Malibu Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is located in the middle of downtown Malibu and is the premier concert venue and performance hall on the west side of Los Angeles. On Friday, March 23rd, 2007, MPAC presents a benefit concert for The Midnight Mission featuring the best in A-list Rock n' Roll talent including host Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Los Lobos, and the Zen Cruisers (Clem Burke from Blondie, Elliot Easton from The Cars, Doug Fieger from The Knack, and Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis from Guns N Roses, Alice Cooper, and Carol King). The 500-seat acoustically perfect auditorium has 5.1 surround-sound system making the performances flawless and unforgettable. Platinum level tickets include a privately catered dinner in the banquet hall, along with VIP seats for $1,000 each. Gold level tickets include a cocktail party and gold level seats for $500 each, while Silver level tickets are available for $90 each and offer reserved seating. Platinum & Gold tickets are available at the MPAC box office and Silver tickets at www.ticketweb.com. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible and all net proceeds from the benefit will go directly to The Midnight Mission.
For nearly a century The Midnight Mission has served the Los Angeles homeless population with empathy and respect and made available the necessities of life to the men, women and children of Skid Row, including: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs, counseling, educational and vocational training, and medical care. This event is the brainchild of Norm Harris of Norman's Rare Guitars who conceived this idea after five years of volunteering his time at The Midnight Mission. The benefit is also presented by LADuchess.com, a Los Angeles-based online retail boutique.