Once again, bluegrass music comes to aid other as Freudenthal Home Health is excited to announce Bluegrass Battles Hunger 2014, a 2-day concert event to support Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The event will be held Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square in downtown St. Joseph, Missouri. The event is being sponsored by several business organizations in the St. Joseph community, including the event’s Presenting Sponsor, Freudenthal Home Health.
Bluegrass Battles Hunger is free and open to the public. Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and cash donations for Second Harvest Community Food Bank, which supports hunger relief agencies in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. The food bank, a member of Feeding America, is the area’s link between an abundant food supply and people in need.
This is the fifth year for the event. Last year’s event raised over $2,500 and 1,145 pounds of food in support of the food bank’s efforts.
Food and concessions will be available to patrons of the event. Mark your calendars now for what is sure to be a tremendous concert, all for a great cause.
On Friday, Hubcap Bandits, Dr. Cotton, and Old Salt Union will take the stage. On Saturday, Brett Hodges & No Mountain String Band, Under the Big Oak Tree, Old Sound, Konza Swamp Band, The John Brown Boys, Whiskey for the Lady, and Loaded Goat will perform. To wrap the night up, performers will get together for one last Jubilee.
Coming from Belleville, Illinois, Friday night’s headliner Old Salt Union brings a new twist to bluegrass music. Some call it “newgrass.” Some call it “popgrass.” In one year they have won two Indie Music Channel Awards, released an album, played at Wakarusa Music Festival, toured to over 11 states, and opened for Sam Bush and The Del McCoury Band.
Saturday night’s headliner, Loaded Goat, is a mad mash of bluegrass, old-time, honky-tonk music. To activate: Flick a little moonshine in its face and get ready for some banjo for your ear-holes. Playing a predominantly original catalog of heartbreak and headache, Loaded Goat will occasionally surprise with a cover song.
Visit Bluegrass Battles Hunger for more information.