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ROCKTOBER Fall Benefit Concert at Sweetwater

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Bread & Roses returns to the Sweetwater for our annual Fall Benefit and we want you to be there for an intimate evening of extraordinary rock 'n roll music, fundraising and friend-making, featuring Matthew Curry, The Steepwater Band, Birdseed and Irish Greg. 


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THE EVENING
6:00 - 7:30 | Exclusive VIP & Sponsors Reception
7:30 | Doors General Admission
7:55 | Welcome
8:00 | Live music begins!
9:30 | Live Auction
9:45 | More music!
10:30 | Conclusion of event

Tickets:
VIP @ $127 includes the concert; reception with light fare & wine; and reserved seating.
GA @ $52 limited number available. Includes the concert; standing

Tickets are available online through Sweetwater

Want to avoid those online ticketing fees? Purchase tickets in person at the Sweetwater box office:
19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 | (415) 388-3850.

Would you like to sponsor our event?

Please call 415-945-7120 or email eburke@breadandroses.org

Proceeds from this event benefit Bread & Roses Presents program bringing hope and healing through live music to isolated people in Bay Area institutions.


FEATURING

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Matthew Curry

Twenty-two-year-old Matthew Curry, a rising star out of the small town of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, has been called "the next guitar hero" and "a phenomenal guitarist" by Peter Frampton. On tour recently with Frampton, Matthew has also played with the Steve Miller Band, the Doobie Brothers, Blackberry Smoke and Don Felder. According to Steve Miller, "Matthew Curry is a wonderful guitar player [and] great songwriter in the Stevie Ray Vaughan area of virtuosity and originality."
Now part of the Intrepid Artists label, he has recorded two full-length albums and an EP. He is one of ten featured artists on the Fender Accelerator Tour. They describe Matthew's triple-threat talents as tight songwriting, fiery fretwork and dynamic vocals.

The Steepwater Band
An American rock band formed in Chicago in 1998, they are purveyors of guitar based Americana/rock-and-roll. The Steepwater Band's signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Singer/guitarist Jeff Massey, bassist Tod Bowers and drummer Joe Winters have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. Guitarist/vocalist Eric Saylors joined the long-time trio bringing an added depth to their sound. The Steepwater Band just released their 6th full-length studio album Shake Your Faith. Although the band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences, absorbing everything from Psychedelica to Americana, from Jazz to 50's Rock n' Roll Music.

ALSO PERFORMING

Birdseed
Birdseed is an American rock band formed in 2012 that has been attracting both Gen X and Gen Y fans with their classic Fleetwood Mac-meets-Wilco sound. With an interesting backstory of ordinary moms and dads chasing a teenage dream, Birdseed was formed while their children were studying together at the Bird School of Music in San Francisco. Their songs address adult angst, lost loves, perseverance through pain, and the transcendent power of music.

Irish Greg
Master of Ceremonies for the evening is "Irish Greg" McQuaid. Longtime Bay Area personality and a popular voice and producer on KFOG radio for nearly two decades, Irish Greg currently co-produces "Renee and Irish Greg's Pop Up" a bi-monthly podcast and show of live music recorded with a studio audience. Greg is an invaluable resource when it comes to the Bay Area music scene and we're grateful to have him as a supporter in the B&R family.


Help us celebrate the essential work of Bread & Roses--sharing hope and healing through live music with our neighbors most in need.

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Iron Springs: Give Back Tuesday Sept 19, 2017

BabushkasAtHalleckCreekJoin us on Tuesday Sept 19, 2017 for "Give Back Tuesday" at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery in Fairfax. Iron Springs will donate 10% of the proceeds of all food and beverage sales from 4-10pm. 

The Babushka Brothers will perform “Americana at its Best” from 6:30-8:30pm. Dick Bay, Steve Shoen and Peter Bellack are long-time volunteers who play a fun mix of Cajun, country and blues on accordian, guitar and electric fiddle.

Bring friends and family to enjoy a fun evening of food, drink and music while supporting Bread & Roses as well as a great local Fairfax establishment. Thanks to Anne & Michael Altman of Iron Springs for their dedication in giving back to local nonprofit organizations in the community.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Watch the New Video! Bread & Roses Presents by Pint of Soul

 

We are so excited to present a new short documentary about the work of Bread & Roses Presents, a film by Pint of Soul, directed/produced by Dan Foldes and co-produced by Francesca Lee, with narration by Peter Coyote. The film showcases four programs presented by Matt Jaffe at Timothy Murphy School in San Rafael, Tammy Hall at Center for Elders Independence in Oakland, Circus of Smiles at Canal Family Support in San Rafael, and The Lemon Hammer at the Father Alfred Center in San Francisco. Includes interviews with the artists, facility staff and Bread & Roses Executive Director Dave Perron and Producer Francesca Lee which highlight the benefits that live art has on children, adults and seniors in varied institutional settings.

Record-Breaking Year for Bread & Roses

As you can see by our latest program results, Bread & Roses presented an all-time record 626 shows in 2016. With your support we will reach even more audiences in need!


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