Famine Relief Benefit Concert
Music acts like Bob Ledner, Joanie Collins, Randy Tico, The Sally Cats, the South Coast Swedes, and more will perform to raise funds for Direct Relief International's efforts in famine-plagued East Africa.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, 6 p.m.
Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Music (other)
Pictured: Sally Barr of the Sally Cats
In response to the widespread famine in East Africa affecting twelve million people, Santa Barbara musicians and dancers are banding together to present a marathon concert on September 6, 2011, at 6 P.M. in Center Stage Theater, upstairs in Paseo Nuevo Mall.
All proceeds will be given to the Santa Barbara based international aid organization, Direct Relief International. (http://directrelief.org) DRI, with their partners in-country, provides medical assistance to 59 countries around the world. 100% of donations made go to DRI’s projects thanks to a generous bequest received in 2007. For every dollar donated, DRI turns that into $30 in medicine and medical supplies.
Musicians at this benefit performance include (in alphabetical order) Adrian Spence & Egle Januleviciute, Bob Ledner, Diane Stevenett, the FRBC String Octet, George & Marcella Quirin, Gove County String Quartet with Anna Abbey, Jesse Rhodes, Joanie Collins, Kimberly Ford, Luis Munoz Quartet, Randy Tico, Rebecca Troon, Roy Donkin, The Sally Cats, The South Coast Swedes, The Swizzle Sisters, Teka, Tom Towle, dancer Vanessa Isaac & her troupe, and Yogi Mango.
Ticket price includes five-hour music and dance concert, a free raffle ticket for the Trivia Contest hosted by Madalena, beverages & appetizers. More raffle tickets may be purchased on site. Prizes to include autographed CD packages & much more!
About Direct Relief International
Direct Relief International provides medical assistance to improve the quality of life for people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest at home and throughout the world. We work to strengthen the in-country health efforts of our partners by providing essential material resources—medicines, supplies and equipment.
Direct Relief was established in 1948 and is nonsectarian, nongovernmental, and apolitical. All the programs are provided in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnic identity.
Today, Direct Relief provides appropriate and specifically requested medical resources to community-based institutions and organizations in 59 countries, including the United States. Since 2000, Direct Relief has provided more than $1 billion in direct aid through medical material assistance and targeted cash grants serving people in 70-plus countries worldwide.
For more information, visit http://directrelief.org.
Event posted Aug. 22, 2011
Last updated Aug. 22, 2011