“Think of Notes & Words as City Arts & Lectures crossed with the Bridge School Benefit Concert, at the most beautiful venue in the Bay Area.”
That is how event organizer Kelly Corrigan describes this one-of-a-kind evening which brings together spoken word and live music to benefit Children’s Oakland. Five years ago Corrigan, who is herself a best-selling author and grateful parent, rallied two close friends to organize a special event that celebrates the hospital’s commitment to caring for all children.
Over the last four years, Notes & Words has sold-out to audiences exceeding 1,800, and raised $3.5 million for Children’s Oakland. Past performers include New York Times best-selling authors Michael Lewis, Michael Chabon, and Anne Lamott; US Poet Laureate Billy Collins; hip-hop blues rockers G. Love & Special Sauce; actress and author Lauren Graham; and platinum-selling band CAKE.
This year, the event moves to the larger Paramount Theatre and the line-up is one of our best – including comedian Jim Gaffigan (Dad is Fat); Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres, Moo, Good Faith, The Age of Grief); and Kelly Corrigan (Lift, The Middle Place, Glitter and Glue). The music will be headlined by a surprise performer (we promise you will not be disappointed), the big sound of Bay Area favorite Midtown Social, and Oakland School for the Arts’ incredible Vocal Rush.
For those of you who truly appreciate Children's Hospital & Research Center, we hope to see you in one of our VIP sections. This includes an incredible pre-event reception hosted by Airbnb and an after-party with the authors and artists.
There's a lot to recommend about the night but we hope, more than anything, you come out to support this hospital, Children's Oakland, and our 100 year commitment to excellent care for all kids.
Notes & Words
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Where: Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
Visit the Notes & Words website
for more information on seating and tickets.
MEDIA CONTACT: Melinda Krigel