Rohnert Park, Calif. (November 26, 2012) — Following the theme of its tag line, “Real Food. Real People,” Oliver’s Markets will host a fundraiser to celebrate the release of Real Music: A Taste of Sonoma County Music, Vol. 2, a compilation CD featuring local musicians. The event will be held at the Sebastopol Community Center from 7–11pm, December 7, and will showcase 25 live performances. Guests will be able to purchase beer by Lagunitas Brewery, Sonoma County wines, and food by local purveyors. All proceeds from the event and sale of the CDs will benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Admission is $10 plus a can of food for the food bank.
The CD release party kicks off on three stages (Concert and Dance Party, Live Hootenanny, and Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Circle) and will feature bands from the first and second compilation CDs: Sarah Baker, Brendan Smith of Uncle Wiggly, Nina Gerber, Allyson Paige, Highway Poets, Baby Seal Club, Jami Jamison Band, Alan Watt, Doug Jayne, Kevin Russell, Moss Henry, Buzzy Martin, Jill Cohn, John Courage, McKenna Faith, Mr. Music and the Love Choir, David Thom Band, Alison Harris and the Barn Owls, Tony Gibson, BC Fitzpatrick, Robert Ethington, The Real Music All Star Band (with Frank Hayhurst, Onye Onyemaechi, Hal Forman, Kent Fossgreen, Blair Hardman and Rick Cutler), and Josh Windmiller with the All-Star Hoot Band.
“The Real Music program is a natural extension of our commitment to the local community,” said Oliver’s Vice President and General Manager Tom Scott. The grocery chain already stocks about 5,000 items from Sonoma County growers and producers.
The Real Music program offers live performances by local acts at Oliver's Markets, release parties for the compilation CDs at the Last Record Store in Santa Rosa, and a series of workshops for musicians at Zone Recording in Cotati. Furthermore, the compilation CDs will be integrated into the house music mix at all Oliver’s Markets and promoted via local radio and www.oliversmarket.com. Oliver’s Markets will also sell CDs produced by a selection of local recording artists.
Olivers Markets donated $4100 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank from the sale of Real Music: A Taste of Sonoma County Music, Vol. 1. According to its executive director, David Goodman, the Redwood Empire Food Bank provides about 78,000 Sonoma County residents with food each month.
Support from the Sonoma County Community
Sponsors of the CD release party included Oliver’s Markets, Redwood Empire Food Bank, The Krush 95.9 FM, Lagunitas Brewery, Last Record Store, Zone Recording, Sebastopol Community Center, Mr. Music Foundation, and musician/community music advocate Frank Hayhurst.
Submissions for “Real Music: A Taste of Sonoma County Music, Vol. 3”
Submissions for the third compilation CD should be emailed to Frank Hayhurst (firstname.lastname@example.org), and include a short biography, contact information, and an MP3 of a song from a currently available CD. All types of music are welcome.
About Oliver’s Markets | Real Food | Real People
Established in 1988, Oliver’s Markets (www.oliversmarket.com) is a locally owned and operated grocery chain in Sonoma County, California that is dedicated to offering the finest selection of natural, conventional and specialty products. This mission begins with a commitment to support a community of 300 local partners including staff, schools, nonprofit groups, farmers, and producers of food and wine as well as its “Green Item of the Month” and the Sonoma County Real Music program. A member of the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative, Oliver’s received “Green Business Certification” from the Sonoma County Green Business Program (2011), a “Best Practice Award” from the Business Environment Alliance (2007), and the title of “Best Grocery Store” from the North Bay Bohemian (2010).