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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Tara C. Perkins | Director of Public Relations | Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

[email protected] |  www.lcmfestival.com

 The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Announces 2nd Annual Non-Profit Palooza!

BURLINGTON, VT—The Festival is pleased to announce the Second Annual Non-Profit Palooza, Thursday, August 15, 6:00-8:30pm at The Champlain Ferry Boat at the King Street Ferryboat Dock (Docked next to Breakwater Cafe & Grill). Meet staff members from 80 Vermont non-profits! Enjoy food, drink and music! Win great prizes!

The Non-Profit Palooza brings together nearly 80 area non-profit organizations relating to social services, the arts, children/youth advocacy, education, environment and health, offering guests a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of hard-working Vermonters, tireless supports of this community to work hard everyday to make it the strong, vibrant, compassionate state we all embrace. The evening is focused on sharing: sharing community, sharing resources, and sharing means. Whatever you are able to give–be it an open mind, your time or a donation, the Non-Profit Palooza welcomes you. There will be prizes and the more you donate, the more chances you have to win. Plus, enjoy delicious food, drink and great live music!

Tickets are $20 and include light appetizers, cash bar. Burlington Business Association members receive a $5 discount; admission ticket will be $15 and includes light appetizers, cash bar.

Sponsored by Burlington Business Association and NeuEon.

For more information: l[email protected].

Learn more here: http://www.lcmfestival.com/event-information/non-profit-palooza

The 7th Annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

Now heading towards its seventh year, the Festival is a three-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing hundreds of exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Perkins Pier, Spirit of Ethan Allen, Lake Champlain Ferries, Northern Lights Lake Champlain Cruises, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). Other Festival activities include: Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday; ALS Silent Auction; Non-Profit Palooza; Pirate 5k Run/Walk; Stand Up for the Lake; Mission Possible; Dog Zone; Comedy Zone; free, daily music on multiple stages; four evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground (Black Crowes with the London Souls and (3) TBA); Kid Zone with free kids’ activities; international food court and crafts; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more! Stay tuned to www.lcmfestival.com for 2013 Festival details and to review the events from 2012.

“What really makes the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival special is that it offers something fore everyone; it is a dynamic celebration for children, families and adults of all ages,” says Tara Perkins, Festival Spokesperson.

*Purchase Tickets starting May 3 at 11am EDT: $33 Early Bird, $43 Advance, $53.50 day of show (+applicable fees)  | All ages. Children 12 & under free. Online: www.highergroundmusic.com | Charge by phone: 888-512-7469 | In-person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd, S. Burlington. Glass, pets, alcohol, blankets, and coolers are all prohibited. Rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival’s mission is to celebrate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain and the Burlington Waterfront. The Festival is committed to enhancing the visibility and outreach of various non-profit organizations within our community. Please contact the LCMF office at (802) 482-3313 or visit LCMF online: www.lcmfestival.com; Facsimile: (802) 881-0570.

Festival Sponsors: MVP Health Care; New England Federal Credit Union; Price Chopper; Harpoon Brewery; Farrell Distributing; FOX 44/ABC 22/The CW; 104.7FM WNCS The Point; MP103 FM; and Burlington Free Press; NBT Bank, Stowe Mountain Resort, Earthlogic, Inc., Vermont Tent Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; NeuEon; AT &T—Essex Junction; Courtyard by Marriott, Minuteman Press, Casella All Cycle, Lake Champlain Transportation Center; Malletts Bay Records; People’s United; Sugarbush Resort; Vermont Smoke and Cure; Klinger’s Bread Company; Cabot;  Papa John’s; Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Tourism, Burlington Business Association

Watch our featured Festival video, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDtZYIfXDoU

Burlington Business Association (BBA): The BBA has grown into the organization whose mission is to improve the city’s standing as the cultural, social, political, economic, and educational center of northwestern Vermont. Formerly, the DBDA, the Downtown Burlington Development Association, the BBA’s mission is to enhance and promote the economic vitality of Burlington, Vermont, and to assure that the City of Burlington continues as the cultural, social, political, educational and economic center of northwestern Vermont. For more information: www.bbavt.org.

NeuEon is a technology advisory services firm providing strategic technology guidance and leadership. NeuEon’s services are focused on the emerging and established business community, as well as non-profit and public-sector organizations. NeuEon helps emerging and growing organizations, as well as entrepreneurs tackle difficult business challenges with innovative technology solutions. Through NeuEon’s Fractional CIOsm and Fractional CTOsm services, their team of seasoned IT executives from a variety of industries is able to provide cutting-edge technology expertise at a fraction of the cost. During the past eight years, NeuEon has continued to grow and expand their service offerings. NeuEon currently services the Northeast and Southwest regions of the U.S. For more information: www.neueon.com.

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The 2020 Festival has been CANCELED...We look forward to 2021