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

Okay folks ---Coyote Hill tomorrow night in Tuolumne, Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo on Friday night and John Jorgensen at Twisted Oak on Saturday or do it all!

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.

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 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.


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, 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

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

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

Friday, August 29 Coyote Hill at the Rock in Twain Harte from 6-9:00 pm

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 Bluegrass At The Lake at Lodi Lake with Joe and Haddie Craven, Snap Jackson and Knock on Wood Players, Evil Diane and Evie Ladin, Cliff Compton and Mountain Top for info go to

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 with Blue Moon Rising, Adkins and Loudermilk, Larry Gillis, Reno and Harrell, Ron SpearsSaturday, and Within Tradition and more at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth CA. for info go to

Saturday, September 27 Columbia Fiddle and Bango Contest at the Gazebo in Columbia

Saturday, September 27 Coyote Hill from 10am to 1 pm in Coulterville at the park, annual Coyote Fest/ Coyote Howl.

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, October 13-19 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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