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Americana Stars Sing for Camp Jack Hazard
For 93 years, Camp Jack Hazard has offered many kids their first wilderness experience. Jack and Buena Hazard started taking kids camping in the Stanislaus National Forest in the 1920s, and the camp has been in continuous operation every summer since. Created by the YMCA the camp is now operated by the non-profit The Jack and Buena Foundation where “fundraising is a part of camp operations” and managed by Executive Director Jason Poisson. With this fundraising, financial assistance is provided for more than one-third of the campers.”
Four nationally-recognized country music artists will be coming to Modesto for the 6th Annual Camp Jack Hazard Benefit Concert on April 14th 2017 at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Singer-songwriters Gold and Platinum selling Jerrod Niemann, Michael Tyler, Caroline Jones, and Matt Gary will be performing to benefit the local summer camp. The artists featured this year are all country music artists on rotation at “The Big Dog,” Modesto’s newest country music radio station and are performing through a partnership with iHeart Media. “We know country music has a huge base in the Central Valley,” said Poisson, “and the campfires at Camp Jack Hazard always feature the songs of American singer-songwriters.” National star Brett Dennen is also a Camp Jack Hazard alum.

Tickets range from $35 to $55, with a $125 VIP package with meet-and-greet includes meeting the performers, food and wine catered by Executive Chef and Camp Jack Hazard alumni Scott Erickson of Clif Bar and Kali’s Kitchen in Emeryville. Chef Erickson now serves on the board of directors of the Jack and Buena Foundation.

Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
VIP reception at 5:30 p.m.
Gallo Center for the Arts

Jason Poisson, The Jack and Buena Foundation209-402-1264<>



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.