In a joint effort to help those affected by the North Bay fires, local businesses and leaders have combined forces to put on a benefit show. But not just any show. This show will be held at AT&T Park and feature the likes of Metallica and Dave Matthews.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Tickets, which range from $49.50 to $199.50, will go on sale Friday via Ticketmaster, which has pledged to donate all processing fees to the relief effort. Prime seats in the stadium will be reserved for first responders, volunteers and families who were caught in the firestorm.”
A slew of noted business leaders kick started the benefit, including Marc and Lynne Benioff; Erica Lawson and Ron Conway, founder of SV Angel; Tipping Point founder Daniel Lurie; Giants owner Larry Baer; Jeff Lawson at Twilio; and CFO Ned Siegel of Twitter. Just to name a few.
“The concert fundraiser, dubbed Band Together Bay Area, will happen in AT&T Park on November 9, shortly following Salesforce's Dreamforce conference which will be using the stadium for its annual concert for conference attendees on November 7,” reports SFist.
Company founder and San Francisco native Marc Benioff said his company will leave their concert gear in place for an additional two days for the benefit.
Band Together Bay Area has already amassed a whopping $6.5 million, with $1.5 million already going to Community Foundation Sonoma, Napa Valley Community Foundation, as well as North Bay Fire Relief.
The North Bay wildfires killed at least 42 people, torched roughly 8,400 structures, and blackened more than 245,000 acres of land. And the victims could use your help. If you can’t make it to the concert, you can donate here.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 27.