Band Together 2 concert raises $4 million for North Bay fire victims

Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the second Band Together benefit concert in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 14 , which raised $4 million for North Bay fire relief. (Photo: ©Jay Blakesberg)


Band Together 2, San Francisco’s second major benefit concert to help North Bay fire victims, starring the Red Hot Chili Peppers, raised more than $4 million Dec. 14.

The first Band Together concert, headlined by Metallica at AT&T Park on Nov. 9, raised $17 million.

All of the money raised by ticket sales for both concerts went to Tipping Point Community’s Emergency Relief Fund in support of low-income communities hardest hit by the October wildfires.

Tipping Point, a nonprofit that fights poverty in Bay Area, has raised a total of $30 million so far for the fund, including corporate sponsorships and donations.

More than 8,000 people attended the Band Together show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which also featured Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Some 800 of the seats at sold-out concert — supported by Another Planet Entertainment, Salesforce and Twilio — went to individuals and families impacted by the fires.

To date, awards of Tipping Point’s Emergency Relief funds include:

— Santa Rosa Community Health, $2,5 million.

— Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc.: $750,000.

— Community Foundation of Mendocino County: $400,000.

— Napa Valley Community Foundation: $250,000.

— Community Foundation of Sonoma County: $250,000.

— Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa: $250,000.

— Jewish Family & Children’s Services: $250,000.

— North Coast Opportunities: $200,000.

— On the Move, $150,000.

— Nurse-Family Partnership Sonoma County: $50,000.

— Gateway to College at Santa Rosa Junior College, $9,000.

Donations are still being accepted and can be made by visiting, Or to give $25, text TOGETHER to 20222. For more information, visit or

You can reach staff writer Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or On Twitter @danarts.