Holland is put on display each May for over 500,000 visitors during the Tulip Time Festival. The number one event attended is the cultural Dutch Dance performances. Coincidentally, the number one complaint from visitors – the current sound system at Centennial Park.
Every donation made toward this project, up to $22,500, will be matched dollar for dollar by the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Help us reach our goal of $55,000 by making a donation today. Gifts of $500 or more will be publicly and permanently recognized at Centennial Park. Credit card donations can be made by clicking here, or gifts of checks/cash can be sent directly to the Tulip Time Festival, ATTN: Tulip Time Sound, 74 W. 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423.
New speakers at Centennial Park will dramatically improve the sound quality over the current Public Address system that is in place today and provide accessibility for other organizations to utilize the system for their own events. With the improvement of sound quality, Tulip Time will be able to provide additional information about the traditional Dutch costumes and other festival events in multiple languages for visitors.
The sound system at Centennial Park in downtown Holland was originally installed in the late 1980’s with the sole function of broadcasting music for the cultural Dutch Dance performances during the Tulip Time Festival. After nearly 30 years of exposing speakers and wiring to the elements, many speakers do not work, playback is distorted and the sound is not robust enough to broadcast to the areas intended. With the current outdated technology, access to the system requires plugging directly into the wiring onsite via CD Walkman.
Funding for a new system at Centennial Park will cover:
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Please contact Darlene Kuipers, email@example.com or 616.396.4221 x111 with questions related to this project.