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"Take Heart" 2012 Benefit Concert

TAKE HEART the 2012 Concert to Benefit Bread & Roses onMarch 22 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Featuring some of the extraordinary performers who inspire our audiences year-round, the evening will also honor our past board chairs and the Mimi Fariña “Founder’s Circle.”


Click here to view Invitation in PDF format.




Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:








Mary Wohlford Foundation







Preview the Live Auction!

About the Performers

Event Website - Online Press Kit

View list: Board Chairs, Present and Past

View List: 2012 Honorary Benefit Committee

Our lineup for the evening is big, bold and brilliant. Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s will rock our stage with their jumpin' and jivin', pumpin' n' poundin', New Orleans rhythm and blues, "rock-a-boogie" magic. Mark Hummel - a favorite in the Who's Who of harmonica history-will be joined by the amazing Blues Buddies, an all-star posse who'll raise the roof with their signature, steamy blues power. Phillip Percy Williams - an 11-year veteran of Beach Blanket Babylon-will bring the excitement of Broadway to San Francisco with his dazzling vocals and dramatic flair. He will be joined by Judy Hall on piano and vocalist Cami Thompson.

Other special guests include
Maria Muldaur and
Nicolas Bearde, 'Til Dawn and The San Domenico Virtuoso Program Quartet. It's a showcase of the kind of talent that has made Bread & Roses shows legendary for 38 years!   Read More About the Performers Here



Concert+Dinner tickets (table seating on main floor of ballroom) @ $350 and $175; Concert-only tickets (theater-style balcony seating) @ only $75. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind show with all proceeds from the concert and LIVE AUCTION bringing courage, comfort, hope and joy to children, teens, adults and elders living in hospitals, shelters, convalescent homes, and other isolated circumstances. We TAKE HEART from your generosity and cannot do it without you.

 take heart

*Take Heart, 1971, recorded by Mimi Fariña and Tom Jans



Max's Cafe - Local Youth Performers Support Bread & Roses

Special Promotion to Benefit Bread & Roses!

Max's Café in Corte Madera is sponsoring a special Charity Night for Bread & Roses.

The promotion which began in January will enjoy its last night on Saturday, May 12, 7-10pm

Student producer/emcee Ali Macmillan of "Youth Music Cares" will present a special line-up of teen performers from area high schools.


Bread & Roses will receive ten percent of the food/drink sold that evening in addition to the proceeds from a special donations box at the front of the stage.  Funds raised will help support our ongoing program of bringing hope and healing through live music to audiences isolated in Bay Area institutions.

Diners will benefit Bread & Roses by enjoying Max's traditional American food featuring a wide variety of dishes from prime rib to delicious chicken matzoh ball soup.  The restaurant is located at 60 Madera Blvd. in Corte Madera. Phone: 415 924-6297.


Benefit Concert at Slim's with Moonalice

Please join us at Slim's SF for a Bread & Roses Benefit on Friday, January 6. Our friends Moonalice will be playing along with some very special invited guests. This show is the perfect way to start the new year, and you'll be able to tell your friends, "I was there!" You can support Bread & Roses, too. See you there!
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listeners and musicians inspire each other. It includes Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby), Barry Sless (Phil Lesh and Friends), Roger and Ann McNamee (Flying Other Brothers). Their songs speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration.


Event Info

Friday, January 6, 2012

Doors open at 8:00 - Music at 9:00

General admission $20

Dinner and admission $44.95



333 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 / 415-255-0333

Founder's Circle - Fall Appeal

There has never been a more exciting and important time to support our work…

… because you have witnessed the power of live music to transform and inspire in profound and unexpected ways.

… because we urgently need your help to continue our important work.

… because 100% of our board members have contributed to a challenge grant to thank you for your generosity—thereby doubling the impact of your gift.

...and because right now, a gift of any size will make you a founding member of our new Founder’s Circle, established in honor of our founder, Mimi Fariña.


By giving your support to Bread & Roses you have the opportunity to inspire hope, change a life, and bring comfort to those who need it most. And because 100% of our board members have contributed to a challenge grant, your donation will be doubly effective in helping us do our work.  Your support makes such a difference. We look forward to your response and a year of hope, healing and joy.


Happy Hour This Thursday, 9/8! Tavern at Lark Creek

Bread & Roses Happy Hour

at The Tavern at Lark Creek

Thursday, September 8
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Please join us for a Bread & Roses Happy Hour at The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur.  The Tavern will donate to Bread & Roses all proceeds from the sale of three drinks specially designated for the occasion. There will also be special Bread & Roses tip jars. Look for some familiar faces as a few of our very own board members and staff personally prepare and serve up your drinks!
And as we all know, every occasion is made better with music... and this one's no exception! Bread & Roses volunteer performers, Rant Brothers will provide live music. The Rant Brothers are a Marin County-based acoustic guitar duo featuring Michael Creamer and Tom Holmes, both former members of the Bay Area rock band Chequered Past.
Tell all your friends to come out for a fun evening... relax and unwind while enjoying refreshing drinks and live entertainment in this casually elegant, historic setting.  All while supporting a great cause!  (Don't forget to share this event on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks!)

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Tavern at Lark Creek

234 Magnolia Avenue

Larkspur, CA 94939

Tel (415) 924-7766

Performer Testimonial

My commitment to serving humanity inspires me to support Bread & Roses. -Carlos Santana
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