Claremont HopStops return! A2VT on Saturday at 3pm

HopStop Family Show: Live Concert with A2VT

October 9, 2021 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Broad Street Park

A cultural and musical collision of two continents.

The Burlington, Vermont-based band A2VT synthesizes their African musical and dance roots with Western pop and Hip Hop. With band members representing Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi, they perform songs in up to eight unique languages, reflecting their journey from Africa to America. Join the party and celebrate the music and dance of two continents! HopStops are free, but registration is required. Performances will take place socially-distanced outdoors. All audience members are asked to comply with Dartmouth College’s COVID-19 visitor guidelines at the show on Dartmouth’s campus and Claremont, NH’s COVID-19 guidelines at the show at Broad St. Park in Claremont. In case of inclement weather, this performance will be rescheduled to Sunday, October 10th. Learn more about A2VT’s band members and listen to their new release “I’m A Soul Survivor” (Ft. R.O.D.) https://youtu.be/8CVw24LbSB4

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Also coming up… Benefit for a Bright Future with Sally Pinkas and Jan Halloran

Join us on October 30th, at 3pm, at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts (WCCMA) as we present a special concert featuring pianist, Sally Pinkas, and clarinetist Jan Halloran. This fundraiser event supports the construction and realization of West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts’ new, permanent home, in downtown Claremont, NH. The concert itself takes place in the parish hall, at Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Road, Claremont, NH. The WCCMA’s new downtown home is not just a home for the WCCMA, but a home for the incubation, growth and celebration of the arts, for Claremont. As we all know, the arts have a special way of fostering community growth by creating connections within the community. We need you, as members of our community, to help us make this new home a reality, as we build for a bright future! There are a very limited number of seats available in the concert hall, itself (for folks who are vaccinated, and masked). Online viewing passes are also available. Tickets are $110/per person, for in-hall seating, and $40/per person, for online viewing access, to support the arts center.

Tickets are available through https://fallbenefit2021.eventbrite.com. Each ticket purchaser (in-hall as well as online viewers) receives a special swag bag, as well as a private tour of the pre-construction arts center, and the vision ahead for the space. We are also delighted to share that all funds raised from this event (and all events supporting the WCCMA Homecoming Capital Campaign up to $200,000) will be matched at 50% by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. This means that the generosity of your contribution is amplified by theirs, bringing us even closer to our goal.

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