New England Youth Theatre, in collaboration with Scott Ainslie and Michael Hanish, presents
Get Up 8: A Flood Relief Festival.
As the floodwaters receded and New England Youth Theatre staff began mucking out the front door, Scott Ainslie, a local musician, tromped through the mud up to the front door and announced he wanted to organize a fundraiser.
“Three weeks later, we’re still mucking out, we just had our carpets replaced, but we’re really excited to open our doors for this inspiring community event,” says NEYT’s Sandy Klein.
There will be two concerts on Saturday 10/1 and Sunday 10/2 at 7:00 pm.
Performers for these evening concerts include: Scott Ainslie, Lisa McCormick, Sandglass Theater, Alki Steriopoulos, Samirah Evans, Buzzards Brass Band of Brattleboro, Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy, The Stockwell Brothers, Addison Rice and The As Yet Quartet.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
There will also be a cabaret on Sunday 10/2 at 1:00 pm, produced by the NEYT mentors and featuring a variety of community performers.
Performers in the cabaret include: Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro School of Dance, Flow Yoga, New England Center for Circus Arts, NEYT Mentors, Vermont Theater Company, NEYT’s IMP-Rovers, Tony Duncan and Vermont’s Clown Jewels - Gould & Stearns.
Tickets for this family-centered event are all $10.
Advance tickets may be purchased on the NEYT website or in person at the theater at 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro on Wednesdays from 12-5.
If available, tickets will be sold at the door, but we recommend audiences purchase tickets in advance.
Proceeds will benefit the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund, which targets small businesses; and the United Way of Windham County's flood relief effort to benefit local individuals and families. We will also be partnering with the Vermont Food Bank, encouraging the folks who attend these events to bring nonperishable food donations, as well.
The title of this festival, pulls its inspiration from an old Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
“Brattleboro has had a lot of hard knocks, the fire, the other tragedies, this flood. We just want to help out – help the town get up again and feel strong,” says Jess Callahan of NEYT.
This event will be held at New England Youth Theatre at 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro, VT, and is being presented by New England Youth Theatre and the NEYT Mentors.