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Concert set to help rebuild historic movie making ranch destroyed by the Woolsey Wildfire

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A musical fundraiser for rebuilding the Paramount Ranch planned for Saturday.

It’s being billed as a tailgate jam – a drive-in music festival featuring live bands - and the proceeds go to support the restoration of Paramount Ranch, which was destroyed when the Woolsey Wildfire swept through the area in November 2018.

Charlotte Parry is the executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, who are behind the concert.

She told KCLU they're looking to raise $1 million from the event and because donations will be matched 1:1 by the Federal Government up to $500k, that target is in sight.

Paramount Ranch was established in the 1920s as a moviemaking studio where dozens of early film classics were created.

Over the following decades, the property evolved into a thriving film & television production site and beloved community event & recreation space that was destroyed in the 2018 Woolsey Fire.

Funds raised will help SAMO Fund provide the money needed to complete the $12m restoration project being managed by NPS.

Paramount Ranch is a National Park Service site located in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA.

Gates will open at 2:00 p.m. Pack a picnic (no outside alcohol permitted) or purchase food and beverages on site. Bring instruments, jam with other musicians, and attend workshops.

The concert is Saturday October 9, starting at 5pm.

Ticket details are here. Proceeds from event sales will go to Santa Monica Mountains Fund to support the restoration of Paramount Ranch.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award this year, and also won two further first place awards, for Lifestyle Feature and Personality Profile/Interview. Last year, Caroline won first place for Use Of Sound. She also won two Golden Mike Awards this year, for Best News Reporting and Best Entertainment Reporting, as well as a National Arts & Entertainment Award from LA Press Club for One-on-One interview. Caroline started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and she was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007. She moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and is both an American and British citizen. Caroline lives in Agoura Hills with her daughter - her proudest production.