5211 MacLeod Tr SW
Calgary, Alberta

With the success of last year’s Blankfest Calgary, a full-to-capacity event at Blind Beggar’s Pub that raised nearly $1,000 and over 200 blankets for the homeless in one of Canada’s coldest cities, it is a great pride to announce the music charity fundraiser will return for its second annual event in support of Calgary’s homeless shelter The Mustard Seed.

Taking place from 2pm to 2am, 12 rock and metal bands from across the province will be offering their musical support to help raise awareness, funds and blankets for the homeless.

“We are really excited for Blankfest this year. The submissions for both Calgary and now our expansion to Vancouver have been phenomenal and its been very hard to narrow it down to just 12 for Calgary. It’s awesome to see the support that bands in the indie community are bringing forth. With the success of last year, we can’t wait to see what this year brings in both cities. We have an amazing team working on these events, and the passion involved is an overwhelming emotion,” comments Leanne Harrison, organizer of Blankfest Calgary and tour booker at local SIN Agency.

All proceeds from Blankfest Calgary will be donated to the city’s Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization that has been caring for the needs of the less fortunate since 1984 through its three centres across Alberta and delivers basic services such as housing and employment programs to those in need while partnering with the community to address the root causes of poverty.

The show details with order of band line up is as follows with genre:

Date: Saturday, Nov 3, 2012

Venue: Blind Beggar Pub, 5211 Macleod Trail SW

Cost: Clothing Donation For The Homeless (Blankets, Sweaters, Shirts, Socks, Pants, Jackets etc.) or Pay What You Want Donation (all proceeds go to The Mustard Seed)

Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/469641383057152/

2:00 p.m. – Matt Blais (Acoustic) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/mattblaismusic
3:00 p.m. – Jung People (Progressive Instrumental Rock) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/jungpeople
4:00 p.m. – Mammoth Grove (Rock/Blues) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/mammothgrove
5:00 p.m. – Atacama Republic (Rock) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atacama-Republic/103289433057261
6:00 p.m. – Dreams of Reason (Rock) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/dreamsofreason
7:00 p.m. – Bloom (Reggae/ Rock) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/bloomband
8:00 p.m. – Stone Iris (Rock/Blues/Reggae) – Edmonton, AB - https://www.facebook.com/stoneiris
9:00 p.m. – Open Air (Rock) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/openairrock
10:00 p.m. – Dusty Tucker (Southern Rock) – Red Deer, AB - https://www.facebook.com/DustyTuckerBand
11:00 p.m. – All Else Fails (Metal) – Edmonton, AB - https://www.facebook.com/AllElseFailsCanada
12:00 a.m. – Leave the Living (Metal) – Red Deer, AB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leave-the-Living/230527546989411
1:00 a.m. – Before The Storm (Metal) – Calgary, AB - https://www.facebook.com/BTSMUSIC

Official Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/469641383057152/

Added by AsherMediaRelations on October 3, 2012