(Illustration: Fabian Molina)

With the fires still burning north and south of San Francisco, it can be hard to know when this disaster is over and when the rebuilding will begin. But one thing is for sure: It’s never too soon to start organizing relief efforts. Local promoter KC Turner is on the job and has thrown together an impressive line up of Bay Area musicians for Stronger Together: North Bay Fire Benefit. The house concert/fundraiser will be held Saturday afternoon October 21 in Piedmont (the tiny city within the city of Oakland).

The line up includes featured performances by New Monsoon (opening) and Poor Man’s Whiskey (closing) with a series of three songwriter rounds in the middle. Each round includes three songwriters — including Tim Bluhm (the Mother Hips), Kelly McFarling, the Welcome Matt, Ben Morrison (the Brothers Comatose), the Sam Chase and others. Full schedule below.

Tickets run from $25 – $100 with all proceeds going to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief fund at Redwood Credit Union. Find tickets here.


1pm: Doors Open
2pm: New Monsoon
3:15pm: Avi Vinocur / Kelly McFarling / John Elliott
4:30pm: The Welcome Matt / Lisa Azzolino / Kate Gaffney
5:45pm: Tim Bluhm / Ben Morrison / The Sam Chase
7pm: Poor Man’s Whiskey

DJ Bothsides will be spinning records between sets.

Stronger Together: North Bay Fire Benefit featuring Avi Vinocur, Kelly McFarling, the Sam Chase and more
October 21, 2017
1pm, $25 (21+)