The Concert Carnival began as Nat’s 30th birthday party and has since become a beloved San Francisco year-end tradition. The idea is to bring together diverse performers to make new work in new ways, in a cabaret environment. The audience drinks cocktails in their seats as Nat & crew play new creations with new combinations of people, making moments that will happen only once. The performers often have more fun than anyone, as they step away from their main gig to play a night of music for the sake of enjoyment and community. The NKCC is a toy drive in conjunction with Conscious Alliance. Bring a new or gently-used toy for a disadvantaged kid, or a cash donation, and receive a Concert Carnival poster.
Nat is the guitarist and singer for the Bay Area jamgrass group Hot Buttered Rum. Formed in 1999, HBR has played some of the most prestigious festivals, including Telluride Bluegrass, Newport Folk, Strawberry, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Here in San Francisco, they’ve headlined legendary shows at the Fillmore and the Independent. HBR is also the Official Bluegrass Band of the SF Giants. The band continues to tour and record, with an ambitious 2018 schedule.