Live Music in the North State: March 15 – March 21

Joe Craven appears at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding on Saturday, March 18 as part of the Oaksong Music Society's concert series.

Joe Craven appears at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding on Saturday, March 18 as part of the Oaksong Music Society’s 2016-2017 concert season.

In store for this week, we have a weeknight show by a north state performing songwriter who happens to hail from the tiny town of Cranberry, New York. Look for open mics in Bella Vista, Anderson, Chico, Mount Shasta, and Weed. Over the weekend, look for some of the north state’s favorite performers in venues such as the Castle Lounge, Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar, the Vintage, The Dip, and the Post Office, among others. Folks, it’s a good week to give your TV a break and enjoy north state talent.

 

Wednesday, March 15

NewWest Guitar will perform at Old City Hall in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. 1313 Market Street. Tickets available at the Shasta Arts Council website.

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

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

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 16

The Tom Gibson Trio plays a KKRN 88.5 benefit at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

Acoustic Night with The Vibe 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 Richard Bersbach and the Deschutes Music Club. This open mic normally takes place on the first and third Thursdays of each month. All ages. (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, March 17

Cold Sweat at the Castle Lounge in Redding, from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m. 21 and over. (530) 222-2485.

Jessica Renee Malone at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

Pat Karch, Bob O’Cosindas, and J.R. McStoner perform at the Majestic Oak Family Cellars from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Donations will go to St. Judes Children’s Hospital. (530) 510-1903.

Wild Bill and the Mudwhompers at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, beginning at 7:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

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

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

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

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

Downtown Band at Cody’s OK Corral in Cottonwood, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 347-5375.

The Buddy Hazard Band plays Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 623-4436.

Blue Relish 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 18

Joe Craven 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.

J. Norman Stewart performs at the Woodside Grill in the Gaia Hotel in Anderson at 6 p.m. All ages. Reservations suggested. (530) 365-7077.

The Annie Coty Trio, with Michael B. and Harmonica Steve, will appear at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

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

Logan Hill at Sweetspot in Redding, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 226-8086.

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

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

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

The Buckhorn Mountain Stompers perform at the North Fork Grange Hall in Junction City, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages.

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Sunday, March 19

The ToeJamz Open Mic & Jam happens at the Moose Family Center in Anderson, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Hosted by the band Kickin’ It. All ages. 1597 South Street in Anderson.

The Linda Bott Jazz Ensemble plays the View 202 brunch in Redding at from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. All ages. (530) 226-8439.

Comedy on Tap, featuring Mark Pitta, at Woody’s Brewing Company in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 768-1034.

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.

Poor Man’s Whiskey plays the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 893-3520.

Monday, March 20

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

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

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Tuesday, March 21

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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