Shop In Support Of The Symphony: Premiere Market 2020
Information provided by Nika Nancock, Director of Communications & Marketing, BVSO
Mark your calendars as the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra will be presenting the highly anticipated 8th Annual Premiere Market this April 3-4. Shoppers from all over will enjoy the various booths with merchants selling their most unique specialty items, including accessories for the home, gourmet foods, designer clothing for adults AND children, and educational toys, there is indeed something for everyone at Premiere Market. The Brazos Valley Symphony Society has presented this event to the community each year and this year it will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th at the Brazos County Expo Center. Proceeds from the market benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Eva Read-Warden, Chair of the volunteer Premiere Market Committee, shares her thoughts on why this is a great event in the Brazos Valley. “Premiere Market offers the most unique shopping experience, bringing merchants to the Expo Center with beautiful clothing, jewelry, gourmet foods, home items, and specialty goods – all in a fun and festive environment.” She adds, “our committee is striving to not only bring back the quality the community has come to expect at our market, but also to increase the number of fabulous merchants. In addition, we are adding spring plants for sale!”
The market will be open to the public on April 3 rd and 4 th at The Brazos County Expo Center, where everyone is invited to “shop in support of the symphony” from 9am to 5pm on Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. Premiere Market is the ideal place for shoppers to take care of all of their spring shopping needs just in time for Easter, Mother’s Day, graduations, Father’s Day, and even summer weddings. Yet, no special occasion is needed to indulge in shopping that benefits a great cause, as 10% of all purchases made at Premiere Market go toward the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.
The 2-Day Shopping Pass will be on sale online and at the door for just $5 and the price includes entry to the Premiere Market on both Friday and Saturday. Shoppers can come and go as many times as they need to with the two-day pass.
Market organizers have prepared special events for its shoppers to stay entertained. The market will kick off with Muffins, Mimosas & More! On Friday, April 3rd from 9am to 11am, paying guests ($20) will indulge in a complimentary mimosa OR a non-alcoholic alternative. The event will also offer delicious muffins, a gourmet coffee bar, and other breakfast goodies to compliment their shopping experience without the need to worry about breakfast before leaving the house in the morning. The $20 paid towards the “Muffins” event also includes the 2-Day Shopping Pass. Due to the popularity of this event, shoppers are encouraged to make their reservations online in advance through the Premiere Market website. Eva describes that her favorite part of the market are the special events. “Muffins and Mimosas has become a Friday morning tradition,” she adds, “complete with music, which brings back many loyal shoppers!” On Saturday, the fun continues with Bellini Brunch – a morning filled with tasty new Bellini recipes sure to please and enhance the shopping experience.
During all market hours, the Premiere Market Bistro Café will serve a variety of delicious, lunch-like offerings for shoppers, so there is no need to plan around meal times as you can shop and then eat on site, and then shop some more!
Lastly, Premiere Market is a crucial fundraising event for the BVSO. Events like these are critical to enable the symphony to host the quality programs which the community has become accustomed, including elite musicians and guest artists!
Interested shoppers are encouraged to “like” the Premiere Market on Facebook and follow on Instagram (@premieremarketbvso) for merchant spotlights, giveaways, and more. More information can also be found by visiting the brand-new Premiere Market website at premieremarket.org or bvso.org or by calling the Symphony Office at (979) 696-6100.
About the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra: The BVSO is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to maintain a symphony of high artistic standards, and to promote the musical arts for cultural and education purposes in the Brazos Valley. For more information about the Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season, please visit the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra Web site at www.bvso.org
The Brazos Valley Symphony Society wishes to recognize and thank our grant funding providers, and charitable trust contributors:
Nina Astin Winkler Charitable Trusts, The Ham Family Trust, Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust, Gilbert & Thyra Plass Arts Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts
These In-Kind supporters provide valuable media sponsorship, thank you to: