A benefit for protectors: Stand and Rock
The water protectors who lived for several months at the Sacred Stone Camp to protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline endured harsh weather as well as brutal treatment by law enforcement personnel who were attempting to make them leave. Many incurred significant legal and medical costs while standing up for their rights, and they now are in need of financial assistance. Stand and Rock is a raucous all-ages, pay-what-you-can concert at Skylight (139 W. San Francisco St.) on Friday, Dec. 23, to support the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation of North Dakota with donations taken at the door for the Water Protector Legal Collective. The headliner is Impulse Groove Foundation — featuring Brian Hardgroove of Public Enemy with Paul E, Kirk Kadish, Justin Bransford, and Andy Kingston — with numerous special guests, including Jono Manson, Felicia Ford, and Drums for Peace. Actor Wes Studi (Cherokee) also appears. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the concert starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.skylightsantafe.com.