Music, food, and love for K-Squid. What more could we ask for? Our first-ever Squid-Fest West benefit concert and auction was a smashing success. Over 200 happy revelers enjoyed music by Keith Greeninger, Tammi Brown, The Coffis Brothers, Dan and Laurel, The Dooners, Anthony Arya, William Coulter, Shelley Phillips, Steve Coulter, and Steve Palazzo. Thank you to all the musicians who brought us such joyful sounds.

The event brought in over $9,000 for KSQD, exceeding all expectations. We could not have done it without the help of Jay Saber of The Wheel Company, who offered his expertise in event production, Diane Cowen, who helped round up over 50 amazing auction items, Mathilde Rand, who handled the money and the door with grace, Charlie Lange, who sold wine and beer all night, Nina Moore, who designed our amazing poster, John Choa for donating his sound system and expertise, John Senter for rounding up so many volunteers, and so many more helpers, we will list them here by name. They put in hours of their time to make this event come off smoothly. That’s because they love community radio, and community in general We also want to thank the Resource Center for Nonviolence, whose venue made it a pleasurable event.

Volunteers: Jay Saber/ The Wheel Company, Mathilde Rand, Linda Orosco, Len Beyea, Ren Tawil, Michael Tanner, Seth Schapiro ,Kathleen Eschen-Pipes, Ginny Mitchell , Lori Zink ,Kelly Arbor, Jill Cody, Hope Forpeace, Caryl Smith ,Cindy Odom,  Steve Coulter, Ray Mierta, Len Beyea,Franco Picarella, Louise Salazar, Leigh Hill, Les Forster, Mary Gaukel, Manuel Zavala, Laurie Magarian, Lora Monfils, Joe Williams, Ronnie Lipschutz, John Choa, John Senter, Moose, Wallace Baine, Rachel Goodman

Auction donors: Thank you for supporting KSQD!

Allterra Solar
Aptos Natural foods
Beckmann’s Bakery
Brew Cruz
Condor’s Hope Winery
The Craft Gallery
Friends of SC State Parks
Gourd Music/Neal Hellman
Hula’s Island Grill
Hindquarter Bar and Grill
Humble Sea Brewery
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Michaels’ on Main
Mission Hill Creamery
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pelican Ranch Winery
Roaring Camp Railroad
Santa Cruz Warriors
Sock Shop and Shoe Co.
Soif or La Posta
Sylvan Music
Toadal Fitness
True Olive Connection
Suzanne Elliott
Linda Arnold and Ned Hearn
Jo Kenny
California’s Great America
Zulu Nayala Photo Safari
Charlie Lange/Bluebeat Music
Nicholas Meriwether
Blue Rose Music
Kindred Dog Training/Lori Katz
Rick McKee
Mary Saquing
Baroque Festival
Jeff Emery/Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Sierra Nevada Beer
Lagunitas Beer
Baroque Festival
Steve Coulter
Ginny Aragon