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For the Love of Sonoma Benefit Concert Raises over $230,000 for North Bay Fire Relief Fund & Noma Gives

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Counting Crows Headline Sold Out Fundraiser Hosted by The Family Coppola, BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2017) The Family Coppola, in partnership with BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, hosted a North Bay fire relief benefit concert in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park this past Saturday, November 18. Featuring platinum-selling recording artists and Bay Area legends Counting Crows, with special guest Brett Dennen, the sold out benefit concert raised $238,503 to support the efforts of North Bay Fire Relief Fund and Noma Gives – two fundraising initiatives aiding those affected by the devastating 2017 North Bay fires.

“The truest tests of our character come at times of tremendous adversity, and the character of the wine country community has been on full display in recent weeks,” said Corey Beck, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s President and Director of Winemaking. “I could not be prouder to be a member of this community, and I am grateful and humbled that we were able to play a small part in the mission to rebuild our homes.”

“This concert event not only raised much needed funds, but also the spirits of all who were affected by these fires,” stated Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents. “We are very grateful that Counting Crows and Brett Dennen donated their time to support this incredible show. Music has a special healing power and this evening was a true example of that power.”

Media sponsors that produced content surrounding the event included streaming audio service TuneIn and iHeartMedia, which ran PSAs and ticket giveaways on iHeartRadio’s Bay Area station Star 101.3 FM.

The North Bay Fire Relief fund is still accepting financial donations to assist fire victims and aid relief efforts, with 100% of the tax-deductible donations going directly to support those affected. To donate, text “Green” to 56512, or visit the North Bay Fire Relief fund’s website at https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief.

About The Family Coppola

The Family Coppola encompasses all of the things Francis loves most – cinema, wine, food, resorts, and adventure – and embraces quality, authenticity and pleasure as a backbone to each of these vibrant business endeavors. Anchored in Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, known for the superior level of quality and integrity, is, as Francis puts it, “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life: food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life.” Coppola’s second foray into Sonoma County came in 2015 with the launch of Virginia Dare Winery, American wines since 1835, ushering in a new era of elevated quality and vineyard-specific wines. The Family Coppola Hideaways are a collection of unique properties where adventure meets serenity. Drawing upon inspiration from his film career and travels around the globe to the far-reaching corners of the world, Francis created each resort embracing its off-the-beaten-track location, making it an ideal destination for exploring the natural wonders of the area while relaxing in tranquil surroundings. Additionally, The Family Coppola operates a venerable film production company, American Zoetrope; the award-winning all-literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story; Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco’s iconic Sentinel Building in North Beach; and Mammarella Foods, an authentic line of premium organic pastas and sauces. www.TheFamilyCoppola.com.

About BottleRock Presents

BottleRock Presents produces premium events featuring live music, food and wine throughout California including BottleRock Napa Valley.

About the Green Music Center and Sonoma State University

The Green Music Center (GMC) is the performing arts presenting organization based at Sonoma State University. Surrounded by the foothills of Northern California’s esteemed Wine Country, the GMC campus includes the 1,400-seat Weill Hall, with a modular rear wall that opens to terraced lawn seating for a unique summertime concert going experience, and the intimate 240-seat Schroeder Hall. The GMC is a focal point for the arts and education in the region, presenting year-round programming of top classical, contemporary, jazz, and world music artists, and is home to the Sonoma State Music Department, Santa Rosa Symphony, and Sonoma Bach.

Sonoma State University is a public liberal arts college with more than 9,000 undergraduate students. It is among the most popular campuses in the California State University system. Named a “Best Regional University” by U.S. News & World Report, SSU was first in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in Wine Business.

About Counting Crows

Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album “AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER” in 1993. The band released their seventh studio album, “SOMEWHERE UNDER WONDERLAND,” in September 2014. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands.

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