Music Matters hosts second annual Summer Fest Aug. 9-10

  • The band Serendipity will headline Saturday, Aug. 10, at Music Matters Summer Fest on the Batavia Riverwalk.

      The band Serendipity will headline Saturday, Aug. 10, at Music Matters Summer Fest on the Batavia Riverwalk. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Submitted by Music Matters School of Music
Posted8/7/2019 12:30 PM

Music Matters School of Music will host its second annual Summer Fest from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and 2 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, on the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave.

Friday will be country night, with Whiskey Romance headlining at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Chicago's hit synth loving band Iverson will play at 6 p.m., and the fest favorite from last year, Serendipity, will headline at 8 p.m.


This free family-friendly event also will have live music by Music Matters students and faculty. Food vendors will sell tacos, barbecue, sliders and more.

Craft beer will be available as well as a selection of Italian wines.

On Saturday, children can create art in the Art Zone or burn off some energy in the Kid Zone Bounce Houses from 2 to 8 p.m.

Festival proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit CHIP IN Batavia.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is requested.

CHIP IN's mission is to ensure that Batavia Unit District 101 students that are facing the obstacles of poverty and/or temporary housing have the support they need to be successful in school. CHIP IN stands for Community Helpers Impacting People in Need.

When asked why Music Matters partnered with CHIP IN, school director Jeffrey Matter said, "It was an easy choice for us. With the upcoming needs of the school year and the time of our festival, we felt it was a perfect match."

According to CHIP-IN's co-chairwomen Joanne Spitz and Melinda Kintz, all donations will be used to help students in need -- from school supplies, to shoes/clothes, to help with extracurricular activities and more.

For a full schedule of festival events or to sign up to volunteer, visit or contact Music Matters at (630) 406-8742.

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