KPFZ Events

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KFPZ Harvest Fund Drive - Saturday, November 10, 2018

Join us on KPFZ's annual one day Harvest Fund Drive Saturday, November 10, 2018.  Putting the fun in fund drive is Stu hosting a special live Surface Noise show at 7:00 a.m.  Other programmers and guests will be dropping by throughout the day to urge our members to continue to support Lake County Community Radio and encourage listeners to become a member.  Memberships and donations from our listeners are vital to keeping KPFZ on the air.  As Wikipedia says:

     "Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. They are generally nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media."

Memberships are available at various levels.  To become a member today, KPFZ Membership.  Even better, bring a dish or beverage to share on Saturday, November 10, to the KPFZ Studio at 149 North Main Street in Lakeport.  Volunteers are always needed to help answer phones, give testimomials, and help request donations.  Come on down and meet the KPFZ Progammers and volunteers.  Take a tour of the station.

See you Saturday, November 10th!


Barry Melton Band Benefit for KPFZ on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Soper Reese Theatre in Lakeport, as KPFZ 88.1 FM presents The Barry Melton Band with Barry “The Fish” Melton of Country Joe and the Fish fame. Barry’s all-star band includes Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Roy Blumenfeld from the Blues Project, David Aguilar from Norton Buffalo, and David Bennett Cohen from Country Joe and the Fish. 

All seats reserved. Ticket prices are $27 - $22 - $17.  Prices are discounted by $2 for KPFZ members. Get tickets online at Soper Reese website -, at box office - located at 275 South Main Street in Lakeport on Fridays, and at Travel Center - at 1265 South Maint Street in Lakeport near Grocery Outlet. 

The doors open at 6:30 pm. and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.  The dance floor will be open so wear your dancing shoes. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

KPFZ thanks its co-sponsors: Tina Scott; Susan Krones; Joy Swetnam; Jim and Olga Martin Steele.

Benefit Screening of "Evoluntionary Blues" for KPFZ on Friday, July 13, 2018

Help support KPFZ by joining us on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for the exclusive Lake County viewing of the documentary film, Evoluntionary Blues.

The Blues is an earthy, soul-stirring mélange of roots music and personal narratives that became the defining soundtrack of Black America. Wherever Black people settled that soundtrack took on a local flavor. In Northern California, the influences came from the musicianship of Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.  Seventh Street in West Oakland supported and bolstered Blacks who answered the call of the war effort in the late 1940’s. Entrepreneurship created a fully contained community that provided work, homes and all the necessities of life including a fully developed music scene. Watch as more than 30 local musicians share their inspiration and describe the trajectory of the Oakland Blues: how it evolved and what it has become.  For more information, visit their website at

Following the film, Director Cheryl Fabio will be available for a question and answer session.

The viewing will be held at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum in the Weaver Auditorium.  The Museum is located at 16435 Main Street in Lower Lake.  Tickets are $12.50 for KPFZ members and $15 for general admission.  This is an intimate environment with limited seating so get your tickets early.  Tickets may be purchased at Watershed Books, 305 N. Main Street, Lakeport or at the KPFZ Studios, 149 N. Main Street, Lakeport.

See you there!

Clean Sweep at KPFZ Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 5

Clean Sweep will be playing a benefit dance concert for KPFZ, Lake County Community Radio, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Soper Reese Theatre. This is the culmination of KPFZ’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Reserved seating at $12 - $17 - $22. Pick your seats soon! ($2 discount for KPFZ members.)

This high energy 7-piece band, founded by lead vocalist and harmonica virtuoso Pat Gleeson, plays mostly R&B, funk, and blues. The band features widely renowned Keith Crossan on sax, Mikey Gymnaites on guitar and vocals, and David Neft on keyboards. Rounding out the band are Joanie Lane on vocals and flute, Dave Falco on bass, and John Sheridan on drums. The best band in Lake County!


Tickets are available online at, at the Travel Center at 1265 South Main Street in Lakeport, at the Soper Reese box office on Fridays, and at the door the night of the show. 


Come to the KPFZ Anniversary Celebration!

KPFZ Anniversary FlyerCome to the KPFZ tenth anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the the Lakeport Yacht Club.  Its been 10 years since Lake County Community Radio upgraded their signal to become a full power station!  

The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner.  A no-host wine and beer bar will be available.  An Open Mic session starts at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite KPFZ memories to share.  At 7:00 p.m., the dance floor opens with the music provided by Without a Net.

Save the date!!  See you there!!  To volunteer or for further information, call the KPFZ office at 707/263.3640.

Funky Dozen Benefit Concert for KPFZ on March 10

Get ready to get down at Motown Comes to Our Town!  The Funky Dozen is performing a benefit concert for Lake County Community Radio on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Soper Reese Theatre.  The dance floor will be open for this fun evening.

The Funky Dozen blends fun and funk to keep people on the dance floor all night long.  The band focuses primarily on favorites from the 1970s, but also pulls the best from the 80s and 90s.  They cite a wide variety of musical influences, including Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, KC and the Sunshine Band, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, The Isley Bros, and Patty Labelle, among others.  Current band members include first-time band members to grammy winners, people who have played with Alex Degrassi, John Mattern, David Raitt; and people who have only ever played with the Funky Dozen. Together, they create a beautiful blend of funk, soul and dance-ability.

Tickets are $18 for KPFZ Members or $20 for the general public.  Tickets may be purchased at anytime online at  Tickets are available at the Soper Reese Box Office on Fridays at 275 S. Main Street in Lakeport or on weekdays at the Travel Center at 1265 S. Main Street in Lakeport.

Sponsorships are available.  There are 3 levels available.  

    $200 level receives 2 tickets and a mention in our program
    $400 level receives 4 tickets and a mention in our program
    Wine donors receive a mention in our program

We are also seeking volunteers for the event.  We need people to work the concessions and membership table along with people able to make sweet or savory treats that can be held in napkins or on small paper plates.

Contact Olga at 707/998.1302 or Doc at 707/277/7019 for more information on sponsorships or volunteering.