There’s a ton going on in the music scene this Labor Day weekend, that’s never real news (Bumbershoot and Dave Matthews Band at The Gorge). But another event which highlights cool blues music, charity and sharing quality, organically grown food. Seattle’s Blues for Food Fest takes place on Saturday, September 1 at Magnuson Park.
The all-day, all-ages event celebrates food, music and community!
Enjoy live music by some of the finest blues bands in the Northwest, fresh tasty food from local vendors, a fabulous auction of luscious, homemade pies, children’s gardening activities..and free parking, too!
Blues for Food Fest raises money and awareness for the people and organizations in Seattle that grow food for the hungry. Proceeds from the festival go to P-Patch Giving Gardens, the P-Patch Trust and the Washington Blues Society’s Musicians Relief Fund. We welcome your donations of non-perishable food and fresh produce at the festival.
A little history…
- In 2007, Deb Rock, a local woman who has been running the Food Bank Garden at Interbay P-Patch since 1999, decided to remedy the lack of a blues festival in Seattle by creating one of her own. What made this festival unique was that it combined her lifelong passion for the blues with her other passion, growing organic food for the hungry. Local blues musicians were eager to perform for the cause and help raise money for the P-Patch Giving Gardens Deb cares about so deeply. With help from P-Patch Trust, she secured a venue, spread the word, printed posters, got people to bake pies to auction off, found friends willing to contribute time and energy, and pretty much pulled the whole thing together herself. She called it Blues for Food Fest and it was an instant success.
- Since then, Blues for Food Fest has grown into an all-day Labor Day weekend event that attracts hundreds of people and raises thousands of dollars. The money goes directly to support P-Patch Food Bank and Giving Gardens and blues musicians.
This year’s line up…
12:00 Little Bill Trio
1:30 Stacy Jones Band
3:00 Ben Rice