What: Rock ‘N’ Art Benefit Concert
Who: New Morning Youth and Family Services
Where: Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills
When: Saturday, Aug. 4, 6 to 10 p.m.
Cost: Advance tickets are $30 and $40 at the door
Information: Call 530-676-7166 or 530-622-5551, or visit newmorningyfs.org
If you’re late to see Late For Dinner and Jake and the Blue Lites on Saturday, Aug. 4 in El Dorado Hills, you could be missing out on seeing two of El Dorado County’s most popular bands.
Late For Dinner plays a fusion of reggae and Caribbean jazz pop that the band calls “Rastamerican blues” and Jake and the Blue Lites play a mixture of rock ‘n’ roll and blues music, will perform at the first Rock ‘N’ Art Benefit Concert.
The evening of music and art is at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills, from 6 to 10 p.m.
More than a fun time, it is a benefit to assist New Morning Youth and Family Services’ youth shelter in Placerville. The 24-hour, seven days a week shelter offers a safe and healthy environment to children between the ages of 6 to 17.
Bea Crosson, a volunteer for the shelter, is coordinating the event. She said she is on a “mission” to bring attention to the shelter and its funding needs so that children and teenagers have a safe place to go.
“I thought it would be a great way to bring awareness to the community,” Crosson said.
Jake and the Blue Lites is scheduled to perform first, Crosson said, followed by Late For Dinner. Crosson said that people attending the benefit should definitely bring their dancing shoes — both bands rock.
Crosson said she met Dave Hamblen of Late For Dinner when she was in the early planning stages for Rock ‘N’ Art.
“He (Hamblen) said his band was looking to do a benefit concert for a non-profit organization,” Crosson said. Hamblen agreed to play at the benefit and also talked to the members of Jake and the Lites.
Having music was a big step in organizing the fundraiser.
In addition to the music. there will be appetizers, a visual arts show and an auction.
Cheryl Morris, owner of Craft Castle in Cameron Park, is one of the participating artists. Morris will have fused glass pieces on display and in the auction.
She got involved after hearing about the event.
“Bea had been coming into the store, and telling me about Rock ‘N Art,” Morris said. “I wanted to help.”
Another piece of the project fell into place with the design of the work of art for the poster.
Canadian artist Bob Masse designed the posters for the event. The posters are reflective of Masse’s work in the 1960s and 1970s. Masse designed album covers and posters for The Doors and Pink Floyd.
Crosson credits Pop Art Gallery on Main Street in Placerville for contacting Masse to make the posters for the event. Pop Art Gallery owners Daniel and Angela Cowan will also have art by Masse on display and for sale at Rock ‘N’ Art.
Advanced tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Craft Castle, 3374 Coach Lane in Cameron Park; the California Welcome Center in Town Center in El Dorado Hills; Flowers on Main, 318 Main St. in Placerville; and by contacting the New Morning main office at 530-622-5551.
Tickets at the door on the night of the event are $40.
The ticket prices include food from Dos Coyotes, Sienna Restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings are some of contributing restaurants. Crystal Basin Cellars, Terra d’Oro, Madroña Vineyards, Cielo Estate, Chevalier Winery and Baumgarner Winery are pouring during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a no-host bar from 6 to 10 p.m.
All proceeds from the evening go toward funding the shelter, Crosson said.
For more information on the benefit or to purchase tickets call Crosson at 530-676-7166 or New Morning at 530-622-5551 or visit newmorningyfs.org.
Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter.