Hoodstock XVI

Hoodstock XVI – Saturday, October 19, 2019

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. More than 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

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

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.

  • 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 guests, 6 t-shirts
  • Peace and Love Platinum ($5,000) – name on website, event signage, 1 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
  • “Be Cool” YETI Cooler of Cheer Champion ($750) – SOLD OUT
  • Right On Raffle Riches ($100) – donation toward the raffle prize baskets, name on basket

Check out our Facebook page, Instagram, 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.