PRLog - April 3, 2014 - OXNARD, Calif. -- The first annual Hamburgers & Hops Music Festival will kick off on Saturday, May 3, at The Collection at Riverpark.
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From 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., the family-friendly event invites patrons to nosh on a mouthwatering assortment of hamburgers, as well as gourmet and fusion sliders. Event-goers age 21 and over may elect to pair these delicious offerings with refreshing “hops” from local craft breweries.
Local music acts Sayed Sabrina, Grilled Cheese Soundwich and The Bomb will lead the live entertainment lineup, featuring a variety of musical genres such as Blues, Funk and Top 40.
General admission will be $10 per person; kids 12 and under are free. Guests age 21 and over will have the opportunity to indulge in the Sliders and Suds Package, which may be purchased online only and priced at $30. The package includes three gourmet sliders, a souvenir pint glass, and an ice cold craft beer.
Proceeds from the inaugural event will go to Ventura County’s FOOD Share that feeds more than 74,500 hunger insecure individuals per month. Hamburgers & Hops has been created by the producers of the Legendary California Beer Festival, and last summer’s Tequila and Taco Music Festival which also benefitted the regional food bank.
“We are so grateful to have been selected as a partner for this unforgettable event,” said Bonnie Weigel, president and CEO of FOOD Share. “The Hamburger & Hops team have shown great compassion for the community we serve, generating funds to support FOOD Share’s mission, as well as the opportunity to raise awareness on this interminable need to help our hungry friends and neighbors in Ventura County.”
Tickets for Hamburger & Hops Music Festival can be purchased in advance at www.hamburgersandhops.com, and are encouraged to use the promotional code FOODSHARE to ensure a portion of their purchase goes directly to FOOD Share.
About FOOD Share:
More than 35 years ago, eight citizens performed a good deed by distributing food to those who were in need underneath a Ventura bridge. The early philanthropic movement quickly formed into what is now Ventura County’s regional food bank, FOOD Share, which has grown from serving a few hundred hungry people per month to 74,500 people. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 10 million pounds of food annually from its distribution site; more than 160 partner agencies, which include neighborhood and church food distributions and soup kitchens; as well as hunger assistance programs. FOOD Share’s programs provide healthy nutrition and education to children, families and seniors, which include: KIDS Share, SENIOR Share, Nutrition Education, Community Market, SoCal Gas CARE Program, ART Share, FARM Share and more. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, FOOD Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. For more information about FOOD Share, visit www.foodshare.com. Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/