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Photos: Gavin Newsom Celebrates Inauguration With Wildfire Benefit Concert

Monday, January 7, 2019 | Permalink
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, address the audience at the "California Rises" benefit concert at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Jan 6, 2019.

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California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom topped off his pre-inauguration celebrations Sunday night with a benefit concert at Golden 1 Center to raise money for victims of California's devastating wildfires, featuring artists including Pittbull, Betty Who and more.

Newsom said the concert raised nearly $5 million for victims of the fires.

“And that’s after expenses," he said. "I know how to do budgets.”

Newsom will be sworn in on Monday morning at around noon. Tune in to 90.9 FM starting at 11 for live coverage of his swearing in.

X Ambassadors perform at the "California Rises" benefit concert at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Jan 6, 2019.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Pitbull performs at the "California Rises" benefit concert.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Nate Smith, left, and Skip Culton perform a song at the "California Rises" benefit concert about the town of Paradise, where they both lost their homes in the Camp Fire.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Betty Who performs at the "California Rises" benefit concert.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom's First Partner, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, addresses the "California Rises" benefit concert.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Common performs at the "California Rises" benefit concert.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 Inauguration 2019

Andrew Nixon

Multimedia Producer

Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon illustrates CapRadio’s Web content with visual journalism including still photos and videos. He works in the news and information department, and on CapRadio’s documentary program, “The View From Here.”  Read Full Bio 

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