Dead & Company, Raphael Saadiq and Rancid Added to Band Together Bay Area Concert
Lineup also includes Metallica, Dave Matthews and G-Eazy. Tickets on sale to the public Friday, October 27 at 10am
SAN FRANCISCO (October 26, 2017) — Band Together Bay Area, a coalition of business and community leaders supporting North Bay firestorm recovery and rebuilding, continues to gain momentum with confirmation of three additional artists for their benefit concert taking place on November 9 at AT&T Park. Dead & Company, Raphael Saadiq and Rancid, all artists with deep Bay Area roots, will now perform alongside Metallica, Dave Matthews and G-Eazy, rounding out a stellar and eclectic lineup.
The North Bay firestorm — the most destructive and deadliest firestorm disaster in California history — has burned an estimated 200,000 acres and 6,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, displacing thousands of residents. Damage estimates are in the billions of dollars and rising, and the cleanup and recovery efforts will be the largest and costliest in California history.
Tickets for the Band Together Bay Area benefit concert will go on sale to the public this Friday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. through BandTogetherBayArea.org and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets range from $49.50 to $199.50 plus applicable charges. Ticketmaster will donate all processing fees to the relief effort. The best seats in the house will be donated to first responders, volunteers and families impacted by the firestorm.
The Band Together Bay Area benefit concert is underwritten by sponsors, with 100% of ticket sales going to an emergency relief fund established by Tipping Point Community and will be directed to the North Bay community foundations, service providers and government partners supporting the low-income communities hit hardest by the fires. The fund aims to address urgent needs, such as temporary housing, food, education and healthcare services, as well as rebuilding efforts. Beneficiaries to date include: Community Foundation Sonoma County, Napa Valley Community Foundation, the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc. as part of the North Bay Fire Relief Fund established by the Press Democrat and Senator Mike McGuire, Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, among others.
In the last 24 hours, nine additional companies have signed on as major event sponsors including Facebook, Gap Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Intuit, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Qatalyst Partners, StubHub, TMG Partners and Twitter bringing the total raised to nearly $9 million. They join partners and founding sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, Marc and Lynne Benioff, Salesforce, Google, Jeff and Erica Lawson, Twilio, the San Francisco Giants, Levi Strauss Foundation, Benchmark, Ron Conway, Live Nation and Another Planet Entertainment.
For more information visit bandtogetherbayarea.org.