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SF GIANTS BILL GRAHAM
TRIBUTE NIGHT

The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is thrilled to announce the Fourth Annual Bill Graham Tribute Night at AT&T Stadium in San Francisco.

Friday July 11th at 7:15PM
the San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks

Your special event ticket includes:

  • Ticket to the Friday Night Game, July 11, 2014
  • A very special collector's edition Bill Graham Tribute Night T-shirt

Special Bill Graham Tribute tickets to this game are available in several sections of the ball park, and you will be able to choose the section you prefer when you are purchasing the tickets.

A portion of the proceeds will help support the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation which gives grants in the areas of music, the arts, and education, while also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual and compassionate projects in our communities.

Special event tickets are subject to dynamic pricing. Rates can fluctuate based on factors affecting supply and demand. So we recommend that you buy early and save. Lock in your price and location today!

To get your tickets or for more information, please call 415-972-2298 or visit: www.sfgiants.com/specialevents and click on the Bill Graham Tribute Night on the calendar

Join the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation July 11 at the Giants Game!
Don't forget to wear your Giants gear for Orange Friday!

We also have a limited number of tickets available for the Legends Club at AT&T Park that evening - you can join members of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and friends for the festivities.

Each of these VIP packages is available for $250 per, a portion of which will benefit the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation. You will receive:

  • One Premium seat in the Legends Club Box with Bill Graham Memorial Foundation board members and guests.
  • Game Night Hospitality (fully catered with food from the Legends Club Menu, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • A Collectors Edition S.F. Giants/Bill Graham Tribute Event T-Shirt

If you would like more information about these special Legends Club Box tickets, please email Cynthia at bgmfvip@slotix.com. We would love to have you join us in the Legends Club for the evening.

Bill Graham Bobblehead

We still have a small number of SF Giants - Bill Graham Tribute Night bobbleheads from our 2011 event. For a donation of $40 or more to the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, we will send you a "Thank you" gift of the bobblehead and we will happily cover the shipping and handling costs. For more information about this and other Bill Graham Memorial Foundation doings, please go to billgrahamfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation section At the Oakland A's -Washington Nationals Game Saturday, May 10th, 2014 For "Night On The Green"

We are very pleased to announce that The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation will be the recipient of "Night On The Green" a fundraising event at the Oakland A's - Washington Nationals game at O.co Coliseum, Saturday May 10th - game start time 6:05PM.

Following the game that night, Bay Area favorite sons, Journey, will have their music set to a huge fireworks display. Journey begins a major tour May 15th at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, so we'll be helping to send them on their way in style. Journey co-founder and lead guitarist Neal Schon, and keyboardist Jonathan Cain will perform the national anthem at the game, and Jonathan Cain will throw out the first pitch!

Starting in 1973 and lasting well into the early 1990s, Bill Graham presented an extraordinary series of shows at Oakland Stadium, called "Day on the Green" - just a few of the myriad of performers included The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Who, U2, Bob Dylan, The Police, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and Journey. These shows continued until shortly after Bill's untimely passing in 1991.

In honor of "Night On the Green", a commemorative T-shirt designed by poster artist Ruben Rude will be available to you either with your seat in the special Bill Graham Memorial Foundation section of the ballpark, or if you already have your tickets to the May 10th game, you'll be able to purchase a T-shirt while you are there. All proceeds from the sale of the commemorative "Night On The Green" T-shirt and a portion of the ticket sales in the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation section will benefit the Foundation.


 

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Third Annual Bill Graham Tribute at the SF Giants
Friday Sept 6th 2013 at 7:15PM
Giants vs. Arizona.

Here's the artwork for the special edition poster designed by poster artist Frank Wiedemann - it accompanies your special Bill Graham Tribute seats to the SF Giants Bill Graham Third Annual Tribute Night on Friday Sept 6th at AT&T Park. If you would like to get an early jump on tickets available through the special Bill Graham link for this year's Tribute night

Or, we do have a limited number of special seats in the Legends Club Box for $250 each. A portion of that amount is a donation to the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation to help us continue those good works we try to do.

If you would like to reserve a seat in the Legends box with members of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and Friends, please email Cynthia at bgmfvip@slotix.com for more information. You may also use this ticket order form (PDF)

Thanks - hope to see you Sept 6th when the SF Giants take on the Arizona D-Backs.

 

 

 


Metallica Night at AT&T Park
Friday May 3, 2013
Giants vs. LA Dodgers

On Friday May 3rd, the World Series Champion SF Giants play the Los Angeles Dodgers, AND it's also the first Metallica Night at AT&T Park. Members of Metallica will take part in the anthem and the first pitch, there's a special Giants/Metallica baseball cap in the works, and lots of in-game Metallica goings on.

Everyone at the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation sincerely thanks Metallica as a portion of the proceeds from this very special event will go to BGMF.

For more information about Metallica's Night at the SF Giants you can go to Metallica's website

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Special Auction

A very generous and kind friend of the Foundation has donated a pair of the much sought after "Tongue Pit" tickets for the Rolling Stones show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY on Saturday December 8th. We're auctioning them off to the highest bidder through Charitybuzz.com with the proceeds of the auction going to Bill Graham Memorial Foundation. If you are the winner you will have your choice of either 2 Tongue Pit tickets, which are standing only, or 2 of the highest priced reserved seat tickets at the show. The auction closes on December 5th.

