Delta-Sierra News
Delta-Sierra Activities Vice President

Hi Y’all,

Lot’s of music this weekend, The John Roman Jackson Trio at the Mi-Wuk Sugarpine Fire Station from 12:30- 2:30 pm on Saturday, Sierra Mountain Band at The Hurst Ranch, Fiddlestix tomorrow in Tuolumne, and more just check the listings.

The Hearst Ranch will again have BBQ and music with the Sierra Mountain Band see ongoing gigs for the specifics.

Local bands… I know you’re out there… I usually see notice of your gigs after you’ve played or just after I do the newsletter. Since you have my email and I publish this almost always on Tuesdays why not take charge of your publicity and let me know before. I believe that playing for lots of people is better than very intimate audiences. I get lots of folks thanking me for the information, but I can’t bird dog everyone. I have radio announcers using the info and about 400 people on my list.

The Twisted Oak Winery is again going to have a summer concert series. You can get season tickets at bands like John Jorgensen. See listings Below

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

Change your email? Let me know. After three returns on emails I delete from my list.

Local Bands…let me know your gigs! If you know about performances that I do not list, please inform me. I try to keep the postings limited to Acoustic, Americana, Bluegrass and Old Time.

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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

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.


Sierra Mountain Band July 19, 26, August 2 and 9: Cowboy BBQ at The Hurst Ranch. On Saturdays
Located on Hway 108 in Jamestown. They have a train that you can ride for free around their ranch (the kids, as well as adults, love it!!). You will be served a delicious Cowboy Dinner of barbecued chicken and/or barbecued beef, baked beans, baked potato, cornbread or sourdough bread, and Blackberry Cobbler!! Beer and wine is also available. Gate opens at 5:45 PM, dinner is served promptly at 7:00 PM.
Call 209-984-4040 for reservations

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

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

News in the Key of A

Wednesday, July 30 Fiddlestix at the Farmer’s Market 6-8:00 pm in Tuolumne City free concert

Thursday, July 31 Kiel Williams and Owen Ridings at Tortugas in Murphys Indiefolk 8-11

Saturday August 2 The John Roman Jackson Trio at the Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District first annual Chile Cookoff. Fund raiser for the new fire engine

Saturday,August 2 Sammy Leverone Trio – Frogstooth Winery 1:30 to 4:30

Saturday, August 2 Sierra Mountain Band Cowboy BBQ at the Hurst Ranch see on-going gigs

Monday, August 4 Dayview will play at The Garden at Roquefort, 419 S. Main Street, Murphys from 5:00 PM until dusk.

Wednesday, August 6 Sequoia at the Farmer’s Market 6-8:00 pm in Tuolumne City free concert Acoustic music

Friday, August 8 Magic of The Night music in the streets of Sonora.

Thursday- Sunday August 7-10 The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Hollister at Bolado Park-Tres Pinos with 27 Strings, Faux Renwah, Bean Creek, Highway One, Red Dog Ash, Sidesaddle & Co, and so many many more… for info call (408) 241-5920 or go to

Friday, August 8 Dayview will play at the Angels Camp Farmers Market from 5:00 PM until dusk.

Saturday, August 9 Sierra Mountain Band Cowboy BBQ at the Hurst Ranch see on-going gigs

Wednesday, August 13 Swing Gitane at the Farmer’s Market 6-8:00 pm in Tuolumne City free concert gypsy jazz

Thursday, August 14 Fiddles Etc at Mike’s Pizza in East Sonora

Saturday, August 16 The John Roman Jackson Trio at Stage 3 for an evening concert more info to come Americana. Tickets will be available through Stage 3 go to tickets $15

Saturday, August 16 Sammy Leverone Trio - Humane Society Art & Wine at Cedar Center. Our time has not been announced yet.

Friday- Sunday August 15 - 17, Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival: Bower’s Mansion Regional Park (between Reno & Carson City, NV),! just over the hill

Monday, August 18 Sammy Leverone at Roquefort - Chef's Night. 5 to dusk

Tuesday, August 19 Sierra Mountain Band at the Sonora Hills Club House

Wednesday, August 20 Coyote Hill at the Farmer’s Market 6-8:00 pm in Tuolumne City free concert Americana

Thursday- Sunday August 21-4 Golden Old Time Campout at Lake Sonoma go to for info

Friday, August 22 Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo from 6:30-8:30 pm for info

Friday, August 29 Dave Rainwater and Keith Keenum duo playing the The Yosemite Lakes RV Park south of Groveland.

Saturday, August 23 John Jorgensen Quintet at The Twisted Oak Winery in Murphy’s for info or call (209) 736-9080 Django style music

Saturday, August 30 Sammy Leverone or the trio. Frog’s Tooth Winery1:30 to 4:30

Saturday, August 30 Sierra Mountain Band at the Dardanelles Resort from 1-4:00 pm free concert and Restaurant and Bar open might be a nice and cool afternoon

Tuesday, September 2 Sammy Leverone Trio - Alchemy 5:30 to 8:00 in Murphys

Saturday, September 6 Old Soles at the Amador County Fairgrounds for the Camp-out for Cancer 1:00 pm

Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14 The Strawberry Music Festival in Grass Valley for info go to with Hot Rize, The John Jorgensen Bluegrass Band, Chris Webster and Nina Gerber, Kathy Kallick Band, Jerry Douglas Band and more.

Friday, September 12 Dave Stamey and Wadie Mitchell at the Black Oak Casino cowboy music 9-11:30 pm

Friday-Sunday, September 19-21 Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth CA. for info go to

October 3-5 Eagal Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Tracy at a private resort. With Windy Hill, James Reams and The Barnstormers, Snap Jackson and The Knock on Wood Players, AJ Lee, Cliff Compton & Mountain Top, Rockridge plus jamming for info go too

Tuesday, October 7 Dayview will play at Alchemy, 191 Main St., Murphys from 5:30-8:00 PM for their Winemaker's Night.

October 10-13 Yosemite Song Writing Retreat a creative getaway with Peter Rowan, Terre Roche, Keith Greeninger, Jamie Kelly Curtis Rick Turner and more. Write, Relax and Record at the Yosemite Bug Mountain Resort for info go to or call (209) 628-8786

Friday,October 11 Sammy Leverone 1:30 to 4:30 Frog’s Tooth Winery

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

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

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

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

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

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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