The Provident Bank Reaffirms Commitment to its Hometown with Donation

Contributing to city's economic health a priority for Amesbury-based institution


(AMESBURY, MA., JULY 12, 2017) – The Provident Bank (NASDAQ:PVBC), has partnered with the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce and Rock Lobster Productions to bring a roster of A-list music talent to the city for the upcoming Amesbury Harvest Fair and Country Music Festival.


The Country Music Festival, to be held over three nights at Landry Memorial Stadium in September, brings headliners Travis Tritt, the Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Morgan to the city, along with a supporting lineup of other musical acts.


The Provident Bank donated $15,000 to help bring the event to Amesbury.


“The Provident has always been such a huge supporter of the community and of the Chamber of Commerce,” said Kassandra Gove, executive director of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. “This investment from The Provident, and our partnership, is setting us up for long-term success as an organization. The proceeds will allow us to do more for Amesbury on a year-round basis.”


Gove said local restaurants and businesses will also benefit from the event.


“The sponsorship of the festival blends many elements together,” said Provident CEO Dave Mansfield. “Our headquarters and our roots are in Amesbury, so sponsoring this event is a commitment to the economic development of our hometown.”


Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a member of the Grand Ole Opry, is best known for his song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Travis Tritt is a multiple Grammy Award winner and a Grand Ole Opry inductee and Craig Morgan has charted 17 times on the Billboard country charts, including his No. 1 hit, “That's What I Love About Sunday.” 


An ongoing “Battle of the Country Bands” will be held on Saturday nights throughout July at the amphitheater in the Upper Millyard. The winner will share the stage with the festival's headliners.


The first annual Harvest Fair and Country Music Festival will be held on Sept. 22-24. For a complete schedule, list of supporting acts and ticket information, visit amesburymusicfest.com.


The donation is The Provident Bank's latest contribution to the city. It previously invested $500,000 into the reconstruction of Landry Memorial Stadium. Originally built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Project Administration in 1938, the stadium - named in honor of U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class James J. Landry - underwent a full refurbishment following The Provident Bank’s investment. 


This past year, the Provident was also the primary sponsor of the 10th Anniversary FIREBALL RUN, which finished in Amesbury. In addition, several other local organizations have recently received support from The Provident Bank, including the Amesbury Educational Foundation, Pettengill House and Our Neighbor’s Table.


About The Provident

The Provident Bank is an innovative, commercial bank that finds solutions for our business and private clients. We are committed to strengthening the economic development of the regions we serve, by working closely with businesses and private clients and delivering superior products and high-touch services to meet their banking needs. The Provident has offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).