I am signaling you through the flames.
The North Pole is not where it used to be.
Manifest Destiny is no longer Manifest.
Civilization self-destructs. Nemesis is knocking at the door.
What are poets for, in such an age?
from Poetry As Insurgent Art by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

This summer we are putting on the first annual Ferlinghetti Insurgent Art Benefit for KPFA. It will consist of a series of shows at the San Gregorio General Store, with each night featuring music, poetry, and an art auction. Every dollar raised will go to KPFA.

KPFA — Grassroots Free-Form Resistance Radio — is one of the most important voices out there when it comes to keeping us informed about what is really going on. KPFA is listener supported, taking no money from corporations, and staffed with dedicated, intelligent and compassionate people who want to make our world a better place.  It is that simple.

The schedule of performances is below, and you can purchase tickets at the bottom of this page ($30 in advance). Shows are expected to sell out, so advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

July 29th

Jeff Pehrson & Friends

Suzanna Spring
Paul Jefferson
Jeff Camozzi reads from his Awareness Mode

August 4th


Robert and Charlie Powell
Claddagh Band
Poetry by Joe Cottonwood and Terry Adams

August 5th

Mild Colonial Boys

Keller Sisters
Gary Gates Band
Poetry by Alida Howell

August 12th

Todd Novak & The Benny Hillbilleez

David Elias
Harmony Grits
Prose by Michael J. Cooper

August 19th

Jon Wittenberg & The Seaside Serenade

Jay Howlett and Blah Blah Woof Woof
Atkinson/Kincheloe/Beynon and Ceflau
Poetry and Prose by Dan Richman & Peter Beagle

August 26th

Lane Murchison

Pathetic Honey
Jones Gang
Poetry by Hugh Stapleton Smith

To purchase tickets, choose your desired performance below, or on the Brown Paper Tickets sales page.

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This is an indoor event, so the show will go on in rain or shine or fog. The performers listed above represent our current lineup, but are always subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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