Island Pond competing for national grant award

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ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce and The Brighton Community Forum are now in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to Island Pond during the Summer of 2016.

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Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the Brighton Community Forum hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards.
 
The Levitt AMP Grant Awards are an exciting matching grant opportunity created by Levitt Pavilions to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities up to 400,000 people. Fifteen nonprofits, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, will receive up to $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.
 
The Brighton Community Forum submitted the proposal for Island Pond. The proposed venue site is Lakeside Park and will be incorporated into the currently popular Friday Night Live series. Island Pond’s proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting at: http://levittamp.org.
 
A successful campaign for the Brighton Community Forum depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when Levitt Pavilions selects the 15 winners.
 
Supporters are asked to visit https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page/ to register and vote. Online public voting is now open and ends Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. Levitt Pavilions will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and the 15 Levitt AMP winners will be announced on January 5, 2016.
  
As the smallest town competing in this national competition, the Brighton Community Forum asks supporters to start spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and rally the community to sign up and vote for Island Pond’s proposal.