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Rock The Moke: A FUNdraiser for Clean Water in the East Bay
Date Friday October 10
Time 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location Details
Leo's Music Club, 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorGreg Keidan
The National Forest Foundation present a fundraiser for the Mokelumne River Restoration Fund. The “Mighty Moke” supplies our clean drinking water in the East Bay, and it needs our help!

“Rock the Moke” is a new kind of FUNdraiser event. Get funky for clean water with musical entertainment from Ronkat Spearman’s Katdelic, The Over Overs, and Cello Joe, enjoy live painting by Mónico Chávez and nosh on small plates from Celebrity Chef Michael Cook of À Côté and Rumbo Al Sur Restaurants. Also featuring a silent auction with passes to popular festivals and concerts, vacations, wine, artwork, and much more.

$20 advance tickets at:

Facebook Event Page: (use to invite some online friends!?)


Katdelic is the the funky brain child of Grammy nominated Ronkat Spearman (Parliament Funkadellic). Ronkat is a polished entertainer and Katdelic delivers the goods. The band is a hybrid of rock, funk, soul, and pop; an infectious, sophisticated mix that moves mind and body into a groove that lasts all night long. The Katdelic ensemble features 2 bass players, a horn section, DJ loops and background singers to deliver a wide range of musical textures.

Katdelic is the new school sophisticated funky expression for right now - this moment. A tidal wave of musical love coming right at ya.


The Over Overs

The Over Overs (formerly Tea Leaf Trio) is an improvisational covers project featuring Reed Mathis, Trevor Garrod and Cochrane McMillan of Tea Leaf Green, setting out on a sound voyage in borrowed boats to uncharted waters.

Over Overs/ Tea Leaf Trio Website/ Streaming Audio:
Over Overs/ Tea Leaf Trio Video:

Cello Joe

Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is the world's only beatboxing, long distance bicycling, looping cellist. He is the wildest beatboxing cellist in the west. By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop.

CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations.

Executive Chef Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the Executive Chef at À Côté, a small-plates restaurant in Oakland’s charming Rockridge district. This wildly popular Mediterranean tapas bar has well deserved rave reviews and a loyal following. Small plates reflecting the best of seasonal Mediterranean cuisine are served family-style by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Cook also is the chef behind Rumbo Al Sur, which serves great Latin food and cocktails in Oakland’s lower hills on Park Blvd. Come hungry, as the Chef will prepare us a special selection of small plates, with all proceeds to benefit the Moke Fund.

Live Painting by Mónico Chávez

Mónico Chávez is a freelance illustrator and visual development artist, currently working on projects both large and small. Comics, games, illustration and pre-production for animated feature and short films.

Mónico's work has been exhibited in shows in both New York and San Francisco, and has been published in the Society of Illustrators Annual, Spectrum, and other illustration collections.

Mónico Chávez will create an amazing work of art before your very eyes during the show, and the highest bidder can take it home with them!

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers Paul Goldberg of Wilderness Volunteers and Vance Russell of the National Forest Foundation will tell us how your donations help protect clean water for the East Bay.

The Mokelumne River Restoration Fund (The Moke Fund) is a new effort coordinated by the National Forest Foundation to restore and protect the Mokelumne River Watershed, which provides drinking water to 90% of East Bay residents and businesses. The Moke is in danger now due to drought and the potential for wildfires. All proceeds from this event will go towards projects that restore the watershed and protect our future supply of clean water in the East Bay! Learn more at:

If you'd like to donate but can't attend, please visit this page and enter MOKE FUND in the promo code area:
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 23rd, 2014 4:00 PM
by Greg Keidan Tuesday Sep 23rd, 2014 4:00 PM
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