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February Shows!

Hello Friends and Framily,

I hope you get a chance to read this today and brave the rain and come to the Luna’s show tonight at 8pm with myself, Howard Hall, Hannah Jane Kile and Bruce Tuttle. This is a songwriter in the round event and it will be magical largely because of the place. Luna’s cafe has a special vibe that is heart warming. It is one the longest running music venues in town where countless artists have gotten their start because of the open heartedness of owner Art Luna. Add a little rain and the positive vibe only increases.

The next show is on Valentines Day, February 14th, at the Auburn Ale House in Auburn– Great beer and great food and vibe there!! Fred Nelson Jr performs on drums. Gene Smith is on electric guitar and Gerry Pineda is on bass as special guests.

On Feb 18th I perform as a duo with Fred Nelson Jr at very important benefit at Sol Collective for Icarus Project and Community Dinner Project. The Icarus Project provides a holistic guided program and counseling to those who seek to get off Psych drugs and celebrates a person’s uniqueness as opposed to labeling them with mental illness.

On February 27th,Friends of the Homeless in Sacramento presents its 2nd benefit for the homeless at Luna’s on February 27th. I will have a lot of great performers there again including: Joshua Dale Kraige from Pressure Lounge, Jordan Beasley from Tribe of Levi, Lauren Wakefield, Xochitl, G.p. Bailey, Kym Trippsmith, Extra Fancy, Sacramento Art and Revolution and Stoneberry. Sac Art and Rev is a political street theater troupe and even a young comedianne, Deerbruhh, will be there. Please visit their websites and “like” their facebook pages. All of the money we make goes directly to the homeless via the Community Dinner Project. We made $450 last event! $250 went to the Community Dinner Project. You can find Friends of the Homeless in Sacramento and Community Dinner Project on Facebook and can join!

Every Tuesday at 4:30pm the Community Dinner Project feeds the homeless and anyone who wants to eat outside city hall. Then many of the activists involved go inside and raise the issue of homelessness and other related issues during the public comment period. The activists have succeeded in getting the PUBLIC bathroom opened at Cesar Chavez Park. In case you didn’t know, all of the PUBLIC bathrooms in the city have been locked up and the homeless and the public have no access. Please know that ALL profits I make at any show go toward the Community Dinner Project or buying needed goods for the homeless. I have been blessed with a good income as a teacher for 18 years and I do need the money when I sing. I sing for the love of singing and sharing love with you all.

I hope to see homelessness eradicated in Sacramento and elsewhere as soon as possible. When people come together and decide that homelessness is as intolerable as let’s say polio or TB, then and only then will it end because everyone will get involved in some way and make a difference. The more that get we as a community get involved the more likely we can help those who are truly helpless–“mentally ill” and physically ill and barely surviving. The homeless person on the street is someone’s mother, father , sister or brother and is someone’s child. Even to stop and say hello to a homeless person as you pass them on the street is monumental to them. Please check my website calendar for upcoming shows in March and April.

Some of the events include a cozy singer-songwriter event on March 7 here in Sacramento where I perform as a duo with Fred Nelson, Jr., The Black Stallion Bar in Roseville on March 21 with the Jenn Rogar Band, California Organics in Nevada City on March 28th and The Torch Club in Sacramento on April 11th with the band. We will be at Club Car in Auburn in April or May so look for it on our calendar! Blessings to you all!

Love and Light!

Jenn Rogar and Fresh Juice Party @ Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley!

On Friday, June 27th, Jenn Rogar and Oakland based band Fresh Juice Party will be performing songs that are fun, groovy and socially conscious at the Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley, Ca …. show starts at 8pm!! $10/door come early and enjoy the art. Subterranean Arthouse is located at 2719 Bancroft Way. For more about Fresh Juice Party go to www.freshjuiceparty.com and for more about Subterranean Arthouse go to www.subterraneanarthouse.org.

Joining PARC!

