Musicians from across Alaska & beyond donate their time and energy for a Valley Rockin, Foot Stompin Good Time!
All proceeds are donated directly to The Fairbanks Rescue Mission. Helping those in need find food and shelter when the going gets tough.
Jay Hill, life-long Alaskan, began the three-day event in 1994 with a desire to use his love for music to help those down on their luck. Having experienced serious times of need himself, he was set on keeping the admission affordable at $5 or 5 cans of food to see local bands play. Foodstock has been held at many different local venues through the decades, but is usually near the Summer Solstice weekend. Since then, Foodstock has been an annual event, collecting more than 72 tons of food and $102,383.41 to help those in need!
We lost Jay, our friend and musician in 2012, but his family members and friends, have continued the all volunteer event.
Many talented musicians volunteer their time and energy to play on one of two stages, one indoor and one outdoor; currently at the Howling Dog Saloon. Many fine local businesses and residents donate money, services and goods which are auctioned off on Saturday night.
There is an outdoor beer garden, dancing, volleyball, horseshoes, arts/crafts & food vendors. People come from as far away as Hawaii and Austin, TX to share music, good will, and support a great cause!