We’re throwing a fundraiser! ft. Snarky Puppy, Vidagua & Beat Vixens


April 11th @ the Arcata Theatre Lounge

Come out and support the Humboldt Music Project at the 3rd Annual Humboldt Fire Pin-Up Fundraiser

Humboldt Fire presents the 3rd Annual Humboldt Fire Pin-Up Party taking place at the Arcata Theater Lounge on April 11, 2013; celebrating local culture and raising scholarships for the Humboldt Music Academy. Special guests at this 1940’s themed costume party, Snarky Puppy from Brooklyn, NY bring a ten piece band making music to move the brain and booty to, collaborating with local songstresses, Vidagua. Dancing divas the Beat Vixens, local laugh maker Sherae O’Shaughnessy, Humboldt Fire Rolling Contest, silent auction and much more round out this special evening. This year promises to be the best yet and will sell out. Doors 8 p.m. Show 8:45 p.m. $20 Presale. $25 at the door. Tickets available at Arcatatheater.com and the door.

Headlining musical act, Snarky Puppy is an example of world class underground talent making their way swiftly into the mainstream, last year reaching #3 on the Itunes Jazz charts and #14 on Billboard. The ten to twenty-five member rotating ensemble tout Grammy awards within their ranks and recently toured Europe to sell out crowds. Members of Snarky Puppy regularly share the stage with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Beyonce, Noisettes, Morcheeba, Tower of Power, Ari Hoenig, and Timbaland. The band has gained a reputation for putting on one of the most unique live experiences as instrumental pioneers delivering raw funk, sensitive dynamics, lyrical melodies, lush harmony, soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation. Snarkypuppy.com.

The 3rd Annual Humboldt Fire Pin Up Party is a celebration of and fundraiser for The Humboldt Music Project which makes accessible music education for area underprivileged youth by matching them with accomplished players. Snarky Puppy exemplifies the mission of the Humboldt Music Project by lending their music to high school and university bands throughout the U.S. and Canada. They regularly lead music workshops for youth, embodying their commitment to enriching the next generation of musicians. To further support the Humboldt Music Project purchase the mix CD featuring local acts Berel Alexander, SambAmore, and UKEsperience found at many local retailers and at humboldtmusicproject.wordpress.com.

In addition, guests will enjoy special Pin-Up themed comedy by Humboldt’s Best Comic 2012, Sherae O’Shaughnessy. Opening act Vidaguas’ music flows through uplifting conscious multi-lingual lyrics integrating Afro-Cuban, Reggaeton, Hip-Hop, Latin, R&B and Dancehall. Vidagua, currently on Whrs The? Gramophone tour featuring Myka 9 & Medusa, will perform their own set as well as a special collaboration with Snarky Puppy. The Beat Vixens will provide tantalizing visual stimulus with costumes, make up, and dance sure to leave you reeling. Humboldt Fire is proud to present a brand new take on their famous Rolling Contest with new categories inspiring fun for all levels of rolling skill. The Humboldt Fire Girls will be hosting a raffle and silent auction alongside a free 1940’s themed photobooth, and The Bada Bling! Burlesque will be hosting the costume contest. Artists from the Humboldt Music Project CD will be on hand.

Doors are at 8pm and guests are asked to arrive no later than 8:45pm to catch this incredible show. Pre-sale tickets are available at arcatatheatre.com and Peoples Records & NHS in Arcata as well as The Works in Eureka and Central Ave Smoke Shop in Mactown. Pre-Sale Tickets are $20, Day of Show $25. http://www.snarkypuppy.com/, http://www.humboldt-fire.com/, https://humboldtmusicproject.wordpress.com/.

Special thanks to our sponsors: NHS & Humboldt Wholesale & Rocky’s Off Road