Blues for Food Fest Supports P-Patch Trust

This upcoming Labor Day weekend there is a less expensive alternative to fairs and concerts: Blues for Food Fest, a festival that stars local blues bands and has non-alcoholic beverages, children’s activities, and slow cooked BBQ from Pete’s wicked rack BBQ.  The purpose of the festival, other than to celebrate and play some good blues, is to “shine light on the 48 P-Patch food bank and giving gardens that donate OVER 20 TONS of organic produce to food banks, meals-on-wheels programs, homeless shelters and transitional housing in the city.”  Proceeds will go to the P-Patch Trust and the Washington Blues Society’s musicians relief fund.  The P-Patch Trust is a nonprofit organization which the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has partnered with in order to fund and develop community gardens throughout Seattle.  The festival takes place Saturday, September 4th, from 12:00am to 7:30pm at the Magnuson Park Ampitheatre.  To learn more, go to www.bluesforfoodfest.org, or buy tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/110814.