The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council is presenting Royal Jelly Jive at 8 p.m. March 1 at the Firehouse Arts Center to raise money for art in the schools, a departure from classical music fundraising concerts in the past.
This band combines high-energy swing soul, rock and hip-hop elements for jazzy, cabaret sounds. It features sultry-voiced lead singer Lauren Bjelde, swinging horns, gritty piano keys and retro horns.
"We were very excited the RJJ group will bring its talents and name recognition to this fundraiser concert for the 'Arts in the Schools Grant Program,'" PCAC president Kelly Cousins said.
Proceeds will be used to help the schools with supplies and services that enhance creative and cultural arts, Cousins noted. Grants over the years have provided wireless microphones for a drama program, potter's wheels, computer and cameras for media classes, piano dollies and technical support.
Tickets for the concert are $35. Go to www.firehousearts.org, visit the Firehouse box office at 4444 Railroad Ave., or call 931-4848.
Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council has been devoted to supporting arts in the schools and the community since its founding in 1979. For more information, go to www.pleasantonarts.org.