Unified Community Connections, a nonprofit agency serving children and adults with disabilities, will hold its signature event, Hoodstock XVI, on Saturday, October 19. Hoodstock is considered to be an anti-black-tie charity event where guests “Just Say No to Black-Tie and Yes to Tie-Dye!”. This casual, laidback, family-friendly event features live music, good casual food, beer, and wine all for a modest ticket price. This concert fundraiser benefits Unified Community Connections and all they do to advance the independence of children and adults with disabilities. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
What: Hoodstock XVI Fundraiser
When: Saturday, Oct. 19
5:45 p.m. doors open
6 p.m. opening act
Where: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
Details: Roses n Rust will headline Hoodstock and cover both classic and modern artists. Admission includes food, beer and wine, with raffles and a silent auction. In addition, local celebrity O.J. Brigance, senior advisor for player development for the Baltimore Ravens, will present this year’s Samuel A. Tucker Memorial Can Do Award.
Originally founded in 2004 as a neighborhood event, Hoodstock has grown into a major fundraiser to benefit Unified Community Connections and all they do to advance the independence of children and adults with disabilities. Last year, more than 350 people attended and the event raised over $86,000.
Tickets: Advance general admission tickets are $45. Admission at the door is $50. Children age 5 and younger are free; children ages 6 to 12 are $10. For more information, visit www.unified.org or www.facebook.com/hoodstock or contact Lauren Bussard at [email protected] or 410-484-4540, ext. 2461.
Unified Community Connections is a nonprofit agency that serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities throughout Maryland. Unified Community Connections seeks to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through residential, transportation, employment and adult day services as well as assistive technology, in-home supports and the Delrey School in Arbutus, Md. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Unified Community Connections operates centers in Middle River, Cumberland, Frederick and Hagerstown. (www.unified.org)