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Counting Crows to Headline "For the Love of Sonoma" North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert on November 18

The Family Coppola in Partnership with BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University's Green Music Center will host a Fundraising Concert with Proceeds Benefiting North Bay Fire Relief Fund & Noma Gives
by Press Release
November 01, 2017

GEYSERVILLE, CA (November 1, 2017) The Family Coppola in partnership with BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, announced today that they will be hosting a North Bay fire relief benefit concert featuring Bay Area legends Counting Crows with special guest Brett Dennen on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The special concert will take place in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, California. All proceeds from the concert, “For the Love of Sonoma,” will benefit the North Bay Fire Relief Fund and Noma Gives – two fundraising efforts helping those affected by the devastating 2017 North Bay fires.

“The spirit of community in wine country is strong, and we are resilient, and it’s times like these when we band together and help rebuild,” said Corey Beck, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s President and Director of Winemaking.

Earlier this month, the deadliest series of wildfires in California history scorched more than 170,000 acres in Northern California, destroying thousands of homes and affecting countless communities.

“Nearly all of us who work with BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents events live in the North Bay and have been affected by these devastating fires in one way or another,” stated Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents. “We felt it was important to also bring music directly to the North Bay to raise both money and the spirits of our friends and neighbors in wine country. We are extremely grateful to all of the musicians, crews, volunteers, our BottleRock staff and all our partners and sponsors who have stepped up to make these benefit concerts possible.”

The Family Coppola’s media sponsors that are producing content surrounding the event include streaming audio service TuneIn and iHeartMedia which will run PSAs and ticket giveaways on iHeartRadio’s Bay Area station Star 101.3 FM and more.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 2 at 10 a.m. PDT, and range from $50 to $250. Tickets available for purchase at Green Music Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, Weill Hall, at 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928. For more information and event updates, please visit https://gmc.sonoma.edu/event/3660260-for-the-love-of-sonoma-north.

About Counting Crows

Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album “AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER” in 1993. The band released their seventh studio album, “SOMEWHERE UNDER WONDERLAND,” in September 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

About The Family Coppola

The Family Coppola encompasses all of the things Francis loves most – cinema, wine, food, resorts, and adventure – and embraces quality, authenticity and pleasure as a backbone to each of these vibrant business endeavors. Anchored in Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, known for the superior level of quality and integrity, is, as Francis puts it, “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life: food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life.” Coppola’s second foray into Sonoma County came in 2015 with the launch of Virginia Dare Winery, American wines since 1835, ushering in a new era of elevated quality and vineyard-specific wines. The Family Coppola Hideaways are a collection of unique properties where adventure meets serenity. Drawing upon inspiration from his film career and travels around the globe to the far-reaching corners of the world, Francis created each resort embracing its off-the-beaten-track location, making it an ideal destination for exploring the natural wonders of the area while relaxing in tranquil surroundings. Additionally, The Family Coppola operates a venerable film production company, American Zoetrope; the award-winning all-literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story; Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco’s iconic Sentinel Building in North Beach; and Mammarella Foods, an authentic line of premium organic pastas and sauces. www.TheFamilyCoppola.com.

About the Green Music Center and Sonoma State University

The Green Music Center (GMC) is the performing arts presenting organization based at Sonoma State University. Surrounded by the foothills of Northern California’s esteemed Wine Country, the GMC campus includes the 1,400-seat Weill Hall, with a modular rear wall that opens to terraced lawn seating for a unique summertime concert going experience, and the intimate 240-seat Schroeder Hall. The GMC is a focal point for the arts and education in the region, presenting year-round programming of top classical, contemporary, jazz, and world music artists, and is home to the Sonoma State Music Department, Santa Rosa Symphony, and Sonoma Bach.

Sonoma State University is a public liberal arts college with more than 9,000 undergraduate students. It is among the most popular campuses in the California State University system. Named a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, SSU was first in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in Wine Business.

About BottleRock Presents

BottleRock Presents produces premium events featuring live music, food and wine throughout California including BottleRock Napa Valley.


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