On September 6, 2023

This years performers at the Music in the Meadow concert are sure to turn heads


Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.—CHESTER—The 19th annual Music in the Meadow concert is a fundraising event to support the Susan G. Komen foundation. All proceeds collected from the concert will go to the 2023 Komen Vermont More Than Pink Walk, which will be held in Manchester, Oct. 14. The past 18 concerts have raised over $105,000 in support of Komen’s mission to “Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.” By attending this concert, you are contributing to this noble cause and helping make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

The Motel in the Meadow on Rte. 11 West, Chester, will be the venue for this event. Bring a blanket or your lawn chair to enjoy the music in the meadow. There are also tents available for a comfortable viewing experience. The concert promises to be a great day filled with fantastic music, exciting activities, and the opportunity to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

This year’s entertainment is performed by local musicians who donate their time and talent. The lineup for the event includes Mark Shelton, The Illusion, Jacob McLaughlin Music, The Milkhouse Heaters, Bill Brink, James Joel Music, and Intercept. 

Raffle tickets will also be on sale for the Grand Prize Queen Quilt, handmade by Sue Ashe and Sue’s Quilt Studio. This quilt is a labor of love and a testament to the generosity of the community. Second Prize will be a flat-screen TV. More items may be added to the raffle, so keep an eye out for updates. The drawing for the raffle will take place at the end of the concert.

Back for 2023 will be the very popular silent auction with donations from many local businesses and residents. This is a chance to bid on unique items while supporting a great cause. Hot food and cold drinks will be available for purchase, and ice cream from Schwan’s will be a sweet treat on a warm September day. This year, organizers have planned a cornhole tournament, a family games area with a new skee ball station, frisbee golf, and several other games to keep everyone entertained.

The foundation’s namesake, Susan Goodman Komen, died of breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 36. Susan Komen’s younger sister, Nancy Brinker, believed that Susan’s outcome might have been better if patients knew more about cancer and its treatment, and founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982.

In 2008, the 25th anniversary of the organization, the organization changed its name to “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” and its logo to the pink ribbon. The logo was meant to represent Komen’s signature Race for the Cure event, a jogging race that raises money for the foundation.

In December 2009, Brinker was appointed CEO of the organization. Judith A. Salerno became CEO in 2012. In November 2016, the organization announced that Salerno would step down as CEO the following month. In 2017, former fashion executive and breast cancer survivor Paula Schneider took over as CEO.

For updates and information, visit: Facebook page at Music in the Meadow.

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