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Agencies Support Arts
good neighbors, Pittsburg’s three State Farm
Insurance agencies are supporting the
Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame
by sponsoring the PEAHOF stage at the
upcoming Seafood Festival on Sept. 12 and
Agents Mike Stoiber, Julio Martinez and
Chris Moreno agreed to help sponsor the
stage that will feature talented local
groups as well as some of the Bay Area’s top
blues talent jamming during the Seafood
of the agents is a member of the Pittsburg
Chamber of Commerce which hosts the Festival
each year. All said they were happy to help
bring top quality musicians to share their
musical talents with Festival goers who have
always shown appreciation for the good music
offered at the Seafood Festival.
“What a wonderful gesture. They truly are
good neighbors. We appreciate their support
of the arts and music,” said PEAHOF
President Ralph Ramirez. “When PEAHOF was
asked to undertake presenting music at a
community stage when the Seafood Festival
was held on Railroad Avenue, we wound up
with a large audience that really enjoyed
the music. We are happy to be able to help
the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and bring
some outstanding musicians to Pittsburg with
the help of the State Farm agents.”
State Farm offers auto, home, life and
Stoiber is located at 130 E. Leland Rd.,
Suite B. Martinez is located at 2120
Railroad Ave., Suite 102. Moreno is located
at 550 Bailey Rd.
memberships bring benefits
Becoming a member of the Pittsburg Entertainment
& Arts Hall of Fame can be a win-win proposition
Members receive free tickets to the PEAHOF 2015
Induction Ceremony scheduled for October.
Members will also be able to purchase tickets to
the April 25 Abalone Benefit Dinner celebrating
the 100th anniversary of Lanzafame
Furniture for $50. Price for nonmembers is $55.
Members receive discounts at other PEAHOF
events, including the Second Sunday Jam Sessions
which are scheduled to resume this spring.
One-year individual memberships are available
for $30. One-year family memberships are
available for $50. Lifetime members are
available for $100
individuals and $150 for families. Memberships
can be purchased on-line.
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If you’re not a dues-paying
member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts
Hall of Fame, please sign up now by
Yearly membership dues are $30
for individuals and $50 for families. Lifetime
memberships are $100 for individuals and $150
for families. Memberships include voting rights
and free tickets to the annual Induction
Ceremony as well as discounts on selected events
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All sponsors are 501C3
Non-Profits. All proceeds will go towards the
Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame
located in the lobby of the historic Creative
Arts Building in Pittsburg, CA
Tax ID # 45-2548430
The Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts
Hall of Fame will be located in the lobby of the
historic Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High
Included in Hall of Fame experience
is a 90-foot frieze depicting Pittsburg’s cultural
history created by internationally known artist and
Pittsburg native Dr. Ronald McDowell.
An interactive display will provide
you with an up-close-and-personal look at members of the
Hall of Fame.
Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame seeks to
recognize local musicians, performers, artists and writers,
commemorating their achievements and impact upon the
cultural life of Pittsburg in hopes of educating and
inspiring the youth of Pittsburg to use and expand their
creative abilities to enrich the community.
PEAHOF inducts 18 Hall of Famers
Pittsburg’s cultural icons make up the
second induction class of the Pittsburg
Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame.
Induction Ceremony is scheduled Oct. 4 at
the Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg
High School campus.
include Pittsburg native James Barbagallo, a
noted classical pianist who earned the
bronze medal in the 1982 Tchaikovsky
International Piano Competition in Moscow,
and Johnny Steele, winner of the San
Francisco International Comedy Competition
scheduled for induction are popular Bay Area
jazz singer Faye Carol, gospel singer
Barbara Jean Davis, versatile singers Nicky
DePaola and Jesse DeTorres, accordion player
Lou DiMaggio, California Theatre organist
Tony Enea, jazz saxophonist Raymond Glasper,
big-band singer Bob Grabeau,
bassist-guitarist John Guerrero, versatile
musician Delfo Lanzafame, gospel singer
Ronald Lawson, singer-poet Guillermo Muniz,
the Bay Area’s “Queen of Gospel” Dorothy
Stanton, founder of Pittsburg’s first Latin
big band Felix Urbina, drummer Leo Vigil and
bluesman Sam Wesley Sr.
