Support Novato's Schools at Rock'n Blues by the Lake
September 13, 2009Posted by pamela |
The 7th annual Rock'n Blues by the Lake returns to support Novato's public schools this fall at Stafford Lake Park. This popular annual event takes place Saturday, September 26, from 10 am to 8 pm and features an all-star lineup on four stages that includes the B-52s (pictured) and American Idol's Blake Lewis, as well local favorite Tim Cain, the Beatles tribute band Rubber Souldiers, young musicians from Novato and San Marin High Schools, and more. It's a popular event for all ages, and proceeds go to support the arts and music in Novato's schools (which sorely need the money).
Other attractions include a carnival, jumpies, interactive Guitar Hero and X-Box games, food, beverages, a silent auction and raffle, and a magic show for children.
The beautiful Stafford Lake location has a limited capacity, so only 6,000 tickets are available. Advance ticket prices are $45 for adults, $20 for teens 12–18, and $15 for children 5–11. There's also a special meet-and-greet with the headliners: $200 for the B-52s and $100 for Blake Lewis. Only 50 meet-and-greet tickets are available, and include autographs, a chance to take your picture with the band, and a special lanyard, pass, and T-shirt.
Tickets can be ordered online at www.rnblake.com or in person at Marin Music Center (1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato), Red Devil Records (894 4th Street, San Rafael), the Novato Unified School District office (1015 7th Street, Novato), the Novato Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings, and Tall Toad Music (43 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma).
Last year's Rock'n Blues by the Lake contributed $23,500 to Novato's public schools, for a total of $348,500 over the life of the event. These funds go to pay for music and arts programs and equipment that the schools might otherwise not be able to afford. Previous headliners have included Journey, Third Eye Blind, the Plain White T's, Sammy Hagar, the Bacon Brothers, Jefferson Starship, and the Sons of Champlin.
Visit www.rnblake.com for more information and to order tickets.