“Come for the Music ~ Stay for the Magic!”
Community Radio KVMR’s Annual Celtic Festival is our longest running and best known community event. Held each Fall, this signature festival has continued to grow over its 25-year history and attracts thousands of music lovers, Renaissance Faire devotees, vendors, fans of Celtic lore, and supporters of Community Radio beautiful Nevada County in the Sierra Foothills.
Since the arrival of the Coronavirus Pandemic early in 2020 and out of an abundance of caution and care for our staff and supporters, KVMR has twice had to postpone our Celtic Festival. When conditions have seemingly improved, we’ve planned a smaller-scale Celtic production
To all of our staff and volunteers, technical contractors, business supporters, longtime festival goers, regular performers, guild members, marketplace vendors, and KVMR members, we’d like to thank you for your understanding, patience, and cooperation. KVMR remains fully committed to our Celtic Festival and to reprising our landmark event with a Wee Celtic in 2022, and a full festival in 2023.
About The Festival:
First founded in 1996, the KVMR Celtic Festival includes eleven performance areas including five musical and six demonstration stages and a weekend-long youth arts instruction that has included Celtic music, magic, dance and songwriting.
The Festival is the main fundraising event of the year for KVMR Community Radio which operates as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity. Held in the early fall, the festival regularly draws over 7,000 attendees for the two days and the promotional outreach extends throughout KVMR’s listening area including a worldwide live streaming broadcast over the internet through iTunes and the KVMR website.
We continue to bring international performers to Nevada County and showcase an ever-increasing cadre of regional talent including musicians, dancers, and performing artists of every type.
Each year, the festival provides a professional performance venue for many young student musicians and dancers to perform in front of a live audience and hone their craft. Workshops and sessions are held throughout the event to provide musicians of every age and caliber an opportunity to learn from each other in a synergistic and fun atmosphere.
Funds for the festival are raised through sponsorships, vendor fees, ticket sales, program advertising, and beverage sales. The festival is produced by a team of over 300 volunteers who generously donate their time and energy year after year, plus KVMR’s small staff.
Your support of the Celtic Festival is a partnership with KVMR Community Radio that keeps independent, non-commercial media alive and well in the world.
We are honored to be able to continue to bring the music and magic of the Celtic genre to our community.
MUSIC, MAGIC & MUCH MORE!
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THANKS to our generous sponsors:
For sponsorship information contact:
Melissa Seibold – KVMR Underwriting
(530) 362-7006 – email@example.com