Following on a larger-scale benefit concert for victims of the North Bay wildfires happening November 9 at AT&T Park, a trio of smaller benefit events were just announced by BottleRock Presents, the producers behind the now annual Napa music festival that happens in May. As the Chronicle reports, the three events two on November 18 and one on December 1 will feature homegrown Bay Area acts Counting Crows, Spearhead, and Train, and will be happening in both Napa and Sonoma counties.
“Nearly all of us who work with BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents events live in the North Bay and have been affected by these devastating fires in one way or another,” says BottleRock CEO Dave Graham in a statement. "We felt it was important to bring music directly to the North Bay to raise both money and the spirits of our friends and neighbors in wine country."
The first of the events, featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, along with opening act Vintage Trouble from LA, begins at noon on Saturday, November 18, at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville. Proceeds from that concert will go to the Napa Community Foundation. Tickets were $50-$150, but that event just sold out in the last few minutes.
That evening, at 6 p.m., Counting Crows will perform a benefit show at the Green Music Center on the Sonoma State campus in Rohnert Park, along with folk singer-songwriter Brett Dennen. That event will benefit the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, and NomaGives, which is providing aid to those in the Sonoma State community affected by the fires. Tickets are $50 to $250, however only those at the $199 level are currently available.
Then, on December 1, Bay Area band Train will help reopen the JaM Cellars Ballroom in Napa, which was shuttered by the fires. That show is already sold out.
Tickets for the November 9 AT&T Park show, featuring Metallica, Dead & Company, Rancid, and Dave Matthews are still available starting at $70.
Tickets are ON-SALE for the "For The Love Of Sonoma" benefit concert on 11.18 in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County. The concert will raise funds for relief efforts resulting from the recent wildfires in Northern California’s wine country. Get your tickets here: https://t.co/YOsucBAoVe pic.twitter.com/FaNjKpaNCb— Counting Crows (@CountingCrows) November 2, 2017