Comcast Hometown Network to Televise Bryan Stow Benefit Concert on January
13th at 8:00 p.m.
Channel 104 to Air the BAM-Produced Special Featuring Tim Flannery of the San
Francisco Giants and Bob Weir, Founding Member of The Grateful Dead
Concert to Benefit Baseball Fan Who Suffered Injuries in Beating
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Comcast Hometown Network,
Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California,
today announced that it will televise a benefit concert for injured San
Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on Sunday, January 13 at 8:00 PM. Entitled
"Tim Flannery & Bob Weir Live at The Uptown," the 72-minute concert special
features Flannery (third base coach for the World Champion San Francisco
Giants) and Weir (The Grateful Dead's former front man), along with Flannery's
band the Lunatic Fringe. Throughout the broadcast, viewers will be directed to
www.comcasthometown.com to have an opportunity to purchase a DVD of the
concert or make donations to support Stow, the Giants fan who was severely
beaten in Los Angeles after attending the opening game of the 2011 season
against the LA Dodgers.
The concert originally took place at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, California in
January of 2012 and was produced by WillPower Entertainment as a fundraiser
for Stow. The performance was recorded by BamMagazine.com for a special DVD
that was sold at Giants' Dugout stores in AT&T Park and around the Bay Area
last season. The concert is now being televised for the first time on Comcast
Hometown Network. Both the DVD and the Comcast Hometown Network broadcast
were produced and directed by Peter Murphy Crowley.
Flannery (www.timflannery.com/), the Giants third base coach famous for his
windmill arm encouragement of Giants runners headed for home plate, has
musical talent of some repute. He is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter
whose music has been described as Americana, with both folk and bluegrass as
major influences, along with music from his Celtic roots.
An original founding member of one of San Francisco's most iconic rock bands,
the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir is now fronting the band "Furthur," along with
another Dead alum, Phil Lesh. During the Uptown concert, Weir and Flannery
perform one of the Dead's classic songs, "Friend of the Devil."
"The only way I knew I could help Bryan Stow and his family was through my
music," said Flannery. "We thought maybe we could raise some money, some
awareness. We got angry and talked of never letting hate take away from the
good. We decided to love harder, and not let the light be darkened in any way.
To all of you who came to the concert with your money, energy, and love, we
all thank you. All I did was bring the music—you brought the rest."
BAM (Bay Area Music) Magazine was a free bi-weekly music magazine that ran
from 1976 for 23 years to 1999. During the publication's hey day BAM was the
"Bible" for Bay Area musicians and the throngs of Northern California music
fans who came out for BAM sponsored events including the annual Bay Area Music
Awards - the Bammies. Fast forward 13 years to 2011 and BAM's founder and
publisher Dennis Erokan along with a dedicated staff of music writers,
videographers, photographers, and celebrity bloggers have brought BAM back as
BamMagazine.com. It's just like BAM always was but without the paper.
About Comcast Hometown Network
Comcast Hometown Network (CHN) is a regional cable network produced by Comcast
and available in Northern and Central California on Digital Channel 104.
Available to over 2 million homes in Northern and Central California as a part
of Comcast's commitment to the communities that it serves, Comcast Hometown
Network is a 24/7 channel that includes original regional programming, Comcast
Hometown Sports (CHS), and unique local content that you can't get anywhere
else. Comcast Hometown Network is different from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
and Comcast SportsNet California.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.Comcast
Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to
residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services
to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable
networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production
operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks
and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
SOURCE Comcast Hometown Network
Contact: Kenny Wardell - BAM, +1-650-952-2000 Office, +1-650-219-4995 Cell,
Kenny@BamMagazine.com; Bryan Byrd - Comcast, +1-916-515-2821,
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