On Saturday, June 10th at 7:30pm, the Jim Ocean band will take the stage at the MDUUC Event Center as part of a benefit bash for Bay Area climate justice non-profits, including Sustainable Walnut Creek, 350 Bay Area and 350 Contra Costa. The band will treat the audience to a live performance of their new album, “FrankenClime” — a humor-infused rock ‘n’ roll monster mash spotlighting the environmental challenges of the times.
In addition to the music—doors open at 6:30pm—this lively action-packed event includes a “trashy fashion” runway show co-produced by Ellie Treanor, DnA Sustainable Threds, and RC Ferris., Guests are encouraged to join the fun by wearing their best upcycled/re-designed clothing or homemade costumes sourced from recycled materials. A selection of vendors will showcase their services or sell their unique “sustainability products”.
The concert will be peppered with inspiring messages from those on the front lines of the environmental/sustainability movement. Singer-songwriter Joe Peters will open the second set of the show with a sampling of his Joedai Warriors tunes. Strap on your dancing shoes and prepare to get down with the Jim Ocean Band. This concert will be professionally recorded and videotaped.
Guests are encouraged to bring something for the sustainability-in-action “Bring an item, take an item” upcycle booth – a fun way to find a new home for a like-new, no-longer-needed household item, or those unwanted gift items you’ve been holding onto.
Recognizing that the climate crisis is a moral and spiritual imperative, the Climate Action Committee at MDUUC sponsors ongoing activities and educational campaigns on Climate Justice. The MDUUC community aims to seek truth and work for justice, nurture compassion and courage, collaborate with other communities, bridge the divisions that wound the human family, and in the process, transform ourselves and our world.
Learn more at https://mduuc.org/work-for-justice/environment.
ICAN Contra Costa (Interfaith Climate Action Network) is a regional organizing group affiliated with ICCC (Interfaith Council of Contra Costa) that partners with many other Environmental Justice groups, such as Green Faith, Communities for a Better Environment, Sunflower Alliance, and No Coal in Richmond and Oakland.
See https://www.interfaithccc.org/programs/ican/ for more information about ICAN.
This is your chance to Party for the Planet while supporting the good work of Sustainable Walnut Creek, 350 Bay Area and 350 Contra Costa. Premium beer and wine will be available for sale, and a sampling of yummy snacks/desserts will be available for free.
Reserve your seats now! tinyurl.com/partyfortheplanet23
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GARAGE BAND TAKES ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Over the decades, singer/songwriter Jim Ocean has written an impressive collection of thought-provoking, genre-bending songs that explore the nuances and quirks of the human animal.
With his new band, he has turned his eye toward the environmental challenges of the day.
With soulful harmonies and a tight, driving rhythm section, the Jim Ocean Band has come out swinging with its debut album, “FrankenClime”. Featuring concerned, smart lyrics set to a beat, the in-your-face energy and contagious hooks have audiences dancing, laughing, and thinking all at the same time.
This concert is part of the band’s “Fossil Fools Tour” in support of the FrankenClime project. Reserve seats at tinyurl.com/partyfortheplanet23
As much about the mission as the music, the Jim Ocean Band welcomes collaborations and is available to produce benefit concerts for social justice and environmental organizations. (More information about the band at https://jimoceanmusic.com/epk.)