Rex Foundation Returning to The Fillmore After Much Too Long

Article Contributed by Level Together | Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The event, named Bound to Cover Just a Little More Ground, will speak to the community’s collective resilience and focus to remain steadfast in bringing about positive social change. This spirit has been present in each grant Rex has given out to recognize the inherent value of the powerful work that Rex Foundation has given out since its inception in 1984.

Melvin Seals and JGB will headline the show, which takes place in the intimate surroundings of The Fillmore. A powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years as a performer, recording artist and producer, Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band, where he spun his magic for 18 years.  Melvin and JGB will feature John Kadlecik on guitar and vocals, John-Paul McLean on bass, and Jeremy Hoenig on drums. Their chemistry is the focus from which they will create a spontaneous, exciting, and psychedelic musical journey for attendees.

Long-time Rex Foundation supporters Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz and Scott Law, are also set to perform alongside special guest Vicki Randle. Vicki is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, best known as the first permanent female member of The Tonight Show Band.

The evening’s performances will be  supported by students from Trombone Shorty Academy in New Orleans! The Academy is one of the main projects of this year's Ralph J. Gleason Award, Trombone Shorty Foundation, whose mission is to inspire the next generation of talented youth through music education, instruction, mentorship, and performance. By honoring the New Orleans tradition of “playing it forward‚” Rex Foundation seeks to join the Trombone Shorty Foundation and Trombone Shorty Academy in their efforts to preserve and perpetuate the musical heritage of New Orleans.

Cameron Sears, Rex Foundation’s Executive Director says

We are thrilled to be making our return to the Fillmore Auditorium for our first in-person Annual Benefit Concert since 2019! Each year that we've been able to do this, we've revelled in live music's ability to elevate our spirits and bring us together in support of small-but-mighty local non-profits. Together we are trying to create a vision of the future that is full of possibility. Come join us for another joyous celebration of all things Rex Foundation!"



All tickets include access to the pre-show reception with gourmet food, wine from Silver Oak, Twomey and 1600 Wineries, as well as a selection of locally brewed beer.

The City of San Francisco has eliminated any Covid-related requirements for live events.The event will have limited capacity to tables to ensure comfortable distancing.

This has been a night we have thought of often over the past three years, and the combination of music, community and celebration will give us all the medicine that we have really been wanting. We look forward to sharing the magic of the night with you!

Come join us for another joyous celebration of all things Rex Foundation!