The past week saw the success of the Jack and Friends Benefit concert when Jack Johnson returned to his second hometown of Santa Barbara, CA, to help raise funds for Thomas Fire and Flood Relief with a benefit show at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Jack and local musicians joined volunteers and first responders on stage for an opportunity for the community to come together and heal. The evening started with music from good friends ALO and Ben Harper, followed by a full set from Jack Johnson & more friends including David Crosby, Kenny & Hana Loggins, Stewart Cole & Orpheo McCord from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ted Lennon and Vaughn Montgomery. Highlights included renditions of “Teach Your Children”, Loggin’s “Danny’s Song” and Ben Harper’s “Please Please Me”. For a full recap of the night, check it out here.
100% of net proceeds of the Jack & Friends Benefit will be directed to the United Way Thomas Fire & Flood Fund, and to local non-profits working on relief & recovery efforts in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The United Way Thomas Fire & Flood Fund is waiving all administration fees so that 100% of funds raised can be put to good use. While the United Way is the primary beneficiary of the concert, additional donations will be made to Direct Relief, Santa Barbara Foundation, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, FOOD Share, Search Dog Foundation, Greater Goods, Habitat for Humanity, Santa Barbara Response Network, Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, Explore Ecology, and the SB Support Network. A special thank you to all the first responders and relief and recovery non-profits!