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Making memories, keeping the arts alive

by DrewLUD

Earth Wind & Fire. Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Train. Black Violin. Shakespeare. Jake Owen. Harry Connick Jr. What a season!

The Freeman Arts Pavilion delivered a wave of diverse entertainment this summer; national recording artists, local artists, tribute bands, performing arts and free family and children’s programming.

It was an inspiring, foot-stomping, heart-soaring, hand clapping, musically magical season, all made possible by our generous donors, sponsors, patrons, staff, partners, volunteers and neighbors. 

Despite changing health directives, challenging weather conditions, the occasional hurricane and a new venue, we “pressed play” and over 81,000 patrons enjoyed the season with us (a ‘thank you’ to our audience this year for being particularly patient, enthusiastic, supportive and spreading joy).

The Freeman Arts Pavilion boasts 4,400 seats, including 1,100 fixed seats that are under cover.

Our Arts in Education program touched the hearts and minds of thousands of children, and we can’t wait to start that programming next month, connecting with schools and placing the opportunity to create art in the hands of our children.

It’s beyond exciting to know that in our 14th year, and emerging out of an oscillating global pandemic, we have impacted over 100,000 people so far in 2021. 

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service