Barefoot Country Music Fest & ACME Markets Donate $15,000 in Food and Cash to Lazarus House at the ‘Fill the Food Pantry’ Event in Wildwood, NJ

‘Fill the Food Pantry’ launched the #BCMFBeKind Movement, centered around giving back to the Wildwoods community for hosting the inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest

Wildwood Beach, NJ – March 4, 2020 – Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF) – the three-day, country music beach concert taking place in Wildwood, NJ Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21 – and ACME Markets presented over $10,000 worth of food donations, as well as a check for $5,000 to Lazarus House Emergency Food Pantry in Wildwood, NJ.

The funds were donated by Southern Entertainment Group – promoters of the June 19-21 Barefoot Country Music Fest – ACME Markets and Seaport Pier for the ‘Fill the Food Pantry’ food drive event held on March 4, at the Wildwood ACME. City of Wildwood officials, BCMF representatives, ACME Markets representatives, as well as students from Wildwood High School all worked together to fill shopping carts with non-perishable food items and load the items onto a box truck loaned by the City of Wildwood.

“This event, and the #BCMFBeKind Movement, is all about giving back to the Wildwoods community, who has so kindly embraced us for our inaugural event,” said Rob Pedlow of Southern Entertainment Group. “With this being the launch our #BCMFBeKind Movement, we are proud to assist in providing the Lazarus House with donations that they so desperately need. Not only are we going to throw a beach party like the Wildwoods have never seen at BCMF this June, but we also want to spread kindness and positivity while investing in this community through our #BCMFBeKind program”.

Additional contributions included a nearly $10,000 food donation purchase by BCMF from ACME Markets; a monetary contribution from Seaport Pier in North Wildwood; and a $5,000 grant donation by ACME Foundation to Lazarus House.

“When Rob Pedlow from BCMF told us about the need at the food pantry, we knew we had to get involved,” said Joe Byrne, founder of Seaport Pier. “We are glad to give back to our community alongside BCMF and commend them for spearheading this #BCMFBeKind movement.” 

BCMF is brought to you by Southern Entertainment, the producers of the award-winning Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the largest outdoor country music fest on the East Coast. BCMF is expected to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music festival, occupying 27 acres of the Wildwoods’ beaches.

For more information about the festival, go to follow Facebook / Instagram @BarefootCountryMusicFest.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.


About Southern Entertainment

Southern Entertainment is a full-service event and production company. Our unwavering commitment to excellence has led us to produce over 500 events across the United States including the Carolina Country Music Fest, Wild & Wonderful Country Music Fest, Gravedigger’s Ball, Carolina Country Music Cruise, Greenville Country Music Fest and more. We specialize in planning, marketing and executing a wide range of concerts, festivals and other live music events with some of the music industry’s biggest stars like Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw, among many others.

About Barefoot Country Music Fest

Brought to you by the producers of Carolina Country Music Fest, Barefoot Country Music Fest, (BCMF), is poised to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest, is located on the beaches of Wildwood, NJ, between the famous Morey’s Piers on the beach. A unique blend of today’s country headliners and up-and-comers, BCMF is host to the industry’s biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Wildwood’s backdrop, this family-friendly, three-day fest is a summer vacation destination.

About the Wildwoods, NJ

The Wildwoods, NJ is the southern-most barrier island in New Jersey and has been recognized as the #1 family vacation destination at the Jersey Shore for decades. Our visitors enjoy 5 miles of clean, wide, free beaches, voted ‘Best Beaches in New Jersey’, an exciting 2.5 mile Boardwalk with 3 amusement piers with over 100 rides and attractions, 3 beachfront waterparks, shops, arcades, carnival games and more eateries than the Mall of America, and the most events, festivals and concerts at the Jersey Shore. And with over 8,000 hotel rooms and 3,000 vacation rentals to choose from plus great restaurants, pubs and nightclubs, it’s no wonder over 9 million visitors each year consider the Wildwoods the best family vacation value at the Jersey Shore.

About ACME Markets

ACME Markets began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. 129 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.  Today, ACME operates 164 stores, including 102 Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing over 15,000 associates. In 2019 alone, along with the ACME Foundation, ACME gave over $2 million in financial support and over 5 million pounds of food.  The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information, visit    

ACME Markets is a division of Albertsons Companies.  Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States.


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