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People for Puerto Rico - A Benefit Concert


LINEUP (learn more about artists below)

  • Vince Herman (from Leftover Salmon)
  • Alice DiMicele Band
  • LEFT 
  • Rogue Suspects
  • Inger Jorgenson
  • Paul Turnipseed
  • 33 String Drive
  • Frankie Hernandez
  • Bishop Mayfield
  • B Wishes
  • Diane Patterson
  • Phoenix Sigalove
  • Shybo Torres
  • Marc Gostnell

Donations at the Door


Hilltop Music Shop, United Way of Jackson County, Havurah Shir Hadash.
Lagunitas Brewing Company

"Another Alice & Greg Disaster Relief Production”

All proceeds will go towards helping the most vulnerable in Puerto Rico. We will be sending Domes for use as schools and community centers with a group from Atlanta who are going to help re-build schools. People from Oregon who would like to help and can provide for their own transportation to Puerto Rico would be welcomed to join the effort. We will also be sending money towards disaster relief through the Hispanic Federation. 

When Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico she pummeled the island and destroyed
homes, hospitals, schools, and most of the islands power grid. Access to food, potable
water, shelter, and medical attention is difficult or impossible depending on where you
are on the island. Another disaster creating suffering and chaos. Local musicians and
activists Alice DiMicele and Greg Frederick immediately got together to plan something
to help, as they did after disasters in Haiti, Japan, and Nepal. After searching countless
websites and non-profit organizations, they found an opportunity to make a big
difference without just throwing money into the pockets of a big organization with a CEO
who has a six figure salary. DiMicele’s brother-in-law, Randy Ortiz is going to Puerto
Rico next month with a group of business people and volunteers from Atlanta, Georgia
to help rebuild schools and medical facilities and to help distribute much needed aid to
the most vulnerable. Randy has participated in secular missions all over the world with
Caritas, a Catholic non-profit committed to serving the poor and most vulnerable in the
world. Thanks to the generosity of Asha Deliverance at Pacific Domes and Eric Hansen
at True South Solar we are able to buy Domes and solar systems at cost to send with
Randy and his team to put up to make instantly solid shelters, schools, community
centers, and whatever else may be needed. After buying these supplies we will donate
the remaining cash to the Hispanic Federation who is leading the way in bringing relief
aid to Puerto Rico.

Alice called Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon who recently moved to Ashland and
asked him help. His answer, a resounding Yes! Herman will headline the event and will
sit in with Alice DiMicele Band and also local bluegrass band 33 String Drive. Greg
Frederick’s two bands LEFT and the Rogue Suspects are on the bill along with a bevy
of local talent including: Inger Jorgenson and Paul Turnipseed, Phoenix Sigalove, Diane
Patterson, B Wishes and Jack Hopfinger, Frankie Hernandez, Bishop Mayfield, Shybo
Torres, and Marc Gostnell. The event will open with a song and prayer by Rabbi David
Zaslow of Havurah Shir Hadash Synagogue who is also one of our generous sponsors
along with Live At the Armory, United Way of Jackson County, ORD2 Indivisible, Hilltop
Music Shop, Pacific Domes, and True South Solar. If your group or church would like to
be a sponsor for the event or would like to send volunteers to help please contact Alice
DiMicele at 

Please join us for an evening of great music and solidarity with Puerto Rico at the
“People for Puerto Rico” event on Sunday November 5th from 5-9pm at the Historic
Ashland Armory. The event is all ages and there will be a 21-over area with adult
beverages available. We’re asking for a suggested donation of $20 or as much as you
care to donate at the door and will also be selling raffle tickets with wonderful prizes
including a guitar, music, gift certificates for massage, and much more.

About some of the musicians:

Vince Herman is a guitarist and singer best known for being one of the founding
members of Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi. His infectious stage presence
and humor engage his audiences and leave them overjoyed and wanting more.
Alice DiMicele is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player that seamlessly works
jazz/blues phrasing and R&B and rock & roll rhythms into a broadened Folk/Roots/
Americana sound she calls "Organic Acoustic Groove.” For more than 30 years, Alice
has been bringing her wide-ranging vocal prowess, humor, and distinctive guitar style to
festival stages, theaters, clubs, and house concerts.

LEFT is a labor of love comprised of 5 of Southern Oregon's most accomplished and
creative players who came together in support of the original music written by Singer
Songwriter Bret Levick. Greg Frederick on Bass, Don Harriss on Keys, Bob Evoniuk on
Slide Guitar and Matt Terreri on Percussion. Levick's music can be heard
on Televisions top hit shows "Lucifer" "Shamless" "Grays Anatomy" "Son's of Anarchy"
and more.

The Rogue Suspects have been Southern Oregon’s premier musical act for 18 years.
Whether appearing with or behind rock and rolls who’s who, or gracing the most
prominent stages in the area, the Suspects have earned the honor of being named The
Rogue Valley’s favorite band over and over again.Shae Celine, Greg Frederick, Dirk
Price, Don Harriss, and David Bolen.

Earlier Event: November 3
Indubious, Sol Seed, Ital Vibes
Later Event: November 11
Polyrhythmics and Dirty Revival