Music to our ears

Published 1:27 am Sunday, September 18, 2011

That sound you hear along the Washington waterfront this afternoon is the eighth-annual Pirates Beach Music Festival sponsored by the Washington Harbor District Alliance.
Music lovers will undoubtedly enjoy performances by Jim Quick & Coastline, Hip Pocket, Chairmen of the Board and Spare Change. An afternoon of sun (well, maybe not sun) and fun is on tap and well worth the price of admission.
It also serves as a great financial boost to the community as a whole.
WHDA is a 501(c)(3) corporation with the mission “to serve as a facilitator and catalyst to renew, restore, rebuild, and revitalize the downtown business district, improve economic conditions, encourage tourism, and preserve historical buildings and their significance.”
WHDA funding helps support the projects that make Washington a great place to live — the Little Washington Sailing Club, Saturday Market, Pickin’ on the Pamlico and Music in the Streets, just to name a few.
Through its fundraising efforts, WHDA was able to donate $7,000 toward the music pavilion at Festival Park.
Supporting the WHDA goes a long way to improving the quality of life for everyone.
Tickets for the Pirates Beach Music Festival are $20 each at the gate. Coolers, blankets and chairs are welcome, but glass containers are prohibited.
It’s a great way to invest in yourself while also investing in your community.