The Third Annual Beekeepers Ball

October 25th, 7pm  

Tickets $22 Advance & $28 Door  21 & up

The Third Annual Beekeepers Ball is the autumn 2014 event not to miss!  Our theme this year is “Sweet as Honey,” and the night couldn’t get any sweeter with “The California Honeydrops” taking the stage!  The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their live shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world: on their nine European tours, to featured slots at such premiere festivals as Monterey Jazz, High Sierra, and Outside Lands, and performances in 2013 supporting B.B. King, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, and Allen Toussaint. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

Opening for The California Honeydrops is Southern Oregon’s own “Maestro & the Captain’s Flat 5 Flim Flam”… It’s a mouthful.. and an earful. File their music under “swing”, but it’s likely not the swing music that you’re accustomed to. The “Flat 5″ draws inspiration from 30s and 40s swing jazz, reefer tunes of early black club music and the gypsy swing era in France. The strong groovin’ bounce of their rhythm section provides a landscape for vocal harmonies and innovative improvisation. The Flat 5’s original modern acoustic swing tunes are clever, creative, and potently inviting to dance to.

The Beekeepers Ball is a fundraiser for the Bee Girl organization, a nonprofit with a world-wide presence on a mission to inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat.  This is an event for the whole community to celebrate honey, the work of our bees, and our beekeepers!  Funds raised will enable Bee Girl to continue to conserve our bees by educating the public on their importance through our programs focused on community classes and events, public lectures, our Kids and Bees program, and our University program. The Bee Girl organization also facilitates the Farming for Bees initiative, empowering and recognizing land managers who provide habitat for our bees. Bee Girl engages with communities across the nation, and the globe, spreading knowledge and bringing a sense of wonder from the hive to the people.

Aside from the amazing line up of musicians, we will be offering a honey-themed dinner featuring locally farmed food for purchase, a silent auction full of sweet items, a photo booth, and of course a costume contest!

For more information, visit the Beekeepers Ball page at beegirl.org 

We are looking for sponsors, as well as silent auction donations!  Please send an email to sarah@beegirl.org to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship levels.