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Roy Zimmerman wants the Conejo Valley to “RiZe Up.”

That’s the name of the musical satirist’s new album and of a benefit concert he’s presenting at 8 p. m. Sat., Dec. 1 at Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park.

Profits from the gig will go to the Ventura County Community Foundation to benefit victims of the Woolsey fire and the mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

The event is presented by the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Forum.

Zimmerman writes and performs funny songs about peace and justice. His “RiZe Up” album is an expression of resistance to the policies of President Donald Trump.

Over his 20-year career, Zimmerman’s songs have addressed racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed. He has recorded a dozen albums and performed across the country.

Zimmerman has shared the stage with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver and George Carlin. His YouTube videos have drawn more than 7 million views.

His topical songs include “The Faucet’s on Fire,” “Give Measles a Chance” and “Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars?”

Tickets are $22 or pay what you can. A $3 service fee is charged when tickets are purchased online at

For more information about the concert, call Matthew Weisman at (805) 498-9548 or visit

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