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Summer of Love Community Benefit Concert

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First United Methodist Church is presenting a Summer of Love Community Benefit Concert on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m. on the back lawn of the at 1825 East St., Redding CA.

The event will feature several outstanding local bands on stage playing inspiring music from the 1967 Summer of Love as well as some of their original work. In addition to great music there will be outdoor games and activities including a tie-dye station along with delicious snacks and iced drinks.

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and to commemorate this occasion, First Church is hosting a community benefit concert celebrating the 5 principles the event was based on:

  1. peace
  2. understanding
  3. compassion
  4. love
  5. higher consciousness.

To honor these principles, this event will highlight the work of local advocacy groups, allies, and partners who exemplify them and are working for positive change in our community. Their partners will also have information about the work they are doing in our community providing lots of opportunity for conversations and connecting.

The entrance fee ($5/person OR 6 cans of food; $2.50 for kids under 10), will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program Food Bank, HIV-AIDS Food Bank, the Winnemem Wintu Salmon Restoration Campaign, and zMAD High School Leadership Experience.