13th Annual Blues Festival June 8th, 2024
Springfield Missouri

Stomp The Blues Out of Homelessness 2018 Event Success

 I believe we have finally turned the corner in regard to becoming a viable resource for raising money for our mission. After 8 hard years with the help of our tremendous sponsors and volunteers I hope we have moved over the hump to consistent and fruitful gains in our fundraising campaign.

We took a real chance and risk this year by reaching out to bigger and more costly acts that had my pucker factor in serious overdrive, but these tremendous artists brought the ticket sales and their fans to really help achieve our success. Many thanks to Marc Broussard, Samantha Fish, Josh Hoyer, Brenda Meyer and Burl Williams for being a big part of this event.

With this success comes an even better story for our charity and mission; as you know we have moved to trying to help prevent homelessness by helping professional agencies that work tirelessly to keep kids, young adults, at risk women subjected to domestic violence off the streets and housed.

With great success the programs the board has pin pointed that fit this desire and mission are The Darr House and Laura’s Home. These are male and female group homes that through the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch house, educate, teach, counsel and provide life lessons to young adults 16 to 21 who are foster children with no home. This is what they call their “Footsteps Program”, Stomp The Blues has decided to help on a limited monthly basis to give each home a monthly allowance to help the kids with basic supplies.

We continue to support The Rare Breed and Women In Need of the Ozarks plus Harmony House and our monthly meals at VCHC.

Thanks to all of you who participated, bought tickets, bought beer, bought VIP Tents, volunteered and who otherwise supported our event. Lastly without our sponsors we would never be able to put on this event, thank you one and all.

Paige and I are looking forward to May 18th, 2019 already. I am talking to bands and agents as we speak!

Keep on smiling,

Jim & Paige