Hud­son mu­sic fest hos­ting fun­drai­ser

Ju­no win­ner Kim Ri­chard­son will per­form Fri­day in Hud­son

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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.

New heights

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, by cal­ling 1 866 967-8167, or by going to the Ste­phen F. Shaar Com­mu­ni­ty Centre, lo­ca­ted at 394 Main, Hud­son, 450 458-6699.

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