We’re over the moon about the depth, breadth and monumental talent of the 10 bands that performed on the main stage of the Mill Valley Chamber‘s 2023 Mill Valley Music Festival last month, as well as the incredible, youthful talent showcased on the Sweetwater Music Hall’s second stage.
We gathered upwards of 10,000 people across two amazing days to ingest arts and culture and community!
But we’re generally not ones to revel in the past for too long, and we’re already thinking about the possibilities for 2024.
We want to hear from you. Who should we seek to book in 2024, and why? We’ll try to make it happen.
LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
In addition to the amazing music, we remained true to the reason we exist, which is to lift up our business and nonprofit community and showcase the amazing bounty of artists, creators, galleries, venues, hotels and restaurants, including Bungalow 44, Floodwater, Hopmonk Tavern, Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, Johnny Doughnuts, Mamahuhu, Mariapilar Ice Creamery, MIXT, Playa, Rocco’s Pizza and Zalta.
Just as importantly was massive amount of gorgeous visual art at MVMF, along with an array of kid-centric activities, including a super-sized roller skating rink compared to 2022. The massive Manzanita Market featured home goods, clothing and jewelry from the likes of Aviator Nation, Susie Turner’s Green Door Design, Poet and/the Bench, Clouds + Ladders, Presh, Fernwood and Renata Rodrigues. That included plenty of services, like Revery Salon offered festival hairdos and braiding; shirts, jumpsuits, and skirts from TYSA, and so much more including local philanthropy and community-centric organizations like Spread Love, Mountain Play Association and Play Marin.
And in a nod to the ever-growing sense of community support, the Chamber is donating a portion of proceeds to a pair of local institutions including Kiddo!, which raises funds for arts education and more within the Mill Valley School District, as well as the Tam High Foundation, which has served as a inimitable backbone for high school programs across the board. We also leveraged the incredibly generous support from our sponsors by turning each Community Sponsorship into scholarship tickets for students and artists who might not otherwise be able to attend MVMF. That tally is up to more than 500 scholarship tickets!!
And we once again did everything in our power, with tremendous support from City of Mill Valley officials, Vivalon, the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the Village at Corte Madera, to significantly reduce our impact on our community’s infrastructure.