Mark Your Calendars for Thursday, May 26 for our very special annual Spring benefit concert with Fantastic Negrito and The Lady Crooners at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. These incredible performers are also B&R volunteers who have recently played outstanding concerts for our institutional audiences. Our emcee for the evening is Bay Area baseball star and songwriter-musician Barry Zito.
This will be a fabulous night of fund-raising, friend-raising and top notch live music! And you won't want to miss the live auction...
Live auction packages include exclusive music experiences and one-of-a-kind memorabilia; best of the west travel get-aways; exclusive wine country offerings; sports gear and memorabilia, insider tours and hard-to-get tickets; and more!
Fantastic Negrito is a musically inventive performer and truth-teller from Oakland who is exploding onto the national music scene with his gritty and authentic style-- a unique and compelling blend of old school soul, gospel and rock. His personal story as an African-American man on the streets of Oakland gives an edgy and dynamic life to his music. Influenced by diverse artists from Leadbelly to Led Zeppelin, Negrito translates his “black roots music for everyone” into his own unique sound. He and his band played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival last year and just returned from Austin, TX where he made his mark at South by Southwest (SXSW). He has a new album coming out and is currently on a 21-city European tour. He won NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert Contest” for the song "Lost in a Crowd" from over 7,000 entries and is not to be missed! The Most Interesting Blues Man In the World - Yahoo! Music, 3/23/16
The Lady Crooners are a six-piece folk/pop ‘almost country’ band from San Francisco, CA featuring siblings Nadia, Joseph, and Megan Krilanovich with lead guitarist Kevin Conness, bassist Jason Braatz and John Smart on percussion/mandolin. Their song “Sweetheart” from their latest release The Surface says it all about their signature raucous, sophisticated, down-home act. Here’s to the power of sibling harmonies!
For information about sponsorships for this unforgettable night of music please contact us: 415-945-7120 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Fantastic Negrito, Courtesy of Fantastic Negrito
2) The Lady Crooners at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Photo by Christopher M. Howard.