Outdoor music festival to benefit MU Children’s Hospital

The inaugural Capital City Band Aid event will take over Jefferson City's Capitol Avenue and Madison Street on Sept. 30.

The idea all started with a conversation Kyle Caraway had with his wife in which she shared a desire to make a street festival music concert that would benefit a different charitable partner each year.

This year's charitable partner is the MU Children's Hospital. Members of the hospital will be there with a pediatric ambulance to talk about some of the things they do that makes them who they are.

After the initial idea, the Caraways then decided to partner with longtime Jefferson City business owners Conrad Hildebrand of Conrad Audio and Tiffany Hildebrand of Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge Mobile Bar to create the event.

Kyle Caraway said it was important to them to make the event kid-friendly, so there will be plenty of fun contests and prizes for children.

Performing this year will be The Rusty Ford Band, Disengaged and Five Turn Knot.

"You know, Cole County and Central Missouri has such a rich music culture between musicians and music consumers, so we think it's going to be a fantastic turn out, a fantastic event," Caraway said.

Bring an appetite; there will be three food trucks participating this year, including Rebel Tacos, 4'Deez Treatz and Eatz, and RJ's Italian Ice.

Adult beverages will be available to purchase from Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge and Mobile Bar.

The event will be held from 5-10 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate and are $5 for 12 and up.

"We're just excited to try something a little bit different, focus on encouraging folks to bring their kids out, their families out," Caraway said. "We love a big rock and roll concert but we want to use what angles we're familiar with to try to get a large community involvement for a good cause."