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Spring Benefit ~ May 13, 2015


at the Grate Room Terrapin Crossroads
100 Yacht Club Drive | San Rafael, CA 94901 

Our Spring Benefit, Bread & Roses Presents at The Crossroads, held on May 13 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael turned out to be a fabulous and successful evening of live music, celebration and FUNdraising! See more photos and read the blog here.

Jonny-Dave-Joan-KrisL-R: Jonny Moseley, Dave Perron, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson    Photo by Ken Friedman

An Intimate Benefit Concert with Live Music by

Rhythm Village and Tea Leaf Green

Special Guest Performance by Joan Baez

Introducing Emree Franklin
with Emcee Jonny Moseley


6:30 pm | Reception with Light Fare and Libations
7:00 pm | Program and Concert
8:30 pm | Auction and Fund-A-Need
9:00 pm | More Live Music and Dancing


Thank you for making this evening possible:

Musical Legends

Suzanne Badenhoop & Guy Lampard

Bank of the West – Raj Gopal

Burd Health

Marin Community Foundation

Michael McElligott

RAM Racing – Rich Manoogian

Nancy & Rich Robbins

Gary & Cathy Spratling

Show Stoppers

Altus Equity - Stacy & Mark Nelson 

Michael McElligott

Danny Scher

rockflowerpaper - Katie Smith

The Redwoods - Barbara Solomon


Michael McElligott

Nancy & Rich Robbins

Exclusive Wine Sponsor

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Proceeds to benefit Bread & Roses Presents programs to bring hope and healing through live music to isolated audiences.

For more information contact Elissa Burke: | 415.945.7120 x113 

Exclusive Matt Nathanson VIP Concert Offer!

About Matt Nathanson

Matt Nathanson is a San Francisco based, internationally touring indie rock performer with a big heart and irreverent wit. He has been a Bread & Roses volunteer since 1998 and has performed for teens and adults in a variety of isolated Bay Area audiences in mental heath and rehab settings.

About KFOG

We are honored to co-present this very special evening with KFOG, a valued collaborative partner for Bread & Roses Presents. KFOG gives back to the community in many ways, including their Local Scene CDs, which help support music education programs in schools and promote local musicians, many of whom volunteer to do concerts for Bread & Roses.

Support Our Mission

Proceeds from this special package will support Bread & Roses’ ongoing mission of bringing hope and healing through live music in over 600 annual shows to our neighbors in need throughout the Bay Area.


Matt Nathanson performs a Bread & Roses concert for teens in rehab at Our Common Ground (formerly Day Top) in Redwood City in 2000.

(Photo by Andrew de Lory)

Steve Meckfessel & Beth Wood March 13 Concert to Benefit Bread & Roses

stevemOn Sunday, March 13th, Steve Meckfessel will play a concert to benefit several organizations including Bread & Roses Presents at the legendary Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in downtown Berkeley, along with nationally touring singer-songwriter, Beth Wood. The concert, with these “modern troubadours of urban folk,” will begin at 7 pm with doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $20/advance and $22 at the door.

A portion of the proceeds from this all ages event will benefit local non-profits including Bread & Roses, as well as the Freight & Salvage, Crowden Music Center and California Coast Music Camp. As part of this very special evening, each attendee will have the opportunity to generate additional support for their nonprofit of choice. Audience members will be invited to place their ticket stubs in a jar for the organization they choose. Several anonymous donors have committed to give each organization $100 for each ticket deposited.

A volunteer performer for Bread & Roses since 2010, Steve Meckfessel has performed eleven institutional shows for a variety of isolated audiences from mental health units in hospitals to homeless shelters.

We look forward to seeing you (and your friends!) at the show for a great night of music supporting our ongoing program of over 600 live concerts a year in the Bay Area for our isolated neighbors who need music most.

Get your tickets now!
Steve Meckfessel and Beth Wood Benefit Concert
Freight & Salvage: 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Sunday, March 13th, 7pm, doors open at 6pm
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Freight & Salvage is one of the premier venues in the country…a beautiful listening room which has recently hosted Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, David Crosby, Judy Collins, Richard Thompson and many, many more.

“The amount of joy that these two musicians and their guitars brought to the men in rehab at The Father Alfred Center in San Francisco was incredible to witness. People were dancing in the aisles, clapping and singing along. They vacillated well between high-energy music and songs that were reflective, harkening to some of the emotions that the men in the audience may have experienced. The evening was a spectacular reminder of why bringing live music to those isolated from it is such important work.” - Elizabeth Irby, Bread & Roses volunteer host.

Steve’s music is “his own blend of urban folk with bits of blues and jazz.” Sometimes funny, other times moving, his songs tell stories that were just waiting to be told. He wrote his first song growing up in Sacramento, then returned to writing and performing his own material fifteen years ago. His first CD, "Twice," was featured on the hit TV show “JAG.” His next release, "Under Beautiful Skies" received world-wide radio play and enthusiastic reviews—in the words of one critic “The folk world has just been handed some of the best music it will ever hear.” Steve recently played the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon where a local music critic selected him as one of two favorite artists in a star-studded line-up of 40+ acts (including several Grammy award winners) and named Steve his “surprise artist of the festival.” He was recently selected by the Acoustic Guitar Project (“one guitar, one week, one song”) to write and live-record a song in a week on a guitar built for the project. The resulting song, “Jimmie and Marco,” is creating a buzz among early listeners.

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Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting and commanding stage presence have won over audiences across the country. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent and high-energy—an invitation to joy. She has been featured on OPB’s “Artbeat” and on “Troubador TX” a nationally syndicated series airing in 40 million US households. Beth has been a three-time featured artist on Cayamo, a Caribbean songwriters’ cruise, along with Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, John Prine, Patti Griffin, Emmy Lou Harris, Richard Thompson and many more.

May 22 Bank of Marin Running Festival


We are excited to be partnering with the first annual Bank of Marin’s 2016 Running Festival, on Sunday May 22. A portion of each registration will benefit Bread & Roses Presents. Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in any of five different races, including a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and a “Run Like a Girl” one-mile for girls 12 or younger.

Use this link to sign up and Bread & Roses will receive an extra $5 donation for each registration!

Medals will be given to everyone finishing and the festival will end with post race fun. Dean Karnazes, American ultramarathon runner and author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All Night Runner, will be on-site for photos and to run the half marathon.

For more information:

Join us and #GetUpAndRunning!



We will be at the water stations throughout the course at Indian Valley College in Novato. (7am start time.)

Contact Lisa Starbird at or (415) 945-7127 ext. 104

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