Rock for Shelter

Rock for Shelter

Join us for an evening of incredible music, fundraising and celebration to support SHELTER, Inc.’s mission to prevent and end homelessness. The powerhouse lineup will be headlined by Dan Ashley and feature local favorites Papa Joe & The New Deal, DW Edwards & Lighting Up The Soul, Midnight Flyer, and Sweet Undertow.

Doors open at 5pm | Concert starts at 6pm | New acts at the top of every hour.
Enjoy a full bar and silent auction with amazing packages in the Empress Lounge.

Proceeds will benefit SHELTER, Inc.’s Solano County-based services which include: eviction prevention programs; housing at SHELTER Solano, a year-round shelter offering complete case management; rapid rehousing combined with supportive services; specialized programs for veterans, domestic violence survivors, disabled, and re-entry populations; and permanent supportive housing in Vallejo coming in 2023.

Let’s raise the roof while raising funds to prevent and end homelessness! All tickets are $35 General Admission and are sold individually unless a sponsorship is purchased.

Would you like to sponsor our event? Please reach out! 925.957.7572 |

Performers include:

Dan Ashley With a unique blend of Country, Americana, and Rock and Roll, Dan brings a distinctive voice and unique life experience to his music. Always the storyteller, Dan shares the joy, heartbreak, love, and loss that are part of our common humanity. Backed by a group of remarkable musicians who have played and toured with an impressive list of major artists, Dan is thrilled to share his music with audiences all over the Bay Area. As a vocalist, Dan has led his band for many years, headlining great venues as well as opening for artists such great artists like REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, and Mellissa Etheridge.

Papa Joe & The New Deal:
Vallejo’s own Papa Joe & The New Deal was born out of a small get-together of two seasoned musicians, Papa Joe Lucero (guitars and lead vocals) and Ed Rillera (keyboard and vocals), who in the past had promised each other that they would one day play together. Nine years later the band was created, featuring from six to nine pieces at any given time, and is continually in demand throughout Northern California. With a consistent sound from a strong rhythm section featuring Elias Lucero on bass guitar and vocals, Dave McClure on drums and John Duarte on percussion, this dazzling vocal-driven band leads listeners musically through time with their selections of popular tunes from the past 50 years. Led by their talented female lead vocalists, Lani Parker, Janice Dispo and Selia Lucero, Papa Joe & The New Deal will take you on a musical journey from James Brown to Bruno Mars and all things in between, but always with their own twist of funk and soul.

DW Edwards & Lighting Up The Soul:
Armed with an extensive playlist of recognizable songs for everyone, DW Edwards & Lighting Up The Soul comes to the stage as well-polished actors, musicians, consummate entertainers, dancers and performers. DW EDWARDS’ brings on the Funk through true soul music.

Darrell (DW) EDWARDS & Lighting Up The Soul Band (featuring)
Jay Jones, Bass Guitar
Ron Williams, Lead Guitar
Van Waller, Percussions
Tom Gent, Drums
Trena Orme

Midnight Flyer
Audiences and critics alike love the Midnight Flyer band’s energy and spot-on recreation of The Eagles’ music. This Bay Area group is considered one of the premier Eagles tribute acts, packing theaters and selling out shows along the West Coast and beyond. With a repertoire of more than 100 songs, Midnight Flyer shines in concert with arrangements and vocal harmonies, delivered with the authenticity and vitality that recall the earliest Eagles’ performances.

Sweet Undertow:
Sweet Undertow is a San Francisco-based Americana rock machine designed to shake people out of their seats with a freshness and authenticity rooted in the American folk, rock and blues traditions. The band is led by Sweet Eddy Undertow and completed by bassist John Eckstrom, guitarist Jim Semitekol, and drummer Dave Tavel.


Date(s) - Sat, Jan 21, 2023
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Empress Theatre
330 Virginia St., Vallejo



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