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Updated info on Obama’s SF fundraisers

President Barack Obama will be holding a fundraising concert and rally this Monday evening, Oct. 8, in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, featuring musical performances by John Legend and Michael Franti.

Guests are being told to arrive at 5:30 p.m., although the president isn’t expected to arrive and speak until later in the evening.

Tickets had started at $100, but the cheap seats are long gone; all that remained Friday were preferred-seating tickets for $1,000 each and premium-seating tickets for $2,500 each. The photo reception, for which a ticket cost $7,500, has sold out too.

The president is holding a much more exclusive fundraising dinner, also at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium; contributors are paying $20,000 each to sample food prepared by celebrity chefs Alice Waters and Tyler Florence. Among those expected to attend is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith; guests will have their pictures taken with the president and John Legend.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.