Hoodstock XVIII – Saturday, October 23, 2021

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.  Last year’s first ever virtual event raised $80,000 and attracted more than 1,200 viewers with people tuning in from 12 different states as well as Thailand, Australia, Canada and the U.K.!

Click here to check out last year’s live stream event!

This year we are beyond excited to be back IN-PERSON and at a NEW VENUE – The Winslow!  Here’s what you need to know:

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Where:  The Winslow
333 W. Ostend Street, Baltimore, MD  21230
Onsite Parking Lot

Time:  6:00 pm
Event Headliner – Roses n Rust

Admission:  $45 in advance
$50 at the door
$10 for kids ages 6-12

What’s Provided:  Live music from multiple performers, dinner, beer, wine, dancing, raffles, and a silent auction.

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

Check back here for more details as the event gets closer.

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.  Our last year at the B&O we had over 420 attend and raised more than $79,000
    • Hoodstock moved to the American Visionary Art Museum in 2014 and during its last event held there raised more than $93,000 with over 350 people in attendance!
    • Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoodstock held its first ever virtual event raising $80,000 and attracting more than 1,200 viewers with people tuned in from at least 12 different states as well as Thailand, Australia, Canada, and the U.K.
    • In the 17 years that Hoodstock has been a charity event for Unified Community Connections it has raised over $808,000
    • All musicians have performed for free and many have a direct connection to Unified Community Connections

Peace and Love.