From frequent Coastal Currents contributor Jennifer Savage:

For 25 years, volunteers for Honeydew Fire Company have worked to protect some of Humboldt’s most remote homes and wilderness. Filmmaker Sean Wilson chronicled the crew as part of his 2007 film, Where There’s Smoke. This Saturday, the company hosts its annual fundraiser, Roll on the Mattole, featuring tons of live music, a firefighters’ challenge, food, drink, crafts, a “growers’ Olympics” and a kid zone. 

The musical line-up consists of San Diego’s eight-piece, Latin soul-flavored B-Side Players, Reno’s ska/rocksteady masters Keyser Soze, Mendo faves The Dirt Floor Band, singer-songwriter (and KHUM DJ) Lyndsey Battle,  the always inspirational Lost Coast Marimbas, local guitar maker extraordinaire Bud Rogers, plus Blase Bonpane and NPK’s Tanner Speas.

Roll on the Mattole runs from noon till midnight. Admission is $25 adults, $20 students and seniors, and kids under 12 are free. The event takes place in the beautiful environs of the Mattole Grange between Honeydew and Petrolia. (Forecast is 69 degrees and sunny!) 

And… I’ll be your emcee! So come on out to summer and say hi!