Melvin Seals & JGB coming to Eureka

It’s a Good Time For A Great Cause!

We are excited to welcome Melvin Seals and JGB to Eureka on Saturday, Feb. 29th for our first ever “Benefit Concert for Humboldt’s Homeless”, a fundraiser for Uplift Eureka.

Melvin Seals and JGB, Achilles Wheel Quartet, Joe Craven, The Higgs and Fragile Thunder

You can make positive change in the community by joining us for a night of movin’ and groovin’ to the sweet tunes of the artist who helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”.

One hundred percent of proceeds from this event go directly to Uplift Eureka programs designed to support our houseless community members in accessing vital resources to obtain housing, employment, and to reclaim independence. You can have fun and know are you part of the solution towards addressing homelessness.


About the band:

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band.

Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. John Kadlecik on lead guitar and vocal duties, John-Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Lady Chi & Mary-eL on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!

Want to help sponsor this event and get your business or organization name in front of thousands?

Contact Katelyn “Mo” Merrell
Community Services Coordinator; Community Access Project for Eureka (C.A.P.E.)
City of Eureka-Community Services

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