For more information http://www.charitybuzz.com/support/billgraham


BGMF is thrilled to announce

"THE SECOND ANNUAL SF GIANTS BILL GRAHAM TRIBUTE NIGHT" at AT&T Stadium, San Francisco

FRIDAY SEPT 7th at 7:15PM


The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers

Your special event ticket includes:

* A Ticket to the Friday Night Game, Sept 7th, 7:15PM

* A very special collector's edition Bill Graham Tribute Night poster, designed by poster artist Ruben Rude

Join the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation at the SF Giants game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers - and don't forget your orange gear for Orange Friday!

To buy these tickets or for more information, please call or visit: 415-972-2298 or www.sfgiants.com/specialevents

A portion of the proceeds will help support the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation which gives grants in the areas of music, the arts, and education, while also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual and compassionate projects in our communities.

Special event tickets are subject to dynamic pricing. Rates can fluctuate based on factors affecting supply and demand. So buy early and save. Lock in your price and location today!


Bill's 81st Birthday Bash

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend Bill's 81st Birthday Bash at the Fillmore- a great time seemed to be had by all! Here are few of the photos taken by Jay Blakesberg and more to follow sometime soon....
Happy New Year to All!

Bob Barsotti, President of Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and all around great fellow,  tells a Bill story and welcomes the crowd

Bob Barsoti, President of BGMF welcomes the crowd

David Bromberg Jack
the beginning of a Bill Graham Montage - photo by Herb Greene Jorma and Jack

Alex and David Graham

David and Alex Graham, Bill's sons, sharing stories about Bill

Wavy clowning around
Jorma Jack and David Jorma Jack and David

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Make a donation to the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and receive a Bill Graham Bobblehead as a thank you from us in return!

Click on our DONATE page for more information on how to get one of these rare objects!

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Special Film Presentation July 2-3, 2011

This weekend, July 2nd and 3rd, the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival takes place with the stage located half a block from the Jazz Heritage Center where our exhibit, Presenting: Bill Graham, is housed. In honor of this, we are screening films in the cozy 40 seat Theatre at the Jazz heritage Center. Come check out the Exhibit, and catch a movie at the same time:

Bill Graham on Film – at the Theatre at the Jazz Heritage Center in conjunction with Presenting: Bill Graham in the Lush Life Gallery. 1320-1330 Fillmore St.(near Eddy), San Francisco, CA.

Sat July 2

2:00PM - A Tribute To Bill Graham(1987)

2:15PM - J.O.E. San Francisco Psychedelic Light Show

2:25PM - Trips Festival Movie

3:30PM - Day At Night Bill Graham Interview

4:00PM - Fillmore: The Last Days

5:35PM - J.O.E. San Francisco Psychedelic Light Show

5:45PM - Bill Graham Slide Show(1991)

Sunday July 3

2:00PM Bill Graham Slide Show(1991)

2:15PM Grateful Dead Movie

4:25PM J.O.E. San Francisco Psychedelic Light Show

4:35PM A Tribute To Bill Graham(1987)

4:45PM Fillmore: The Last Days


Special Panel Discussion

In honor of Presenting: Bill Graham and that Bill would have been 80 this year, we have put together a Panel Discussion which will take place,

Sunday June 5th at the Lush Life Gallery/Jazz Heritage Center - 1320-1330 Fillmore St., SF
- the "doors" are at 5:00PM and the panel will start around 5:30PM.

Participants include Bob Barsotti, Mickey Hart, Steve Parish, Jerry Pompili, and Bill Thompson
Between them they have countless years of work and play in the world of music, and hopefully many a tale to tell of their travels. Each of them will also be speaking about their friendship, adventures and encounters with Bill Graham.

The Lush Life Gallery, where Presenting: Bill Graham is mounted is quite small - but we will do out best to accommodate folks on Sunday. A $10 donation which will go to the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and the Jazz Heritage Center is suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds.


PRESENTING: BILL GRAHAM- a collection of remarkable images with narration in Bill's own words. ( This exhibit is now over)

Hello Everyone,

The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is really pleased to invite you to see Presenting: Bill Graham - a collection of remarkable images with narration in Bill's own words. The exhibit will be available at the Jazz Heritage Center/Lush Life Gallery, 1320-1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco, until mid July and we sincerely hope you enjoy it.

The Gallery is open Wed. - Sat. from 3PM to 10PM and Sundays from 2PM to 8PM, although we have placed a number of things in the lobby to the Jazz Heritage Center which is open daily from 10AM - 11PM. There's no admission charge.

The exhibit was curated by Bob Greenfield, James Olness, and me, Bonnie Simmons, the Executive Director of the Foundation, and the pleasure was definitely all ours. Enormous thanks go to Bill's sons, David and Alex Graham, who made it possible for us to proceed in a manner Bill himself would have appreciated. And thank you to the Jazz Heritage Center and The Koret Foundation for their generous support. Here are a few pictures from the opening reception for Presenting: Bill Graham -

Best, Bonnie Simmons

BGMF board member Rita Gentry, and writer Joel Selvin

The Fillmore lent us an apple tub for a few days, and we thank Ted's Market for the apples too!

Bill's sons, Alex and David Graham

 


David Graham welcomes folks to the exhibit
and chats about the Foundation

co-curator James Olness, Laura Fraenza, and
"The Mistress of Design" Arlene Owseichik

Author and co-curator Bob Greenfield,
Juliane Dalla Pria, and Alex Graham

 

BILL'S 80th BIRTHDAY BASH

Thanks to everyone involved in Bill's 80th Birthday Bash, a benefit for the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, January 8th, 2011 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, especially Poor Man's Whiskey, Jackie Greene and Los Lobos who provided the music. Everyone had a great time - it was a very special evening.

 

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF
JAY BLAKESBERG

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