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Hoodstock XVI Tickets Available NOW

Hoodstock XVI October 19

July 29, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 19 at the American Visionary Art Museum for Hoodstock XVI!  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, which is to advance the independence, productivity and quality of life for individuals with disabilities.  Approximately 350 people attended last year raising more than $86,000!!

Here’s what you need to know:

When: October 19, 2019

Doors: 5:45 PM

Music: 6:00 PM

Event Headliner – Roses n Rust


American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway

Museum will be over to view exhibits

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)


Early Bird General Admission (Available Until Midnight Sept. 3) – $40.00

Advance General Admission – $45.00

At the Door – $50.00

Kids Ages 6-12 – $10.00

(Kids 5 and under are FREE)


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

Rock Star Royalty ($15,000) – VIP Band Experience, logo on website, event signage, 2 reserved tables, 30 tickets, 8 t-shirts

Tie Dye Diamond ($10,000) – logo on website, event signage, 1 reserved table, 20 tickets, 6 t-shirts

Peace and Love Platinum ($5,000) – name on website, event signage, 1 reserved table, 12 tickets, 4 t-shirts

Flower Power Gold ($3,000) – name on website, event signage, 10 tickets, 2 t-shirts

Groovy Silver ($1,000) – name on website, event signage, 8 tickets

“Be Cool” YETI Cooler of Cheer Champion ($750) – SOLD OUT

Far Out Bronze ($500) – name on website, event signage, 6 tickets

Very Cool Friend ($300) – name on website, event signage, 4 tickets

Right On Raffle Riches ($100) – donation toward the raffle prize baskets, name on basket


  • 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.
  • Hoodstock moved in 2014 to the famous American Visionary Art Museum fondly known as AVAM where 360 attended and over $70,000 was raised
  • Last year’s event raised more than $82,000 with over 400 people in attendance
  • In the 14 years that Hoodstock has been a charity event for Unified Community Connections it has raised over $660,000
  • All musicians have performed for free and many have a direct connection to Unified Community Connections

Unified Names Ellen Milles Board Chair

Professionally, Milles is vice president of finance for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she oversees finance, budgeting, reimbursement, revenue cycle, patient accounting and patient financial services. Continue Reading