Accountants and artists don’t often go hand-in-hand.
Concannon Miller’s accountants, therefore, must be a little different.
The firm has been an arts patron for more than 30 years. While Musikfest is a nationally-known festival today, it was a hard sell when it was first pitched in 1984.
But Concannon Miller signed on as an inaugural sponsor, as the firm also did when Musikfest’s parent organization ArtsQuest hatched its plan for its ambitious SteelStacks complex. The now-thriving facility was merely a shell when Concannon Miller signed on to be presenting sponsor of RiverJazz in 2010.
The firm fully understood what new complex could mean for Concannon Miller, for ArtsQuest and for the community, and a new phase of a longstanding partnership was born.
“Concannon Miller has always recognized the intrinsic value that arts create in the community,” Director of Marketing & Business Development Betsy Storey-Bono says. “Where the arts grow, business flourishes. As a CPA and business consulting firm working with all types of businesses, it is in our vital business interest to support economic growth.”
The seventh RiverJazz annual festival, which includes a wide variety of jazz performances in May and June, features soul and R&B icon Aaron Neville and the popular swing band Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
Grammy-winning R&B singer Robert Glasper, New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Steely Dan tribute band The Royal Scam and jazz bass guitarist Gerald Veasley round out the headliners of the Bethlehem festival.
Concannon Miller highly recommends this great festival. The complete list of RiverJazz headlining performances at the Musikfest Café is:
- Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, May 23, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $39-$49
- Dirty Dozen Brass Band, May 26, 8 p.m., Tickets: $35-$45
- Gerald Veasley, June 1, 8 p.m., Tickets: $20-$25
- The Royal Scam, June 9, 8 p.m., Tickets: $20
- Aaron Neville, June 16, 8 p.m., Tickets: $49-$59
- Robert Glasper Experiment, June 21, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $27-$37
In addition to the Musikfest Café performances, RiverJazz also showcases dynamic local and regional jazz acts on SteelStacks’ free TD Bank Community Stage. The full schedule of events – and how to purchase tickets – can be found here.