AEPoolSlideThe cover band Almost Easy is among the featured entertainment during a January 16 fundraiser event at The Downtown, to benefit Red Bank’s Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen.

While Jon Bon Jovi’s pay-what-you-can restaurant JBJ Soul Kitchen has made it a core part of its mission to feed hungry bodies on and around the Jersey Shore, every so often it becomes necessary to Feed the Soul — and on January 16, an alliance of professional organizers, party planners and performers is throwing a bash for the benefit of Soul Kitchen and other area nonprofits.

Presented by the business-to-business networking organization Monmnouth County Referral Group, the third annual “Night of Hope to Feed the Soul” returns to The Downtown for an evening of live entertainment, auctions and refreshments — all dedicated to the ongoing endeavors of Soul Kitchen, as well as Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County. Comedian John Svenda is joined on the West Front Street nightspot’s upstairs stage by musical guests Scott Elk, Courtney McManus, Strumberry Pie, and Almost Easy.

Tickets to the 7 pm event are $75 per person (a limited $500 VIP package includes four tickets, two bottles of wine and preferred seating), and the club will be offering cash-bar drink specials for the duration of the three-hour affair. Take it here for full details.