BENEFIT, a coalition of musicians and community leaders with a mission to use the power of music to raise funds and awareness for Loudoun nonprofits that serve children in need, will hold its 2019 music festival Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Leesburg.

         The newly named Crossroads Music Festival will feature original music performances from regional musicians and bands performing at multiple venues in downtown Leesburg. 

“We decided to make changes to the format of the music festival this year,” said BENEFIT Co-founder Ara Bagdasarian. “Crossroads is a platform to showcase some of the incredible original artists in our community for fans who love music. It will also provide a more customized and intimate experience for music fans who, for a small admission, can experience an afternoon of music in downtown Leesburg while raising money for children’s services.” 

The Crossroads Music Festival hopes to feature the region’s top original artists who would like to donate their performance to raise funds for local children’s services charities. 

“We are placing a call for bands, singer-songwriters, and other musicians who are interested in performing at our Sept. 21 event,” said BENEFIT Co-founder Amy Bobchek. “As musicians, this is a great opportunity to give to the community through our music.”

Musicians interested in joining BENEFIT and offering their talents at the Sept. 21 event are encouraged to register online at BENEFIT.Live. A final lineup of performers will be announced in late summer.

Past BENEFIT performers include Todd Wright, Tommy Gann, Juliana MacDowell, Drumfish, The Voodoo Blues, Schreiner, Big Bad Juju, and Frayed Knots.

“I’ve been attending BENEFIT’s music festival since its first year at The Village at Leesburg, and I have been thoroughly moved by this committed group of volunteers,” said Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk. “As the county’s Arts & Cultural District, the Town is proud to be a part of the effort, and I encourage the community to come out in September to enjoy the music and give a little something back for your neighbors.”

For more information and updates about BENEFIT’s Crossroads Music Festival, go to BENEFIT.Live.