ABOUT BLUES AGAINST HUNGER
BLUES AGAINST HUNGER SOCIETY is an organization dedicated to feeding the hungry through blues music. Our mission is to produce, help produce, and promote blues music food drive events. The BAHS events / concerts invite local and regional musicians to participate with the public bringing donations of any non-perishable food items. All the food donations go to the local food bank in each communities a BAHS event is held.
BLUES AGAINST HUNGER SOCIETY produces two annual Blues Against Hunger Tours; BREWERS & BLUES and BAJA BLUES TOUR. Which to reach out to blues musicians, music lovers, and organizations wanting to help feed the hungry within their own communities.
BAHS began in San Felipe Baja, California on May 9, 2013, when two promoters decided to produce a food drive for the hungry families and elderly of their area. The event was such as success they decided to take it on the road.
The summer of 2014 was the first tour with food drive concert in a dozen cities from San Diego, California to Medford, Oregon and raised nearly 4000 lbs of food for those communities. In winter 2015, the next tour headed south of the border and covered another 7 cities from San Felipe in northern Baja to Cabo San Lucas in Baja Sur, Baja California, Mexico. The tour raised another 2700 lbs of food for those Mexican communities. More about the founders below.
The Blues Against Hunger Society invites you to help improve people's lives through the sharing of blues music and feeding the hungry within your community.
Be part of the movement to help raise food for those in need with all styles of blues. It is easy - join and get involved; go see a show, join the jam, host an event.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
BLUES AGAINST HUNGER was founded by Sixx & Rachel Pack, both lifetime marketers and promoters from California. After years of promoting the two retired to Baja California Mexico in 2006, by 2008 they were back promoting again, only this time in Mexico. After another 7 years promoting local festivals, they wanted to take a charity event on the road and created BLUES AGAINST HUNGER. (more about founders)
|Sixx and Rachel behind stage at the 2008 Blues & Arts.|
BLUES & ARTS FESTIVAL (2008 - 2014)
In 2008 the newly chartered San Felipe Lions Club hired Sixx and Rachel to help them produce their foundation fundraising event, the San Felipe Blues & Arts festival in San Felipe, Baja California. For the next 7 years, they managed stage production, hosting and musical talent for the event, while the Lions Club managed sponsors, volunteers, ticketing, and concessions. The event is still going strong and has raised enough to build an orphanage and provide eye and medical care for those in need within San Felipe.
|Sixx and Rachel on stage at Baja Blues Fest 2012.|
2012 BAJA BLUES FEST
In 2012, Marty and Jackie Alameda hired Sixx and Rachel to help them produce a fundraising blues festival in Rosarito Beach. The event was a great success and launched a new blues event in Baja California. Featuring the best regional and International artists and had raised thousands for local kids in need. Photos: 2012
2014 BUD LIGHT LATINO FEST
In 2014 Rachel and Sixx, along with good friend Terry Van Arsdale produced the Bud Light Latino Fest in El Dorado Ranch. The event was a great success, not only in terms of attendance but also the music variety of Latin music from Flamenco to Norteno and including the finest Latin cuisine. Photos: 2014