SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Harold J. Miossi Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC) at Cuesta College celebrates its 10th anniversary with “Homegrown,” a benefit concert on Nov. 16. The popular annual event features an afternoon of local food and drinks, raffle games and prizes, and performances by notable alumni from the last thirty years.

Cuesta College Performing Arts alumni return from their successes in the field to celebrate the program that helped harvest their talents. Handpicked artists include Tony Costa, George Garrindo, Gracelyn Hedrick, Vince Johnson (The Four Freshmen), Jody Mulgrew, Adam & Alex Nash, Freddie Ravel (Earth, Wind & Fire), Ian Skinner, Wes Smith, Nicole Stromsoe, Inga Swearingen, Tom Villa, Arthur Watership, and Gabriela Welch.

“The arts powerfully impact our lives, yet there is little to no funding,” said Joan Hurwit, CPAC Supervisor. “Up to this point, the dedicated members of the CPAC Council have fundraised for our incredible facility, but now we need a little boost of support from our community. Venues like ours serve talented students, curious children, diverse families, and is an inclusive place to nurture all artists and theatre-goers of the future. Support Cuesta, support the arts, support the CPAC. We love what we do, but we couldn’t do it without you.”

Food, drinks, and pre-show entertainment – local bands Brass Mash and Samba Loca – begin in the Arts Plaza at noon. For this special milestone anniversary, the CPAC Council is hosting a “Press Your Luck” raffle game. Anyone can play, and everyone wins. Each raffle participant is guaranteed to win a prize valued $40 – $500. Over fifty prizes are available, including flight tours, date night gift certificates, and SLOcal experiences from biking to boat rentals.

Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at Seating is assigned. Event start time is at noon and doors open for the concert at 2:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Harold J. Miossi CPAC at Cuesta College.