Hurricane Harvey Relief

A benefit concert series

featuring 60 top Bay Area musicians and songwriters

Cara Sarelli, also known as San Francisco indie rock artist Jane Frank, grew up in Houston and is heartbroken by the devastation Hurricane Harvey has brought on her friends, family, and her hometown. She has organized a series of 11 benefit concerts that will take place over the course of six weeks in San Francisco and the East Bay to help, and will be broadcast on Facebook Live so that anyone, anywhere, can participate and help. Cara especially wanted to do this so that people in Houston and other effected areas can watch from home and if nothing else, feel the love and care all the way from the Bay.

Featured musicians

All musicians are performing for free, and many are donating merchandise:

@ Little Spiral @
Graham Hill
Ken Newman
E.G. Phillips
Jonathan Westfall
Michael McGovern
Brendan Getzell
Alex Jimenez
Mario Di Sandro

Gary Adler from Migrant Pickers
Mario Noche
Constant Coogan
Jeremy Hatch
Annie Bacon
Adrian West
The Song Of Rolandhood
The Nimbles
Amy Obenski

Jane Frank
Manjali Light
Wesley Woo
Marissa Kay
Wilson Wong & the Dudes
Ryvo & James Conrad
The Complements
Adam Balbo

Rozanne Gewaar
Meredith Edgar
Cougar on a Meth Binge
Don Shearer and Friends
on dolphin
Adam Balbo
Brent Shinn
Kevin Patrick McGee

…and MORE!


Who this will benefit


Each show is going to highlight a different family Cara has either known for decades or has come to know personally through this work. These are families that have been severely effected. People who have lost loved ones. People who have lost their homes. People who have lost everything they own. People who have been displaced. More info on the families will be available in the future as well as in the event listings for each individual show. Donations will be made online directly to the families via Paypal. Not a single third party will touch the money. 100% will go to the families.


Each show is also going to highlight a nonprofit that is helping in the disaster relief effort. Organizations that have been selected include Austin Pets Alive!, Coalition for the Homeless, Legacy Community Health, Kingwood High School, the Houston Ballet Foundation, and more. In addition, one show will be dedicated to supporting Friendship NGO, a nonprofit working to assist people in Bangladesh who are being subject to massive flooding due to climate change. Neither Cara nor the musicians will be taking any money. All donations will be paid online directly to the organizations. URLs will be provided in the individual event invitations as well as announced at the shows.


Wed. Sept. 13 — SF

Bazaar Cafe, SF, 7-9:30PM PST
Kickoff Show and Cara’s Birthday Party

Sun. Sept. 17 — SF

Bazaar Cafe, SF, 6-9PM PST

Tues. Oct. 3 — SF

Bazaar Cafe, SF, 7-9:30PM PST

Sat. Oct. 7 — Concord

Private house concert, Holbrook Heights neighborhood, 6-9PM PST

Tues. Oct. 10 — SF

Bazaar Cafe, SF, 7-9:30PM PST

Thurs. Oct. 19

Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland, 7-9PM PST

Tues. Oct. 24 — SF

Bazaar Cafe, SF, 7-9:30PM PST

Tues. Oct. 28 — Berkeley

Berkeley Shambhala Center, 7-11PM PST

Tues. Oct. 31 — SF

Bazaar Cafe, SF, 7-9:30PM PST
Halloween Costume Party

Sun. Nov. 5 — Berkeley

The Back Room, Berkeley, Time TBD

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