Johnny Harper Memorial Fundraiser

Johnny's Harper's memorial is a FREE EVENT! At the same time, this has been a very expensive thing to pull together. We’re doin’ our best to work with what we got, but any donations will be deeply appreciated. All proceeds go towards paying for this BIG PARTY. However, whether you feel moved to contribute or not, please join us in this celebration.

We are also selling two of Johnny's prized tube amps handwired by the legendary Paul Rivera, a Fender Concert and Rivera Clubster 45. They're both in pristine condition, and we're offering under market value in honor of Johnny's generous spirit. $800 OBO for the Rivera, $700 OBO for the Concert. See photos below. ALL profits go towards Johnny's Freight & Salvage sendoff. Feel free to share this post with anyone in Johnny's circle or beyond! Please contact [email redacted] with inquiries.

Let’s make this a memorial service to remember, an event worthy of the man we loved and who loved us in return.

“Lord, in my time of dying don't want nobody to mourn.”

Come celebrate the life andmusic of Johnny Harper with his large circle of friends and fellow musicians. He packed so much into his nearly 76 years here that it’s going to take a lot of playing, singing, and storytelling to truly appreciate “the big man (who) pours it out on guitar.” Johnny’s last BIG PARTY will be at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA, on August 23, 2022, from 7 to 10 PM. The celebration will be live-streamed and recorded for the benefit of those who cannot attend in person. Please RSVP by Aug. 1 either on Johnny’s Facebook event page or by replying to the e-mailed invitation.

Please note that Freight & Salvage currently requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and masked, including at private events. See the website for their most up-to-date health standards.

  • Thomas Banker 
    • $50 
    • 14 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 17 hrs
  • Joseph and Dianne Lumsdaine 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • David Ladd 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • michael belle 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
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Lucy Lumsdaine 
Berkeley, CA