Hello Friends,

This just in! Ow Family Properties has graciously said that they will match all the funds we raise up to $10,000.00. We are getting very excited and want to thank you in advance for all you are doing to help us get the word out. We have lots of great artists coming, now all we need are the folks to come join us to listen and donate $10.00 for tickets. Tickets available through Snazzy productions. (Also at the door). These folks still need all the help they can get and I believe we will get lots of money to those who need it. Tickets are available at Sylvan Music on Mission at Bay - 427-1917 and at the door on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Here is the up date on the live performers and the donations

Date: Sunday October 9th
Time: 2:00-7:30 (with dinner break)
Venue: Digital Media Factory
Place: 2809 Mission street , 2nd floor. (Old Wrigley Building)
Purpose: to raise funds for the victims of Katrina
Hosts: Marty Collins and Ginny Mitchell and the folks at the Digital Media Factory

Co-Sponsors: Ow Properties
Snazzy Productions is helping with promotion and ticket sales
Call Snazzy at:(831) 429-7663
email : for more info


1/3 to Musicares for the musicians who lost their homes and instruments in the disaster

1/3 to the animals that were displaced in Katrina's wake, organization
Local Santa Cruz SPCA and Noah's Wish

1/3 to Habitat for Humanity -

Katrina-Thon Schedule

2:00-2:10 - Free association w/ Sonia Shell (banjo, vocals and ac. guitar)

2:15-2:25 - The Great Morgani (solo accordian great)

2:30-2:40 - Ukanasia (Ukelele band w/ vocals and lap steel)

2:45-2:50 - Michael Martin (Guitar, Vocals, Lap steel)

2:55-3:10 - Steve Palazzo & David Rengers (Guitars, vocals, mando) and Ginny 1 song

3:15-3:20 - Pam Hanson guitar/Vocal

3:25-3::35 - Mary McCaslin (Guitar and Vocals)

3:35-3:45 - Mayim (Acapella Trio)

3:50-4:05 - Linda Arnold and Ariel Thierman (mother & daughter duo w/ guit)

4:10-4:20 - Mike Beck - Guitar and Vocal

4:25-4:35 - Banana Slugs

4:35- 5:05 30 minute dinner break for crew

Motion Pacific Dancers and Dance Synergy (Dance Groups) on stage during break

5:10- 5:25 - Sidesaddle / Diana & the Yes Maams

5:30-5:40 - Larry Hosford

5:45-5:55 - Harmony Grits

6:00-6:10 - Sherry Austin

6:15-6:25 - Ginny Mitchell

6:25-6:30 Talk and End of Auction set change for choir

6:30- 6:40 - Pacific Voices Choir

6:45-7:05 - Andy Forest, Jim Norris, Jim Lewin and Dale Ockerman
New Orleans Harp, with Santa Cruz A Team players

7:10-7:25 - Jeffrey Halford

7:30-7:40 Kemo Sabe

7:40-???? Thank you's

The event will take place before a live audience and will be filmed (for airing at a later date which means we will put banners on the bottom and donations can come in even after the fact).

We will also have a silent auction. Donations are coming in for the silent auction items and crews are lining up to help with sound, food , security and logistics. Items already donated:

Stagnaros (Whale watching, breakfast at Gilda's on the wharf )-
A Trip on the Bay on the beautiful Baylis -,
a stay at the Darling House B&B -
Boxed Set of Austin Lounge Lizards Cd's -
Boxed Set Of Mt. Madonna Choir CD's -
Ward Coffey Surboard -
Autographed Bonnie Raitt CD -
Guitar signed by the artists from Strictly Bluegrass in SF -
Limousine ride
Massage Table
Massage Chair
Tax Accounting services, specializing in self-employed and artists
Decorating services

We have a book keeper who is donating her services to keep track of all donations so that the records are clear. 100% of all proceeds go to the aforementioned recipients.

Once again I thank you for your kind help in this matter.

All the best,

Ginny Mitchell

Producer/ Host (which means I'll be there hours after cleaning up!)
(831) 427-2941 home office

Ariel, Mary, Ginny and Linda with autographed guitar for the auction

Ladies with guitar

Click above photo for autographed guitar close up


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