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

The place to be is in Plymouth at the Bluegrassin’ in The Foothills. This is a pickers dream festival.

If you would like to try and win a guitar, banjo, mandolin fiddle or bass. Contact me I have raffle tickets for the CBA drawing in October at the campout.

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

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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.


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

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

Friday, September 19th, Red Dog Ash The Plough and Stars San Francisco $10

Saturday, Sept 20 Old Soles at the Fiddletown Jamboree from 10 am -5 pm Craft fair and music, Sidetrack at 1-2:00 pm

Thursday, September 25: Fiddles, Etc will be playing at Mike’s Pizza in East Sonora from 6:00-8:30 PM.

Friday September 26 Andy Roberts at Tortugas in Murphys 9:00 pm Bluegrass

Friday, September 26 Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo from 6:30-8:30 pm for info

Friday ,September 26 Nedra and Julio folk duo at Tortugas in Murphys

Saturday, September 27 Columbia Fiddle and Bango Contest at the Gazebo in Columbia Musicians of all ages and genres are encouraged to participate - registration begins at 9 a.m the entry fee is $12 per category. Categories are Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal, Miscellaneous, and, for the first time: Original Song. Winners of each category are awarded cash prizes, and the Grand Prize is a gold nugget. Also, special prizes will be awarded to our younger competitors - under age 16. for more information about the Fiddle & Bango Contest or the Chili Cook-Off, contact the Columbia Chamber at 209-536-1672 or, Other contact numbers: Call Mike Keene at 536-1329 regarding the new Original Song category, and Ed Sciarini at 532-2815 regarding the Poison Oak Show

Saturday, September 27 Old Soles at the Steve Harvey Grape Stomp in Sutter Creek 12-$:00 pm at for info go to

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

Sunday, September 28 Old Soles 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Days of 49 Celebration in Jackson music from 1-4:00 pm

Friday-Sunday October 3-5 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco for info go to Too numerous to mention

Friday-Sunday, 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

Sunday October 5 Old Soles at the Volcano Union Inn and Pub 4:00pm-6:00pm. For info

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

Friday, October 10 Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo from 6:30-8:30 pm for info

Friday, October 10 The Mountain Men at Café Blossom in Twain harte 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 11 2nd Saturday Artwalk in Sonora John Roman Jackson Trio at Mountain Home Gift Store

Saturday October 11 The Mountain Men at The Evergreen Lodge in Groveland 9:30 pm

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 10 Sammy Leverone 1:30 to 4:30 Frog’s Tooth Winery

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 24 Sonora Jam at Mi Pueblo from 6:30-8:30 pm 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 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!

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

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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