The 18th annual Venice Music Festival featuring live outdoor performances by Los Angeles area bands will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Palms Court, 743 Palms Blvd., Venice

The festival will benefit the nonprofit Venice Community Housing Corporation, which provides neighborhood-based solutions to help low-income people stabilize their lives. The Venice Community Housing Corporation helps nearly 1,000 low-income people each year, including formerly homeless families and at risk youth.

The music festival includes “Jazz at Palms Court,” a morning brunch featuring the jazz vocals of Sony Holland with the Theo Saunders Trio. Brunch guests will be served gourmet fare donated and prepared by Venice’s Off the Wall Catering, as well as donations by the Venice Farmers Market. This champagne brunch is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Palms Court and tickets are $125 per person, which includes entry to the Venice Music Festival.

This year’s Venice Music Festival afternoon line-up features the Luminaries, a seven-piece hip hop band of MCs, poets, singers, and musicians from Venice. Also performing are The 44’s, a blues-roots-rock band that includes “Tex” Nakamura, the harmonica player for the funk band War; and Allensworth, a soul-funk septet known for their high intensity live shows.

Food offerings will include Mexican fare from Venice’s Casablanca, as well as a wine and beer cash bar and other refreshments. Other activities include a silent auction and art displays.

Tickets for the afternoon concert are $10. Cash only at door.

Information, (310) 399-4100, or www.vchcorp.org/vmf/.

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