Last year, Bay Area musician Bobby Jo Valentineexperienced first hand the devastating effects of fire when he lost his home and all of his belongings in the Santa Rosa Tubbs Fire. He is now focusing his energy on helping the victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise, by inspiring several benefit concerts to raise money for those who have suffered the same fate.
We have called upon other Bay Area singer-songwriters to help us create an evening of music and community bonding. Ticketleap has generously agreed to reduce their ticket fees, and we are donating 100% of ticket sales to the North Valley Community Foundation. Novato resident Roberta DiPrete is opening her beautiful Novato home to us as the location for this event. Now all we need is you! We hope you will join us and also participate in a potluck by bringing beverages, appetizers, dishes or desserts to share, as Roberta's house has ample space for imbibing in the kitchen and chatting in cozy corner couches. This will be an evening of wonderful music, story sharing, meeting neighbors and most importantly donating to a worthy cause of helping people in dire need.
Let's gather together, out of the smoke & heartbreak, to honor & support community affected by the deadliest fire in California history - an open mic offering, w/special musical guests...
Bobby Jo Valentine
Adam Rubinger [of Midtown Social]
The Singer and The Songwriter
Doors at 7pm
Show at 7:30pm
Ends at 10pm
@ The San Francisco Columbarium
1 Loraine Court
San Francisco, CA 94118
TICKETS BY DONATION: https://bpt.me/3909391
Proceeds go to the North Valley Community Foundation - https://www.nvcf.org
VENUE: Located off the beaten path, at the end of a residential cul-de-sac in the Richmond District, the copper-domed, Neo-Classical columbarium is a hidden gem & an architectural wonder. The structure features a large rotunda, mosaic tile floors, ornate stained-glass windows & a domed skylight. A colossal 45-foot atrium is surrounded by intricate balconies, with each of the 4 floors providing a glimpse into San Francisco’s history. Big thanks to Bobby Jo Valentine for the idea & to Brian Kestenblatt for the space!
OPEN MIC: Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to share, arrive early. If you’re going to perform, please keep it under 5 MINUTES. If you feel compelled to, share whatever you want, but you don't have to perform anything at all - the audience is as essential as the performers.
PARKING: There is a parking lot, but space is limited. Public transportation is recommended.
COMFORT: The space was built in the late 1800s, so there is no heat, but a limited number of blankets will be available for use. Dress warmly!
The Camp Fire is the deadliest & most destructive wildfire in California history. It is also the deadliest wildfire in the United States, as well as the seventh-deadliest U.S. wildfire overall. Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California. The fire has caused 77 civilian fatalities, injured 12 civilians & five firefighters, covered an area of about 140,000 acres, & destroyed 11,862 structures, including 9,700 single-family homes & 118 apartment buildings, with most of the damage occurring within the first two days.
The fire forced the evacuation of Paradise, Magalia, Centerville, Concow, Pulga, Butte Creek Canyon, & Yankee Hill & threatened the communities of Butte Valley, Chico, Forest Ranch, Helltown, Inskip, Oroville, & Stirling City. Within the first day, the fire essentially destroyed the community of Concow & the town of Paradise, incinerating homes, businesses, churches, a hospital, schools, & a rest home.
CAMP FIRE STATISTICS: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277
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