An innovative charity concert twist rewards volunteerism with free concert tickets. The Virgin Mobile FreeFest music festival already gave away 35,000 tickets for free, scooped up in minutes by people willing to donate $5.00 to the cause of youth homelessness. Now, it is giving away 3,000 additional free tickets and VIP passes to fans who are willing to volunteer for the homeless.
Thirteen hours of volunteer service at select homeless organizations gets a VIP pass to the festival, which runs all day Aug. 30 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Eight hours earns you a general admission pass.
Those who grabbed one of the 35,000 tickets to the gig, headlined by Blink-182 and Weezer, are being asked to donate $5. Get volunteer details at virginmobilefestival.com.