JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Country singer Brett Eldredge is performing a free concert at the Jacksonville Landing on Thursday to kick off Memorial Day weekend and WQIK's 99 Days of Summer concert series.

People are encouraged to bring canned or boxed food items to the concert to help the Nourishment Network solve hunger in the community.  The food items will fill the barrels positioned near the stage.

Nourishment Network CEO Wayne Rieley said the donations collected at the concert will help provide for local families who don't know where they'll get food for their next meal.

"We can't thank WQIK and Brett Eldredge enough for helping to raise awareness of the hunger problem in our area and for helping us collect food," Rieley said.  "The Nourishment Network has been working with the community for 35 years now to help feed hungry.  It takes us working together to solve hunger."

The concert will be held at the Jacksonville Landing on Thursday, May 22.  The opening act begins at 7 p.m. and Eldredge will take the stage at 9 p.m.

The concert is free to the public.

Local musicians will also perform.  Mavericks is hosting the official concert after party.

For more information about Eldredge and WQIK 99 Days of Summer concert series, visit www.991wqik.com.

For more information about the Nourishment Network, visit www.WeNourishHope.org.