Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Band Together 2 Bay Area for North Bay fire relief
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will star at the Band Together 2 benefit concert for North Bay fire relief, the sequel to last month's Band Together show at AT&T Park with Metallica, which raised more than $17 million.
The new concert will be held Dec. 14 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at $99.50 each for general admission, and will be available at bandtogetherbayarea.org, APEConcerts.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1983, Red Chili Peppers survived membership changes in its early years to establish itself as a top funk and punk rock act, winning six Grammy Awards and selling 80 million records worldwide. The band headlined at the BottleRock music festival in Napa in 2016.
The Southern California rock band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has opened for Willie Nelson and collaborated with Neil Young. The band's fourth album, “Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real,” came out last year.
As with the first Band Together concert, organizers say 100% of ticket sales will go to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund supporting North Bay community foundations, service providers and government partners working with low-income communities hit hardest by the fires.
The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund aims to address urgent needs, such as temporary housing, food, education and healthcare services, as well as rebuilding efforts.
More than $5 million has been allocated to 10 community-based partners in the North Bay. the largest grant made to date from the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, $2.5 million, will go to Santa Rosa Community Health.
Santa Rosa Community Health provides primary healthcare and health education to underserved individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay. The fires destroyed their largest facility, the Vista Campus, leaving 24,000 patients without access to care, according to a statement issued by Tipping Point.
Funding will provide support for temporary medical facilities and infrastructure while the organization rebuilds. The clinic will be spotlighted at the concert.
Additional Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund beneficiaries include: Community Foundation Sonoma County, Napa Valley Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Mendocino County, Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, Jewish Family and Children's Services, On The Move, Gateway to College at Santa Rosa College, North Coast Opportunities, and the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc. as part of the North Bay Fire Relief Fund established by the Press Democrat and state Sen. Mike McGuire.
The grant-making organization has raised a total of $23 million, including the concert proceeds, for low-income and vulnerable residents impacted by the fires. It won't be handing out the money directly to victims, but will distribute it to groups already assisting survivors of the disaster.
For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit bandtogetherbayarea.org.
You can reach staff writer Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @danarts.
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