|Delta-Sierra Activities Vice President
Need ideas for Xmas gifts think about festival tickets and take advantage of early bird discounts.
Lots of music in the next two weeks check out all that’s happening!
Tickets for Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst in December are available see below
The Great 48 Hour Jam is coming to Bakersfield again. This is a non-stop pickers delight see below for details. January 9-12
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 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 2nd and 4th Saturday from 6:30- 9:00 pm for info call (209) 890-7155 contact Michael Borba 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 8:00 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 will be on the air soon.
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, December 5: Fiddles, Etc at Mike's Pizza in E. Sonora, from 6:00-8:30 PM. For more information, call 586-2042. Special Guest: Rick Barlow
Friday, December 6 Swing Gitane Sonora Ballroom Dancing will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the ARONOS Research Women's Club at 37 E. Elkin St in Sonora. Admission is $10. special event "Putting on the Ritz in Manhattan". This is a potluck dance party with appetizers and desserts. Please bring a dish to share and we're asking everyone that attends that the dress code is semi-formal or black-tie optional. Donations will benefit the Mentoring Works Program at the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. For more information, call 532-6901.
Saturday, December 7 Winterdance: A Celtic Christmas by Molly’s Revenge at 8:00 pm at the Sutter Creek Theater for info www.suttercreektheater.com/
Saturday, December 7 The Good Luck Thrift Store from 9-11:30 pm at the Black Oak Casino, Americana
Sunday, December 8 Sammy Leverone, Debbie Patterson and Tonja Peterson at the Frog’s Tooth Winery Tasting Room from 1:30 – 4:30 pm 380 Main St, #5 Murphys Americana and Holiday music
Thursday, December 12 Sierra Mountain Band playing from 8:00 - 10:00 PM at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne. Come out and support your local musicians!!! For more information, go to www.sierramountainband.com or call 586-2042.
Friday, December 13 Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo from 6:30-8:30 pm
Friday, December 13 Lacy J Dalton at the Black Oak Casino 9-11:30 pm
Friday-Saturday, December 13-14 Brookdale Bluegrass Old Timey Festival presents a Winter Treat at Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, California just 25 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1with Snap Jackson and The Knock On Wood Players, David Thom / Jim Lewin, String Slingers, Mike McKinley & Harmony Grits, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Naked Bootleggers, Cactus Bob / Prairie flower, Alex Leach Bluegrass Band, and Jean Butterfield. For inf www.Brookdalebluegrass.com
Sunday, December 15: Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst will be performing bluegrass,country, jazz and beyond at the Country Cowboy Church in Sonora. Doors open at 6:30; show starts at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets: $13; at the door $15. For more information, call 586-2042 You will be able to get tickets at Mountain Books at the Junction or Live Oak Music in East Sonora.
Friday December 20 Black Irish X-mas Party at the Black Oak Casino in the Willow Lounge 9-11:30
Saturday, December 21 There is no Contra-Dance because of the New Years Eve Party See the 12/31 listing
Satruday, December 21 Sourdough Slim and Faux Renwah at the Sutter Creek Theater Wooley Review for info http://www.suttercreektheater.com/pages/calendar.cgi
Sunday, December 21 The Leverone Family Trio at the Frog’s Tooth Winery Tasting Room from 1:30 – 4:30 pm 380 Main St, #5 Murphys Americana and Holiday music
Tuesday, December 24 Sequoia at the Evergreen Lodge 5:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 31 Sonora Contra-Dance There will be no 3rd Saturday Contra Dance in December. But!! there will be the annual New Years Eve Sonora Community Contra Dance The music and dancing will start at 8:00 PM, at the Aronos Club at 37 E. Elkin at Stewert St in down town Sonora. Musicians will be The Western Country Music Co-op. The calling will be done by Sue, Wayne and Lynn. Bring a snack to share and refreshments will be provided. Singles, couples and families are always welcome. Invite some friends and be prepared for a good time and a fun evening of traditional dancing and Oldtime music. Hope you can make it! More info at www.squaredancer8.wordpress.com
Thursday-Sunday, January 9-12 The Great 48 Hour Jam in Bakersfield at the Double Tree hotel. On Thursday night there is a band showcase for $15 for reservations to the hotel Central Reservations: 888-779-4694 888-779-4694 FREE
Front Desk: 661-323-7111 Book early and take advantage of the $92 room rate for a single king or two double beds. 3100 Camino Del Rio, Bakersfield. Or go to www.cbaontheweb.org
Saturday, February, 8 Nu Blu and The Sister Grim Band in Modesto more info to come
Friday- Sunday, February 28-March 2 Bluegrass On The Beach in Lake Havisu Now there are some full hook ups a good way to deal with the winter blues…do Bluegrass. For info go to http://www.landspromotions.com/parkertickets.htm
Saturday, April 5 Cloverdale Old Time Festival with entertainment, jamming, workshops, fiddle contest for info www.cloverdalefiddles.com
Monday-Sunday, April 21-27 CBA Spring Camp-out in Turlock at the fairgrounds. www.cbaontheweb.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
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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