Frolicking fundraiser for Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council

Royal Jelly Jive concert benefits arts in the schools

Royal Jelly Jive will perform to benefit the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council. (Contributed photo)

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, 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

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Posted by Kelly Cousins
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Feb 19, 2019 at 9:25 am

Pleasanton and Tri-Valley will have a sneak preview of Napa’s famous BottleRock Music Festival headliners, The Royal Jelly Jive Band, at the Firehouse Arts Center this March 1st. at 8:00 pm. The RJJ Band will bring an energetic and intoxicating sound to the Firehouse stage that will have you tapping your feet and enjoying the infectious dance party atmosphere. Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) is sponsoring this Benefit Concert to provide funds for their “Arts in the Schools” Grant Program. To learn more about PCAC’s Grant Program visit To purchase concert tickets go to , order by phone (925)931-4848 or visit the the theater box office at 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, open Weds-Fri, 12-6pm, Saturday 10-4pm. For more information about the RJJ Band visit or listen to their music on YouTube under “Tetris” by RJJ.

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Posted by Les Duman
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 21, 2019 at 9:04 pm

I've heard this group before; Something different, high-energy, and proficient verstile musicians. I'll be there.

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