Legendary nonprofit music venue Sweetwater Music Hall is set to celebrate its 51st Anniversary on Friday, November 17, 2023, with a benefit gala. The special event will feature a performance by the iconic San Francisco band The Tubes, with Prairie Prince and Fee Waybill, accompanied by the musical talents of DJ Logic. Additionally, a live auction will offer unique items and experiences to attendees. This gala serves as a fundraiser for Sweetwater Music Hall, a nonprofit arts organization that supports the advancement of music education, appreciation, and the rich music and cultural history of the Bay Area, especially focusing on youth arts education.
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The event promises to be a night to remember, with The Tubes bringing their distinctive fusion of rock, punk, and avant-garde theatrics to the stage, a nod to their significant impact on the Bay Area's music scene during the '70s and '80s. DJ Logic, renowned for blending jazz with hip-hop, will join the stage, adding his turntablist expertise to the mix.
Attendees will also have the chance to reminisce with The Tubes’ performance of “White Punks on Dope,” echoing their historic performance at Winterland in San Francisco on October 31, 1974, which can be watched on YouTube.
Prairie Prince reflects on the anniversary as a testament to the venue's dedication to diverse music and community legacy. Sweetwater Music Hall, since its opening in 1972, has been a vital part of the Bay Area music scene, hosting an array of famous musicians and serving as a community cornerstone.
Maria Hoppe, the Executive Director of Sweetwater Music Hall, shares her enthusiasm about hosting The Tubes for this landmark event, highlighting it as a celebration of over five decades of live music and community engagement.
Often heralded as a “Jewel of America” by international agents and musicians, Sweetwater Music Hall invites all to join in celebrating its 51 years of musical and cultural contribution.
The celebration will be held at Sweetwater Music Hall, located at 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Tickets and further details about the event are available on the Sweetwater Music Hall website.
For additional information, please visit sweetwatermusichall.com.