HousingFest 2019 is a special evening of music with a mission: ending chronic homelessness in the Queen City.
North Carolina-based folk duo Mandolin Orange will headline this year’s concert on Thursday, June 20 at Knight Theater with support from Daughter of Swords. For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated directly to housing and resources for the people served by the Urban Ministry Center.
With over 400 chronically homeless people in Charlotte, the Urban Ministry Center has worked tirelessly to help our most vulnerable citizens through a number of initiatives, the most ambitious of which is its housing program. At $14,000 annually, it costs significantly less to house a person through the program than the estimated $40,000 a year that same individual would cost the Charlotte community living on the streets.
Since its inception in 2014, HousingFest has raised nearly $167,000 for the housing program, and the Urban Ministry Center now has over 350 people in permanent supportive housing.
HousingFest is presented by the Urban Ministry Center in conjunction with Blumenthal Performing Arts, Maxx Music and Visulite Theatre.
Tickets: $35 – $50 at BlumenthalArts.org
When: Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts — 430 S. Tryon St.