LIVE 12/29 @ 4:00p PST—POP the lush Butter Bubbles and join us for the LAST #JaMHappyHour of the year—benefiting Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund! Hosted by iHeartRadio’s Jana Sutter and featuring LIVE music from Jonah Kagen. Tune in on Facebook and YouTube, @JaMCellars, for an hour of sips, cheers, doin’ good—we’re donating $1, up to $3,000, for every like, comment, and share made during the show!
After raising over $75,000 in the last three years, JaM Cellars has committed a minimum $30,000 through 2024 and YOU can help! We’re donating $1 for every click, like and share made during JaMHappyHour benefiting Sweet Relief, up to $2,500 per show. We have hosted amazing artists including Mondo Cozmo, Emily Kinney, Robert DeLong and Lisa Loeb. Every month, we’ll be sipping delish wines and JaMming for a good cause with an extra special guest artist. Check out JaMCellars.com/Music for upcoming shows and join us for cheers & applause!
JANUARY 28, 2024 @ THE MASONIC, SAN FRANCISCO
WITH NATHANIEL RATELIFF, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, JACKSON BROWNE, RICKIE LEE JONES, STEVE EARLE, VICTORIA WILLIAMS, JOHN OATES, JOE HENRY, DAVE ALVIN,SARAH LEE GUTHRIE, CORB LUND & VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 @ 10:00am PT
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, the non-profit founded by Victoria Williams that provides financial assistance and other forms of support to career musicians and music industry professionals in need, will be kicking off its 30th year with a series of live benefit shows.
First up! On January 28 at the Masonic in San Francisco, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund will Present a Tribute to Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, the American folk revivalist, who will take the stage for a rare and special appearance, joined by Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Earle, Nathaniel Rateliff, Victoria Williams, John Oates, Andy Hedges, Corb Lund, Dave Alvin, Joe Henry, Jackie Greene, Maria Muldaur, Mike Beck, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Peter Rowan, and more special guests on the way. With musical direction by Joe Henry and the house band of Jay Lane, Barry Sless and Jason Crosby, each artist will perform songs made famous by Jack, paired with music from their own catalogue.
Tickets will be on sale Friday, December 15, 10:00am PT at Ticketmaster. Proceeds from the show will benefit Sweet Relief and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
“He wears the cloak and scepter of the American minstrel; he’s that guy,” says his lifelong friend Bob Weir, in a 2022 New York Times profile. Bob Dylan calls him the “king of folk singers,” and Johnny Cash once said, “nobody has covered more ground. He’s got a song and a friend for every mile behind him.”
“We are so excited to celebrate 30 years of Sweet Relief in 2024, and this is the perfect show to kick it all off,” says Aric Steinberg, EVP Development & Artist Relations at Sweet Relief. “Ramblin’ Jack is an absolute legend, and we’re thrilled to honor him and produce this special benefit show with all of these amazing artists.”
“The Masonic is a powerful and historic building,” says Jack, who will be playing the venue for the first time in his life. “I’m thrilled anyone would want to do this. We’ll all be together, and it will be wonderful.”
About Sweet Relief Musicians Fund:
Founded by Victoria Williams in 1994, Sweet Relief is a 501-C3 non-profit charity that provides financial assistance to countless members of the music community who are struggling to make ends meet while facing physical or mental health issues, disability, or age-related problems.
About Ramblin’ Jack:
One of the last authentic links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, two-time Grammy winner Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music. Though widely esteemed and recognized by many as a great American celebrity figure of folk music, Jack resists becoming a commercial commodity. Ramblin' Jack's life of travels, performances, and recordings is a testament to the America of lore, a giant land of struggle, hard luck, and sometimes even of good fortune. The man Bob Weir calls a "hand-built, self-architectured American icon" takes us to places that spur the romance and passion of life in the tunes and voices of real people.