Jack Johnson Raises Over $500,000 To Support Thomas Fire Recovery

Jack Johnson Benefit
Chris Cantore
Written by Chris Cantore

Jack Johnson’s sold out Santa Barbara Bowl show — Jack Johnson & Friends, a Benefit for the Community — raised over $500,000 to support Thomas Fire and Flood recovery.

The incredible evening brought the community together to heal, alongside first responders who watched from side stage, memorable performances and collaborations from Johnson, Ben Harper, ALO, David Crosby, Kenny & Hana Loggins, Stewart Cole & Orpheo McCord (from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros), and more.

Jack Johnson

Funds will be directed to United Way Thomas Fire & Flood Fund, and to local non-profits working on relief and recovery efforts in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The March 18 concert donated 100% of profits, combined with contributions from the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, Goldenvoice/AEG, AXS, local businesses, fan donations, and Johnson’s own personal contribution.

The process of working together with so many friends to support our community ended up being healing in itself

After helping to dig out local homes with the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, bringing the community together for the benefit concert became even more meaningful for Jack. “I hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as my band, crew, and I did,” said Johnson. “The process of working together with so many friends to support our community ended up being healing in itself. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make the evening possible.”

Jack Johnson Benefit

As the primary beneficiary, more than $200,000 will be directed to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund, with 100% percent of donations directly supporting impacted individuals and communities. Additional funds will be distributed to local relief and recovery non-profits including Direct Relief, Santa Barbara Foundation, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, FOOD Share, Search Dog Foundation, Greater Goods, Habitat for Humanity, Santa Barbara Response Network, Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, Explore Ecology, the SB Support Network, and more.

Jack Johnson & Friends
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

Times Like These
Do You Remember
Sitting Waiting Wishing
Good People
Get Together (w/ Vaughn Montgomery, Ted Lennon)
Big Sur (w/ ALO)
Girl I Wanna Lay You Down (w/ ALO)
Bubble Toes (w/ ALO)
Danny’s Song (w/ Kenny Loggins, Hana Loggins and Lebo)
Teach Your Children (w/ David Crosby, Kenny Loggins, Hana Loggins and Lebo)
Love the One You’re With (w/ David Crosby, Kenny Loggins, Hana Loggins and Lebo)
Please Please Me (w/ Ben Harper)
Flake (w/ Ben Harper)
Banana Pancakes
Tape Deck (w/ Stewart Cole, Orpheo McCord)
Mudfootball (w/ Stewart Cole, Orpheo McCord)

Ben Harper solo tune
My Own Two Hands (Jack and Ben)
High Tide, Low Tide (Jack and Ben)
Better Together (all)


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Chris Cantore

Chris Cantore

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