Live Music in the North State: February 22–February 28

Cold Sweat plays the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant in Redding on Saturday, February 25.

Cold Sweat plays the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant in Redding on Saturday, February 25.

 

Wednesday, February 22

The Pine Dogz host an open mic birthday bash for Diana Wallis’s birthday at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, beginning at 6 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

Open mic at The Grape Escape in Redding, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This open mic will normally happen on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Hosted by Grant Ditzler. 21 and over. (530) 244-8463.

Gunshy appears at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. (530) 221-8700.

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

Legendary Shake Shakers, The Brains, and The Delta Bombers perform for the Rockabilly Riot night at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

Open mic at Silk Road Chai Shop in Mount Shasta, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 926-3300.

In Paradise, the “Open Mikefull” group hosts an open mic at the Norton Buffalo Hall. Signups at 6:45 p.m. This open mic normally happens each Wednesday evening. All ages. 5704 Chapel Drive in Paradise.

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Thursday, February 23

Acoustic Night at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. (530) 221-8700.

Open mic at Pit River Casino in Burney, beginning at 6 p.m. Hosted by Hal Johnson and the Deschutes Music Club. This open mic will normally happen on the last Thursday of each month. 21 and over. (530) 549-4554.

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 its every-Thursday “Brewgrass,” a bluegrass, folk, and classic rock open jam. The jam begins at 7 p.m. (530) 938-2394.

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Friday, February 24

Sami Jo will appear live on KKRN 88.5 FM, beginning at noon. The show will also be available for streaming at kkrn.org both during and after the event.

The Rad Girls Open Mic takes place at Brew Craft Coffee in Redding, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. This is a benefit to provide “Rad Bags” to transient women and others in need. The Rad Bags will hold grooming and hygienic items to help people feel better about presenting themselves to the public. Donations of items can be dropped off at Brew Craft Coffee before and after the event. Needed items include:

-baby/facial wipes
-tampons/pads/feminine hygiene products
-underwear
-condoms
-hairbrushes
-deodorant
-toothbrushes/toothpaste
-travel sized toiletries

All ages. Brew Craft Coffee is located on the corner of Yuba and Pine at 1320 Yuba Street, Suite 105 in Redding. (530) 242-1998.

 

High Voltage appears at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 9 p.m. (530) 221-8700.

Amber Nation and Lael perform at The Dip in Redding, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

Tom Gibson Trio at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

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

Jimmy Limo at Dry Creek Station in Bella Vista, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 549-5386.

Bandmaster Ruckus plays the Downtown Ale House in Red Bluff, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 727-9288.

The Billies at Pit River Casino in Burney, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 549-4554.

Allison & Victor at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

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Saturday, February 25

Cold Sweat at the Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

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

High Voltage appears at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 9 p.m. (530) 221-8700.

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

FATE and Premonition perform at the Firehouse Lounge in Anderson, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 365-7844.

Sami Jo at The Cabin Saloon in Los Molinos, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 384-0315.

Tom Gibson and the Euphoria play Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 623-4436.

The Billies at Pit River Casino in Burney, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 549-4554.

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Sunday, February 25

The North State Symphony will perform their Leaping into Spring concert at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, starting at 2 p.m. All ages. (530) 243-8877.

Open Mic at Cedar Lanes in Weed, starting at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Greg Jeter. (530) 938-3278. This open mic happens most Sundays.

Monday, February 27

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

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Tuesday, February 28

Lisha & Friends perform at Cicada Cantina in Redding, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 638-4979.

The Goodtime Band and the Central Valley High School Band will perform at Central Valley High School Band’s Spaghetti Feed Fundraising Event, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Talon Hall at Central Valley High School, 4066 La Mesa Avenue, Shasta Lake.

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.

Roy Rogers & the Delta Kings at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 893-3520.

Jimmy Limo makes his nearly-every-Tuesday appearance at Cooper’s Bar and Grill (Best Western Tree House) in Mount Shasta at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363.

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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3 Responses

  1. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    The Cascade—after having such an amazing Fall 2016 schedule that I had to do triage and throw some shows overboard—appears to be in a slump.  I hope it’s not going to last.

    • Beverly Stafford says:

      My husband and I are both somewhat hearing impaired; so we’ve practically given up on the Cascade due to its poor sound system.  It’s not the acoustics; it’s the sound system itself.  It’s nearly impossible to hear a vocalist who is being drowned out by the musicians.  We always sit in the center loge section, front row.  The speaker on the wall to our left pounds out the accompaniment so that the vocalist is merely a figure on stage moving his lips.  We still are annual supporters of the Cascade in the hope that the sound system will be improved, but our usual seats will probably be going to someone else.

      • K. Beck says:

        Thanks, nice to know it isn’t  just me. I complained once during an Aaron Neville performance. They changed his mic 3 times and finally it was OK. Then I went to another concert, forget who, at this point, and my friend went out to complain. Again they fixed it. Last straw was when I went to hear Boz Skaggs. I was sitting smack dab in the center of the down stairs seating and didn’t want to work my way all the way to the aisle and back again so I listened to the background music through the whole performance. At the Neville performance the sound guy was standing in the lobby hobnobbing with the volunteers. Maybe he is a volunteer, too? Anyway, he started going into some long description about what was wrong with the sound. I guess he finally saw the look of disgust on my face and said, “Oh maybe I should go fix that.” Off he went. What is up with all that? The ticket prices keep going up and up and the sound quality stinks. Clearly, it can be fixed. Maybe they need to actually HIRE a sound tech, who sits there, IN the auditorium, DURING the performance, to make sure the sound is good. I have not gone back since the Boz Skaggs concert, not the immediate last one, the one before that one. So it has been awhile.

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