George Peacock Benefit
At First Christian Church
at the corner of Duboce and Noe
(adjacent to Duboce Park)
Saturday, October 8th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
A Benefit to Celebrate
the Elegant Universe of
$10 to $30 suggested donation
at the door, or in advance at
Peacock Music or Bird & Beckett
music – food – community!
George Peacock has been building and repairing fine stringed instruments in his shop in the Duboce Triangle, at the corner of 15th and Noe, since 1971 — 40 years! Now, sadly, he’s fighting a very serious illness, and his friends, compatriots, patrons and neighbors are stepping up to come to his aid with this benefit concert, to be held in a lovely old (1906) church just a few blocks from the guitar shop, at 599 Duboce, corner of Noe, facing Duboce Park.
Performances will begin at 6:30 pm with Leonid Igudesman (violinist in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra) and will continue throughout the evening with guitarists Terry Haggerty, Duck Baker, Craig Ventresco, Teja Gerken, Tom Lander, Gayle Lynn Schmitt, Misisipi Mike Wolf and m.c. Steve Stein, pianist Michael Parsons, bassists Bill Lanphier and Tom Drohan, and drummer Chris Bjorkbom.
Donated items will be available for sale and silent auction, including a guitar handmade by George’s son Noah (starting bid $800), plus several guitars valued at $100 to $200 (starting bid $80), vintage rock posters and memorabilia, sets of guitar strings, etc.
If you can’t attend, you can still help by making a check out to George Peacock and sending it to Peacock Music, 2200 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Funds raised will be used by George for medical, living & business expenses.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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