Should the Sound of Music Festival be given an additional day for ticketed events. Let then know what you think.

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December 7th, 2017



The Sound of Music Festival wants to add another day to their already existing paid event which is held the weekend before the festival, on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1 to 9 p.m. and would like to know if there is community support for the second event.

The short, one-question survey will be open until Dec. 14, 2017.

Sound of Music will get no sympathy from Alexandre Kubrak were she to be elected a Council member. She thinks the event should be looking for additional sponsors - she's not the only one with that thought.

Sound of Music wants to add an additional ticketed event day. City wants to know what you think.

The festival has had a paid event since 2015 to support performances on the Father’s Day weekend and help ensure a quality festival for years to come.

In 2017, a second event was added to help celebrate Canada 150 which was very well attended.

Sandra Maxwell, supervisor of Festivals and Events explains:

“The Sound of Music Festival organizers have approached the city to ask if they can host another paid ticket event as a way of financially supporting the four-day festival on Father’s Day weekend. We would like to know if there is community support and appetite for this sort of event and encourage all residents and people of surrounding area to provide their input into this short, one-question survey.”

Dave Miller, executive director of the Sound of Music Festival adds that “… the success of last year’s additional day on Sunday, June 11 in honour of Canada 150 and the growing popularity of the ticketed Kick-off Concert, we’re hoping to have the Kick-off event for Sound of Music Festival 2018 running for two days instead of one, making it a full weekend experience.

“Proceeds will support overall costs of the event including stages, security and great musical talent.”

The Sound of Music organization has not made any comment on how much they earned from the additional day nor what they did with the extra income. A bit more transparency would be appreciated.

LINK to the survey.

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