|Delta-Sierra Activities Vice President
Bluegrass By The Beach was a great festival despite the rain. Thanks to Larry and Sondra!
Sonora Art Walk on Saturday!
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers are coming to The Bob Hope Theater in Stockton on Saturday March 15.
Do you want to learn a bluegrass or old time music instrument? Think about the CBA music camp
Don Edwards and the Sons Of The San Joaquin are coming to the Black Oak Casino along with many cowboy acts.
2nd Saturday Art Walk…every second Saturday of the month, there is an Art Walk in Sonora. Businesses and art galleries remain open from 5-8:00 pm. Many of the locations have live entertainment so come on down and hangout.
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ON GOING JAMS…
SONORA Bluegrass Jam 2nd and 4th Fridays (Except if major Bluegrass Event that day) at 6:30-8:30 pm at Mi Pueblo Restaurant 126 S Washington (Formerly known as Pablito’s) Down the steps and next to the creek The Sonora Jam will return with Bill and Rick as your hosts.
Modesto Jam at the Queen Bean Coffee House from 7:00-9:00 pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month sponsored by Rainy 1126 14th Street.
Open Mic in Angel’s Camp at the Mercantile 1267 S. Main Street every Saturday from 6:30-9:30 pm With Friends of The Mercantile through Calaveras Arts Council for info email@example.com
Open Mic in Manteca 7-9:00 pm at the Café Aroma 1499 West Yosemite across from the Good will store. For info call (209) 824-9978
Open Mic at Sonora Joe’s 2nd and 4th Thursday 7-9:00 pm on Washington St.
Open Mic at the Hideout Saloon in Mariposa Thursdays, 8:00 pm
Open Mic at the Rusted Mic in Lodi Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Sonora Contra Dance at the Aronos Club in Sonora 3rd Saturday of the month. 6:30 pm potluck followed by dancing at 7:30 Live String Band and callers $7 donation for info www.squaredancer8.wordpress.com
The Irish Jam at the Jack Douglass Saloon in Columbia (209) 532-1885* Every 2nd Sunday from 2-6 pm This will be moving to Columbia Kate’s During the summer. Starts in May!!!!
Merced Jam at The Coffee Bandits . First Tuesday of the month. Bluegrass, Old time, Americana. Acoustic only. 7:00 -9:30 PM 309 W. Main St. Merced CA. 209-383-1200
KCSS FAT SUNDAY from Turlock begins at 10 am with Texas Red until 1:00pm; and Uncle John every other Sunday afternoon from 1-4:oopm with old-time, bluegrass, classic country, western swing, etc. Please tune in at 91.9 FM or kcss.net.
New Community radio station at www.kqbm.org this station will feature music from many local bands and will serve the foothills including Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador at 90.7 Broadcasts now on the air.
ON GOING GIGS
Al Medina Tuesday, 5-8 PM Vito’s Restaurant 919 13th St. Modesto
Wednesdays 6-8pm - Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto
Thursdays 7-9pm - Gervasoni Restaurant, Modesto
Tim Hagar and Friends at the Hideout Saloon in Mariposa from 7-10:00 pm Sundays Jazz and blues
Cactus Bob & Prairie Flower Most Fridays 6-9:00 pm at Louie's Place in La Grange, formerly the La Grange Saloon. Fine music for your dining and quaffing pleasure. Phone (209) 853-2050 Louie's Place or 853-2128
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Thursday March 6 Hannah and Talbot in the Willow Lounge at the Black Oak Casino Folksingers/ Cowboy music 8-10:30
Friday-Saturday, March 7-8 Brookdale Bluegrass and Old Timey Festival with Pete and Joan Wernick, Bill Evans, The Tuttles and A.J. Lee, The Naked Bootleggers, David Thom and Jim Lewin, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Toby Gray and Highway Buddha, Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Bill Hunter and Friends, Bluegrass Roundup, Regina Bartlett and Friends, Bad Neighbors, Jean Butterfield, and Pete Wernick’s Jam Camper’s in Pescadero for info go to www.brookdalebluegrass.com
Saturday March 8 Sonora Art Walk from 5-8 John Roman Jackson Trio at Mountain Gift Store.
Saturday, March 8 Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival for info go to www.socofoso.com with Missy raines and The New Hip, High Country, Rita Hosking and more
Saturday, March 8 Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblersat the Westside Theatre in Newman. Some killer slide guitar is waiting for you in the show! www.westsidetheatre.org Doors open at 7 and the show begins at 8. 209-862-4490
Saturday March 9 The Barefoot Movement 800 PM, Sutter Creek Theater www.suttercreektheater.com $19 Bluegrass
Thursday,March 13: Fiddles, Etc at Mike's Pizza, 6:00-8:30 PM. Country, Bluegrass and Old-time Fiddle Music. Irish Tunes tonight!!
