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Rock Out To Knock Out Hunger

Songs about mama, pick-up trucks and wild nights on the town.

Those may just be your first references when someone mentions country music.

And yeah, there are plenty of those songs playing in regular rotation on local country stations WIL 92.3 and 93.7 The Bull.

But one other common denominator for country music artists – and musicians in general – is an overwhelming sense of responsibility to the community and the world.

Once again this year, country music artists – and artists from other genres too – are helping the St. Louis community by raising food and funds for families in need.

With the help of Live Nation St. Louis, the St. Louis Area Foodbank will be at each of the following concerts for a program called Rock Out to Knock Out Hunger.

At each concert, fans who donate to the St. Louis Area Foodbank will have the chance to win great prizes, including meet and greet passes with the artist, ticket upgrades and memorabilia.

For every $5 donation or donation of five canned goods, fans get one chance in the drawing for one of those awesome prizes.

Upcoming Shows

May 9 Brad Paisley
May 23 Tim McGraw
June 7 The Zac Brown Band
June 14 Luke Bryan
June 27 Kenny Chesney
July 27 Blake Shelton
August 16 Rascal Flatts
August 23 Keith Urban
September 6 Miranda Lambert
September 20 Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan Concert Winners
Tim McGraw Concert Winners


Zac Brown Band Concert Winners


Foodbank Team

So take a few extra minutes and pick up some canned goods or extra cash. Drop it by the Foodbank table outside the gates at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater just before the concert.

See us at the following concerts. We’ll update here when we confirm other concerts!


Bethany Prange
Bethany Prange is the communications coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank.


Cans of Corn Could Get You Backstage


Fans donate to the Foodbank for their chance to meet Brad Paisley / Photo by Ryan Farmer

Few things say summer like outdoor concerts.  It seems like a rite of passage to grab a blanket and a couple of your best friends for a night of music under the stars at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

There is little that compares with watching your favorite artists perform the songs you’ve belted out alone in your car a thousand times before, with the exception of going backstage to profess your admiration firsthand.  We would like to give you that opportunity.

For the second year in a row, the St. Louis Area Foodbank is partnering with Live Nation on a summer-long food drive outside the amphitheater.  Last summer, the Foodbank collected nearly 20 tons of food to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the amphitheater.  This summer, “Sevens Are Wild.”

Live Nation is bringing seven great country concerts to St. Louis.  Artists like Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Jason Aldean will entertain the masses like they have done so many times both here and across the country.  For every $7 donation or seven non-perishable food items donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank outside the gates, fans will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to meet that night’s headliner.

We’ve enlisted both local country stations, 92.3 WIL and 93.7 The Bull, to help get the word out.  We know that country music has some of the most generous fans you’ll ever find, but we want to know which station can generate the most donations.

The station that brings in the most by the end of the summer will receive a special prize from Live Nation to give away to its listeners in any manner they see fit.  It’s a friendly competition where the real winners are hungry families throughout the bi-state region.

For a complete list of “Sevens Are Wild” shows, please click here.

We know that the decision to donate to a charity is an important one and there are many different choices out there.  We are thankful to have partners like Live Nation who are offering up once in a lifetime experiences to St. Louis country music fans in return for making a donation that may change someone’s life.

Ryan Farmer


Ryan Farmer is the communications manager at the St. Louis Area Foodbank