SMART, Start Making A Reader Today has been chosen as the nonprofit partner for the Bend Radio Group/Kendall Toyota Summer Concert Series. According to Jessica Corcoran, SMART’s communications director, “This is a wonderful tribute to SMART especially as we kick off our 25th Anniversary celebrations in Central Oregon.”
SMART benefits from the sale of raffle tickets and water at the concerts. This is also a great opportunity for SMART staff and volunteers to talk to concert attendees about volunteering one hour per week to read with children in local elementary schools.
In addition to concert recognition and raffle sales, Bend Radio Group has gifted the SMART program with free Public Service Announcements on each of their radio stations and Kendall Toyota is making a significant financial contribution to SMART in Central Oregon.
The 2016 Summer Concert Series artists and dates are:
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, July 20
Steel Pulse, Aug. 3
Band of Horses, Aug. 22
Silversun Pickups, Aug. 23
Concerts are held at the Century Center. Tickets can be purchased online at bendticket.com. Visit www.getSMARToregon.org to learn more about SMART.