La Conchita Mudslide Victims
Alan Geer and Michael McDonald backstage at the La Conchita Benefit Concert
LOS ANGELES, CA — An all-star concert was held this month at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara to benefit the victims of the La Conchita mudslide. The small oceanside community of La Conchita suffered a tragedy one month ago in January, when a mudslide destroyed homes and claimed the lives of ten residents.
The concert featured performances by Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, actor Jeff Bridges, Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina, Collective Soul, Jon Anderson of Yes, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and world renowned surfer Tom Curren. West L.A. Music donated a Dean electric guitar which was signed by the artists and auctioned the same night.
The concert and auction together raised nearly $250,000 to benefit the families in La Conchita and neighboring communities who suffered from mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rain in the area.
The sold out concert, which was attended by 2,500 people, was coordinated and produced by Pelonis Sound and Acoustics in Santa Barbara in conjunction with Audio Geer, which handled all the audio and video requirements for the event.
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