Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit
Keeping Music Education Alive
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Blue Bear School of Music
40th Anniversary Benefit
+ Special Guests
Lebo and Steve Adams (ALO)
Opening Performances by
Blue Bear Youth Bands
Emcee Renee Richardson (KFOG)
Plus a Silent Auction!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus in San Francisco
Doors: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm
$60 GA Blue Bear Members
Proceeds support Blue Bear's nonprofit mission
and youth music programs
VIP Tickets: $150
VIP Tickets include complimentary catered cuisine from Da Bettina Catering and chef Josh Birch (Orbit Room Cafe); exclusive, non-reserved VIP seating opportunities; non-hosted VIP bar and more.
General Admission Tickets: $75
Blue Bear Member GA Tickets: $60
Available for purchase by phone at 415-673-3600 or at Blue Bear School of Music. Blue Bear Members, students and alumni in good standing can purchase up to two Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit tickets at the discounted price of $60.
|Silent Auction: Bid on These Amazing Items!
* Neil Young Autographed Memorabilia
* Slash Autographed Epiphone Les Paul Guitar
* Arcade Fire's Win Butler Autographed Stratocaster Guitar
* Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival VIP Passes
* Treasure Island Music Festival VIP Passes
* High Sierra Music Festival Family Pack Festival Passes
* Happy Hour for 30 with live music at Reed & Greenough cocktail lounge
* Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain - 5 Night Stay and Airfare for 2
* Canopy Tour Adventure in Costa Rica - 5 Night Stay at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort and Airfare for 2
View expanded auction item list here >>>
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Support Music Education
Please join us for the Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit, featuring Jackie Greene plus special guests including Lebo and Steve Adams (ALO) and more on Thursday, March 22 at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco. Talented Blue Bear Youth Bands will jump start this special evening with rocking performances.
The Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit will provide crucial funding for our school's nonprofit mission and youth music education programs that enrich the lives of more than 600 Bay Area youth from low-income families and under-served communities each year. Proceeds support innovative Rock Band Ensemble, Digital Audio Production Studio 101, and guitar outreach programs at partner sites in public schools and community centers, Blue Bear Summer Camps, youth scholarships and sliding scale tuition support for low-income students.
Current youth music education partners include:
- Glide Memorial Church After School Center
- James Lick Middle School
- Rooftop Alternative School
- Creative Arts Charter School
- Ida B. Wells High School
- International Studies Academy
Headlining this year's Blue Bear benefit is the prolific guitarist and vocalist Jackie Greene. At 31, Jackie has accomplished what many artists strive decades for. He has recorded seven albums of original work, an EP, DVD, and a recently released book of lyrics. Greene has been involved in many high-profile side projects including his endeavors with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Furthur, Levon Helm and Warren Haynes's Gov't Mule. Constantly touring, Jackie has a reputation for putting on an energetic live show and has earned the respect of critics and musicians across the country. While difficult to pigeonhole his music (frequent comparisons are to Bob Dylan and The Band), there is a consistent influence of Americana Roots Music that runs through the themes in his large musical catalog. At times, his songs are playful - other times they are sorrowful. But always, they are soulful. Greene is musically rooted in the rock and roll tradition, though he is emotionally attached to other forms of American music like country-western and rhythm and blues. Armed with a voice that turns heads and a near-mastery of several instruments, Greene has been dubbed by New York Times as "The Prince of Americana." More info: jackiegreene.com
Please join us for this exciting event and help Blue Bear School of Music continue our 40-year legacy of bringing innovative and affordable music education programs to anyone, regardless of financial means, who is motivated to sing, play or craft a song.
Da Bettina Catering
VIP catered cuisine courtesy of Da Bettina Catering and chef Josh Birch (Orbit Room Cafe) will feature the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients brought together to make the finest rustic farm fresh creations. Da Bettina and Josh's philosophy is to bring the freshest ingredients from the farm to the table to create an experience similar to his experience growing up on a California organic farm. His parents hosted some of the first Slow Food dinners on their farm and his father continues to provide produce to several of Los Angeles' top rated restaurants. Da Bettina employs sustainable practices in their kitchens and on-site to ensure they leave the smallest footprint behind, while providing the highest quality of service. More info: dabettina.com
A Big Blue Bear Thanks To Our Generous Sponsors
(More Info on Sponsorships)
Friends of Blue Bear
George & Laura Akel
Graham & Bianca Green
Blue Bear is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency,
and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.