Folk musician to hold benefit concert for Friends of the San Juans

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans

Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace is partnering with Friends of the San Juans for benefit concerts to celebrate and protect the Salish Sea. The concerts will raise funds for Friends’ Marine Protection Program, which safeguards the region from the risk of oil transport and works to stop new oil infrastructure.

The concerts will take place on April 30 at Westsound Community Hall on Orcas Island and May 1 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Both shows start at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The events are open to people of all ages.

“I am super excited to collaborate with and support Friends of the San Juans,” said Wallace. “The work that they do to protect the Salish Sea and bring science to the forefront of conversations is critical as our society shifts and more people raise their voices to support the protection of ecosystems and bioregions like the Salish Sea.”

Wallace is on a three-month tour of the west coast of North America where he is teaming with dozens of grassroots organizations, community initiatives and frontline groups for benefit concerts and action days. He is using his new album, “Us,” as a fundraising tool to drive money and energy toward projects that empower people and communities in the protection of the systems that sustain them.

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