky’s Appalachian counties. One of the benefits will include the creation of a new $1 million scholarship for students in Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties.
The inaugural Jubilo Music & Arts Festival is planned for this upcoming September over a three-day weekend period at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond. Event organizers anticipate staging a variety of musical talent. Up to 75 regional and national bands are expected to participate in order to build an audience of nearly 25,000 attendees. The festival is intended to help Appalachian students, promote Kentucky’s tourism industry and showcase the state parks system.
According to the Jubilo press release, “An event like Jubilo Music & Arts Festival will utilize a multitude of creative, technical and logistical talents each year to produce a huge festival. Students interested in pursuing majors in a variety of disciplines will contribute their skills to make each year’s festival happen.”
It goes on to say that “Web design, art, construction management, marketing, writing, and music are just a few examples of the interests students can contribute to Jubilo. And in return, Jubilo intends to provide assistance with tuition and other education-related expenses.”
But before the event can be officially planned and executed, the Jubilo festival must meet its funding goals via the funding platform Kickstarter.com by April 30. According to Jubilo organizers, the festival will come to fruition “with the help of Kentuckians who love music and who want to support the future of Appalachian students.”
Kickstarter.com is a crowd-source funding website for creative projects ranging from Indie films and music to journalism. Kickstarter.com facilitates fundraising from the public.
You can help fund the festival at www.kickstarter.com by using the keyword “Jubilo”.
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