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“We’re Coming Back Better” concert


Saturday October 13th 2018 - 2:00pm to

The “We’re Coming Back Better!” nonprofit enterprise (WCBB) has evolved since the launch of its first concert at the Sonoma Moose Lodge on July 14. Its focus is to hold musical events to raise funds to restore precious items tied to memories of families, community, and selves.

WCBB hosts its next benefit concert on Oct. 13 in Glen Ellen, which was one of several ground-zero spots for last October’s firestorm where 183 homes were destroyed along with another 217 in the neighboring communities of Kenwood and Mayacamas.

Wildfire survivors: Please submit your story of what you and your family think about and miss. It could be a favorite book, a piece of jewelry, or a painting, a child’s tree house, a piece of furniture, a musical instrument, or a beloved collection. WCBB will seek the assistance of local benefactors and artisans (craftspeople, period experts, jewelers, and businesses) to find and reconstruct the personal treasures. You may also submit the story of a friend or loved one on their behalf. Our goal is to replace as many precious items and address as many stories as possible.

Musicians and entertainers: Please submit your band, duo, or solo act (genre of music) or other entertainment for inclusion in the WCBB events and let them know whether you’re available on Oct. 13. Your involvement is top priority and you’ll be compensated for your gig. WCBB accepts as many acts as time and funds permit. Submit your story or band/act using this link: tinyurl.com/wcbbstories.

WCBB events give survivors a chance to ask questions one-on-one in private conversations with a variety of sources and voices. WCBB has a potpourri of survivors, sponsors and patrons attending and supporting the event that can provide important information and resources.

The Oct. 13 music festival for WCBB runs 2-7 p.m. at Glenet Vineyards, located at 12140 Vintage Lane, Glen Ellen.

Expect great cuisine, fantastic entertainment, and presentations of the precious items to the priceless people and their families. This venue can accommodate 150 guests, so be sure to get tickets early.

Order tickets at www.comingbackbetter.org or www.eventbrite.com (We’re Coming Back Better!)

Proceeds go to survivor items and to concert operations (rentals, band/act stipends, not-for-profit fees, libations and cuisine, and catering equipment). The event is managed and conducted by WCBB volunteers.


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