Diggin’ Deep: Los Osos Disaster Relief Concert Feb. 26

Written by Estero Bay News

February 23, 2023

Many Los Osos families suffered major damage to their homes from the January bomb cyclone of rain.  As a local relief effort, Gary Freiberg and Paul Irving have teamed up to produce a benefit concert.  The all-volunteer lineup of talent includes Zongo All -Stars, Strange Cake, Carbon City Lights, B & The Hive, and Mini Nova (featuring Scott Martin of WAR and Kenny Lee Lewis of the Steve Miller Band). 

The Diggin’ Deep relief concert happens on Sunday, February 26 at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos from 12 to 6 p.m. This event is to raise funds for the disaster victims, and since it is an all-volunteer effort, every dollar raised will go directly to benefit the families in need. This is an all ages show. Entry is free, but donations are encouraged.

“The outpouring of community support has been tremendous with many local agencies and service groups working together to make this concert a success,” Irving said. “Los Osos organizations and individuals have joined together to bring relief to families who could not prepare for the rains that broke daily rain records dating back to 1893.”

The local nonprofit group People Helping People is collecting tax-deductible donations and disbursing them as needed to the victims of the January rain event. They’re also organizing a large silent auction with donated items from local businesses. Rotary and Kiwanis are running the BBQ and serving food while some members of the Los Osos Community Services District are stepping up to serve drinks, and Celebrate Los Osos is sending volunteers to help with event operations.  

Help the victim families by attending what is the biggest singular free benefit concert ever held in Los Osos.  Cash donations are accepted at the concert or can be made online at supportlososos.com.  Checks may also be sent payable to People Helping People (note “Disaster Relief” in the memo line) at PO Box 6221, Los Osos, CA 93412.  Cash will be accepted at the event. 

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