Friday, March 14 Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo from 6:30-8:30 pm
Friday, March 14 Red Dog Ash and Central Valley Boys at the Westside Theater in Newman tickets are $12 in advance 15 at the door for info go to www.westsidetheatre.org Doors open at 7 and show at 8.
Friday, March 14 Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit at the Black Oak Casino 9-11:30 pm
Saturday, March 15 Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers at the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, CA tickets are pricey presales start today you can use the code “Acoustic” to get into the pre-sale site. Regular sales start February 13. for tickets http://www.ticketmaster.com/steve-martin-the-steep-canyon-stockton-california-03-15-2014/event/1C004C3CD9C49692?brand=stockton
Saturday, March 15 Murphy’s Irish Days from 11:00-5:00 pm Murphy’s on Main St. Sammy Leverone 1:20-2:10 in the Parking Lot next to the Murphy’s Hotel
Friday, March 28 Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo from 6:30-8:30 pm
Friday, April 4 The Bo Bice Acoustic Trio doing Southern Rock acoustically American Idol star 9-11:30 PM at the Black Oak Casino in the Willow Lounge.
Saturday, April 5 Cloverdale Old Time Festival with entertainment, jamming, workshops, fiddle contest for info www.cloverdalefiddles.com
Sunday, April 6 MUM Fest (Modesto Unplugged Music Festival) more info to come
Thursday, April 10: Fiddles, Etc at Mike's Pizza, 6:00-8:30 PM. Country, Bluegrass and Old-
time Fiddle Music
Friday, April 11 Red Dog Ash and Rock Ridge at the Westside Theater in Newman tickets are $12 in advance 15 at the door for info go to www.westsidetheatre.org Doors open at 7 and show at 8.
Thursday, April 24 Don Edwards at the Black Oak Casino in the Willow Lounge from 8:00-10:30 pm Cowboy music
Saturday April 26 Houston Jones 800 PM, Sutter Creek Theater www.suttercreektheater.com $19
Thursday-Sunday April 24-27 Golden Baugh Celtic Music Workshop at the Kowana Valley Folk School for info go to www.kowanavalley.com/kowana-workshops/ near Coulterville
Monday-Sunday, April 21-27 CBA Spring Camp-out in Turlock at the fairgrounds. www.cbaontheweb.org
Thursday,May 1: Fiddles, Etc at Mike's Pizza, 6:00-8:30 PM. Country, Bluegrass and Old-time Fiddle Music
Saturday, May 3 Sammy Leverone at the Frogs Tooth Tasting Room 380 Main St. Murphys 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 10 Rita Hosking and The Stray Birds 800 PM, Sutter Creek Theater www.suttercreektheater.com $19
Friday, May 16 Sons of The San Joaquin at the Black Oak Casino from 9-11:30 Cowboy music
Thursday-Sunday May 15-18 Jim Nunally and Keith Little vocal and instrumental workshop at the Kowana Valley Folk School for info go to www.kowanavalley.com/kowana-workshops/ near Coulterville
Friday, June 6 Sammy Leverone at the Stebenot Tasting Room 458 Main St. Murphys5-8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 11 Edwin McCain at the Black Oak Casino acoustic guitar and country style singer 8-10:30 pm
June 11- 14, CBA Youth Academy special camp for beginning to advanced players from ages 8-15 for intensive instruction in bluegrass and old time musicianship. $300 during the Father’s Day Festival for info www.cbayouthprogram.com
Sunday- Wednesday June 8-11 CBA Music Camp learn to play or increase your skills at the annual event with some great instructors on vocals, banjo, guitar, fiddle, dobro, bass, and mandolin for info go to www.cbamusiccamp.org
Thursday- Sunday, June 12-15 Annual CBA Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival line up to include Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Lonesome River Band, Bucking Mules, Kathy and Laurie’s Vern Williams Tribute, Roland White Band, Kathy Kallick Band, Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands, Foghorn Stringband and much more for info go to www.cbaontheweb.org
Friday, September 12 Dave Stamey and Wadie Mitchell at the Black Oak Casino cowboy music 9-11:30 pm
I typically provide information about music in the five counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Amador and Calaveras. On occasion, I will post events out of the area, I do this as a favor to bands who live in this area and are performing elsewhere. Please do not be offended if I do not provide statewide coverage.
By: Bill Schneiderman
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