About: Blankfest Quebec is organized by Jon Asher, in collaboration with the Old Brewery Mission, and was launched after Jon read about his friend, New York City indie rock veteran Kenn Rowell of The Baghdaddios, who founded Blankfest in 1997 and has been organizing the annual blanket fundraiser in New York City ever since.
In the past, Rowell says, Blankfest NYC has raised more than 6,000 total donations that have been distributed to the homeless in the New York City area and has inspired similar efforts in New Jersey, Manhattan and Nottingham, UK. Among the many distinguished artists who have performed at past international Blank-Fests are: Rothberg (EMI), Buddy Cage (Grateful Dead), Marc Rizzo (Soulfly) and Meg Griffin (Sirius Radio).
For info on Blankfest please visit the following links:
Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blank-Fest
Bands warm up Montreal’s streets with BlankFest
Pg 32-33 – Vandala Mag – http://www.vandalaconcepts.com/e-zine/12_mar/vandala_ezine_12_mar.html
Feb 23 2011 – CJAD 800AM – Blankfest 2011