Grant Name:  Soundwaves

Project Size: $10,000

Grant Amount: $1,200

Strategic Value:  Cultural enrichment, tourism

Soudwaves is a small volunteer effort that brings a community summer concert series to the shores of Lake Champlain in Westport, NY. Over the course of the six-week concert series, Soundwaves brings extraordinary, high-class musicians to perform a free concert to the public.  Soundwaves provides area residents with a cultural experience, while allowing local businesses to benefit from tourists who stay and dine there. People attend the concerts from all around the region, and it is not uncommon to see guests traveling in from Vermont to enjoy the concerts.

Cloudsplitter Foundation sponsored one concert during the 2016 season.


Grant Analysis:

Soundwaves is a low budget project that is making a large impact in their community and neighboring communities. Donations and grants are helping make this project a success. Attendance averages 150-200 people per concert, which is expected to increase due to the success of the few seasons.