Hoodstock XVIII – Saturday, October 23, 2021
On Saturday, Oct. 23 more than 180 people tuned in virtually and 220 people attended in-person at The Winslow for Hoodstock XVIII raising more than $84,000 for Unified Community Connections and the programs and services they provide to people with disabilities.
Event headliner, Roses n Rust, rocked out with music from the ’60s and ’70s with a splash of contemporary and original songs. Other performers were Anna Warns, Nick Richardson with John Lee, and The Wafflers. All musicians donated their time in support of the cause.
A highlight of the event was when O.J. Brigance, former Unified board member, presented the 2021 Samuel A. Tucker Memorial Can Do Award to Alice Ames, a woman from Unified’s Hagerstown region. Alice was honored for her strength and determination to fight cancer and her ability to stay positive through it all.
It was great to be back in-person, enjoying live music and coming together to help the community. Unified appreciates everyone for their continued support and dedication to Hoodstock despite the current pandemic.
This event would not have been possible without the generosity of 53 sponsors, the hard work from the event planning committee, the talented musicians, and all the guests (virtual and in-person), staff and volunteers who participated.
A very special thank you to event founder, Russ Causey, who started this event in 2004 in his backyard and has kept it going and growing for 18 years! Since Hoodstock evolved into a fundraiser it has raised more than $888,000 for people with disabilities in Maryland.
If you missed the event – you can still catch it on the Hoodstock Bmore YouTube channel. Click here to watch now.
To see photos of the event, click here to go to our Hoodstock Facebook page.
Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s hybrid Hoodstock event. See you next year back at The Winslow on Friday, Nov. 18 for Hoodstock XIX!
Thank you to the following sponsors who supported Hoodstock XVIII:
Tie Dye Diamond
Jen & Russ Causey
Melanie Dorsey, in memory of her sister Mary Elizabeth Beukema
Peace and Love Platinum
Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc.
Anita & Nick Richardson
Saiontz & Kirk
Flower Power Gold
CMD Outsourcing Solutions, Inc.
Diane & Dave Coughlin
Sandy Spring Bank
Amicci’s of Little Italy
Aquanetta & Jim Betts
Kathy Bradley & Sandy Goodman
Chesapeake Telephone Systems
Coach & Equipment Bus Sales, Inc.
Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn
Brian Lund & Family
Metro Data, Inc.
Northern Pharmacy & Medical Equipment
SFG Wealth Management
USI Insurance Services
100.7 The Bay
“Be Cool” YETI Cooler of Cheer Champion
Emily Sutorius, State Farm Agent
Far Out Bronze
Sheri & Barry Brill
Julie & Nathan Carper
Dimensional Health Care Associates
FASTSIGNS of Owings Mills
MacKenzie Management Company, LLC
Leah & Jeff Maddox
Gracie & Larry Musher
Offit | Kurman, Attorneys at Law
Carol Sholes & Bob Wallace
Manette & Kevin Zinkand
Anthem Bay Brewing Company
Checkerspot Brewing Company
Very Cool Friends
Dave Cooper & Family
Enterprise Fleet Management
Roll Up n Dye
Noelle & Rob Wahl