Local Bands Headlining Benefit For Mateel Community Center After Robby Krieger Band Cancels

This is a press release from the Mateel Community Center:

Fraktal Productions and Mateel Forever present a benefit performance for the Mateel Community Center by some of Humboldt’s favorite local talent to raise Funds, Awareness, and Spirits on Thursday Nov 9, 2017 at 6pm, at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, and the music of Object Heavy, Cold Blue Water, Altar Tones and Opera Alley Cats with visuals by Marmalade Sky. Support your local community while rocking the night away!

The Mateel Community Center has recently fallen on hard times and is seeking community support in keeping their doors open. A 501-c3 non-profit, the Center offers diverse art, social service, educational, and youth programming that is vital to our rural community.  From hosting International music superstars and political forums, to local theatre and dance performances, to presenting seasonal festivals, the Mateel adds to the fabric of our vibrant region. Donations will be accepted, partial proceeds from the cover charge will be donated to the Mateel and Lifetime Memberships ($1,000) will be available at the Mateel Forever event.

When original Mateel Forever headliner Robby Krieger Band canceled their California tour, Fraktal Productions realized this created the perfect opportunity to offer an entirely local lineup. Headlining band Object Heavy started off as the house band at The Jambalaya in Arcata. They evolved their original take on soul, funk and a dash of hip hop while backing many extraordinary artists like MC Raashan Ahmad and Chali 2na as well as Blues Traveler frontman John Popper and James Brown/Parliament Funkadelic band leader Fred Wesley. Their second album is set to release in early 2018, featuring such great artists as Skerik, DJ Logic, Raashan Ahmad, Fred Wesley, and John Popper. After touring up and down the Pacific Northwest for the past two years, Object Heavy has its sights set on breaking out of the region by year’s end. Don’t miss the highly contagious funk and infectious soul of one of Northern Cali’s most prolific and entertaining band, Object Heavy, at the Mateel Forever benefit.

The show also features local favorites Cold Blue Water, Altar Tones and Opera Alley Cats. Cold Blue Water, one of Humboldt’s premiere Blues, Rock, Jazz, and Jam Band, blends classic covers with well-crafted originals and delivers a powerful punch of authenticity to the stage. The Altar Tones, a devotional Roots Reggae band is inspired by the timeless, upfull vibration of sweet Reggae music, and further fueled by the upsurge of the “Roots Revival” movement from Jamaica to the world. They bring forward a special blend of mantric invocation and modern day interpretation. And the Opera Alley Cats is one of Humboldt County’s top jazz groups offering up some of the finest jazz in the area. The group plays a wide variety of styles and has gained an enthusiastic loyal following.

There will be a Silent Auction, Vendors and a 215 area providing free tasters for valid 215 cardholders.

Tickets $20 at the door

More info at www.mateel.org / fraktalmusicproductions@gmail.com

What: Mateel Forever Benefit

Where: The Mateel Community Center. 59 Rusk Ln, Redway, CA 95560

Phone: (707) 923-3368

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6pm (dinner served at 6:30pm)

Lineup: Object Heavy, Cold Blue Water, Altar Tones and Opera Alley Cats


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