New Morning Youth and Family Services presents an evening of live music and art at its first Rock ‘N’ Art benefit concert on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lakehills Church’s auditorium, 7000 Rossmore Lane.
On the music side Late for Dinner and Jake & The Blue Lights will keep the dance floor full with their blues, reggae and classic rock tunes. Local youth and adult artists have provided some great pieces for the art contest. All art entries will be judged by local artists and the winning artwork will be sold at the concert. Cash prizes will be awarded. These local works are joined by autographed posters donated by famed Canadian artist Bob Masse, whose psychedelic designs have impressed the likes of Pink Floyd and Santana.
Dos Coyotes, Sienna Restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings are among the nine contributing restaurants. They are joined by six wineries: Crystal Basin, Terra D’Oro, Madroña, Cielo Estate, Chevalier and Baumgarner. Nugget Market, Babco and Randolph Jewelers are also event sponsors.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 on Aug. 4 and include beer, wine and food during the reception between 6 and 8 p.m. A no-host bar will also be available from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the California Welcome Center in El Dorado Hills, Flowers on Main in Placerville and by contacting the New Morning main office at (530) 622-5551.
All proceeds raised will benefit the New Morning Youth Shelter, which provides emergency shelter for El Dorado County children in crisis.
“New Morning’s Youth Shelter offers temporary housing, hot meals, clothing, and individual and family counseling services for kids ages 6-17. Our youth behavioral specialists are available to help 24-hours a day,” states information on New Morning’s website. “Youth can admit themselves or be referred by family, friends, police, schools, or private agencies. We offer a safe environment free of tobacco, drugs and violence.”
New Morning welcomes donations of clothing, household items, as well as games and art/crafts supplies. The shelter can be reached at (530) 626-4190.
Concert event chair Bea Crosson commented, “I think it is amazing that there is only one shelter available to kids in crisis in the entire county, from El Dorado Hills all the way to Lake Tahoe. New Morning provides such a necessary service and it is free to kids, available 24/7 and 365 days of the year.”
For more information contact Crosson at (530) 676-7166 or New Morning Associate Director Kathy Brook-Johnson at (530) 622-5551 or visit the website at newmorningyfs.org.