Hoodstock XVI – Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Hoodstock is a grass roots music festival with its roots based on the rock/folk music scene of the late ’60s and early ’70s mixed with contemporary music.  Originally founded in 2004 as a neighborhood event before its popularity made all the Baltimore region its “hood” Hoodstock is now a major fundraiser to benefit Unified Community Connections and all they do to advance the independence of children and adults with disabilities.

Hoodstock is considered to be an anti-black-tie charity event where guests “Just Say No to Black-Tie and Yes to Tie-Dye!”  It is a casual, laidback, family friendly event where attendees enjoy live music along with good casual food, beer, and wine all for a modest ticket price.  Many of the bands that perform include band members who have a direct connection to the mission of Unified Community Connections.  Approximately 350 people attended last year raising more than $86,000!

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Where:  American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
The Museum will be open to view exhibits.

Time:  Doors open at 5:45 pm
Opening act starts at 6:00 pm
Event Headliner, Roses n Rust, hits the stage at 8:00 pm

Admission: $40 Early Bird ticket (available until midnight Sept. 3)
$45 in advance, $50 at the door
$450 for a Reserved Table (limited availability)
$10 for kids age 6 and up

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What’s Provided:  Lots of live music, dinner, beer, wine, raffles, and a silent auction.

Dress:  Casual or your best hippie outfit (tie-dye, bell bottoms, and your peace necklace.)

Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you are interested in sponsoring, please click here for the Sponsor Form to complete and email to lbussard@unified.org or fax to 410-771-3235.

  • Tie Dye Diamond ($10,000) – logo on website, event signage, reserved table, 20 guests, 6 t-shirts
  • Peace and Love Platinum ($5,000) – name on website, event signage, reserved table, 12 guests, 4 t-shirts
  • Flower Power Gold ($3,000) – name on website, event signage, 10 guests, 2 t-shirts
  • Groovy Silver ($1,000) – name on website, event signage, 8 guests
  • Far Out Bronze ($500) – name on website, event signage, 6 guests
  • Very Cool Friends ($300) – name on website, event signage, 4 guests

Check out our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or listen to this YPR story to see what Hoodstock is all about!

Hoodstock Facts: 

    • Hoodstock is a fundraiser for Unified Community Connections
    • Hoodstock is meant to be the anti-black-tie charity event.  It is designed in the fashion of the late ’60s and early ’70s music festivals where all come casual, relaxed, and enjoy rock/folk music from multiple local and regional bands.  Hoodstock does not look or feel like the traditional gala and we think that is a good thing!
    • Hoodstock started in 2004 at Russ & Jen Causey’s and Larry & Gracie Musher’s Otterbein neighborHOOD backyard as a fun acoustic music party (no charity affiliation) with 30+ guests
    • 2005 was the first year Hoodstock served as a fundraiser for Unified Community Connections.  Still in the backyard with about 70 guests the event raised $1,200
    • In its third year Hoodstock moved to the Otterbein Swim Club to allow for more guests and better facilities.  Hoodstock was held at the neighborhood pool for the next 5 years with the last year having 187 guests and $20,300 raised
    • The next 3 years (2011-2013) Hoodstock was held at the B&O Railroad Museum with the last year’s event raising $65,000 with more than 350 guests.  Last year we had over 420 attend and raised more than $79,000
    • Hoodstock moved in 2014 to the famous American Visionary Art Museum fondly known as AVAM where 360 attended and over $70,000 was raised
    • In the 13 years that Hoodstock has been a charity event for Unified Community Connections it has raised over $578,000
  • All musicians have performed for free and many have a direct connection to Unified Community Connections

Peace and Love.