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

John Roman Jackson Trio at Emberz on Wednesday at 7:00 and Fiddles, Etc at Mike’s Pizza on Thursday at 6:30pm

Bebe Gambetta coming to Murphys in February

Looks like the Black Oak Casino is once again getting some great Bluegrass Bands in the line-up for next year. Blue Highway in March.

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


Modesto Jam at the Queen Bean Coffee House from 7:00-9:00 pm every Tuesday of the month except the first 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 & Jam Night at the Eagle Tavern (Eprosan House) in Twain Harte Wednesday at 9:00 pm

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 1-4:00pm 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.


John Roman Jackson Trio at Emberz from 7-9:00pm evry 1st and 3rd Wednesday

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

Thursday, January 22 Fiddles, Etc. at Mountain Mikes from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 7 KQBM Anniversary Celebration at The Black Bart Theater in Murphys 7:00 with Risky Biscuits and The Hot Dark

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

Sunday, February 15 Beppe Gambetta at the First Congregational Church in Murphys at 3:00 pm for info go to

Tuesday, March 3 Blue Highway at The Black Oak Casino 8-10 PM in the Willow Lounge

Friday-Sunday, March 6-8 Sonora Celtic Faire with Celtica, Black Eyed Dempseys, Black Irish Band, Clan, Stand Easy, Tempest and more for info go to

Friday-Sunday, March 6-8 Bluegrass on The Beach in Lake Havasu. This is a fun festival especially when you need to get away because of cabin fever. With Blue Highway, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Spinney Brothers, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, Karl Shiflett & Big Country , Monroe Crossing, Red Dog Ash, Sonoran Dogs, Adkins & Loudermilk (1 set, Friday ONLY)
Nu~Blu (1 set, Saturday ONLY) for info go to

Saturday, March 14 Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival from 1-8:00 pm in Sebastapol Si Kahn, Pete Sibley, Dan Crary and more for info go to or call (707) 829-8012

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 March 14 Claire Lynch Band at the First Prebyterian Church of Palo Alto 7:00pm for tickets or call (650) 691-9982

Monday- Sunday April 13 – 19 CBA Spring Campout in Turlock At the Fair Grounds for info gor 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, The Dave Grisman Bluegrass Experience, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Adkins and Loudermilk, Jumpsteady Boys 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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