Nov5

On Sunday, November 5, 2022, the 12th annual Remembering Sam Ford Benefit Concert will take place on the Branch Street Deli outdoor patio from 12:00 to 4:00pm.

Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of friends and live entertainment, while raising funds for a good cause.

With performances by: - Nataly Lola with Ghost Monster - Shannon Lowrie with The Partridge Project - Performances from The Studio of Performing Arts students

Remembering Sam Ford organizers will be on hand to sell Remembering Sam Ford T-shirts, tank tops, tote bags, sweat pants, and bracelets. In addition, a live auction took place for the chance to win exciting prizes from local businesses. The event will also feature booths from sponsors All State and LulaRoe by Heather Strausburg.

Proceeds from this event go towards the Remembering Sam Ford dance scholarships, which is presented in Sam’s name to young deserving dancers at The Studio of Performing Arts in Grover Beach, Sam's childhood dance studio. Studio owner Shannon Lowrie will solicit submissions from current students about why they are grateful to have dance in their lives. Remembering Sam Ford organizers read the submissions and determine the scholarship recipients.

In addition, proceeds are donated to The Pablove Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educates and empowers cancer families, and improves the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music, and arts programs.