Calgary AB- It's about the homeless, nothing more, nothing less. That is the message as Blankfest Calgary presents in its first annual clothing fundraiser for Calgary's homeless shelter The Mustard Seed on November 5th at the aptly named Blind Beggar Pub.

The event, spearheaded by Calgary-based SIN Agency’s Leanne Harrison, is bringing together the local music scene for the great cause that will support those in need during Calgary's below zero winter months and are exposed to dangers such as frostbite.

"Blank-Fest first came to my attention a couple of years ago via Jon Asher with his Montreal based project  Blankfest Quebec.

I knew right away that it was something I wanted to be a part of as its long been a passion of mine that a little understanding, knowledge and respect will go a long way to helping the homeless situation in our country and our cities.

“My partner and I are quite excited to have SIN Agency be a part of this awesome project and hope to see it grow. We are also really excited at the bands that are lining up to be a part of this event, and really proud to see that the musicians we are all about step up and show their compassion, respect and support for Blank-Fest and The Mustard Seed! On a personal level, I can't think of a better legacy to leave behind than that Blank-Fest Calgary become a continuously growing annual event." commented Blankfest Calgary organizer Leanne Harrison.

The Mustard Seed is a non-profit organization that has been caring for the needs of the less fortunate since 1984, through its three centres across Alberta delivers basic services, housing and employment programs to those in need and partners with the community to address the root causes of poverty.

“We are really excited about Blankfest Calgary and are grateful that they have chosen to partner with us through this initiative. The support raised through this event will truly impact the lives of the men and women we serve and those blankets will go a long way in providing warmth on a cold winter night.”, says The Mustard Seed’s Simone Brown..

Events Deets
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Time: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m
Venue: Blind Beggar Pub, 5211 Macleod Trail Southwest
Calgary, AB
Cost: Admission to the event is a donation of a blanket or winter clothing, or pay what you can monetary donation. All proceeds collected will be donated to The Mustard Seed.

The Lineup
Grime House (Airdrie AB) – Hip Hop/ Metal
Stella (Vancouver BC) – Alternative/ Metalcore 

All Else Fails (Edmonton AB) – Metalcore 

Inside It Failed (Vancouver BC) – Alternative Hard Rock 

Dreams of Reason (Calgary AB) – Alternative Rock 

Alkatine (Calgary AB) – Hard Rock 

King Dylan (Calgary AB) – Pop/ Hip Hop 

Jung People (Calgary AB) - Progressive 

Bloom (Calgary AB) – Reggae/ Dub/ Blues 

Septembryo (Calgary AB) – Pop Alternative 

Million Dollar Fix (Calgary AB) - Rock 

Same Monkey (Calgary AB) – Alternative

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