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Contact: Emily Smith
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Blackbelly and Chef Hosea Rosenberg, The Dimmer Twins and Boulder chefs aim to help local nonprofit collect 10,000 meals for Pine Ridge Reservation this harvest season


BOULDER, Colo. (Sept. 22, 2016) – Foodies and music-lovers alike will unite behind local nonprofit Conscious Alliance on Oct. 23 at eTown Music Hall in Boulder for the 3rd Annual ‘Art That Feeds’ Harvest Celebration. The evening will feature music from The Dimmer Twins (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers) plus cuisine prepared by Boulder’s finest chefs, led by Chef Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly.


Between April and September, Conscious Alliance provided 60,103 meals out of its 100,000-meal goal for the summer, raised through Art That Feeds Food Drives at 29 concerts and festivals across the country. Funds raised from the Harvest Celebration will go toward providing 10,000 meals to families on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota this harvest season. Pine Ridge is one of the nation’s most economically isolated communities, with 91 percent of the population living below the federal poverty line and one grocery store for an area roughly the size of Connecticut. Conscious Alliance currently operates the only food bank on Pine Ridge and has been working with the reservation since 2002.


“For the third year, we are thrilled to partner with celebrated musicians and several of Boulder’s best chefs to bring intimate live music and delicious food to our supporters,” said Justin Levy, executive director of Conscious Alliance. “Through this night of music, art and action, we are hoping to raise 10,000 meals for families in need, while creating awareness and action around our volunteer and youth empowerment programs on economically isolated Native American reservations and across the country.”

Where: eTown Music Hall (1535 Spruce St., Boulder CO 80302)
When: Sunday, October 23, 6 – 9:30 p.m.
What: Led by Chef Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly, guests will enjoy cuisine prepared by some of Boulder’s finest chefs, hailing from the following restaurants:

  • Blackbelly
  • Basta
  • BRU
  • Hapa Sushi
  • Jax
  • Pizzeria Locale
  • Sweet Cow
  • T/aco
  • The Kitchen
  • The Post
  • Via Perla
  • Intimate, live music performance from The Dimmer Twins (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers)
  • Silent auction featuring unique artwork and one-of-a-kind memorabilia

Why: To help local nonprofit Conscious Alliance deliver 10,000 meals to the people of Pine Ridge Reservation this harvest season and support the organization’s national youth empowerment mission.


 “I am honored to be the host chef of the 3rd Annual Conscious Alliance ‘Art that Feeds’ Harvest Celebration again this year,” said Hosea Rosenberg, Chef and Owner at Blackbelly. “The event not only aligns with my personal passions – my interest in music, my love for food as a chef, and a cause with which I feel a deep connection due to my profession – I also admire the profound impact Conscious Alliance will make on this one night alone. On October 23, we will raise enough funds to serve 10,000 meals, aiding communities in need of hunger relief. This is a contribution I am more than thrilled to support.”



About Conscious Alliance:

Conscious Alliance, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,  supports communities in crisis.  Based in Boulder, Colo., Conscious Alliance operates through a three-tier approach: emergency food relief to communities across the United States; empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country; and nutrition, exercise and gardening education for youth in economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance operates ongoing grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programs by organizing food drives at concerts and music events. The donations collected benefit local food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance works with myriad companies and organizations to further its mission of providing life changing and life enhancing programs to the communities they serve. For more information visit


About Blackbelly:

Established in Boulder, Colorado by award-winning Chef Hosea Rosenberg, Blackbelly is a full-service restaurant, with a vibrant bar and a one-of-a- kind butcher shop, serving seasonal American fare.  Menus at Blackbelly change continuously emphasizing superior ingredients. Produce, meat, and dairy are almost exclusively sourced from area ranches and farms.  Blackbelly boasts the only whole animal, custom cut butcher program and is the sole independent business licensed to make and sell house-made charcuterie in Boulder. Our butcher program, led by Nate Singer, utilizes rare skills passed down for generations. All our animals are raised by ranchers we know personally, and enjoy conditions that result in the unparalleled quality of meat found at Blackbelly.





About The Dimmer Twins:

The Dimmer Twins are Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, the main singer/songwriters for the Drive-By Truckers. Their critically acclaimed new Drive-By Truckers album, American Band, comes out September 30th.

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