Recently, PARC (Protect the American River Canyon) had a benefit fundraiser/ book signing at the Auburn Theater in Auburn, California and because of the generous help of Bill Mash aka WithoutaRoof (see his You Tube videos) my new music video by Marissa Jestice called  “The River” was featured on a big screen at the end of the event. What an honor! Thank you Bill Mash and Eric and Paula Peach from PARC for including my video in this event.. PARC has been working for decades to preserve the American River Canyon from the proposed Auburn Dam destruction and just released an updated third edition of the book The American River Insiders Guide to Recreation, Ecology and Cultural History of the North, Middle and South Forks.  Also, a week later, I was invited to join Eric Peach for a radio interview on KVMR and sang “The River” live. I encourage you to contact PARC, become a member and support preserving the American River Canyon and be a part of the team in designating the American River as forever wild and scenic. I will be enjoying some rafting this summer on one of Eric Peach’s rafting trips and hiking the beautiful trails. Nature heals! Blessings! Jenn

For more information about protecting the American River go to www.parc-auburn.org

Occupy Sacramento


A FOURTH! benefit for Safeground is coming up January 17th, 2014 and like past benefits at Luna’s it is going to be a really fun and an enlightening event! At the last show, November 15th, we had a packed house and great performances by Sal Valentino, Hans Eberbach,  Brittany Vanessa, Jackie Carroll, guest speaker, Steve Watters and a debut performance of a really COOL Sacramento hippie band called the  Sad Juicees. Members of the band work at WIND, which provides homeless services to homeless youth. Civil rights attorney and co- founder  of Safeground, Mark Merin, spoke at length about the history of how we got to where we are with extreme poverty in the United States and why we need to help the homeless. We made over $600 in donations which went to Safeground and SHOC (Sacramento Housing Organizing Committee) . This is an all ages event and the donation at the door is $7/sliding scale.


On the bill of our upcoming show are the following performers:  the very talented Carly Duhain, dubbed the new Janis Joplin, Joe Kye, a Yale educated guitar, violin and voice virtuoso, the always entertaining guitar and kalimba musician/singer, Marty Taters, G.p Bailey, who sings songs from his two albums about the homeless, host Jenn Rogar with special guest Steven Payan from the very popular and longtime Sacramento hip hop group Mentes Differentes. Also performing again is the great Sal Valentino of  Beau Brummels and Stoneground fame, the very talented Darin Bradford and Wasteland and the beautiful and beyond melodic Sandra Delores who, according to Sal “can sing the phone book.”  All proceeds will go to Safeground and SHOC. Money is being raised for Safeground to help build the future Safeground community of 80 cabins on 21/2 acres for the homeless. “We are very close”, says, Executive Director of Safeground, Steve Watters. These concerts help bring awareness and hopefully new activists who want to get involved in the struggle for the homeless and the poor.

To learn more about the artists performing you can visit their websites:

https://www.facebook.com/thecarlyduhainband      Carly DuHain

http://soundcloud.com/darinbradfordmusic, also http://manikinartists.com/ Darin Bradford

http://www.sandradolores.com/        Sandra Delores

https://www.facebook.com/joekyemusic       Joe Kye

http://www.digmusic.com/artists/artists_salvalentino.html Sal Valentino

http://www.mentes-diferentes.com/ Steven Payan


http://www.reverbnation.com/martytaters               Marty Taters

http://www.reverbnation.com/gpbailey        G.p. Bailey

https://jennrogar.com/            Jenn Rogar



To learn more about Safeground and how you can help go to www.SafeGroundSac.org . SHOC is a member of the Sacramento Housing Alliance and is a voice for the Sacramento homeless community since 1997 by publishing the Homeward Street Journal. Homeless persons sell the newspaper for $1 at various locations around Sacramento and it is also available by subscription. Buy a paper and learn about the issues of homelessness in Sacramento and all over the country. SHOC has an office located inside Loaves and Fishes and can be reached at (916) 442-2156, homeward2@yahoo.com and on the web at www.homeward.wikispaces.com


I have been so blessed with so many of Sacramento’s finest singer-songwriters and musicians who have asked or agreed to perform and donate their wonderful talent to helping bring awareness to homelessness in Sacramento and funds for Safeground and SHOC.  I went to Art Luna about the idea, not long after the Safeground Sacramento Stakedown on May 1-8 and asked about doing the concerts there. At our very first concert, on June 15, 2013 we had JD Valerio, James Israel, G.p Bailey, myself and  Patrick Grizzell.  At the second benefit on Sept 20th, 2013 we had Gary Weinberg, Gene Smith Lives!, with Kristine David and Nick Embly, the  Jackie Carroll Jazz Trio, Marty Taters, John Malcolm, guest speaker Steve Watters, Executive Director of Safeground, and Darin Bradford. Thank you!! to all who have performed so far! Your talented and beautiful people! Thank you Art Luna and see you there at the next Safeground benefit on January 17th! Join the event on facebook and tell a friend! If you want to be part of the street team to get posters/flyers out and online promoting please contact me at jennrogar@gmail.com on facebook at www.facebook.com/jennrogar or call me at (916) 856-6305



Jenn Rogar

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