Virtual Sunset & Vines Event Celebrates Northampton Survival Center

NORTHAMPTON — Sunset & Vines, an annual fundraising event for the Northampton Survival Center usually hosted by Glendale Ridge Vineyard in Southampton, will be held virtually this year on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. on the center’s YouTube channel, and will be available for streaming thereafter. All donations from this event will go toward buying nutritious food, including fresh produce, for clients.

Sunset & Vines 2020 will feature Signature Sounds recording artists and Pioneer Valley favorites Birds of Chicago, who join the event from their home in Nashville, Tenn.; the glorious harmonies of local legends the Nields; folk rocker and headliner of 2019’s Sunset & Vines Kate Lorenz; self-described “songwriter, road dog, raconteur, and almost poet” and recent Valley transplant Peter Mulvey; and Berkshire Theatre Critics Award winners Tara Franklin and James Barry, who are known for their work on regional and national stages. This event will celebrate all the generous individual and business donors as well as the dedicated volunteers who support the center all year long.

Established in 1979, the Northampton Survival Center is dedicated to improving quality of life for low-income individuals and families throughout Hampshire County by providing a stable and reliable source of free, nutritious food all year long. With pantries in Northampton and Goshen, the Center serves clients Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m., and every week distributes more than 17,000 pounds of food to hundreds of its neighbors in need.