top of page

Roastin' GSO 2024: It's a Wrap!

Please check out the photos (below) and then join us in wishing a huge thank you to our sponsors (bottom), to RetroVinyl and Radio Revolver, to all the volunteers, the auction and raffle donors, and to everyone that came out Saturday or bid in the auction.   Special thanks to our title sponsor, the Tucker Family Foundation, and last but definitely not least our friends at Bender’s Tavern!


Photo Gallery

Want to Help with an Event?


· Volunteer - Selling tickets, merch, shucking oysters, ...  It takes a village!

· Sponsor an event – Several levels available!
· Donate auction or raffle items – Services or goods, big or small.
· Monetary donations – 100% of your donation goes to the cause!

Want to stay in the loop on Roastin' for Research and our other activities?

Sign up for our e-newsletter,

Roastin' History

Ken and Lee Conrad were known for their hospitality but it was their huge oyster roasts and fish fry's that really stood out to their friends and family.    As the Crew looked for opportunities to support the cause, oyster roasts seemed like a natural fit.  


The first oyster roast fundraiser was held in Feb 2016 in a Charlotte  back yard.   It raised about $1,500 for PANCAN through donations and t-shirt sales.   The backyard events grew quickly, though, and were soon too big for the crew's houses.   In April 2019, the team held the first Greensboro fundraiser at Libby Hill Seafood, which added live music and a fish fry to help support Reelin' for Research and UNC Children's Hospital.


The team coined the name "Roastin' for Research" in 2020, and joined forces with Charlotte's Divine Barrel Brewing and Greensboro's Bender's Tavern for two big events in November 2021 and April 2022 respectively.    Featuring online auctions, raffles, and the first corporate sponsors, the two roasts grossed over $50,000 for childhood cancer research.

Prior Roasts

Prior Roasts

After the dust settled and all the shuckers were put away the crew had reason to celebrate - Roastin' GSO and the Spring Auction had raised over $60,000 for Reelin’ for Research and UNC Children's Hospital!

bottom of page