QUARTER AUCTION on Saturday, May 18th to support 2012/13 grant recipients!
WANT TO DONATE AN ITEM FOR THE AUCTION? Use the Donation request 2013 form.
Tickets now available for the 2013 Music Fest!
A huge thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the 2013 River Run and donated the recyclable goods!
The 2013 Miami Valley Music Fest will be held August 9th – 11th. Be sure to add us to your summer plans and stay tuned here for updates as they come!
- 2013 River Run: The second annual event will seek to be the biggest river clean up the Miami County Park District has ever seen, with fun and festivities to follow. See detailed information above!
- Miami Valley Music Fest: The eighth annual event will be the weekend of August 9-11th at the Troy Eagle’s Campgrounds, hosting a plethora of local and regional musicians and charities. The Music Fest is THE PLACE in the Miami Valley where “CHARITY ROCKS!”
- Camping and Music Event for GOTR Weekend: The MVMFA will have the Troy Eagle’s Campgrounds during the Gentlemen of the Road (with Mumford and Sons, etc) stop. We will be offering camping, late night music of our own, and shuttles to and from the GOTR event. Buy your camping passes HERE!
ROCK FOR RACHEL event held Saturday, September 8th, at Kuzzinz Bar and Grill in Troy
Festival organizer Matt Stump and his family faced tragedy as his daughter Rachel Stump, (18 year old OSU student,) was hit by a drunk driver. She endured surgery and was battling for life. In Matt’s words, “She is a fighter and would never give up. If you think I have a big heart then I have to tell you she is a giant among men and there has never been a more beautiful person.”
To show Matt and the family support, the Music Fest helped Kuzzinz Bar and Grill and Lost Creek Chrome Divas host an evening of music, all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, and fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds from the dinner benefited the family. A giant thanks goes out to everyone involved in the event. It was a major success!
Rachel mounted a remarkable recovery, shocking family and physicians. More information on her incredible recovery was in an article in Columbus’ paper, The Lantern.
Thanks to everyone for an amazing weekend at the 2012 Music Fest! See you next year!
Want to check out pics from the event? Click below!
PICS BY BUCKEYE MUSIC MAGAZINE
PICS BY TERRY BUTTS
Have a great time at the Music Fest? Couldn’t make it out, but want to support the cause?
One charity is chosen… Help choose the others!
The Lincoln Community Center has been selected as one of the 2012 Charity Rocks grant recipients! Vote today for who you would like to see receive a grant from the event! Festival attendees are highly encouraged to vote at the event! Charities that applied and are up for vote include:
- Covington Outreach Association
- Volunteer Connection
- Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio
- Troy Public Broadcasting TV-5
The Miami Valley Music Festival Association announces the highly anticipated 2012 Miami Valley Music Fest to be held August 10th-11th at the Troy Eagles campground! The event will feature free tent camping, more stages, more music, and more fun for a great cause! Featuring Miami Valley’s finest local musicians, artists, and charity organizations, the annual event will host headliners Ekoostik Hookah, Mike Perkins, Signs of Life (the essence of Pink Floyd,) and Higgins-Madewell along with the area’s best in country, rock, blues, bluegrass, reggae, and more! The public will be given the opportunity to vote for the charity organizations that will receive charitable funds generated by the event.
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MVMFA auctions Donor Ball painting for charity!
On April, 28th, the MVMFA hosted the annual Donor Ball at Kuzzinz Bar and Grill. The event recognized volunteers and donors that have been most instrumental to the philanthropic efforts of the Miami Valley Music Festival Association. Featuring the music of Higgins- Madewell and the Spikedrivers, the event was also host to local artists Jen Noren, Daniel Brown, and Kyle Hayden. Jen Noren painted Higgins-Madwell’s performance, which was purchased for $500 by Richard and Janice Torres of Kuzzinz Bar and Grill. The MVMFA will be donating $250 from the sale to the Franklin House on behalf of the artist. The painting will be showcased at Kuzzinz Bar and Grill when the restaurant opens on May 31st.
Guests were treated to a first tasting of Kuzzinz exquisite menu, which includes traditional American cuisine with a unique touch. An incomparable aesthetic was created at the event through combining visual and musical art as displays by the Troy Art Alliance were supplemented by music and soothing ambient lighting. The effect was equivocal as the artistic atmosphere set the stage for unforgettable performances by acoustic duo Higgins-Madewell and honky-tonk rockers the Spikedrivers.
The Miami Valley Music Festival Association recognized two members of the organization as volunteers of the year. Brad Denson, Festival Director, has been with the organization since 2010. His vision for the Miami Valley Music Fest and endless hours of dedication has set spectacular standards for the production of the event. Brad Centers, Head of Promotions, joined the organization in 2011. He has become a familiar face to festival goers, spending countless hours developing the organization’s social media presence and exposure to local music fans.
Also recognized at the event was local band SOL. The group, based out of Piqua, has played annually at the Music Fest since 2008. Donating hours of musical talent to the organization, their blend of reggae, rock, R&B, and funk has fueled the charitable vibes of the event for as long as the organization has existed.
Honorary members of the Miami Valley Music Fest were also recognized, including:
- Jen Noren, for donating hours of artistic talents through her participation in Music Fest events.
- Jimmy Cummings and John “Chubby” Howard of Buckeye Music Magazine, for hours of service to the greater Dayton music scene through promoting local bands and original musicians.
- Professional artist Kevin Morgan, for annually donating the flier design for the Music Fest.
- The Christian Family, for the hours of support behind the scenes of the event.
- Jeff Price and Ron Ferris of the Troy Eagles, for their charitable support of the Music Fest, and relentless belief in the cause.
A huge thanks goes out to everyone involved in the production of the event, and the MVMFA is already looking forward to next year’s Ball!
Music Fest Recruits Over 45 Volunteers for River Cleanup; Removing Over 3 Truck-loads of Trash from Twin Arches and Farrington Reserves!
TROY- The first ever Music Fest River Run was a great success as two crews of volunteers removed three truck loads of trash from Twin Arches and Farrington Parks located off of 25-A between Troy and Piqua. Coordinated by the Miami Valley Music Fest Association and the Miami County Park District, the event recruited 45 volunteers to help preserve the areas parks and wildlife, combining for 135 hours of service to the community! Volunteers enjoyed breakfast provided by Tim Horton’s and lunch by Subway, and were invited to a free post-cleanup celebration at the Troy Eagles featuring live music by Mark Cantwil, Bootleg, and the Demolition Crew. Thanks so much to everyone involved in making the first-ever event such a success, especially to the volunteers who worked so hard removing the trash from the “mini-dump” at Twin Arches! And a huge thanks goes to the Miami County Park District for all that they do for the community! Check out all of their beautifully maintained parks HERE .
Keep your eyes out for a potential summer clean up event!