Donations sought to fund 2023 Madison Village Concerts in the Park series

Feb. 4—The nonprofit group that manages the Madison Village Concerts in the Park Series is requesting financial contributions to cover costs for the 2023 musical event.

Madison Community Improvement Corporation (MCIC) President Trevor Behm issued the appeal in a letter to prospective donors. It was also posted on several Facebook pages.

"As you are aware, this concert series is funded solely through donations from generous businesses and individuals like yourself," Behm wrote. "We humbly ask that you consider a contribution to continue this awesome tradition in our community."

The 2023 concerts will take place at 7 p.m. every Thursday from June 1 through Aug. 31, with a possibility of several bonus weeks in September, Behm stated.

Entering its 29th year, the concert series coincides with Madison Village's Outdoor Market, which is going into its eighth year in 2023. The weekly market sessions take place from 5 to 8 p.m.

Both events are held in Madison Village Park, located at West Main and River streets.

Attendance at the concert series has grown every year, Behm wrote.

"We look forward to continuing this family-friendly, fun event with a variety of music genres," he stated.

MCIC is carrying on the Concerts in the Park tradition, in which larger donors could be eligible to serve as the featured sponsor of an evening concert. Those contributors attaining featured sponsor status have their names, or business or organizational logo, printed on a banner that's displayed in front of the audience; receive credit in the concert program; and are acknowledged by the concert performer throughout the evening.

Checks from donors should be made payable to the Madison Community Improvement Corporation. Those checks can be dropped off during regular business hours at Madison Village Hall, 33 E. Main St., or placed in the utility drop box outside of the building.

Because Madison Community Improvement Corporation is a nonprofit, all contributions for the concert series are tax-deductible.

"You will receive a donation letter for your tax records," Behm wrote.