Posted on Oct 6 by SEASONS Magazine

Jack Johnson &; Friends Benefit at SB Bowl, photo by A Arthur Fisher.

Jack Johnson & Friends Benefit at SB Bowl, photo by A Arthur Fisher.

Santa Barbara Bowl recently announced that they donated all their organizational net proceeds from the benefit concerts they held over the summer. The three benefit concerts—Jack Johnson, Katy Perry and Brad Paisley—helped provide $112,000 to local charitable organizations. This donated amount helps directly support residents’ needs after the Thomas Fire and Montecito Debris Flow.

After the disasters, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors responded by granting approval for the Santa Barbara Bowl to host up to four additional concerts (outside of the approved annual limit), allowing for maximum impact from the benefit concerts. Jack Johnson, Katy Perry and Brad Paisley held three separate, sold-out concerts on March 18, May 12 and May 19. Individually and separate from the Bowl, each of the artists identified their own benefit organizations and the manner to donate to the community. The Bowl supported their efforts with staff, donated time, and general assistance.

The selected Santa Barbara Bowl beneficiaries are:

Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

Carpinteria School District

Cold Spring School

Montecito Union School

The decision about which charitable organization to support primarily focused on supporting schools directly impacted by fire and debris flow. This method goes along with the Bowl’s mission and outreach programs which focus on supporting performing arts in local schools.

“The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation is honored to be a part of this great community and humbled by the amazing spirit everyone has displayed over these past months,” says Tobe Plough, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation president. “We are happy to be a part of the healing process and appreciative of the amazing opportunity these artists provided for us to help those in need. We commend the County supervisors’ vision and thank the dedication of Bowl volunteers and leadership who made this a successful endeavor.”

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Jordan Duggan


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