Foundation Park Conservancy Offers SEC Stage for Benefit Concert Partnerships

benfitconcertsFoundation Park Conservancy is inviting local bands and non-profit organizations to propose benefit concert partnerships this summer in the Schnormeier Event Center.

"In addition to a diverse schedule of free weekend concerts, featuring an all-new lineup of regionally and nationally touring bands, the Conservancy is accepting proposals for up to four Thursday night concerts, showcasing the talents of well-established local bands or other musical ensembles, and benefiting charitable organizations," according to Conservancy Events Chair Sam Barone.

Barone said the usual rental fee for the event center will be waived, and organizations will be allowed to solicit corporate sponsorships, audience contributions, and conduct other fundraising activities in support of their charitable missions. Admission to the concerts should be free to the public. The Conservancy will coordinate appropriate food and beverage concessions, and will provide free of charge technical support for the benefit concerts.

Benefit concert proposals should be submitted in writing to the Foundation Park Conservancy Events Committee no later than May 31, either by regular mail to P.O. Box 644, Mount Vernon, Oh 43050, or by email to [email protected] Questions may be addressed to Sam Barone by calling 740-504-1964. Proposals will be considered and approved on a first-come basis.

Ariel-Foundation Park is a 250-acre public park located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on the former site of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Works #11 factory. The park features several unique physical features including the "River of Glass," The Ruins, The Terraces, Rastin Observation Tower and five rental venues including the 2,000-seat Schnormeier Event Center. Located directly on the Heart of Ohio Bike Trail, the park also offers walking trails, picnic pavilions and three lakes.

Park Info



 Ariel-Foundation Park, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a 250-acre civic park that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.

Visiting Hours

Ariel-Foundation Park is officially open April 1 through November 15. Some areas of the park are accessible to pedestrians year-round. Daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are no admissions or parking fees. The Rastin Observation Tower, park museum, picnic pavillions, trails and other park features are free and open to the public. The Rastin Observation Tower is open during winter months, as long as weather allows.

Contact Us

Foundation Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 644, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

Mount Vernon City Parks Department
1700 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
[email protected]

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