Giving Hunger the Blues Festival

October 30 Giving Hunger the Blues 2016
Giving Hunger the Blues Festival •12:00 – 9:00 PM • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

General admission $10 advance & $15 at the door
VIP $35
VIP weekend pass $85

Giving Hunger the Blues Festival will features 20 bands on three stages. Musical acts include Twinkle; Gumbo Boogie Band; Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns; Jah Movement; guitar wizard RJ Howson; Ari & the Alibis, and Fogt’s Music All Stars. Also, Country for Syria, an American Country and Arabic musical fusion, with Sarasota native Owen Harris on piano and accordion. Other acts throughout the day will perform rock and soul, R&B and jazz. There will also be a youth stage, an expanded children and family area, martial arts demonstrations, games, prizes, and an array of food, arts and crafts vendors.

The GHTB20 celebration includes a Halloween costume party, Giving Hunger the Booos (cq), with Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns. Click here for details

GHTB was founded by 5 O’clock Club owner George Generoso. His goal: give members of our community a budget-friendly way to give back, while having fun. GHTB has raised more than $1.4 million for charity since its inception.

Proceeds from GHTB20 benefit the recently merged Women’s Resource Center (WRC) of Sarasota and Manatee, and the Mayor’s Feed the Hungry program. The WRC provides life skills training, career planning, and educational scholarships to help individuals reach their full potential. The Mayor’s Feed the Hungry program, an all-volunteer organization, has distributed more than 200 tons of food in Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1987.