The annual Heartbeat for Hunger concert brings together local music fans and local bands in support of Second Harvest Heartland’s mission to end hunger. Our goal is to expose a new generation to the crisis of hunger in our community. Sponsorship is your chance to show the millennial generation your commitment to eradicating hunger. This year’s line-up is headlined by Trampled by Turtles with special guests Pert Near Sandstone.

Diamond – $25,000

Diamond sponsor recognition on and other sponsor exposures. Choice of 10 VIP Balcony tickets or 20 Main Floor tickets.

Platinum – $10,000

Platinum sponsor recognition on and other sponsor exposures. Choice of up to 8 VIP Balcony tickets or 16 Main Floor tickets.

Gold – $5,000

Gold sponsor recognition on and other sponsor exposures. Choice of up to 6 VIP Balcony tickets or 12 Main Floor tickets.

Silver – $2,500

Silver sponsor recognition on Choice of up to 4 VIP Balcony tickets or 8 Main Floor tickets.

Bronze – $1,000

Bronze sponsor recognition on Choice of up to 2 VIP Balcony tickets or 4 Main Floor tickets.


What is Heartbeat for Hunger?

Heartbeat for Hunger is an annual concert with local bands designed to attract a new generation of philanthropists, create awareness of the issue of hunger in our community and expose them to Second Harvest Heartland and their efforts to eradicate hunger.

Is this event a 501 c 3 charity?

The event itself is not a legal entity, and no transactions take place with the event. Sponsors of the event will donate directly to Second Harvest Heartland, which is a 501 c 3 company.

Is the donation tax deductible?

The entire amount donated is tax deductible, less the value of any tickets received. Some sponsors choose to take the tickets to share with staff or customers, and the deductible amount of their donation is reduced slightly. Other sponsors choose to forego comp tickets in order to receive a full tax deduction.

What are the event details?

On Sunday, January 20th, we will have a concert at the Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis, featuring some trendy local bands that are very popular now with the younger generations. Trampled by Turtles is the headliner, with special guests Pert Near Sandstone. Popular local breweries and restaurants are supporting the event by providing free beer. Each ticket sold includes a token for one free beer at the brand new Kaposia Club in South St. Paul. VIP tickets also include tokens for free beers at Fulton Brewery, Brookside Bar and Grill, Bad Weather Brewery and Brookside Pub. Main floor tickets are $60 each. VIP balcony tickets are $150 each. Venue capacity is 525 on the main floor and 125 on the balcony. We expect the concert to sell out. All ticket sales revenue goes directly to Second Harvest Heartland.

What is different about sponsoring this concert versus just donating to Second Harvest?

The actual donation is identical. If you sponsor Heartbeat for Hunger, you are donating to Second Harvest Heartland. However, by sponsoring this concert, your brand will be supporting an effort to create awareness within a new generation of philanthropists about the issue of hunger in our community.

What is the history of this event?

The inaugural Heartbeat for Hunger concert was held in 2016. The event was formed by members of the committee that formed the Vintner Ball years ago… a very successful wine tasting event that has raised well over a million dollars for Second Harvest Heartland. The group behind Heartbeat for Hunger wanted to do more, and they set out to create a new and different type of event that would appeal to a younger audience.

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