Rolling Hills Auto Plaza is excited to announce Rolling Hills Bluegrass Battles Hunger 2015, a 2-day concert event to support Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The event will be held Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, 2015, in Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square in downtown St. Joseph. The event is being sponsored by several business organizations in the St. Joseph community, including the event’s Presenting Sponsor, Rolling Hills Auto Plaza.
The event is free and open to the public. Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and cash donations for Second Harvest Community Food Bank, which supports hunger relief agencies in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. The food bank, a member of Feeding America, is the area’s link between an abundant food supply and people in need.
This is the sixth year for the event. Last year’s event raised over $2,500 and 655 pounds of food in support of the food bank’s efforts.
Food and concessions will be available to patrons of the event. Mark your calendars now for what is sure to be a tremendous concert, all for a great cause.
On Friday, Jed Zeplin, Knobtown Skiffle Band, and Mandolin Orange will take the stage. On Saturday, The Matchsellers, Deep Fried Squirrel, Signal Ridge, Kasey Rausch & Friends, and Konza Swamp Band will perform.
Our headliner Mandolin Orange comes to St. Joseph on their national headlining tour for the release of their new album “Such Jubilee.” WNYC described them as “laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the south.” Mandolin Orange has shared the stage with Rosanne Cash, Willie Watson, and The Wood Brothers.