Kirkwood firefighters honored Saturday with concert, BBQ

Cliff Porter and Dave Berry are the founder of Jelly Bread.
Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

Heroes who saved our homes will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Members of the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department are the honored guests at a concert and barbecue at the Kirkwood Community Association’s recreation center. The poolside event will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

The 221,775-acre Caldor Fire spread dangerously close to Kirkwood on Highway 88. It is 93 percent contained.

Cliff Porter, a renowned singer-drummer bandleader from Reno, will perform a solo set, along with a full band set with Jelly Bread. Dave Berry, who co-founded Jelly Bread more than a decade ago, will join Porter for a duo set, as well. The music is wide ranging, from R&B to roots and – with Berry’s slide guitar – twangy Americana. Live painting by mohawked tattoo artist Lola Quinn will be performed.

Beverages will be available for purchase.

The fundraising event has sold out.

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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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