The Most Good Music Festival, hosted by the Salvation Army, is set to kick off at 2p.m. Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth.
The outdoor music fundraiser will feature many musical acts, including Jack Ingram and Mike and the Moonpies. All the money raised at the festival will be used to help feed the hungry in DFW.
"That's the only way we can do business," said Salvation Army chef manager Jeremy Gentry. "If we don't have donations, if we don't have people giving, charitable giving, then we almost have to turn people away."
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Gentry said they served more than 200 people at each meal at the food kitchen in Fort Worth alone.
"I think if you would come into our kitchen one day and work, you would see the reward of how far your dollar actually goes," Gentry said.
Gentry said the number of people who need help increases each year.
"Last year, we fed over 1 million people, and served that number of meals in the Salvation Army metroplex area," said Salvation Army volunteer coordinator of Tarrant County Karen Bilbrey, "That cost $2 million."
This is the first year for The Most Good Music Festival, and they hope people will come out to make a difference in other people's lives.
"The fact is, for $15 a person can feed or provide groceries for a family of up to a week," Bilbrey said. "And for $25, they can provide meals for about 11 people."
The gates for The Most Good Music Festival open at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $45 at the door.
For more information on the festival, visit www.mostgoodmusicfestival.org.
The Salvation Army is celebrating their 125th Anniversary this year. Each year, the organization helps millions of people in need. The homeless, recovering addicts, veterans, senior citizens, children and families in need all turn to The Salvation Army as a refuge. You could be part of this movement. Purchase your tickets today. The proceeds from The Most Good Music Festival will help The Salvation Army in its effort to provide nearly one million meals to hungry North Texans.
The Most Good Music Festival
2 p.m. Sept. 6
Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102