A benefit concert is a performance with the objective to raise money for a charitable cause. Ross Hammond, a stalwart of the local music community, has annually hosted a benefit concert for The Sacramento Food Bank. The Sacramento Food Bank is a local non-profit agency that is committed to serving those in need by providing free emergency goods and services to men, women and children each month. The concert will be held Decemebr 7th 2012 7:00pm at the Antiquite Maison Privee, 2114 P Street.
Each year, the benefit has grown in audience appeal. “Last year, the food and clothing contributions overflowed two barrels at Old Soul Coffee, which was packed with people to give to the community and hear music,” says Bill Torngren, lead guitarist and songwriter for the Lava Pups.
The concert’s line up is jam packed with performances from some Sacramento icons and Sammie nominees such as: Kevin Seconds, Electropoetic Coffee, Gene Smith Kathy Barwick, Amy Reed with Ross Hammond, Jackson Griffith, Crossing the River and The Lava Pups. In order to make this benefit successful, admission comes in three forms; a donation of $10, canned food, or clothing. “Can you imagine how these storms affect those who look to the Sacramento Food Bank for support?” asks Torngren.
“You can help make a difference. And hear some really cool music” says Torngren. For more info about this Benefit check the links bellow.