The Freeway Music Festival, in partnership with The Chris Conner Foundation and Grace Outdoor, was created to raise awareness of the arts and arts education. Last year’s event showcased 20 bands, doubled attendance from the previous year, and raised over $7000 to assist students unable to afford music lessons. This year, in partnership with Music Farm, Tin Roof, Local Happiness, and The Conner Foundation, we are expanding to include Music Farm’s 1,200-capacity room, outside stage area and Tin Roof’s inside stage. This year’s band line-up can be seen at www.freewaymusicfestival.com. Local and regional artists will unite for what is surely becoming a signature event in the Columbia area.
- What: Freeway Music Festival 2015
- When: August 29th, 1:00PM
- Where: Music Farm
“Freeway Music is an instructional school with four locations in Columbia, one downtown, one in Northeast, one in Ballentine, and one opening in Lexington with a combined 45 instructors teaching 700 students just about every instrument you can imagine. If you take lessons at Freeway Music you have a good chance of taking lessons from not only a very talented musician, but also someone that’s in a popular local band. This years festival lineup includes many of the instructors, as well as “Woven” a jazz ballet that has gained a lot of positive attention since its debut all of that in turn boasts a stout lineup of local talent in one place.”
The Chris Conner Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in the name of local musician Chris Conner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 36. The aim of the foundation is to provide financial assistance to musicians in need, whether it be school tuition, private lesson tuition, gear replacement, and more. To read about the different scholarships available, and more on the foundation itself visit their website.
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