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Blues for Food Fest 2013

Seventh annual Labor Day weekend event

fights hunger while celebrating community, food and music.

 Saturday, August 31, 12 noon-9:00 PM

at Magnuson Park Amphitheatre & P-Patch

7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle 98115

Proceeds support Seattle’s Giving Garden Network

Blues for Food Fest

This is a community party that raises awareness about hunger and supports Seattle’s Giving Garden Network.  The Giving garden Network  is where people grow fruits and vegetables that help feed the hungry. Seattle has dozens of giving gardens; there are 64 of them located in P-Patches.  During 2012 a combined total of 52,948 pounds of fresh, organic, GMO-free produce was donated to food banks, meal programs and shelters. That represents a total of 105,896 servings worth approximately $111,720.  Seattle’s Giving Garden Network is a volunteer operation that builds greenhouses, sows seeds, distributes starts to the various gardens, plants gardens, weeds, waters, and tends the garden throughout the season.  They also harvest the produce, and deliver the food to where it is needed.

Live Music

12:00 Kenova featuring Billy Stoops, Nick Vigarino and Hambone Wilson

1:30 T- Town Aces featuring Steve Bailey and Tom Boyle

3:00 Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method featuring Seattle Slim

4:30 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble from Southern Louisiana

6:00 The Delgado Brothers live from East LA

7:30 Fat James and Fatback

Events

  •  Enjoy and dance to fabulous blues bands.
  • Ya At Matt, Snout & Co. and Parfait Ice Cream will provide food.
  • Enjoy the beer and wine garden.
  • Bid on pies at the homemade pie auction.
  • Bring and donate your homegrown produce at Lettuce Link’s “Beet Hunger” booth.
  • Tour the interactive children’s garden.
  • Learn how P-Patch gardeners are educating and inspiring all age groups about the joys of organic gardening.

When

Saturday, August 31 starts at 12 noon and runs to 9:00 PM

Where

Magnuson Park Amphitheater & P-Patch (Directions)

7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 98115

Tickets

$20 in advance, $25 at the gate, free for kids 16 and under. Purchase at Brown Paper Tickets

Information

Deb Rock (206) 234-2861

debrock@bluesforfoodfest.org

You are changing the world…You are doing something wonderful

6 Comments

  1. It’s early for me to be thinking of labor day, but I can’t think of a better cause to danate to.

  2. I think living in Seattle would be great. There is always so much going on and you have great growing weather. Not to mention the scenery!!!!
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  3. It is such a vibrant contemporary city. This sounds great.

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