Catstock Concert Raises Funds for Mid Hudson Animal Aid

Mid Hudson Animal Aid (MHAA) will host their third annual Catstock Benefit Concert on Oct. 13 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Howland Cultural Center located at 477 Main St. in Beacon. This family-friendly folk, rock, and blues show will feature several local musicians, and all proceeds will go directly to the shelter.

MHAA, also known as the Essie Dabrusin Cat Sanctuary, is a free-range, no-kill home to hundreds of cats and kittens pending adoption. The shelter socializes cats in its wide-open spaces, provides preventative medical treatment, rehabilitates frightened and abused animals, and provides a safe and stimulating environment during their stay at the sanctuary. The goal is to place these animals in good homes through their adoption program. It is through fundraising events like Catstock that MHAA, as a nonprofit, privately funded organization, is able to sustain its operations.

The lineup this year includes several different sounds that together will make for a stimulating evening of music. Todd Giudice is a self-taught guitarist and vocalist who started playing and singing at young age. His album, Destination Venus, has been described by The Epicurean Monk as evoking “the sonic textures of The Band, Wilco and Dream Syndicate co-mingled with the best of America’s folk rock roots.”

Tim Haufe’s latest album, Downstairs, is a raw musical work on which Haufe confesses his fears, passions and desires in the most genuine way he knows.

Other artists in the lineup include Phil Cohen, Brittani O’Hearn and Down to the Bricks.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting the shelter at 845-831-4321 or [email protected]. Tickets can be also be purchased at Planet New York Tattoo, 11 Marist Drive, Poughkeepsie, and at Dream in Plastic, 177 Main St., Beacon. Tickets are also available at the door.

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