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.