In the spirit of the rent party tradition, which offered a DIY solution for families facing eviction in the 1920’s while playing a major role in the historic development of jazz and blues music, South Oakland Shelter presents our 2nd annual Rent Party.
Last year, our inaugural event raised $50,000 to help homeless families in our community. This year's Rent Party will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the former Stanley Kresge estate – renovated by Paddy Lynch – in the Arden Park-East Boston Historic District. The event features three stages of jazz, including RJ Spängler's Planet D Nonet with special guest Thornetta Davis, Ralphe Armstrong and I.D., and Michael Jellick Quartet; a delicious strolling dinner provided by Selden Standard, Wright & Company and Supino Pizzeria with open bar featuring Two James Spirits, MotorCity Wine and Motor City Brewing Works; and special pre-party Arden Park estate tours featuring strolling live music by Oscar-winner Luis Resto and Marie Jesse Bennett & Pathe Jassi on vocals and guitar for our sponsors.
Sponsorship & Friends of Rent Party VIP packages are now available at http://my.southoaklandshelter.org/rentparty
with a very limited number of general admission tickets to be released on April 1st. Note that space is limited and we sold out very quickly last year.
All proceeds to support the work of SOS and our rental assistance programs! Learn more about SOS at http://www.southoaklandshelter.org
Special thanks to our early sponsors: Chemical Bank, Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, PNC, Gigi & Ethan Davidson, Chris & Walter Schwartz, Katharina & Ryan Hertz, and Wendy & Howard Hertz.