Jose Simioni came out to San Francisco from Washington D.C. for a couple of days a couple dozen years ago, with “a guitar, an amp, a sleeping bag and a few clothes” and figures he was playing The Saloon on Grant Avenue within a year or so. Since then, he’s played every imaginable venue in town, and for years now has held down weekly gigs at The Saloon, Tupelo and Belle Cora.
We’re pleased to lure him out to Glen Park Sunday evening for a couple of sets.
Help us pay the trio! We’ve set the hurdle high, and rely on you to stake us to their guarantee. If you’re broke, don’t worry, just come and enjoy the music. But if you’re doing ok, $20 is the cover charge. Somewhere in between? There’s a sliding scale. Somewhere over the top? Again, there’s a sliding scale.Â $2 to $2,000, we’ve got a price point for everyone.Â Don’t worry, we’ll spread the wealth.Â Or weather the shortfall.Â We’d prefer the former.
Thanks for supporting live music, the musicians that play it and the venues that present it.
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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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site