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Thicker Than Smoke: An Evening of Community Storytelling

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 07:30pm
Friday: $15; Saturday: from $45
Green Music Center
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928
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Two unique fire recovery events will be held at the Green Music Center on Aug. 3 and 4, hosted by Sonoma State University. The events will be centered around the sharing of individual and communal stories related to the devastating 2017 North Bay fires, capping off with a performance on Saturday by legendary country artist Brad Paisley and acclaimed actress Bonnie Hunt.


Thicker Than Smoke: An Evening of Community Storytelling

Friday, Aug. 3

Sonoma County author, educator, and noted storyteller Brandon Spars will host “Thicker Than Smoke: An Evening of Community Storytelling.” The evening will feature 10 or more local individuals sharing a variety of tales, both heartbreaking and inspiring, of what transpired during those horrific hours of Oct 8 and Oct. 9 when the fires swept through the region.

*Brad Paisley and Bonnie Hunt will not appear at the Aug. 3 event


Thicker Than Smoke: An Acoustic Evening with Brad Paisley, Bonnie Hunt, and Friends

Saturday, Aug. 4

A benefit concert at Weill Hall + Lawn featuring country music superstar Brad Paisley and his co-host acclaimed actress Bonnie Hunt. The evening will include several local stories interwoven with music.


100% of the ticket revenues will go to the Resilience Fund, a long-term relief fund overseen by the Community Foundation Sonoma County. The funds will be dedicated to first-responders who suffered losses in the fires, including the many who lost their homes while helping others.