Increase The Peace On Saturday = Good Vibes For A Good Cause

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 @ 4:38 p.m. / :)


Show of hands: Who wants to revel all the things that make Humboldt so special? 


OK. We'll see you at Increase The Peace, this Saturday at the Jambalaya and Humbrews in Arcata.

Both venues are donating their stages for seemingly every local band and poet. Like last week's meth awareness meeting, Increase The Peace came together in the wake of Fr. Eric Freed's death.

In the latest Mad River Union, Kevin Hoover writes the event:

"...won’t include kvetching about negative trends and telling sad stories. 

Instead, the idea is to get momentum going for effective solutions such as drug education and treatment, homeless relief and crime prevention."

Organizer Pete Ciotti told KHUM that Humboldt's better than what's been dominating local news lately. "We're about community, good music, good food, good beer... We're better than what we've been reading about."

Many local business have donated goods for the silent auction, and the proceeds benefit the Stop The Violence Fund at Humboldt Area Foundation. MCs include Sherae O'Shaugnessy, Jen Savage, and yours truly. 

See you Saturday, and bring all your friends. 

Music Schedule: 


8:00pm- Space Biscuit
8:35pm- Electric Gravy
9:10pm- Ben Allen
9:30pm- Samba 
9:50pm- Mihael Kavanaugh
10:15pm-Splinter Cell 
10:50pm- Moonsong 
11:25pm- The Rezonators
12:00am- Wownd 
12:35am Scuber Mountain 

8:00pm- Lizzy and the Moonbeams
8:35pm- Mo and Morgan Hollis 
9:05pm- The Hip Hop Lounge featuring Amde of The Watts Prophets and more...
9:40pm- Lorenza and Madi Simmons with DJ Gobi
10:00pm- Samba 
10:15pm- The GetDown Crew
10:50pm- Farmhouse Odyssey
11:25pm- Berel Alexander 
12:00am- Liquid Kactus

Spoken Word Schedule (Jambalaya):

6:00 Welcome, Intro show/preview
6:07 Don Husman
6:15 Michael Fratkin: Meth Prevention Awareness Project
6:25 Humboldt Mediation Services 
6:30 Emily Adams: poet 
6:35 Sequoia Faulk: poet
6:40 Laurie Birdsall & Therese FitzMaurice: Tong Len poem and meditation
6:50 Jesse Johnathan: Song
6:55 Iain MacDonald: poet
7:05 Amde Hamilton: poet
7:15 Rabbi Naomi Steinberg: Song & Talk
7:30 Scott Sattler and Sufi Choir
-Universal prayer for peace