SOURCE: Phoenix VIP Events, LLC

Phoenix VIP Events, LLC

October 24, 2009 00:47 ET

1st Annual Mill Avenue Halloween Music Festival Benefiting St. Mary's Food Bank to Be Held From 10am-4pm October 31st

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 24, 2009) - Phoenix VIP Events announced today the kick-off of the 1st Annual Mill Avenue Halloween Music Festival to benefit the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Holiday Food Drive. This exciting day of great music, festival booths and raffle prizes is hosted by Becky Lynn of the KMLE 108 Tim and Willy morning show. This family-friendly event is on Saturday, October 31st from 10am-4pm in the MADCAP Theater Courtyard located in beautiful downtown Tempe at 7th & Mill Avenues.

Admission to the music festival is free and guests who bring canned or dry food, personal hygiene products or cleaning products will receive a raffle ticket to win exciting prizes donated by local companies including Guitar Center Metrocenter, the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2Tone Apparel and Phoenix Fight Club. The day will start with a VIP reception for early arrivals with complementary hors' devours in the lobby of the MADCAP Theater.

The line up of scheduled performers includes the legendary blues musician, Hans Olson, crowd favorites Sydney Sprague, Poem, Courtney Marie Andrews, Mary Hoffman with Darin Mahoney, Manufactured Defects and special guests James Parks and Steve Larson.

"St. Mary's Food Bank was the world's first food bank and our mission is to efficiently gather and distribute food to sites that serve the hungry," commented Ernesto Ortiz, St. Mary's Food Resource Developer. "We are announcing our partnership with Phoenix VIP Events to produce fun, family-friendly events such as this to increase awareness of our cause and push donations up in these difficult times."

"We have done events with St. Mary's in the past and want to continue to help support this worthy organization," said David Marshall Pryce, Managing Partner of Phoenix VIP Events. "We thought it would be great to increase awareness for St. Mary's efforts and at the same time celebrate the local music community and promote our home town of Tempe. Throw on your dancing shoes and a costume if you've caught the Halloween spirit and come wander the diverse vendor booths, see the great artists who have generously donated their performances and enjoy all that downtown Tempe has to offer."

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