GLIDE’s Annual Holiday Jam: Love Overcomes on Wednesday, November 29 at The Masonic in San Francisco will celebrate irresistible hope and unconditional love that can overcome violence, bigotry, racism, environmental disasters, divisiveness and other negative factors afflicting our communities. The evening will help raise funds for GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program and the organization’s other services and feature special performances by soulful powerhouse singer/songwriter Judith Hill; Grammy award–winning singer, songwriter and producer Valerie Simpson; Grammy-nominated, soul singing sensation, model and Empire actress, V. Bozeman; voice percussionist and female beat-boxing champion Butterscotch; R & B vocal group Next Town Down; world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band. Food and drink will be provided by some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants and beverage companies. Beloved Bay Area broadcast personalities Liam Mayclem and Nikki Thomas will be the evening’s emcees.
This year’s benefit will feature a special tribute honoring Amy Errett for her dedicated service and visionary leadership as Chairperson of GLIDE’s Board of Trustees for 22 years. Amy has been a major influence in supporting GLIDE’s co-founders, Janice Mirikitani and Reverend Cecil Williams, its Board and executive staff, and the fiscal robustness that has helped GLIDE become a major human services provider and spiritual force in this city.
In addition to the tribute to Amy Errett, GLIDE welcomes new Board Chair Kaye Foster, new President and CEO Karen Hanrahan, and new Lead Pastor Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, who together will work with our Co-Founders, Executive Director and staff to take GLIDE into the future, embracing our values of unconditional love, acceptance, inclusion and social justice. Honorary co-chairs include Richard C. Blum and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Felicia and Ben Horowitz, Susan Lowenberg and Joyce Newstat; Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Eva and Bill Price; Jim and Liz Steyer; and Joyce Stupski.
Over the past 50 years, Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE’s Co-founders, have shown first-hand that LOVE triumphs over violence and division. These are times when it is especially important to affirm that LOVE overcomes divisiveness, and brings people together. GLIDE believes in breaking down the barriers between all diverse communities and is more determined than ever to press onward with hope and love.
“We know what unconditional love and acceptance can do,” said GLIDE Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams. “We've seen love in action for 50 years, and we're not stopping now.”
“More than ever, there is moral urgency and transformative power in celebrating each other and bridging our differences with compassion and understanding,” said GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani. “Love always wins.”
Each year, the GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam raises funds for GLIDE’s services, including the Daily Free Meals program “Mo’s Kitchen,” which serves 750,000 free meals annually to San Francisco’s most in-need individuals and families.
Doors open for the Holiday Jam at 5:30 pm for the 7:00 pm program. Individual tickets are available through GLIDE.org beginning October 1. Individual tickets range from $65 to $250; VIP tickets and sponsorships are available now and range from $500 to $500,000. For more information, please visit glide.org, call 415.674.6060 or email [email protected]
For more than fifty years, GLIDE has created a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Located in the culturally rich Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and disenfranchised program participants, providing a comprehensive set of programs including: free meals; HIV/Hep C testing and counseling; housing assistance; domestic violence counseling and abatement; substance use recovery; licensed childcare; afterschool and summer programs for youth; a resource center for families; free legal services; and access to free primary and behavioral health care. GLIDE has founded and sustained visionary programming and achieved tangible results for tens of thousands of individuals and families on the margins, and remains a life-changing gateway to comprehensive care that treats everyone with dignity and respect.
GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam: Love Overcomes
Celebrating irresistible hope and unconditional love, the evening will help raise funds for GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program and the organization’s other vital services. Featuring performances by Judith Hill, Valerie Simpson, V. Bozeman, Butterscotch, Next Town Down, and the world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band. Food and drink will be provided by some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants and beverage companies.
The Masonic, 1111 California St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Doors open for the Holiday Jam at 5:30 pm for the 7:00 pm program
Performances and Live Jams by:
Judith Hill – Singer/songwriter Judith Hill has shared her musical gifts in a variety of ways. Hill has been a background singer for such legends as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ringo Starr, and the late Michael Jackson. She has appeared on The Voice, and most recently worked with Prince to produce her debut solo album, Back In Time.
Valerie Simpson - Grammy award–winning singer, songwriter and producer Valerie Simpson was part of the remarkably gifted and prolific duo Ashford and Simpson, credited with more than twenty gold and platinum records.
V. Bozeman – Grammy-nominated, soul singing sensation, model and actress, best known for her recurring role as “Veronika” in FOX’s Golden Globe nominated hit drama Empire. She has performed on stages across the nation including the 2016 Essence Festival, BET Experience, Soul Train Awards, the Legends Ball, Million Man March and more.
Butterscotch – A voice percussionist, musician and beatboxer, Butterscotch has created a unique style of music fusing multiple genres (jazz, hip-hop, soul, reggae) to create endless layers of singing, beatboxing, guitar and keyboard defining her as a one-woman band. Her music always contains a message to reach those who are in need of love and inspiration.
Next Town Down - The next great R&B vocal group, Next Town Down (Leon, Malik, Tre’Von, Terence, and Chris), met on social media and exploded on Musically. Their Evolution of Boybands video went viral and their YouTube and Facebook presence generates millions of views. Their original music is known for its feel-good vibes that get fans on the dance floor and bring back R&B. They are signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing
The GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band – widely acclaimed 100-voice gospel choir and eight-piece band.
Nikki Thomas and Liam Mayclem
Amy Errett, outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees for past 22 years
Richard C. Blum and Senator Dianne Feinstein
Felicia and Ben Horowitz
Susan Lowenberg and Joyce Newstat
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Eva and Bill Price; Jim and Liz Steyer; and Joyce Stupski.
Online tickets available now via HYPERLINK "https://concerts1.livenation.c
Individual tickets range from $65 to $250
VIP tickets and sponsorships are available now and range from $500 to $500,000.
For more information: visit glide.org, call 415.674.6060 or email [email protected]