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Our hearts ache for the victims of the tragedy at Ghost Ship this past weekend, as well as for all of their loved ones, families, and friends. As we all continue to mourn the devastating loss of so many lives, a large number of local benefit shows are emerging to support victims’ relief efforts.

In addition to attending the events linked below, you can (and should) also donate directly to the victims’ relief fund being raised by the Gray Area Foundation.

We’re endeavoring here to keep a running list of Ghost Ship benefit shows below. Is there a benefit that we’re missing? Let us know by providing more info in the comments or by emailing thebaybridged


Tuesday, December 6th
In Honor of Our Friends: The Oakland Queer + Trans Open Mic #OaklandGhostShipFire at 440 Grand Ave.
Benefit for Ghost Ship: Cables & Arms, Belle Reve, Twin Screw Steamer at El Rio

Wednesday, December 7th
Kimya Dawson, Torrey Pines, and Johnny Physical at Midsummer Studios
Yours Truly: A benefit for Ghost Ship fire victims at El Rio
Ghost Ship Benefit: Akatharsia, Void Omnia, Undō, Yarrow at the Golden Bull

Thursday, December 8th
Benefit for Ghost Ship at The Golden Bull
Willa Mamet & Julie Indelicato and Collisionville at The Lost Church

Perfect Loss, New Spell. Ol Silver Tongue at Hemlock Tavern

Friday, December 9th
AFC Presents: A concert to support the victims of the Oakland fire at The Arlene Francis Center
Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Tambo Rays, The Easies at Amnesia
The Vile Augury at DNA Lounge
SLØTFACE, DYAN, Quaaludes, Try The Pie at Rickshaw Stop

Saturday, December 10th
Ghostship Benefit Show: Creepers, Religious Girls, Weed Alien at the Hemlock Tavern

Sunday, December 11th
Oakland Fire Relief Benefit: Moby (DJ Set) at Mezzanine

Wednesday, December 14th
The Atom Age, Down and Outlaws, Half Stack at Bottom of the Hill

Thursday, December 15th
Maddy Tasquin + Rose Steffy at The Octopus Literary Salon

Friday, December 16th
The Atom Age, Dirty Denim, Friends W/O Benefits at Starry Plough
Mall Walk, B Hamilton, Brasil, and more at The Night Light

Saturday, December 17th
Oakland Underground United: A Benefit for the Ghost Ship Fires at Independent Brewing Company

Saturday, December 18th
Birdland Jazzista Social Club Benefit Concert

Tuesday, December 20th
Kendra McKinley, Emily Afton at Bimbo’s 365 Club