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5 Reasons to Attend Music 4 Shelter

Fillmore - Music 4 Shelter - Header
Photography by Tom Baker/Manitou Photos

Simpson Housing Services is hosting their second annual Music 4 Shelter benefit concert this Friday, November 4, at the Fillmore in Minneapolis. With an all-star lineup and all proceeds going to benefit a great cause, here are five reasons to come rock out and give shelter!

1. Grammy Nominated Headliners

Tank and the Bangas Interview - Music 4 Shelter - Simpson Housing Services

From their award winning NPR Tiny Desk Concert, to their 2020 Grammy nod, Tank and the Bangas are an absolute must see for all music fans. Don’t just take it from us, click here to listen to Tank share why you need to come out to the show!

2. Local Artists Sharing Their Talents

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In addition to Tank and the Bangas, attendees will hear from local acts like Soul Beautiful, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, and Purple Funk Metropolis.

“We can use our talents to strengthen our community to make positive, necessary change,” exclaimed the band members of Purple Funk Metropolis. “Not only can we guarantee a great show, but your money will also go towards a great cause.”

For DJ Shannon Blowtorch, performing to benefit Simpson Housing Services feels personal.

“If some of our community is struggling or unhoused, then we need to bring attention to get resources to help people. I grew up homeless from the ages of 15 to 18,” Shannon shared. “The services that Simpson Housing provides are super important to be able to access.”

As artists from our local music scene come together, we build the power needed to make change. Attendees can expect a space to dance and be your authentic self as Purple Funk Metropolis, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, and Soul Beautiful represent the Twin Cities with passion.

3. An Opportunity to Support Simpson Housing Services

Audience at Music 4 Shelter 2021
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This concert benefits Simpson Housing Services’ mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. The non profit serves about 2,000 people experiencing and transitioning out of homelessness annually, including 300 families with 600 children.

Its programs include an emergency shelter; supportive housing for single adults, families, and youth; and extensive services including early childhood services, mentoring, tutoring, and education opportunities to promote strong communities and self-advocacy. This year, marks Simpson’s 40th anniversary. Learn more at

4. Multiple Ways To Give

Photography by Tom Baker/Manitou // Instagram: @manitouphotos //

When you purchase a ticket to Music 4 Shelter, you are benefiting the mission of Simpson Housing Services. But it doesn’t stop there. At the event, you can look forward games, a wine wall, a silent auction, which includes gifts from local restaurants, sports teams, and our music community.

Doomtree Records has generously donated a great collection of albums for the auction, including an amazing collection from Dessa.

You also can make a gift via text! Join in by texting “ROCKTHEFUND” to 243725. Simpson Housing Services is happy to accept any gift, big or small.

5. A Great Price for an Unforgettable Show
Offer-Code for Music 4 Shelter

Tickets are still available. Receive $15.00 off when you use the offer code MUSICINMN_ROCKS. Click here to purchase!

Photography by Tom Baker/Manitou // Instagram: @manitouphotos //

Written by Dylan Novacek

Photographer, graphic designer, and multimedia storyteller from St. Paul. Most likely listening to CHVRCHES, Of Monsters and Men or Fall Out Boy. Once featured in the New York Times for using the bathroom during Avengers: Endgame.


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