Hudson music fest hosting fundraiser
Juno winner Kim Richardson will perform Friday in Hudson
he Hudson Music Festival, HMF, which has run for the past seven years, is aiming to take things to the next level by raising funds through an event dubbed BOOM 2013, taking place Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Hudson.
What will surely be a unique evening will showcase the talents of some international heavy hitters in the music industry including: Theatre Sans Fil, Sonja Ball, Zal Sissokho, and the hit of the summer gala, multi Juno award winning singer Kim Richardson.
Boom 2013 will feature five separate and simultaneous clip performances, five times, in five separate rooms of the Hudson heritage home (647 Main Rd.) owned by Pierrette Murphy. Each group of performances will be preceded by a tapas-style tasting menu that has been created for the evening by Tino Morganti, the chef at The Main, Hudson’s newest high-end steak house.
As Scorpio is the theme of the evening, guests are encouraged to dress in black, red and white.
To keep the event intimate, organizers say it will be limited to 100 guests.
Though summer is now but a warm memory, organizers of a popular and growing international music festival are hosting a fundraiser to ensure the festival’s success next summer.
TArtistic director Blair Mackay says the aim of Friday’s event is to bring next summer’s festival to new heights.
“For the past seven years the Hudson Music Festival has relied on the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations and various levels of government, including the Town of Hudson, to help us grow and bring both local and international artists to the streets and stages of Hudson,” Mackay said. “The BOOM 2013 fundraising event will help us take the festival to the next level, and further establish Hudson as a unique cultural destination. The participation of the local community in our activities makes a huge difference and encourages us to continue building on the success that we, as a community, have achieved.”
The Hudson Music Festival was created in 2007 to highlight and support the region’s vibrant cultural environment in Hudson. Mackay said it aims to give talented professional and amateur musicians the chance to perform. The festival has also been a draw for national and international artists. And by not limiting it to one specific genre of music, organizers say HMR has encouraged innovation, surprising collaborations, and the performance of new work.
Tickets for The BOOM 2013 cost $75 (a tax receipt of $50 will be issued.) They can be purchased online at www.show tix4U.com, by calling 1 866 967-8167, or by going to the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, located at 394 Main, Hudson, 450 458-6699.