MRVTV Live Music Benefit at the Smokehouse November 22nd


11/4/19 - For Immediate Release:

Have you been watching any local meetings on when you couldn’t make it in person? Or maybe you heard there was an important discussion and you wish you had been there? And how often have you been glad you could share a school performance or community event with friends and relatives who do not reside in the Mad River Valley? These are some of the reasons why Mad River Valley TV makes sure all the content we produce is available for viewing online so everyone can be connected, and that requires funding.

“Our programs are available for free on the internet but it does cost money to store and serve the programs over the internet,” says Keith Berkelhamer, Executive Director of the station. “Many residents in the Mad River Valley can view our local programming through a cable subscription, but more can benefit with digital access.”

To support this initiative, MRVTV will host its 5th annual community party on Friday, November 22nd at the Localfolk Smokehouse in Waitsfield. The Smokehouse will offer its tasty fare and brews for purchase, with dinner service wrapping up by 8pm. Then, the Event officially kicks off at 8pm with a rare solo appearance by John Levey, who will perform an artful jazz guitar set. Next up will be EmaLou and the Beat, a Burlington, VT based trio playing a mix of contemporary and classic folk, rock ‘n roll, and funk music, with inspired originals. EmaLou is all about soul, living right, keeping the beat, and “bringing it” to each and every song.

Adding to the excitement, MRVTV will raffle off a brand new GoPro HERO7 camera. The event is FREE, although donations made at the door will be matched by an anonymous donor.

With support from Waitsfield Cable and local governments, MRVTV serves all the Valley’s communities, providing local events, lectures, school and government meetings, and shows to Valley residents and visitors – bringing us all together to learn about and enjoy our unique, special Mad River Valley.

All fun-loving folks looking for a fine night of music, dancing and a good cause are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend in person, you can still buy raffle tickets or make a donation by visiting