The St. Thomas More Catholic High School junior class is hosting the 16th annual Hopefest Music Festival and 5K on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at Moncus Park.
The day begins with a 5K race benefiting the STM Options program at 9 a.m. Participants may pre-register or make a donation here.
The music festival kicks off on the waterfront at Moncus Park with live entertainment from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
Hopefest is an outdoor festival that includes live music, fun family-friendly activities, and much more. All proceeds from Hopefest are directed to two different recipients that care for people in need. One recipient is the STM Options Program, which enables special needs teens to receive a St. Thomas More education. The other recipient for 2023 the RescYOU Group. Their mission is to provide financial aid for end of life expenses and offer emotional support for families who have suffered the loss of a child from one year of age to seventeen years old (or currently enrolled in high school) in the Acadiana area.
Music Festival Line-up
9:45 am - Silver Lining
11:15 am - Louisiana Red
1:15 pm - Surprise Guests
1:30 pm - Kevin Naquin Cajun Band
3:55 pm - Layla
4:50 pm - School of Rock
We are excited to announce our biggest headliner in the 16 year history of Hopefest: a Nashville Trifecta, a handful of Grammy & CMA nominations, numerous Dove Awards and a combined 6.7 million monthly Spotify listeners- Brandon Heath, Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz!
Donation of $250 - $749 will receive three priority parking spaces and recognition at Hopefest.
Donation of $750 - $1,249 will receive three priority parking spaces, access to a VIP area, recognition at Hopefest, and name on Hopefest t-shirt (must be received by March 13, 2023, to be on the shirt).
Donation of $1,250 - $1,999 will receive five priority parking spaces, access to a VIP area, sign on the front stage, recognition at Hopefest, and name on Hopefest t-shirt (must be received by March 13, 2023, to be on the shirt).
Donation of $2,000 - $4,999 will receive five priority parking spaces, access to a VIP area, prominent signage on the front stage, recognition at Hopefest between every musical act, recognition on social media promo blasts, and name will be prominently placed on Hopefest t-shirt (must be received by March 13, 2023, to be on the shirt).
$5,000 or more contact Lance Strother at 337-322-6274.
Over the past years, we have provided hope to the following non-profit associations:
St. Thomas More Options Program
2007 Orphans of Acadiana
2008 Stuller Place
2009 Downs Syndrome Society of Acadiana
2010 Autism Society
2011 Catholic Service Centers
2012 Family Missions
2013 St. Bernadette’s Clinic
2014 Holy Family Catholic School
2015 Healing House
2016 Desormeaux Foundation
2017 Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana
2018 Jacob Crouch Suicide Prevention Services
2019 D.R.E.A.M.S Foundation of Acadiana
2020 Event cancelled due to COVID
2021 Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana
2022 Foster the Love Louisiana
2023 RescYOU Group
Hopefest has donated nearly $1.5 million to local charities.