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Beatles music festival to benefit charity

It was announced today that 100% of net proceeds from ticket sales for "Danbury Fields Forever," the day-long Music, Arts & Food festival taking place at Western CT State University in Danbury, CT on Saturday, August 3rd, will go to Newtown Parks & Recreation's "Dickinson Memorial Playground Fund."

"Danbury Fields Forever" is held on the campus of Western CT State University in Danbury, CT, just minutes from Newtown, CT. Surrounding the most unfortunate event that transpired in Newtown, Connecticut, the question, while harboring compassion and concern, was what might be an effective way for the "Danbury Fields Forever" Music Festival to provide a contribution in connecting with the community and its victims.

While considering a range of options that will help memorialize the victims along with embracing the victims' families and community, it was decided that the restoration of Newtown's 300-acre Dickinson Memorial Park Wetlands & Playground will create a sanctuary for wildlife and plant habitat, but moreover, a healthy environment for its visitors while enabling the occasion to immerse in the beauty and healing components of nature where greater control of thoughts and feelings are gained.

Newton Memorial Playground at Dickinson Park

The final project will spread over roughly 1.5 acres with natural elements, climbing stones, built in musical instruments and a water area with sand; an environment that provides a great way to help restore confidence and safety in the community and its children. Coming up with a charity recipient for this family-friendly music festival was spawned from a recommendation from area radio station WRKI (I95 FM).

Open to all ages, this returning family-friendly festival will feature 10 bands, each representing different eras or presentations of Beatles music. Another feature of the festival will be music & memorabilia booths and exhibits for fans & collectors, plus family features such as face-painting & inflatables for kids. There will be a variety of food and beverages vendors. Further information on the event can be found at website

For those who cannot attend the event but would like to contribute, make checks payable to "Newtown Parks & Recreation Gift Fund" (with memo reference specifically noting: "Dickinson Memorial Playground Fund") and address to Newtown Parks & Recreation, 3 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.

"Danbury Fields Forever" will be at Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Avenue Ext. on the campus of Western CT State University in Danbury, CT on Saturday, August 3rd, from noon-8pm. Tickets start at only $20.00 and are available from

Published July 15, 2013

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