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Celebrate 25 years of Bear Yuba Land Trust saving land with dance party featuring Pete Escovedo

Pete Escovedo plays Sunday at Bear Yuba Land Trust's dance party.
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What: Bear Yuba Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary Dance Party with Pete Escovedo & Sons

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23

Where: Historic North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley

Cost: General Admission: $40 for Bear Yuba Land Trust Members (limited to 4), $45 for Not-Yet-Members; Children: $10 – at the door (ages 6-12, under 6 free); Gala Dinner with Admission: $120 for Bear Yuba Land Trust Members, $130 for Not-Yet-Members (meat and vegetarian options available)

This Sunday, Bear Yuba Land Trust invites the community to celebrate 25 years of saving land during an enchanting musical evening under the stars with Latin Jazz Master Pete Escovedo and Sons.

This year’s Land Trust concert, the 13th annual “Stars Under the Stars” concert series will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, August 23 on the lawn at the historic North Star House.

In addition to a hot Latin jazz party, the benefit features: free salsa dance lessons, a gourmet Gala dinner featuring local food with a Latin theme prepared by Christopher’s Catering Company, local wine from Szabo winery, beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, barbecue from Smiley Guys Smokehouse, desserts from the Truffle Shop and a Live and Silent Auction filled with dozens of fabulous international trips, gifts, art, services and more. During the event, founding members and the general public are welcome to share stories with videographers from NCTV about why land conservation matters.

Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo is known for breaking down barriers between smooth jazz, salsa, Latin jazz and contemporary music. Synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years, Escovedo is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums. He has performed with artists such as Carlos Santana, Sheila E., Herbie Hancock, Prince, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea and Arturo Sandoval.

This benefit concert, BYLT’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supports land conservation, trail building and nature education programs. BYLT is a community supported nonprofit organization formed in 1990 by a small group of local citizens concerned about preserving the place they call home – the forests, the farms and the watersheds – for the benefit of the people and animals who live here.

Today, 25 years later Bear Yuba Land Trust has saved 9,000 acres, built more than 30 miles of trails and captured the hearts of thousands of people – young and old – who enjoy high-quality nature programs.

For more information, visit http://www.bylt.org; info@bylt.org or call 272-5994

Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1620611

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