HousingFest is a music festival presented by Urban Ministry center to raise awareness and funds for ending homelessness in Charlotte. Since their inaugural show in 2014, they’ve raised over $80,000 for the cause, featuring talented artists like St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Josh Ritter, Jim Lauderdale, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lindi Ortega, Matrimony, The Nikki Hill Band, and Justin Fedor.
This year, they are pleased to transform HousingFest into a month long celebration of excellent live music for a cause. On April 6, Charlotte band Hectorina will be performing at Snug Harbor where a portion of the night’s proceeds will go toward the cause of ending homelessness. Blues legend Buddy Guy and soul icon Mavis Staples will be headlining HousingFest 2018 at Ovens Auditorium on May 10.