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Oh Say, Can You Sing? National Anthem Contest

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As of September 16th, the San Francisco Giants Contest is now officially over.
First-place winner MUSAIC will sing the national anthem at the Giants game on Thursday Sept. 29th. Second-place winner Susan Zelinksy will receive five hours of engineered recording time at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

Thanks to all who supported Bread & Roses Presents by voting and participating in the contest. We appreciate your help in bringing live music to those who need it most!

Congratulations to the Oakland A's Oh Say, Can You Sing? Contest winners Cathryn Flores, who won first place and sang the National Anthem at the A’s game on Aug 14th, and to Felicia Foster for winning second place and five hours of engineered recording time at Fantasy Recording Studios.



Cathryn Flores singing at the Oakland A's Game. Photo by Bill Nichols.



Thank you for all your generous support for #GivingTuesday on November 29th. With your help we will continue to bring healing live music to our neighbors in institutional settings in over 600 concerts a year.

If you missed this global day of giving, you can still #GiveMusic! It's never too late to show your support!

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Support us when you shop for the holidays. #StartWithaSmile at and Amazon donates to Bread & Roses Presents.
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40th Anniversary Celebration + Benefit Concert March 1, 2014


Saturday, March 1, 2014

5:30 pm – Reception

6:00 pm – Dinner + Live Auction

8:00 pm – Concert

Marin Center Exhibit Hall and Showcase Theatre

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

 Join us for our annual Spring fundraising event - a musical evening, complete with an intimate gourmet dinner prepared by renowned Chef Stacy Scott, fine wines, an exciting Live Auction and special entertainment, as only Bread & Roses can provide! Ten-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin with Taylor and Madison McFerrin accompanied by members of The Yellowjackets and the evening will open with the highly imaginative a cappella ensemble SoVoSóHave fun and benefit Bread & Roses all in the same evening 


*Headliner VIP – Dinner + Concert @ $400


*Headliner VIP tickets include exclusive wines, premier dinner and theatre seating,
and a Bread & Roses performer table guest.

Opening Act - Dinner + Concert @ $200


*Headliner VIP Table of 8 – Dinner + Concert @ $3,200

Opening Act Table of 8 – Dinner + Concert @ $1,600

Opening Act Table of 10 Dinner + Concert @ $2,000

(A portion of all tickets is tax-deductible: Headliner VIP $280; Opening Act $100)



SoVoSó will be opening this very special show at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall and Showcase Theater.

Take a look at some great video clips!



Event Committee

Suzanne Badenhoop, Darlene Bearde, Mary Doan, Diane Hong,
Guy Lampard, Stacy Nelson, Tucky Pogue






BLUES + GOSPEL Brunch at Fenix with Maria Muldaur - Sun May 4





Sunday, May 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

FENIX 919 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901


Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band

Veteran blues, pop and gospel singer Maria Muldaur has been a Bread & Roses volunteer since the 1970's.  She is a trouper who has performed for institutional audiences in detention as well as rehabilitation. She has also graciously performed at other Bread & Roses benefit concerts throughout the years.



Sofi Rox and Dick Bright

sofiFor the past two years, Sofi Rox has performed her charming original songs on guitar and ukelele for isolated children in low-income day care centers and special needs schools, as well as adults in mental health facilities. Accompanied by musical impresario Dick Bright on violin,  this dynamic duo delights audiences young and old.






Aidan Nelson

aidan_dec_concertAidan Nelson is a volunteer who is showing the way for other teens to get involved with Bread & Roses.  A former intern in our office, he has volunteered as a musician and show host. His band the "Jazz Cats" from Marin Academy performed at the Bread & Roses annual benefit last year. A talented solo performer as well, he is headed off to Boston's Berklee College of Music this fall.

"Pocket Full of Soul" Exclusive Film Screening + Concert at the Lark Theater

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 "Pocket Full of Soul" Benefit Event - Film + Concert
Lark Theater | 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

I firmly believe if you can breathe, you can play.  -Joe Filisko

Bread & Roses presents, in partnership with the Lark Theater, "Pocket Full of Soul" a one-time, exclusive film screening & benefit concert at the Lark Theater. The definitive film on the harmonica, it features renowned harmonica players and is narrated by Huey Lewis, a long-time Bread & Roses supporter. This unique documentary will be followed by live music with Mark Hummel & Friends. Mark, a featured musician in the film, is a veteran Bread & Roses performer.

Proceeds benefit Bread & Roses program of hope and healing through live music in over 600 annual performances for those isolated in San Francisco Bay Area institutions.

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Blues harmonica ace, guitarist and songwriter Mark Hummel is a long-time supporter of Bread & Roses and has done many institutional shows and benefit concerts for Bread & Roses.

This is a first-time collaboration and partnership with the Lark Theater. The venue has been lovingly restored and is a gem, with a well stocked concession stand: wine, beer, root beer floats, organic hotdogs, pizza, snacks and more are available for purchase.

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Prefer to contact us for tickets? 415-945-7120 |

 "Pocket Full of Soul" Benefit Event - Film + Concert
Lark Theater | 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

A big thank you to the following for making this event possible:

Todd Slobin, Producer

Mark Hummel

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Winslow Yerxa, "Harmonica for Dummies"

Gizzy O'Toole, Hohner Inc

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Performer Testimonial

My commitment to serving humanity inspires me to support Bread & Roses. -Carlos Santana
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