Rootstock 2023

A fundraising campaign for New Roots Charter School

A fundraising campaign for the Rootstock Finger Lakes Youth Music & Arts Celebration

New Roots & GrassRoots are excited to partner to present the 3rd annual Rootstock, which is a celebration of youth music, art, and creativity in the Finger Lakes and will take place on May 20th, 2023 at the Bernie Milton Pavilion in Ithaca, NY. Limited opportunities exist in our region for young people to perform, as they often face complex age requirements and restrictions. This event is designed to create a safe environment for young people, and their families and friends, to enjoy musical performances and celebrate the skills, talent, hard work, and creativity ever-present in our youth.

Our inaugural Rootstock festival in 2019 was an overwhelming success bringing together over 40 youth performers from the Central New York region. Young people had the opportunity to connect with each other forming new collaborations and propelling their artistic drive.

Rootstock encourages youth involvement in the arts by providing an opportunity for youth performers to connect with their community. Rootstock provides a professional performance venue and professional sound design, inspiring continued involvement in the arts.

This campaign is designed to empower Rootstock to be an annual tradition that motivates and encourages young people to make music a passion and positive use of their time.

Your donation to Rootstock helps us in all aspects of producing the event, including:

  • Special events permit
  • Promotional and design needs
  • Facilities expenses
  • Hospitality for performers
  • T-shirts for artists and volunteers

New Roots Charter School is an approved nonprofit organization, so your contribution is tax-deductible.

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