Live Music in the North State: March 1–March 7

The Buckhorn Mountain Stompers will perform at Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville on Wednesday, March 1; and at Maxwell's Eatery in Redding on Saturday, March 4.

The Buckhorn Mountain Stompers will perform at Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville on Wednesday, March 1; and at Maxwell’s Eatery in Redding on Saturday, March 4. Photo by Jefferson Thomas.

No shortage of live music around the north state. The most difficult part is choosing from so much talent. So much music; so little time.

Wednesday, March 1

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

Willy Tea Taylor & J. Aubertin at the Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

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

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

The Buckhorn Mountain Stompers play Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 623-4436.

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, March 2

Linda Bott and the Bluebirds at the Overtime Lounge in Win River Casino in Redding, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (530) 243-3377.

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

Open mic at Mason’s Pizza in Bella Vista, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Deschutes Music Club. This open mic normally takes place on the first and third Thursdays of each month. All ages. (530) 549-4554.

The Show Ponies at the Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

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.

Birds of Chicago play the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 893-3520.

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Friday, March 3

Bernie Baker and Caya Layman perform at Cafe Paradisio in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 215-3499.

The Real Joe Steele at The Grape Escape in Redding, from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (530) 244-8463.

David Francey at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. Presented by the Oaksong Music Society. Tickets available at The Music Connection in Redding. All ages. (530) 223-2040.

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

Radio Relapse performs at The Dip in Redding, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

TBA 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.

Fernanda Froes performs at Cooper’s Bar and Grill (at the Best Western Tree House) in Mount Shasta at 7 p.m. (800) 958-3363.

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Saturday, March 4

One Future at a Time will present a Community Sing-Along Benefit Concert at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. Folks who attend will be able to sing along with a band leading pop and folk favorites from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. A $20 donation is asked at the door. All ages. (530) 241-5535.

The Buckhorn Mountain Stompers will present a blacklight dance party especially for kids, beginning at 5 p.m. at Maxwell’s Eatery in Redding. $5. Kids 5 and under free. All ages. (530) 247-7200.

Bernie Baker and Bruce Calin perform at the Woodside Grill in the Gaia Hotel in Anderson at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 365-7077.

The Pat Karch Band performs at Mercy Oaks in Redding, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. For tickets, contact the Shasta Land Trust, or call (530) 241-7886.

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

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

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

HFD plays the Wonderland Tavern in Mountain Gate, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 275-5669.

Sons of Jefferson at the French Gulch Hotel, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 359-2045.

Fernanda Froes at Spirits Bar & Lounge in Dunsmuir, beginning at 7 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 235-4661.

The Blackwell Brothers play Mount Shasta Ski Park in McCloud, beginning at 4 p.m. All ages. (530) 926-8610.

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Sunday, March 5

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, March 6

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

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Tuesday, March 7

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

Ian Moore and The Brothers Reed appear at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

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 Cooper’s Bar and Grill (Best Western Tree House) in Mount Shasta at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363.


Thanks to Claudia Hastings for sharing her compilation 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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3 Responses

  1. Joanne Snyder Joanne Snyder says:

    Thank you Hal!  There is so much great music in Redding.  Time to plan an evening out.

  2. michael kielich says:

    Thanks for the post Hal!