Live Music in the North State: May 17 – May 23

Still Married will perform at The Grape Escape in Redding on Wednesday, May 17.

Still Married will perform at The Grape Escape in Redding on Wednesday, May 17.

 

Have you been singing and strumming in your living room, wondering if it’s time to venture out to perform in public? Well, with nine all-ages open mics or jams going on this week in the north state, the gate is open for you.

Wednesday, May 17

A CD release party for Still Married‘s recording “The Other California” will happen at The Grape Escape in Redding, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (530) 244-8463.

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

Matt Pryor and Dan Andriano will appear at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2669.

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

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. Admission $2. 5704 Chapel Drive in Paradise.

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Thursday, May 18

Open Mic Night at Mason’s Pizza in Bella Vista, beginning at 5:30p.m. All ages. (530) 549-4554.

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

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.

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, May 19

The Tom Gibson Band and The Evening Shades appear at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

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

Triple Threat at the Palo Cedro Inn, beginning at 7 p.m. (530) 547-2022.

Mr. Good Stuff at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

Al Mires and Tyler Mansfield at Cafe Paradisio in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 215-3499.

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

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

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

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

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

Open Mic Night at Enjoy the Store in Red Bluff, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Hosted by Hal Johnson. All ages. (530) 727-9016.

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Saturday, May 20

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

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

All Hail the Yeti, Invidia, and Broken Rail at the Firehouse Lounge in Anderson, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 365-7844.

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

Mojo Child at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

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

Bart Budwig, Brendon Alvord Band, and Travis Rowdy at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

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

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

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

Cold Sweat at Pioneer Hillside Pizza in Shingletown, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 447-4007.

Tom Scott & Leslie Tift at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

Allison and Victor plus Stefan at Lucille’s Tavolino in Mount Shasta, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 918-3096.

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

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Sunday, May 21

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 Rivercity Jazz Society presents a concert of high school bands at the Redding Elk Lodge at 250 Elk Drive. The concert starts at 1 p.m. All ages. (530) 243-5900.

The California State Old Time Fiddlers Association District 6 presents a free concert and open mic at the Palo Cedro Community Hall (formerly the Millville Grange). Ten Mile Station will lead off with a free concert at 2 p.m., and the open mic will follow. The address is 20237 Old Forty-Four Drive in Palo Cedro, and the event takes place from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. (530) 604-8706.

Blues Jam at the Bridge Bay Resort north of Redding, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. All ages. Presented by The Blues Society. This blues jam repeats on the first and third Sundays of each month. (530) 549-3005.

Comedy on Tap, featuring Chicago Steve, 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.

Monday, May 22

Stellar Corpses, Gutter Demons, and Motor City Riot at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

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

at Majestic Oak Family Cellars in Redding, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.

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Tuesday, May 23

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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5 Responses

  1. Janis Logan says:

    Thanks Hal for helping get the word out!  One correction is David Luning starts at 7:00 on Thursday instead of the listed 8:00.

  2. Claudia Hastings says:

    Great work, thank you for your continued support of live music in our local area.

    • Hal Johnson Hal Johnson says:

      Thank you right back, Claudia. Your compilation of jazz events makes getting this column together every week easier.

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