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EPIC Fall Celebration Featuring Monophonics

You are cordially invited to the Environmental Protection Information Center’s 38th Annual Fall Celebration with Monophonics! We are celebrating 38 years of EPIC’s important forest protection work on the North Coast that has helped to preserve some of the largest intact wildest places in the nation.

This year, EPIC proudly presents the Bay Area’s finest psychedelic soul funk band “Monophonics” at the Mateel Community Center on Friday, November 6th featuring a locally sourced, gourmet family-style meal catered by local favorite, Outlaw Kitchen. Doors open at 6:00 PM with a full bar featuring beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Dine with friends while singer songwriter Josephine Johnson plays her sultry folk tunes with Piet Dalmolen. Josephine writes and sings music from the heart–think Norah Jones, Stevie Nicks, and Janis Joplin meeting up for an afternoon nip of Southern Comfort. Piet is a guitar heavy on the Humboldt scene, most notably in The Nucleus, Free Rain, Money, and Full Moon Fever. Together they deliver a dynamic punch of soulful rock.

During dessert, the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award of Environmental Activism will be presented to Betty and Gary Ball, co-founders of the Mendocino Environmental Center. Betty Ball, the consummate networker, was integral to the California Forests Forever ballot initiative, Redwood Summer and the campaign to protect the Headwaters Forest.

An elaborate auction featuring locally hand-crafted art and wares will be a great place for picking up holiday gifts for friends and family. Fall Celebration tickets are available at Wildberries Marketplace, Redway Liquors, and online at All-inclusive dinner and music tickets are $60 (seating is limited) and music only is $20. Doors open at 6pm and Monophonics begins at 9. For more information, visit or call 822-7711.

We couldn’t do our work without people like you, and this event is a great way for us to commemorate nearly four decades of grassroots support. We hope you will join us on this special occasion to party for a purpose: “For the wild!”

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6:15 PM – Cocktail hour begins

7:00 PM – Gourmet dinner served by Outlaw Kitchen

8:00 PM – Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement and Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony takes place

9:00 PM – Bay Area psychedelic soul funk band Monophonics will take the stage

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Monophonics is “One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!”  Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.”

Touching on Northern soul, doowop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Overall it’s heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again.

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We are seeking volunteers for setup, kitchen and cleanup, if you are interested in volunteering, please email or call 707-822-7711.


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