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This year is New Jersey’s 7th show and it will benefit Monarch Housing of Cranford NJ and Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services of Elizabeth. Traditionally, the suggested price of admission is a blanket, coat or small monetary donation. No one is turned away!
The very first Blank-Fest concert to benefit the homeless was held 15 years ago and the event was founded by New York native Kenn Rowell. That 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. Over its 15-year history, Blank-Fest has collected and distributed more than 6,000 blankets to the homeless.
“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.”