Hoodstock

Hoodstock XVII – Saturday, October 17, 2020


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 $93,000!

When: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Where:  Get Ready to ROCK ON-line!
This year’s event will be virtual and streamed live via YouTube

Time:  8:00 pm
Event Headliner – Roses n Rust

What’s Provided:  Lots of streamed music, YETI Cooler of Cheer raffle, and an online silent auction.

Stay tuned for more details.  We’re excited to bring the fun and spirit of Hoodstock to more people.  This year’s event is sure to be VIRTUALLY the best Hoodstock EVER!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you are interested in sponsoring, please complete this Sponsorship Form and email it to Lauren Bussard lbussard@unified.org or call 443-449-2461.

  • Rock Star Royalty ($15,000) – VIP Band Experience, logo on website, event signage, sponsored set playlist, access to After Party, 12 tie-dye face masks, 10 t-shirts
  • Tie Dye Diamond ($10,000) – logo on website, event signage, sponsored set playlist, access to After Party, 10 tie-dye face masks, 8 t-shirts
  • Peace and Love Platinum ($5,000) – logo on website, event signage, sponsored set playlist, access to After Party, 8 tie-dye face masks, 6 t-shirts
  • Flower Power Gold ($3,000) – logo on website, event signage, sponsored set playlist, access to After Party, 6 tie-dye face masks, 4 t-shirts
  • Groovy Silver ($1,000) – logo on website, event signage, access to After Party, 6 tie-dye face masks, 4 t-shirts
  • Far Out Bronze ($500) – name on website, event signage, access to After Party, 4 tie-dye face masks, 2 t-shirts
  • Very Cool Friends ($300) – name on website, event signage, access to After Party, 2 tie-dye face masks

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 in 2014 to the famous American Visionary Art Museum fondly known as AVAM
    • Last year for Hoodstock’s SWEET 16 we had more than 350 guests in attendance raising more than $93,000!
    • In the 16 years that Hoodstock has been a charity event for Unified Community Connections it has raised over $724,000
    • All musicians have performed for free and many have a direct connection to Unified Community Connections

Peace and Love.