Happiness Project event set in Milford Nov. 12

October 23, 2016

The Happiness Project Music Festival will return to Milford with a benefit show from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at Avenue United Methodist Church. The event will feature free live music, vendors and food, and are family friendly and open to everyone.

“We are really excited to return to Milford,” co-organizer Candy Fortney said. “We had a fantastic music festival back in July, the church was extremely helpful and accommodating, and this gives us a chance to show more people what we are all about.” 

The Nov. 12 show will benefit the church’s food pantry, so attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Live music will be provided by Kiera Sankey, a jazz and pop artist from Landenberg, Pa.; Amy Spampinato, an acoustic singer-songwriter from Dover; Here for the Night, an alternative rock band from Newark; and The Blue Reincarnation Project, a classic rock blues band from Newark.

The Happiness Project Music Festival was established in 2015 by Jason Burlew and Candy Fortney. The free one-day event merges music and mental health awareness together to provide community outreach and entertainment. The three festivals held to this date have included more than 60 performers and 30 nonprofit organizations, and have been attended by over 2,500 people. The primary goal is to combine local music with local nonprofit groups and vendors to provide community outreach. The secondary goal is to collaborate with local businesses, nonprofit groups and community agencies to provide positive entertainment for their establishment, special event or community program. 

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