Friends of the Ives

The Ives’ success would not be possible without your attendance and support. As one of our patrons, you’ve experienced the excitement of seeing your favorite band, orchestra or artist at the Ives, and you truly know the magic of live music, dance and theatre on a warm summer night. Each concert season offers an impressive array of world-class performances. Your continued patronage of Ives Concert Park is vital to our future as a prospering nonprofit arts organization. When you join in giving with friends, associates and neighbors, your gift is far-reaching. We pledge that we will use your support wisely.

Ives relies on the tremendous generosity of our donors and sponsors to help sustain our performing arts programs as well as our Project Outreach complimentary ticket program for nonprofit social service organizations such as Ability Beyond Disability, Housatonic Habitat for Humanity and Regional Hospice of Western CT. This income also funds desperately needed repairs to the park’s vintage infrastructure.

We hope you will consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of the Ives, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to sustain Ives Concert Park. Please visit our Donation Page to make your gift by credit card. We thank you in advance for your commitment to Ives Concert Park and want you to know that we can’t do it without your support.


Friends of the Ives and Newtown Savings Bank Presents: 

Art at Ives: Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show 

Since 2016, Friends of the Ives has presented its annual event, Art at Ives. This two-day event highlights artists from across the nation featuring high-quality original works in a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. Art at Ives seeks to advance the visual arts in Western Connecticut by providing increased visibility and expanded reach for artists. Food and music, along with art classes, demonstrations and children’s events are also included.


Leslie Brent, Chairman of the Board

Leslie Brent, Chairman of the Board