Staff Report

The annual fundraiser for the Rona Barrett Foundation will be “Woodstock, the 50thAnniversary of Peace, Love & Music,” on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Rancho San Antonio in Buellton.

The occasion will raise funds to support the nonprofit’s work to provide affordable housing and wellness services for low-income seniors at The Golden Inn & Village (GIV) in Santa Ynez.

The benefit will also support the development of Phase Two of the GIV, “Harry’s House,” an affordable senior housing complex with age-in-place care services. Attendees will enjoy lively libations, cuisine provided by New West Catering, and will dance the night away with live music provided by the band Aquarius.

A live auction will feature trip packages and experiences.

“To celebrate the sense of communal sharing that was such a big part of the original Woodstock in 1969,” Barrett said, “our event will also have a Market Arcade.” A collection of booths will feature not only interactive activities, but will also showcase the artistic abilities of the senior residents of the GIV. “Our talented seniors have been busy creating beautiful crafts, savory homemade jams and sauces that will be available for purchase at our fundraiser,” Barrett added.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $150 each and can be purchased now at, or by calling the foundation office at 805-688-8887. “

Woodstock, the music and cultural phenomenon, was held 50 years ago at a farm in upstate New York. At the time, it was a convergence of a generation’s major musical forces, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, among other headliners.

Underwriting the cost of the Woodstock benefit are The Bacheller Charitable Trust, Montecito Bank & Trust, Pacific Premier Bank, Pacific Western Bank, The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Union Bank and Visiting Nurse & Hospice.