I think that it’s far too often that we forget what a rich, artistic community we live in. Burlington and it’s surrounding towns are over-flowing with artists of all kinds and we’re lucky enough to have them as our neighbors, co-workers and friends. It’s this wealth of creative people that First Night is also lucky enough to draw from when we book our event each year. So, if you have someone that you think would be perfect for First Night 2014, please be sure to send them to our website so they can fill out our Artist Application.
We also have a great Facebook page that we welcome you to like and follow as well. Throughout the year, we will be posting when many of our beloved First Night artists will be playing in your community so that you can continue to see them year-round. We’ll do our best to keep you up-to-date on when and where they’ll be performing, so make sure to go to our Facebook page and like us right now!
One might wonder what goes on at the First Night Burlington office in March. The event has come to it’s close, we’ve heard back from our attendees about the wonderful time they had, we’ve sent out our Volunteer Raffle prizes, thanked our Sponsors and Artists…so what then?
The truth is, there is so much that’s going on at First Night Burlington throughout the year, that it’s surprising some times. In order to put the amazing festival that we have each year on takes immense work and dedication to that one day. Because we pay every one of the artists that you come to enjoy that night, as well as several of our venues, we have to pound the pavement and raise money each year to support this non-profit organization. I begin looking for sponsorship dollars as soon as the event is over for the upcoming event, so that I can ensure that we can continue to bring you the programming that you love and deserve.
But that’s not all! We’re also taking submissions and applications for artists for First Night Burlington 2014 and posting to our Facebook page when a First Night Burlington 2013 artist is playing at a venue near you. So be sure to like us on Facebook and watch for great performances.
And if you’re ever walking down College Street, stop on by! We love to see and hear about why you love First Night Burlington all year round!
Jen Crowell, Executive Director