The “Bash Cancer Fest” takes place in Los Osos this Sunday


Music festival for a cause a local man’s “dream project”

– Local man Anthony Randazzo’s dream project has come to life; Inspired by his beloved aunt, Randazzo created the Bash Cancer Fest, a local food and music festival that draws families from three counties, college students and community members of all ages. All proceeds from the event will go directly to local SLO children battling cancer. This year’s festival will take place on Sunday, December 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Red Barn located at 2180 Palisades Avenue in Los Osos, next to the skate park.

Inspired by his love of music, Randazzo, lecturer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, recruited his students in the field of industrial technology and packaging to create a large-scale festival as part of the project management program . “Many of our students have been touched by cancer in one way or another, and for some it is a labor of love, not just a school assignment,” explained Randazzo. Students and members of the greater San Luis Obispo community came together to host a community event with an inspiring message of hope for local families affected by pediatric cancer.

The Bash Cancer Fest offers a full day of music by local bands such as Surfeza, Turkey Buzzards, Driftwood Brothers and The Bogies. Many other singers / songwriters will perform as well as Dan Waters, Brian Hendricks, and Pat Pearson and Reika Cully. Local food, beer and wines will be offered for sale. Tickets cost $ 7 for adults and are free for children, available at the door.

In addition to food and music, the Bash Cancer Fest will host a number of fundraising activities, including an online silent auction which started on December 1 and will end on December 12, and a silent auction in no one for guests in attendance with local wines, artwork, and more. The online auction is located at In addition, raffle prizes will be drawn hourly for many local products and services. Winners must be present to claim the raffle prizes.

All proceeds from the Bash Cancer Fest support the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission provides financial assistance, emotional support, and educational advocacy to low to moderate income families living in the three counties that have a child battling cancer. The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) is currently in the middle of its Project Holiday program which provides gifts, Christmas trees, stockings, meals, grocery gift cards and gasoline gift cards to families. that they serve. “This kind of tangible support is exactly what families need right now during the holidays,” said Brittany Avila Wazny, Senior Director of Development at TBCF. “The holidays should be a season of joy, but when your child is battling cancer they often add an extra layer of stress and grief. The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is here to ease some of that vacation burden and to make sure every child in their family has a reason to celebrate. “

Since its founding in 2002, the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation has provided over $ 2,000,000 in financial assistance to families battling cancer and continues to increase funding and services as needs increase. They are currently serving a record number of families in 2021.

The Bash Cancer Fest 2021 is primarily sponsored by local organizations in SLO County.

You can find more information about this special event at You can find more information about the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s mission at or by calling (805) 962-7466.

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