MEDIA ALERT: Bread & Roses Benefit Concert at The Chapel Features Marco Benevento and The Novelists with Megan Slankard
Why: Get your jam on with terrific live music in an intimate venue, all for a good cause. Tickets start at just $20.
What: A benefit concert for Bread & Roses featuring performances by Marco Benevento & Friends, with Reed Mathis and Cochrane McMillan from Tea Leaf Green; and Megan Slankard with The Novelists. Tickets include an Anchor Steam draft beer, with raffle prize packages including gift certificates to the best Mission restaurants, bars, and stores; tickets to shows at some of the best music venues in San Francisco; and a private tour of the Anchor Brewing Company for 10 people.
When: December 1, 2013, 8PM
Bread & Roses, a nonprofit that brings the joy of live music to children and adults in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, prisons, and treatment facilities
Marco Benevento, jazz pianist and indie rock musician who tours nationally including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Newport Jazz Festival and Bonnaroo
Megan Slankard, award-winning San Francisco acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter appearing with The Novelists, an acclaimed acoustic pop folk group that tours nationally and has recently appeared at the Strawberry Music Festival and Cowboys Stadium
DJ Britt Govea, Bay Area favorite known for his extensive collection of vinyl will be spinning select tunes and tipping his musical hat to Mimi Farina, founder of Bread & Roses
Where: The Chapel, San Francisco’s hot new venue in the Mission District
To find out more and purchase tickets, visit Bread & Roses Chapel Event.
About Bread & Roses
Bread & Roses brings hope and healing through live music to isolated individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our performances uplift the spirits of children undergoing chemotherapy, teens battling substance abuse, families in homeless shelters, seniors nearing the end of life transition, and others living apart from friends and family while facing challenging times. Bread & Roses has coordinated more than 600 live shows in the past year in venues ranging from San Quentin and Delancey Street to Children’s Hospital, Veteran’s Hospital Nursing Home, and Father Alfred’s men’s rehab. Learn more at http://www.breadandroses.org.
About Marco Benvento
For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other. In the live setting, his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy, which has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Brooklyn, Newport Jazz to Bonnaroo. Benevento's been invited to open for The Books, Ben Folds and Rubblebucket, while headlining shows from coast to coast.
About Megan Slankard
San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Megan Slankard has sold nearly 30,000 copies of four independently released CDs. Her music has been described as “edgy alt-rock” while her singing and lyricism has been compared to a young Joni Mitchell. She has received numerous music industry awards and co-wrote and performed on the title track of Dire Straits founding member David Knopfler’s record “Ship of Dreams”, touring three times as support for David through Germany and England, performing at the international festival InGuitar in Switzerland.
About the Novelists
The Novelists are a nationally touring acoustic group with multiple lead singers who’ve built their sound around storytelling and four-part harmonies. The Reno-based lyrical rock band formed in July 2011 when four singer-songwriter friends came together to share the benefits of writing and performing as an ensemble. Since the group’s inception, The Novelists have toured extensively throughout the United States and released the band’s debut album, Backstory. Backstory infuses four-part harmonies into a backdrop of “pop folk” highlighted by collaborative artistry, creative melodies and songwriting filled with imaginative storytelling.
Notable performances include: Cowboys Stadium (Dallas, TX), Strawberry Music Festival (Camp Mather, CA), Americana Music Festival (Virginia City, NV), Black Potatoe Music Festival (Clinton, NJ), Watsonville Strawberry Festival (Watsonville, CA), The Knitting Factory (Reno, NV), Shank Hall (Milwaukee, WI w/guest musician Daryl Stuermer of Genesis), Swallow Hill (Denver, CO), The Living Room (NY, NY)
About the Chapel
The Chapel is a new live music venue, restaurant, and neighborhood bar located in the heart of the Mission District. The Chapel occupies an historic 1914 building, where the beautiful chapel with its 40-foot high arched ceiling has been converted to a music room with mezzanine. The Chapel was called “One of the Ten Most Beautiful Music Venues in California” by California Home + Design Magazine, and was recently awarded the title of“The Best New Live Venue” in San Francisco by SF Weekly.