Friends of local artist and musician Timothy Dixon plan an acoustic benefit concert for him at Murphy’s Irish Pub in Sonoma from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

Musicians scheduled to perform include Faith Ako, Scott Gerber and Cori Wood, Dan Hicks, Steve Kahn, Tommy Thomsen, Ted Macklin, David Maloney and The Perfect Crime.

Dixon, 63, has been undergoing treatment for cancer for the past several months.

He grew up in Petaluma, and lived  in Glen Ellen and Kenwood before settling Warm Springs Valley.

A self-taught artist, Dixon designed many posters in the late 1960s for rock bands and concerts across the country and in Hawaii. He later was commissioned to create a  large oil painting for Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. Two of Dixon’s large works recently were acquired by Agilent Technologies in Santa Rosa.

At age 12, Dixon taught himself to play the harmonica and guitar and still plays. He has performed with dozens of musicians and groups, including Tommy Thomsen of Sonoma.

Murphy’s is at 64 First St. E. on Sonoma Plaza. Minimum donation: $10. Information: 935-0660.