Live music event to benefit nonprofit organizations serving children in Loudoun County
BENEFIT’s Crossroads Music Festival is returning to downtown Leesburg this September with the goal of using music to make a difference.
Established in 2017, BENEFIT is a coalition of musicians and community leaders uniting people with music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations serving children in Loudoun County.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, over 25 musicians and bands will be performing original music at multiple venues in downtown Leesburg for BENEFIT’s 2022 Crossroads Music Festival.
Performances will take place at multiple outdoor venues allowing BENEFIT 2022 Crossroads Music Festival attendees to customize their own evening of music entertainment. Each artist will perform a 60-minute set at their designated venue.
“We are excited to be able to bring BENEFIT’s Crossroads Music Festival to venues in downtown Leesburg again this year,” Ara Bagdasarian, BENEFIT co-founder, said. “Live music is a great way to bring people together, and the festival is featuring some wonderful regional talent. Attendees can enjoy an evening of music and know at the same time they are helping nonprofits that serve children in Loudoun County.”
Passes for BENEFIT’s 2022 Crossroads Music Festival will be sold online beginning Monday, July 11, and at each performance venue on Saturday, Sept. 17. Festival passes purchased in advance online will be $20 and those purchased on-site will be $30.
With purchase of a festival pass, attendees will receive a wristband and a 2022 Crossroads Music Festival T-shirt at check-in. Wristbands will provide attendees access to event-day specials at participating music venues.
Passes are not required for entry at any venue participating in BENEFIT’s 2022 Crossroads Music Festival. However, proceeds from festival pass sales benefit nonprofit organizations that serve children in Loudoun County.
BENEFIT was able to award a total of $24,200 in grant funding among seven nonprofits from the proceeds of BENEFIT’s 2021 Crossroads Music Festival and 2021 Hope for the Holidays online music special.
Funds raised at BENEFIT’s 2022 Crossroads Music Festival will be distributed in spring 2023 to nonprofit organizations through a grant application process.
“Nonprofit organizations work hard to help our community members, “Amy Bobchek, BENEFIT co-founder, said. “We hope that through events like our 2022 Crossroads Music Festival, we are able to bring attention to all the good work these nonprofit organizations do, as well as help raise funds to support them in their work serving children in Loudoun County.”
Musicians performing at BENEFIT’s 2022 Crossroads Music Festival include:
Festival pass, artist and venue information for BENEFIT’s 2022 Crossroads Music Festival performances can be found at www.CrossroadsMusicFest.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.