Live Music in the North State: August 10–August 16

Laura Benitez and the Heartache will appear at Kelly's Pub and Wine Bar in Redding on Friday, August 12

Laura Benitez and the Heartache will appear at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding on Friday, August 12. Photo by Leann Raschke.

 

Wednesday, August 10

A CD release party for California Country will take place at the Mosquito Serenade in the Anderson River Park, beginning at 6 p.m. The headliners, Leaving Austin, will take the stage at 7 p.m. All ages.

Matthew Songmaker performs at the Round Up Saloon in Red Bluff, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 527-9901.

David Jacobs Strain & Bob Beach perform at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

Lisha and Friends appear at the Savory Spoon in Redding, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-7200.

Jimi Earl at the Post Office Saloon in Redding, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190.

Johnson Blythe performs at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 6:30 p.m., with special guest Tim Byrd taking the stage at 7:45. All ages. (530) 222-2739.

Acoustic open mic every Wednesday at the Silver Dollar Club in Shasta Lake. 21 and over. (530) 605-4288.

Open mic at Silk Road Chai Shop in Mt. Shasta, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. All ages. (530) 926-3300.

Open mic at Etna Brewing Company in Etna, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 467-5277.

Open mic at the Maltese in Chico, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by Jeff Coleman and Jimmy Reno. 21 and over. (530) 343-4915.

In Paradise, the “Open Mikefull” group hosts an open mic at the Paradise GrangeSignups at 6:45 p.m. All ages. Admission $2. 5704 Chapel Drive in Paradise.

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Thursday, August 11

Open mic at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 6:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-2739.

This Patch of Sky performs at The Dip in Redding, with Surrounded By Giants opening. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

In Chico, Has Beans Coffee House has an open mike beginning at 7 p.m., hosted by Dan Casamajor. All ages. (530) 894-3033.

The Mt. Shasta Brewing Company in Weed presents it’s every-Thursday “BrewGrass,” a bluegrass, folk, and classic rock open jam. The jam begins at 7 p.m. (530) 938-2394.

Jimmy Limo performs at the Wayside Grill in Mt. Shasta, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages.  (530) 918-9234.

In Mount Shasta, the Mt. Shasta Vets Club has an open mic, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 926-3565.

In Arcata, Blondies Food and Drink has an open mic beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (707) 822-5303.

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Friday, August 12

Laura Benitez and the Heartache at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

Mumblefinger plays View 202 in Redding, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 226-8439.

American Killers perform at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. Skating Polly and Peg precede the headliners. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

HEED at Silverthorn Resort in Redding (Jones Valley), beginning at 9 p.m. (800) 332-3044.

The Billies will play Shasta Lake’s “Friday Night at the Park,” beginning at 6 p.m. at Claire Engle Park. All ages. 1525 Median Avenue, just north of Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake.

The Chuck Epperson Jr. Band at the Post Office Saloon in Redding, beginning at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190.

Odessa at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-2739.

In Dunsmuir, Doublechief plays the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

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Saturday, August 13

Sami Jo plays at The Grape Escape in Redding, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (530) 244-8463.

Loose Arrow at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-2739.

HEED at Silverthorn Resort in Redding (Jones Valley), beginning at 9 p.m. (800) 332-3044.

Chris Louer Band at the Post Office Saloon in Redding, beginning at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190.

One Sol at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

Mumblefinger performs at the Woodside Grill in the Gaia Hotel in Anderson at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 365-7077.

In Dunsmuir, Fernanda Froes plays the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

In Chico, Scotty’s Saturday Evening Music Showcase happens at Scotty’s Landing from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. (This event happens most Saturdays.) All ages. (530) 710-2020.

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Sunday, August 14

Jelly Bread at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

The Linda Bott Jazz Ensemble plays the View 202 brunch in Redding at from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All ages. (530) 226-8439.

Patti Hill, “The Village Harpist,” appears at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir at noon. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

Open mic at Cedar Lanes in Weed, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Hosted by Greg Jeter. (530) 938-3278. This open mic happens most Sundays.

Monday, August 15

Comedy open mic at The Maltese in Chico at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 343-4915.

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Tuesday, August 16

Castles at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. opens. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

Danielle Nicole at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

In Chico, Madison Bear Garden’s open jam begins at 9 pm. All ages. (530) 891-1639.

Open mic at Gogi’s Cafe in Chico, beginning at 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Hosted by Dan Casamajor. (530) 891-3570.

Jimmy Limo makes his nearly-every-Tuesday appearance at the Mount Shasta Resort in Mount Shasta at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363.

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Thanks to Claudia Hastings for sharing her compliation of jazz events.

Hal Johnson
Born and raised in Ventura County, Hal Johnson moved to Shasta County in 1994. After a 38 year career flying helicopters, he can now sometimes be spotted around the North State singing and wrestling his guitar into submission. He always feels funny writing about himself in the third person. Contact him at shastalivemusic@gmail.com.
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2 Responses

  1. Thank you, Hal! I love this column and appreciate all the work that goes into these posts.

  2. LeRoy says:

    I second that feeling. Thanks Hal

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