Delta-Sierra News
Delta-Sierra Activities Vice President
Hi Y’all,

If you are in Sonora and want to hear Bluegrass, go to Stage 3 this Saturday for Red Dog Ash. Also this week is the CBA Campout in Lodi… so big doings in Lodi at the Grape Festival Fairgrounds

The CBA Fall Campout in Lodi for info go to

The Sonora Jam is cancelled for the next couple of weeks. I have gotten some feedback on the Sonora Jam and I am going to check with the restaurant owners before making any decisions about its future.

The Open Mic in Angel’s Camp has moved across the street to Sidewinders

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. Info - my contact

CBA Website. Band Links, chat rooms, CBA news of note, etc. go to


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 every Saturday from 7:00-9:30 pm at Sidewinders in the basement next to Aeolian Harp for info email

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

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

New Community radio station at 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.


Rainy Day Ramblers at the Speakeasy Club in Modesto 12th and J St. from 7-9:00 pm Country, Texas Swing and Bluegrassish every Thursday Night

Al Medina Friday’s at the Redwood Café from 6-9:00 pm in Modesto

Tim Hagar and Friends at the Hideout Saloon in Mariposa from 7-10:00 pm Sundays Jazz and blues

News in the Key of A

Monday-Sunday, October 13-19 CBA Fall Campout at the Lodi Grape Festival Campgrounds go to

Saturday, October 18 Red Dog Ash at Stage 3 in Sonora for info go to

Saturday, October 18 Sierra Mountain Band in Angel’s Camp for Gold Rush day from 2-5:00 pm. I bet they’ll play Goldrush for you. For info

Saturday October 18 Keith Murphy doing traditional songs of New Foundland and New England in a house concert.. Opens 5:30, Potluck 6:30 and concert at 7:30 Suggested donation $15 for info Steve: 578-5250 Robert: 538-8007

Saturday, October 18 Old Soles doing old time music workshops, clogging workshop and house concert in Reno for info go to

Wednesday, October 22 John Roman Jackson Trio at Emberz in Sonora

Thursday, October 23, Marty Stuart at the State Theater in Modesto for info

Saturday, November 1 Dave Rainwater Tatgut Strings and Rattlesnake Tales at Stage 3 in Sonora 7:00 pm call 536-1778

Saturday, November 8 Red Dog Ash at the Prospect Theater in Modesto with Poor Valley for info go to

Saturday, November 8 Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood at the Sutter Creek Theater in sutter Creek for info go to Americana

Saturday, November 15 Sammy Leverone Trio 1:30 to 4:30 Frog’s Tooth Winery

Saturday, November 15 Patchy Sanders Rootsy Americana and Folk 8:00 pm for info go to

Friday- Sunday November 28-30 40th Sonora Craft and Music Faire at the Motherlode Fairgrounds more info to come

Saturday, November 29 Lacy J Dalton at the SutterCreek Theater for her Christmas Show for info go to

Saturday December 6, Winterdance, A Celtic Christmas with Molly’s Revenge at the Sutter Creek Theater for info go to

Friday, December 12 Magnolia Rhythm Trio Frog's Tooth - Wine Club members only - 7:00 p.m. Christmas music too!

Saturday, December 13 Black Irish Band at the SutterCreek Theater for their Christmas Show for info go to

Saturday, December 20 Sour Dough Slim and The Saddle Pals with Faux REnwah and Robert Armstrong at the SutterCreek Theater for their Christmas Show for info go to

Thursday-Sunday, January 8-11 The Great 48 Hour Jam in Bakersfield Claifornia at the Bakersfield Double Tree Hotel Reservations at 888-779-4694 or 661-323-7111 48 hours of continuous bluegrass Jams in many suites. Not to be missed plus a concert on Friday night band tba

Saturday, January 17 Red Dog Ash with Front Country at the Westside Theater in Newman 7:30 Tickets $12 in advance for info go to

Saturday, February 14 Red Dog Ash with AJ Lee at the Westside Theater in Newman 7:30 Tickets $12 in advance for info go to

Saturday, March 14 Red Dog Ash with David Thom Band at the Westside Theater in Newman 7:30 Tickets $12 in advance for info go to

Saturday, May 2 Red Dog Ash with Dan Cray and Thunderation at the Westside Theater in Newman 7:30 Tickets $12 in advance for info go to

Thursday-Sunday June 18-21, CBA Father’s Day Festival 40th Anniversary with The Kentucky Colonels Reunion, The Good Ol’Persons Reunion, The Bluegrass Patriots Reunion for info go to

See ya


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.

Posted By:  Bill Schneiderman

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