Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Train headline benefit concerts for North Bay fire victims
There are several benefit concerts lined up this month to help those those who lost their belongings in the devastating North Bay wildfires.
Here's the lineup:
- Band Together Bay Area fire relief benefit concert Nov. 9 at AT&T Park in San Francisco includes: Dead & Company, featuring Grateful Dead drummer and west Sonoma County resident Mickey Hart. Berkeley punk band Rancid, Oakland singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq, East Bay-based heavy metal band Metallica, rocker Dave Matthews and Oakland rapper G-Eazy. Tickets, priced from $49.50 to $199.50, go sale at 10 a.m. Friday at BandTogetherBayArea.org and Tickemaster.com.
The concert is underwritten by corporate sponsors who have already raised $9 million for North Bay fire relief. All of the money raised by ticket sales will go to the special emergency relief fund established by San Francisco nonprofit Tipping Point Community. Ticketmaster also will donate all processing fees.
- Counting Crows will perform at the “For Love of Sonoma” Nov. 18 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, will singer and songwriter Brett Dennen opening. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.
- Michael Franti and Spearhead will headline the “For the Love of Napa” benefit concert Nov. 18 at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, with rhythm and blues band Vintage Trouble opening, Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday.
- The San Francisco pop band Train, presented in association with Drops of Jupiter Vine, will perform Dec. 1 at the JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Napa Valley Opera House in downtown Napa. Tickets at 11 a.m. Thursday.
All of the proceeds from these concerts will support fire relief efforts through the Napa Valley and Sonoma County Community Foundations, as well as North Bay Fire Relief Fund and NomaGives.
For tickets and information: bottlerocknapavalley.com.