by Valerie Schroth
May 31, 2013
01:35 PMTable Hopping
Good Music for a Good Cause
The Dave Matthews Band’s stopping in Hartford next week to do a show at the Comcast Theater—and lend a hand in the fight against hunger. At each stop on their 34-city tour, they’re partnering with a local food bank and a local farm to raise awareness, encourage sustainability and help provide food to those who need it.
The much-anicipated concerts on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, will benefit Hartford’s Foodshare and dairy collective The Farmer’s Cow. Fans will be invited to help out by purchasing custom Dave Matthews Band basil seed packets for $5 each. This money will be used to purchase the collective's dairy products and get them to the tables of needy residents in Hartford and Tolland counties.
“With the Comcast Theater seating 30,000 people, the project has the potential to provide a significant amount of essential nutrition to struggling families,” says Gloria McAdam, president of Foodshare.
There will also be food-collection booths outside, where fans can donate canned and other non-perishable food items.
“This is a really neat event,” says Robin Chesmer of The Farmer’s Cow, “that will engage young people to learn about sustainable agriculture and take action.”
Tickets for the concerts are available at livenation.com.Good Music for a Good Cause