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Concert at Corral

Grower-Shipper Association Foundation has announced a special benefit “Concert at Corral” featuring Doug Ranno & The Harvesting Crew, February 20, 2015

SALINAS, CA (December 29, 2014)   Grower-Shipper Association Foundation Director, Susan Marscellas, announced the Grower Shipper Association Foundation will be holding a special event and benefit concert at Corral de Tierra Country Club Theater located at 81 Corral de Tierra Road in Salinas, featuring Salinas’s own Doug Ranno and his band The Harvesting Crew, February 20, 2015 to support Ag Education. Approximately 250 tickets will be made available to the public and those tickets are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis starting the week ofJanuary 5th for $85.00 each by going to ( for ticket purchase.

The benefit event is being called “Concert at Corral” – GUITARS, OLD CARS FOR SALAD BARS and will start at 6:00pm on February 20, 2015 with a special red carpet entry, photo wall, strolling dinner, wine tasting, silent auction and concert all included in the price of the ticket ($85.00).

Grower-Shipper Association Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to Ag Education, ensuring children have healthy eating options in schools and teaching communities and the world about the importance that agriculture means to all of us. With the strong agricultural history in Salinas, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties it is expected that this could become an annual event in support of the Grower -Shipper Association Foundation (GSAF) for years to come. You can learn more about the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation by going to their website at  and by following them on Facebook.

Susan Marscellas, the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation Director said, “We are all very excited about this fun filled evening and expect the event to sell out quickly.  250 people will enjoy a night of great music and great food in a wonderful intimate location. Doug and some of the members of his band have strong ties to the agriculture industry and they wanted to give back and make a difference.  February 20th will be a fun packed night and the benefit concert will help us educate the community about the produce industry and how we are bringing healthy food options and salad bars to kids in Monterey County schools.”

Doug Ranno and his band, The Harvesting Crew, recently released a new CD titled the Musical Harvester. The CD is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other fine digital stores. The Harvesting Crew is best known for an original mix of California country Nashville country with a taste of Delta Blues mixed in. The band features Ranno, a long time song writer, who has a strong history and ties to the fresh produce industry and a group of amazing musicians who have played with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Larry Horsford, Great American Taxi and Lacy J Dalton just to name a few. You can find them on Facebook at The Doug Ranno Music Page and don’t forget to “like” the page by Dec. 31, 2014 for a chance to win a custom made guitar or follow them at

Doug Ranno has been involved in the agricultural industry for years as a business owner and was a member of the Grower Shipper Association. He is also well known for his company Musical Harvest and donating his unique custom handcrafted guitars to raise money for worthy charities. Don’t be surprised if you see a guitar or two shaped like some kind of fruit or vegetable at this special event.

In addition to supporting Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, the event will feature two unique, custom made Musical Harvest guitars donated by Ranno. The custom made guitars will be featured at the silent auction and the proceeds from those two guitars will benefit Samz School of Music and Guitars not Guns. They are two local Salinas and Monterey County 501c3 nonprofit organizations with missions that are affording kids the opportunity of music in their lives to help build a positive and strong foundation.

For additional information on the event, contacts the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation office at 831-422-9007 or for tickets go to

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