The very first Blank-Fest concert to benefit the homeless was founded 15 years ago by New York native Kenn Rowell. This year, Blank-Fest NJ VI is presented by Rich Kubicz. This is New Jersey’s 6th show benefiting Monarch Housing of Cranford NJ and additionally Bridegeway Rehabilitation Services of Elizabeth.
“In these tough times, I believe we all understand how important it is to help those less fortunate than ourselves,” says Blank-Fest founder Kenn Rowell. “But many of us are also feeling the economic pinch, and money is hard to come by. This is a great, inexpensive way to help someone in need.”
Traditionally, the suggested price of admission is a blanket, a coat or a small monetary donation. No one is turned away!
Doors open at Noon. The Music starts at 1PM and ends at 10PM. This Year’s lineup:
The first Blank-Fest show was held in 1997 in Nyack, NY. Since then, musicians in several U.S. states, Canada and England have heard about the cause and organized their own Blank-Fest benefit concerts. In its 15-year history, Blank-Fest has collected and distributed more than 6,000 blankets to the homeless.