Unified Community Connections, a nonprofit agency supporting people with disabilities, will hold its signature concert fundraiser, Hoodstock XVII, virtually this year on Saturday, October 17. Starting at 8pm, this event will be streamed via YouTube. Get ready to rock online, enter a YETI Cooler of Cheer raffle and enjoy an online silent auction. This year’s event is sure to be VIRTUALLY the best Hoodstock EVER! For more information, to become a sponsor, donate or purchase event merchandise, click here.


What: Virtual Hoodstock XVII Fundraiser

When: Saturday, Oct. 17; 8pm

Where: GET READY TO ROCK ONLINE! This year’s even will be streamed via YouTube

Details: Streaming rock concert, YETI Cooler of Cheer raffle, and an online silent auction.

Traditionally Hoodstock is the charity event where guests “Just Say No to Black-Tie and Yes to Tie-Dye” while enjoying live music, food and drink. Approximately 350 people attended last year raising more than $93,000.  This year’s 17th annual event will be virtual, due to the COVID pandemic.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring the fun and spirit of Hoodstock to more people through this virtual event,” said Diane Coughlin, president and CEO of Unified Community Connections.

Roses n Rust will headline Hoodstock and cover both classic and modern artists. There will also be a performance by The Wafflers, in addition to local celebrity O.J. Brigance, senior advisor for player development for the Baltimore Ravens, presenting this year’s Samuel A. Tucker Memorial Can Do Award.

Hoodstock started in 2004 as a neighborhood event and has since grown into a major fundraiser to benefit people with disabilities.  In the 16 years that Hoodstock has been a charity event for Unified it has raised more than $724,000.

Admission:There is no admission for this event but sponsorships are available. For more information, visit www.unified.org/hoodstock or www.facebook.com/hoodstock or contact Lauren Bussard at lbussard@unified.org or 443-449-2461.

Unified Community Connections is a nonprofit agency that serves people with a wide range of disabilities throughout Maryland. Unified’s mission is to support people with disabilities in achieving independence, productivity, and the quality of life they seek through residential, transportation, employment and adult day services as well as assistive technology and in-home supports.  Headquartered in Sparks, Unified operates centers in Middle River, Cumberland, Frederick and Hagerstown. (www.unified.org)

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