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Foodstock 10 Benefit Concert at The Chance Features: Sponge, Ruth Ruth, Sirsy, Snaphammer on Nov. 18

Foodstock 10, Featuring SPONGE, Ruth Ruth, Snaphammer, Sirsy, Rachael Hendricks, Story Charlemagne

Sponge will perform "Rotting Piñata" in its entirety, including the hits "Plowed" and "Molly." They’ll also perform songs from "Wax Ecstatic" to celebrate that album's 20th anniversary!

It’s a wonderful night of rocking music disguised as a benefit for The Food stock Fund, who hosts the event; see The Foodstock Fund Facebook page for updates, and get tickets in advance for $20 ($25 at the door)! Please share and invite your friends!

Meet this year's line-up:

Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata” (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV.

“Plowed” continues to be the band’s signature rock track, having been spotlighted on Guitar Hero’s “Warriors of Rock – 90’s Rock Track Pack” – and on the Paper Jamz Guitar Series 2, in addition to the soundtrack for the Gerard Butler surf movie “Chasing Mavericks.”

Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts. Front man Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence. Band Members: Vinnie Dombroski (vox), Tim Patalan (bass), Billy Adams (drums); Kyle Neely (guitar); Andy Patalan (guitar).

WATCH: “Plowed”

Ruth Ruth Live In Toronto: Originally recorded for the CBC, Live In Toronto showcases the magic that was Ruth Ruth: biting lyrics, fierce guitars, a thunderous rhythm section, all played with energy, sweat, and a lot of youthful vigor. It's what made Ruth Ruth's The Catcher in the Rye-esque sound so powerful. After MTV exposure, tours with Space Hog, Sponge, Everclear, No Doubt, and countless other bands, records on Ventrue/American, Epitaph, and RCA, Ruth Ruth's legacy comes down to a live record, recorded at the height of their career. If you missed their live shows, then here’s your chance to witness aurally what made Ruth Ruth such a great band. Band Members: Chris Kennedy - Vocals Bass; Michael Kotch – Guitar; Mike Lustig - Guitar; Christian Nakata - Drums; Dave Synder - Drums; &  Johnny Powers - Drums.

Sirsy Rock + Soul Duo with Pop Sensibilty, lots of heart, & just the right amount of sass. Fronted by charistmatic lead singer, Melanie who is also the band's drummer and plays a full kit standing up. Melanie also plays bass parts on a keyboard with her drum stick and even throws in an occasional mean flute solo. Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well-loved Rickenbacker through a pedal board full of vintage effects. He also pays bass with his feet. SIRSY is known for passionate performances that often include lots of stories from the road, laughs, and dance parties. It's a fantastic time!

WATCH: “Thieves” Music Video

Snaphammer Band members: Justin Shumway - Guitar and Vocals; Scott Spidle - Drums and Vocals; Tim Dunne – Bass

WATCH: their performance of Mr. X at last year’s Foodstock 9 benefit concert


Rachael Hendricks is a singer/songwriter. They love featuring talented local artists that are passionate about supporting the cause!
WATCH her sing "The Most" on YouTube:

Story, Charlemagne is a local talent, who often plays solo acoustic/indie/singer-songwriter but is appearing with his band. 
WATCH him on YouTube:

Pluto's Not A Planet
Instrumental Post-Rock/Jam Electronic music. Band members: Scott - Drums; Tim - Keys/Guitar; James - Bass & Grant - Keyboards
DJ Joey Hernandez will keep the music coming between the band sets!

If you’ve ever been to the annual Foodstock concert, you know you’ll get your money’s worth, plus there are great raffles and prizes. It’s quite possible you might go home with more than $20 is swag, plus great memories of a night rocking with you friends at The Chance.

Food donations will be collected at the door. The Foodstock Fund serves the Hudson Valley community directly, while also supporting such organizations as the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Dutchess Outreach, and the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie. In 9 years, they’ve supplied more than 150,000 meals to those in need.

Tickets are $25 at the door and only $20 in advance and can be purchased on Ticketweb online.  Sat November 18, 2017, at 6 pm.  Doors open at 5 pm. The Chance Theater is located at 6 Crannell Street in Poughkeepsie, 12601. Foodstock 10 is an all-ages show. Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Hosted by The Foodstock Fund as always!

Bonus video for the classic 90's alt-rock song, "Molly," by Sponge. It was released to radio in 1995 as the second single from their Rotting Piñata album (1994).

How it All Began: Who Are These Guys?

After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Ryan Michael and Lorenzo Angelino assembled the Rock to Rebuild concert, raising $4,000 for the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. In 2008, they hosted the first Foodstock benefit concert, raising $4,000 again, this time for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. After that, it was inevitable the concert become an annual event in this community.

“It’s our responsibility to help those less fortunate, especially right here in the Hudson Valley,” said Ryan Michael. “Every dollar donated feeds four people a meal – that’s amazing! For several years, the FOODSTOCK charity has helped to feed our neighbors right around the holidays.”

To date, the fundraiser’s raised more than $30,000 and hundreds of cans of food; 100% of the proceeds from the fundraisers and raffles go to assist local food based charities.

Lorenzo Angelino noted, “The support of our sponsors makes this benefit shows possible each year. Thank you in advance for helping to make Foodstock synonymous with Thanksgiving in the Hudson Valley, and for helping us to give thanks by giving back.”

Can’t make the concert but still want to contribute to donate or become a sponsor? To contact Ryan Michael or Lorenzo Angelino email foodstockfund@gmail.com. The Foodstock Fund invites the community to come out, enjoy a high-quality musical experience, and directly help our neighbors.




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