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Concerts for Charity presents the Second Annual Hot Fest For Hospice, an event to benefit Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center, and Visiting Nurses Association Hospice. They deliver exemplary care to the terminally ill of all ages and walks of life that choose to die in dignity, at home surrounded by those they love. Each year, hundreds of area families are touched by the kindness and support of these not-for-profit care providersperhaps even someone you know.
Hot Fest For Hospice is a celebration of music and great food, held from 5 to 11:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, and from 2 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Davis Festival Park in downtown Rockford. Enjoy non-stop live music on two stages, plus a double dose of the Hot Fest Salsa Competition, with both Professional and Amateur heats. A $5 donation gets you a two-day ticket into whats becoming the areas hottest summer festival.
Friday, see the areas best-prepared salsas as local restaurants and professional caterers showcase their culinary talents and compete for the Hot Fest Best Salsa trophy. Come early and enjoy Roots Rock Society, Best Entertainer, 2004-Chicago Music Awards. Other entertainment includes Reggie, Agent Zero, Sara Abramowitz and Emily Hurd. Stay late and enjoy the cool sounds of headliner and national recording artist Ian Moore.
Saturday, the heat is on as the amateurs bring their best recipes and compete Iron Chef-style, in a timed competition as the crowd cheers them on. Last years winner won a trip for two to Las Vegas, and its the public who judges, making it tasty fun that you wont want to miss. Entertainment includes: Jim Hagerty, The Blunatics, Mike Owens, X51, Barstool Bob, The Stevee Nix, Dirtyville, Elton Jim Weston and headliner Men of Our Times.
Restaurants and amateurs interested in participating in either salsa competition can contact Tunes4Charity@aol.com or Doug Furze at (815) 519-2268. Buy tickets at Grays IGA, Rockford Area Arts Council and The Postal Shoppes.
from the Aug 1-7, 2007, issue