The Kelly Thomas Memorial Concert and Canned Food Drive will remember Kelly with a day of music and donations that will draw attention to the thousands of destitute, whom our cities remain blind to or worse, ill-treat through willful ignorance and neglect. In partnership with Ron Thomas and the Kelly Thomas Memorial Fund (recently founded in memory of his son), the event hopes to open the eyes of Orange County to the alarming growth in its homeless population and just how few resources our cities have to help treat this social epidemic.
Eric Bootow, bassist for fullerton-based Sederra, was inspired by the tragic events of July 5th to put this show together. By reaching out to the Thomas family and his fellow musicians in Fullerton, the show quickly materialized and has since gathered massive support from all over SoCal. The event promises to have upwards of a thousand in attendance with Ron Thomas (who will be speaking) and family also in attendance.
Where: Fullerton Downtown Plaza (125 E. Wilshire Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832)
When: 3pm-8pm on Sept 17, 2011
Music: Sederra, Julian Porte, New Skool Kings, John Paget, 80 Proof, Mr Mirainga and Robert Gupta of the LA Philharmonic
How People Can Help: Donations, canned goods and clothing and will be accepted during the event.