Thicker Than Smoke: An Evening of Community Storytelling
Weill Hall – Green Music Center
August 3rd & 4th, 2018
Friday, August 3rd, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening of Community Storytelling
Sonoma County author, educator, and noted storyteller Brandon Spars will host “Thicker Than Smoke: An Evening of Community Storytelling” at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall. The evening will feature 10 or more local individuals sharing a variety of tales, both heartbreaking and inspiring, of what transpired during those horrific hours of Oct 8 and Oct. 9 when the fires swept through the region. Speakers include long-time Sonoma County resident, historian, and columnist with The Press Democrat, Gaye LeBaron, and from Sonoma County’s own talk radio station, KSRO’s Pat Kerrigan.
Saturday, August 4th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
An Acoustic Evening with Brad Paisley, Bonnie Hunt & Friends
Join us for a benefit concert at Weill Hall + Lawn featuring country music superstar Brad Paisley and his co-host acclaimed actress Bonnie Hunt. The evening will include several local stories of what transpired during those life-altering hours of Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 when the fires swept through the region interwoven with music.
Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, and entertainer Brad Paisley’s talents have earned him numerous awards, including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards—including Entertainer of the Year—among many others.
Bonnie Hunt is a versatile and accomplished writer, director, producer, and an Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-nominated actress, earning critical acclaim in film, television, and theater.
Since the expenses of the weekend events are being covered by generous donations from community sponsors, 100% of the ticket revenues will go to the Resilience Fund, a long-term relief fund overseen by the Community Foundation Sonoma County. The funds will be dedicated to first-responders who suffered losses in the fires, including the many who lost their homes while helping others.
Green Music Center
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928