For the past six years, Boom Boom Room Presents [BBRP] has brought together some of the brightest stars in the Jazz, Blues and Soul galaxies to celebrate the improvisational spirit of this truly American art form.

One of the goals of these festivals - featuring artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, George Porter, Stanton Moore, Idris Muhammad, Will Bernard, Robert Walter, Donald Harrison - was to blend the best of the young players coming onto the scene with their jazz forefathers that laid the groundwork for today's music.

The result has been exceptional; from sold out shows in San Francisco to New Orleans, The Frequinox Festival has educated current audiences on the genesis of the roots-rock American tradition, with performances that audiences are still discussing years later.

With Hurricane Katrina ripping apart one of America's crown jewels of our cultural heritage, Boom Boom Room Presents [BBRP] is now embarking on a new mission: To Help Preserve and Revive New Orleans by turning The Frequinox Festival into a benefit concert.

SAN FRANCISCO – SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2005 (12pm-6pm)

On Saturday, Oct. 15th, the festival will kick off in McClaren Park's newly anointed Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. With the Mayor's office giving us a huge amount of support from the City of San Francisco, we plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from food and beer sales, event posters and t-shirts and all crowd donations. With an expected crowd of 2,000 people, this will be the largest benefit that San Francisco will be holding for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

This free festival will showcase some of the most outstanding musicians on the scene today:

  • Russell Batiste & The Orkestra From ‘Da Hood
  • FULLY LOADED: an all star band featuring members of The Greyboy All-Stars, the Black-eyed Peas and The 20th congress
  • BUCHO: one of the rising stars of the Northern California music scene with one of the most promising record releases of 2005
  • MONOPHONICS: a fast rising horn-driven funk band from Marin County will kick off the event festivities with a raucous set of their dance charged funky stuff

    The main beneficiary of the fest donations and collections will (of course) be the Preservation Hall Relief Fund for New Orleans musicians (helping musicians that have lost their instruments, equipment, homes and employment due to the Katrina Hurricane impact). These are the people that make New Orleans special and we must help to insure this cultural tradition.

    Additionally, San Francisco based non-profit organization, Conservation Value, will benefit from a portion of all beer, wine and beverage sales going to this terrific organization. Conservation Value is a new not-for-profit, non-partisan organization founded by a Ph.D. conservation biologist and peers in the business, media, medical and sustainability communities to increase public awareness of and access to practical environmental solutions. Their mission is to promote the benefits of sustainability by helping people, companies and government officials find ways to save money and improve their health and quality of life while also benefiting the environment.

    The FREQUINOX FEST is scheduled for October 15th, 2005
    When: Saturday, October 15, 2005
    Where: JERRY GARCIA AMPHITHEATRE (Mclaren Park, S.F.)
    Times: Saturday 12:00pm to 6:00pm

  • [Published on: 9/22/05]

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