Stars + Stripes Festival


Stars + Stripes 2013 was a rocking success thanks to all who participated!

SAVE THE DATE for STARS + STRIPES 2014 on Saturday, July 5th!





Stars + Stripes Festival 2013 performer Darby Patterson from YMCA of Martha\’s Vineyard on Vimeo.


Tessa Whitaker performs at the Stars + Stripes Festival 2013 from YMCA of Martha\’s Vineyard on Vimeo.


Fresh off a coast-to-coast sold out US tour, beloved indie poppers Walk The Moon brought their relentlessly catchy guitar pop to the Island as they headlined the Third Annual Stars + Stripes Festival.


Support came from tropical pop impressario St. Lucia, Brooklyn up-and-comers Haerts, and Island favorites Dukes County Love Affair (DCLA) who generously donated their performance to the Y!


Furthering the mission of the YMCA of Martha\’s Vineyard, two local teens from Alex\’s Place, Darby Patterson and Tessa Whitaker, opened the festival and performed in front of an audience of 600!




SAVE THE DATE FOR STARS + STRIPES 2014 on Saturday, July 5, 2014   




In 2013, we raised more than ever before to help more families on the Island.


All sponsorship monies go into the Stars + Stripes Strong Families Fund, which provides Y FOR ALL Financial Assistance to deserving families for vital Y membership and programs, such as Child Watch, After School care, Learn to Swim lessons, Summer Camp, and Competitive Swim team participation. Each donor will receive a personal Thank You from Stars + Stripes beneficiaries, as well as a number of other sponsorship benefits detailed below.




Neon Sponsor

$10,000     Grants 20 deserving families year-long Y memberships and vital support services.


Gold Sponsor

$5,000       Grants 10 deserving families year-long Y memberships and vital support services.


Silver Sponsor

$2,500       Grants 5 deserving families year-long Y memberships and vital support services.


Bronze Sponsor

$1,000       Grants 2 deserving families year-long Y memberships and vital support services.


Other Sponsorship Benefits

      • Recognition on the Y Stars + Stripes website by sponsorship level
      • Invitation to a VIP pre-party and BBQ on Friday evening, July 5th with the bands
      • 4 concert tickets with access to the VIP area
      • 4 concert T-shirts or Tanks
      • Tax deductible donation minus the value of the goods received
      • Annual Y donors are listed in the Annual Report, Donor Boards and featured in donor relations pieces with supporter stories in Y newsletters

Donate Now


To become a Stars + Stripes Sponsor,

please click the “Make a Donation” link, or complete the 

2013 Sponsor Form and mail your donation to: 

YMCA of Martha\’s Vineyard, 111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


Stars + Stripes is a great way to get your feet wet with making an impact.


To dive all the way in to the Y and find out how you can make a more substantial contribution, please visit or contact the YMCA at (508) 696-7171 ext. 107 or via email at