ASTORIA — Riverfolk, an organization that works to help homeless individuals, will hold a benefit concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Clatsop Community College’s Performing Arts Center (588 16th St.). Doors open at 6 p.m.
The concert features Bob Malone, the keyboardist for Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty who also plays on Ringo Starr’s upcoming album.
The show also presents Dan Weber, an award-winning songwriter; Alexa Wiley, a singer-songwriter and activist; and Tom May, a legendary folk performer who played with Gordon Lightfoot, and is the founder and host of the nationally syndicated public radio program “River City Folk.”
Riverfolk will be raffling off a brand new Epiphone guitar, six-CD “Anthology of American Folk Music edited by Harry Smith” box set, and two one-year season passes to every show at the Peninsula Arts Center in Long Beach during the program. Raffle tickets are $10 and available at downtown Astoria locations.
The organization will also have a live auction for a dinner to be held at the highest bidder’s home, with local sushi chef Jessi Anderson. Concert attendees will be able to purchase a sampling of Anderson’s treats in the lobby before the show.
Riverfolk, State Sen. Betsy Johnson said, is a “homegrown charity that helps people in securing a state ID, a license, a birth certificate, or maybe even military separation documents. An ID is often a path to recovery, and critical for someone trying to get back on their feet.”
The concert is “an opportunity to help your neighbors help themselves, by getting foundational documents, and a path to a brighter future,” she said.
General admission tickets are $20, but a limited number of VIP packages are available, including a front-row seat, dinner at Fulio’s Restaurant, a Bob Malone CD and an autographed poster. The package costs $175.
Tickets are available at riverfolkastoria.com/concert.
For more information, visit riverfolkastoria.com/benefit, facebook.com/riverfolkastoria and twitter.com/riverfolkinfo.