New this year is a free classical concert sponsored by the Starlight Global Foundation. Gates will remain open until 7pm for the convenience of straggling music lovers to join regular festival-patrons already gathered at the Botanical Gardens. The concert will begin at 7pm with the performance brought to us by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Nassau City Opera. Food and beverage booths will remain open until 9.30pm for the benefit of everyone at the concert.
“We’re very excited about the new elements of the festival and Starlight Global Foundation’s sponsorship of the refurbishment of the main stage and the free concert; the country pavilions as well as new booth holders and those who are making a come back. The festival is growing year-on-year and this is good to see in these uncertain economic times,” said Janet Johnson, Festival Chairman.