The Combustion Music Hope Town Music Fest welcomed 10 hit songwriters to Hope Town on December 5 for four days of music, sun and fundraising. With over 60 #1 hits under their belts, the performers wowed the Hope Town crowds at four different venues around the island.
The free shows were packed at every venue as performers ran through their repertoires of hit songs as the crowds sang along. The performers, many of them first time visitors to the island, got a true taste of Hope Town with great weather, snorkeling and fishing trips and plenty of great local flavours.
The festivities even included a Junkanoo at the Abaco Inn and a fireworks display at the closing event at The Hope Town Inn and Marina.
While the event was free, the festival did collect donations and sell CDs, signed posters and T-shirts at each event. All of the proceeds were split between the festival’s two worthy causes: Every Child Counts and Hope Town Fire and Rescue. The Fire and Rescue folks were on hand at every event helping and collecting donations, and the last night two ECC students got on stage with Chris Farren and Chris Destefano and each sang a song to thunderous applause.
Through the donations and many generous sponsors, the Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival raised over $25,000 for these two great charities.
Many thanks go out to the event’s main sponsors, The Hope Town Harbour Lodge, BMI and Combustion Music, as well as all of the other great sponsors including: The Hope Town Inn and Marina, The Harbour’s Edge, The Abaco Inn, The Academy of Country Music, Suntrust Bank, Warner Chappell Music, Elbow Cay Properties, Hopetown Hideaways, Abaco Buzz and Albury’s Ferry.
Great weather, great surroundings and great music made for a truly exceptional event.