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Burlington County Fairgrounds Hosts Promise Music Festival This Weekend
June 8, 2016 12:04 PM
By: Renee Grant
A new music festival that will benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is coming to New Jersey on June 11th. The Burlington County Fairgrounds will host the Promise Music Festival, which will donate 50 percent of the concert’s net proceeds to the hospital. Founder of the festival, Nick Stefanacci, tells NewsWorks the idea for the grass roots fundraising festival came to him when saw how music affected the lives of the special needs children he once taught. “Music has taken me around the world and I could not be happier to start giving back,” he says. While the company is for-profit and tickets are not tax deductible , the festival’s aim is a noble one. Nick says of the festival on their website , “I had this idea years ago, but did not have the network to make this a reality. Now I do, now we can change the world.” The festival line-up has seven artists, including Stefanacci. They include Philadelphia’s own Dave Patten (best known for his collaborations with rapper Meek Mill), singer-songwriters Bobby Syvarth, Sharif and Lauren Davidson, comedian Liz Faublas and DJ K Tunes. The event will go on from 1PM to 6PM. Food trucks will be on site, but you are encouraged to pack blankets and sunscreen, but leave the alcohol at home. Admissionto the festival is free with the purchase of a parking pass, which is $30 per car (cash only). More information about the event can be found on their website here.