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Special Evening with Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen
A Benefit for the Mendocino Coast Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation presented by WineSong, The Coast Radio (KOZT) and Visit Mendocino County
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/ songwriter, Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manasas) and singer/ instrumentalist, Herb Pedersen come to Fort Bragg for one night of magical acoustical music to benefit the Mendocino Coast Hospital on May 26 at 8 p.m. at the Cotton Auditorium is at 500 N. Harold, Fort Bragg.
Doors open for the show at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is available prior to the show benefiting the Fort Bragg Senior Center at additional cost. Tickets to the show are $25 advance, $30 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.winesong.org or call (707) 961-4688. Tickets to WineSong 2012 will also be available to purchase at the show.
Chris Hillman was one of the original members of The Byrds which in 1965 included Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby and Michael Clark.
Along with frequent collaborator, Gram Parsons, Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, virtually defining the genre through his work with the Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and later become the leader of the country rock act, Desert Rose Band.
Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen have collaborated musically for more than forty-five years. Their history together goes back to the early days of the folk and bluegrass movement.
Before the show, concert goers will have the opportunity to enjoy a Mexican feast at the Fort Bragg Senior Center (proceeds from the dinner benefit the Senior Center) adjacent to the Cotton Auditorium.
Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to raising funds for the Mendocino Coast Hospital. Its mission is to help the small rural hospital provide the best possible medical care to residents as well as the many visitors to the Mendocino Coast.
This year WineSong 2012 is Friday and Saturday, September 7-8. First, the 28th Annual Winesong will offer guests the opportunity to get an insider’s view of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir on Friday, September 7th as Winesong and AVWA (Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association) present “An Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Celebration” hosted by the Little River Inn. On Saturday, September 8th, guests can stroll through the enchanting Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens enjoying a spectacular array of wine and food from 100 highly acclaimed wineries and 50 top notch Northern California restaurants. The spectacular wine celebration continues on into the Auction Tents for the always entertaining Live and Silent Charity Auctions. The Hospital Foundation has raised over $6 million in Winesong generated funds which has enabled the Hospital to purchase essential medical equipment and improve services.
Visit www.winesong.org for details.
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