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Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit

Don't Miss the Blue Bear Party of the Year
Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary!

Jackie Greene

Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit

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Blue Bear School of Music
proudly presents

Blue Bear
40th Anniversary Benefit

Jackie Greene

+ Special Guests
Opening Performances by
Blue Bear Youth Bands

Emcee Renee Richardson from KFOG
A Silent Auction and More!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus in San Francisco
Doors: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm
Tickets: $75 GA / $150 VIP
$60 GA Blue Bear Members

Proceeds support Blue Bear's nonprofit mission and youth music programs


VIP Tickets: $150
VIP Tickets include complimentary catered cuisine from Da Bettina Catering and chef Josh Birch (Orbit Room Cafe); exclusive, non-reserved VIP seating opportunities; non-hosted VIP bar and more.

General Admission Tickets: $75

Blue Bear Member GA Tickets: $60
Available for purchase by phone at 415-673-3600 or at Blue Bear School of Music. Blue Bear Members, students and alumni in good standing can purchase up to two Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit tickets at the discounted price of $60.

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Support Music Education

Please join us for the Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit, featuring Jackie Greene plus special guests on Thursday, March 22 at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco. Talented Blue Bear youth bands will jump start this special evening with rocking performances.

The Blue Bear 40th Anniversary Benefit will provide crucial funding for our school's nonprofit mission and youth music education programs that enrich the lives of more than 600 Bay Area youth from low-income families and under-served communities each year. Proceeds support innovative Rock Band Ensemble, Digital Audio Production Studio 101, and guitar outreach programs at partner sites in public schools and community centers, Blue Bear Summer Camps, youth scholarships and sliding scale tuition support for low-income students.

Current youth music education partners include:

  • Glide Memorial Church After School Center
  • James Lick Middle School
  • Rooftop Alternative School
  • Creative Arts Charter School
  • Ida B. Wells High School
  • International Studies Academy
  • YMCA



Jackie Greene

Headlining this year's Blue Bear benefit is the prolific guitarist and vocalist Jackie Greene. At 31, Jackie has accomplished what many artists strive decades for. He has recorded seven albums of original work, an EP, DVD, and a recently released book of lyrics. Greene has been involved in many high-profile side projects including his endeavors with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Furthur, Levon Helm and Warren Haynes's Gov't Mule. Constantly touring, Jackie has a reputation for putting on an energetic live show and has earned the respect of critics and musicians across the country. While difficult to pigeonhole his music (frequent comparisons are to Bob Dylan and The Band), there is a consistent influence of Americana Roots Music that runs through the themes in his large musical catalog. At times, his songs are playful - other times they are sorrowful. But always, they are soulful. Greene is musically rooted in the rock and roll tradition, though he is emotionally attached to other forms of American music like country-western and rhythm and blues. Armed with a voice that turns heads and a near-mastery of several instruments, Greene has been dubbed by New York Times as "The Prince of Americana." More info: