Louisville, Kentucky – The Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness will be held for the first time at Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, on Thursday, December 20th from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Previously held at the Clifton Center, the 8th annual event is a fundraiser for the Coalition for the Homeless’s efforts to end youth, veteran and chronic homelessness in Louisville.
This year’s event will feature performances by local musicians and artists, soup from chef Finbar Kinsella, a raffle featuring fine bourbon and food items, and a cash bar. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit headlinerslouisville.com. Tickets can be purchased without the usual ticketing fees by visiting either of the two locations of Carmichael’s Bookstore (2720 Frankfort Avenue in Crescent Hill or 1295 Bardstown Rd. in the Highlands) or by using cash at the Headliners Box Office. Tickets may also be available at the door, but the event has sold out in advance in recent years, so advanced tickets are encouraged.
The all-star lineup of local musicians who are donating their time and talents to participate in the event include Ben Sollee, John Gage, Tyrone Cotton, Relic with Michael Cleveland, Chris Rodahaffer and Roadie, Johnny Berry & the Outliers, Hound of the Buskervilles, Hot Brown Smackdown, Jeff Thomas & Dan Hardin of Small Time Napoleon, Lance Minnis & Rachel Hrdina, David Benson, Ellie Miller & Friends, Dave Howard, The Eleventh Hour, and Appalatin, among others.
Longtime Lilly’s chef Finbar Kinsella, now food service director for St. Joseph Children’s Home, will donate his time to prepare soup for Give-A-Jam attendees. Patrons’ first bowl of soup paired with bread donated by Panera Bread Company is included with their ticket purchase, while supplies last. Uptown Cafe, Volare, Jack Fry’s, Red Hog, and Wiltshire Pantry have also made significant contributions to the success of the event by donating food for musicians and VIP ticket holders.
In its first seven years, the annual Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness has raised over $200,000for the Coalition’s Rx: Housing campaign, which aims to house the most vulnerable homeless persons on the streets of Metro Louisville.
Since 2011, the Coalition’s Rx: Housing initiatives have reduced chronic homelessness by 50%, and the Rx: Housing Veterans project reached “functional zero.” Recently, the Coalition and several community partners reached a very ambitious goal to secure safe housing for more than 115 homeless young adults in 100 days.
For more information about the work of the Coalition for the Homeless, visit www.louhomeless.org. To purchase event tickets, please visit www.headlinerslouisville.org.
About the Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless, located at 1300 S. 4th Street, Suite 250, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition has a three-pronged approach to this mission: advocacy, education, and coordination of their 30+ member agencies who provide a variety of services to the homeless throughout the city. For more information, visit www.louhomeless.org, call (502) 636-9550, or find The Coalition for the Homeless on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouHomeless or on Twitter @louhomeless.