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Third annual local music festival happening this December 

Bash Cancer Fest

All proceeds go to helping local SLO kids battling cancer

–The third annual “Bash Cancer Fest”, a local food and music festival for charity, will be held on Sunday, December 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Red Barn located at 2180 Palisades Ave. in Los Osos.

Anthony Randazzo, a lecturer at Cal Poly, was inspired by his aunt to create the festival and enlisted his students to create the full-scale festival as part of the project management curriculum.

“Many of our students have been affected by cancer in one way or another and for some this is a labor of love, not just a school assignment,” Randazzo said.

The festival offers a full day of music by local bands such as Surfeza, Turkey Buzzards, Driftwood Brothers and The Bogies. Many other singer/songwriters will perform as well including Dan Waters, Brian Hendricks, Pat Pearson and Reika Cully. Food, beer and local wines will be available for purchase.

Accompanying the music and food, the festival will also host a number of fundraising activities including an online silent auction that is running now until December 12 and and in-person silent auction for guests featuring local goods like wine and art. Additionally, raffle prizes will be drawn every hour for many local products and services, but winners must be present to redeem raffle prizes.

All proceeds from the festival support the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial aid, emotional support and education advocacy for low-to-moderate income families living in the tri-counties who have a child battling cancer.

Since its founding in 2002, the organization has provided over $2 million in financial aid to families battling cancer and continues to increase funding and services as the need grows. They are currently serving a record number of families in 2021.

The festival is mostly sponsored by local organizations within the San Luis Obispo County. Some of the sponsors include Estero Bay Graphics, UGS at Cal Poly, Pizza Port, Uzunu Digital Marketing, Coast Realty, Black Box Marketing, Alta Realty Group, Clear View Mortgage, Aaron Wines and Peachy Canyon Wines.

Tickets are available at the door and cost $7 for adults, but are free for kids.

For more information about this event visit the website.

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