Do we need a local Harry PotterFest? A Cat Parade? A beer stube? Whatever it is, if you're putting it on, there's grant money available to help you make it happen! 

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I'm not kidding about any of those events. All would be fantastic, but making the first one happen can be tough. The Rochester Downtown Alliance knows this, so they have Start-Up Grants for first-time events that'll be held in downtown Rochester in 2018.

From the RDA website -

When ask about how the impact of grant helped their event and the community, My Town My Music’s Jonny Yucuis said, “I think we're helping to quench the thirst for live music in this town. We had lots of people thank us for bringing music to Rochester.” He added, “The grant really upped the level of bands we could get and number of bands that played the show. We were able to [book] a bigger-named band and get some of Rochester's local favorites.”

So if you have an idea, and you think it's the kind of thing that would really catch on (BEER STUBE!), make your plans, apply for the grant, and get that beer stube going!

Click HERE to apply.