pleased to welcome this talented group into
the Hall of Fame. They represent the
diversity of the arts that makes Pittsburg
so unique,” said PEAHOF President Ralph
Ramirez, who was a member of Urbina’s band.
the Induction Ceremony are $10 general and
$20 reserved. They are available at the
Pittsburg Historical Society Museum, 515
Railroad Ave., the Railroad Book Depot, 650
Railroad Ave., and the PEAHOF website at
Induction Sign Up
the Induction Ceremony, a PEAHOF All-Star
Band will perform, inviting inductees to
number of tickets for the Induction After
Party to be catered by the New Mecca Café
will be available for $20 at the PEAHOF
Be Part of the Legacy of
Historic Creative Arts
of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become
a part of Pittsburg’s history by adopting a seat
in the historic Creative Arts Building on the
Pittsburg High School campus. Take pride in
knowing that your gift will benefit future
The Creative Arts Building’s
history includes performances by legendary
artists including: Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles,
Stevie Wonder, James Brown and the San Francisco
Exciting changes have taken place in
Contra Costa County’s largest theatre which
opened in 1959. A $9 million renovation project
has brought the building up to state-of-the-art
standards allowing for quality productions. Make
a tax-deductible donation to ensure maintenance
of seats and support for youth mentoring
programs in the arts.
It’s so easy!!
Choose one of the options below,
complete the form with your details and return
with cash, check, money order made payable to
the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame
or use PayPal ...
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You may mail your tax-deductible donation to
PEAHOF, 4476 St. John Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565.
Adopting a seat is a perfect remembrance for
your children, grandchildren, spouse, parent,
grandparent or special friend or loved one. It
is a perfect way to honor birthdays,
anniversaries, graduations, dedications,
holidays and special events.
THE 31ST ANNUAL PITTSBURG SEAFOOD
& MUSIC FESTIVAL IS COMING!
Nothing says late summer like
Pittsburg’s own Seafood & Music Festival, the
two-day, outdoor extravaganza that draws
thousands of visitors to Pittsburg every year.
The Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival, now in
its 31st year, returns to the beautiful
Pittsburg Marina Saturday, September 12th and
Sunday, September 13th 2015.
The Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival has long
been one of the keystone events in Contra Costa
County. This gastronomic extravaganza features
lots of tasty treats including gumbo, craw-fish,
BBQ oysters, steamers, muscles, chowder, fish &
chips, lobster rolls, alligator on a stick, corn
on the cob, an array of all types of foods for
The Pittsburg Seafood and Music
Festival provides a safe and enjoyable
environment for the whole family with a wide
variety of arts and crafts on display, amusement
rides for the kids, rock wall climbing, three
live entertainment stages, jet ski races, bath
tub races, kite boarding demos, beer pavilion
featuring NFL football games, a wine pavilion
and so much more!
clubs help PEAHOF
Local service clubs and individuals are
helping the Pittsburg Entertainment &
Arts Hall of Fame bring music to
Pittsburg junior high students through
the PEAHOF Arts Mentoring Program.
The Pittsburg Rotary Club
and Pittsburg Women’s Community League
have made contributions for the purchase
of instruments for use in the program.
John Guerrero, a founding
PEAHOF Board member and leader of
Natural Blend, one of Pittsburg’s oldest
bands, and Allan Grissette, drummer for
the Devil Mountain Jazz Band, have both
donated instruments for the program.
of the California Watercolor Association
have volunteered to work with students,
providing art mentoring in the
Not all donations are
You may wish to donate
a musical instrument or art supplies for
the PEAHOF Arts Mentoring Program at
Pittsburg junior high schools. Or you
may wish to share your artistic talent
and time as a mentor. You may also
consider donating a special piece of
artwork to PEAHOF. Contact us at