Live Music in the North State: July 19 – July 25

Matthew Songmaker will soon depart the north state to attend college in Tennessee. In the meantime, he'll open for the NItty Gritty Dirt Band at the Cascade Theatre this Friday, July 21.

Matthew Songmaker will soon depart the north state to attend college in Tennessee. In the meantime, he’ll open for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Cascade Theatre this Friday, July 21.

The summer “gig season” continues full swing with tasty mid-week acoustic music, local favorites at north state jazz venues, outdoor concerts, and the return of a beloved classic rock band at a downtown Redding venue. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 19

Chris Lauer at Final Draft Brewing Company in Redding, from 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 338-1198.

Folk’s Tales, a spoken word night, at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

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

The Klipptones perform at the Mosquito Serenade at the Anderson River Park, beginning at 7 p.m. Joe Steele will open at 6 p.m. All ages and no cover.

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, July 20

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

Hal Johnson and Harmonica Steve perform at Majestic Oak Family Cellars in Redding, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-9463.

Folk’s Tales, a spoken word night, at the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

TBA at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. (530) 221-8700.

In Dunsmuir, Adam Sizemore  plays the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

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, July 21

Summer of Love 50th Anniversary at the First United Methodist Church in Redding, beginning at 6 p.m. Several bands will play music from 1967 on two stages during the event. All proceeds will benefit the food banks at the Senior Nutrition Program, HIV-AIDS Food Bank, and the Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church. All ages. 1825 East Street in Redding.

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

Kickin’ It at the Palo Cedro Inn, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 547-2022.

Sixwire at Tiger Field in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages.

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

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.

Dead Poser’s Society at 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.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. Matthew Songmaker opens. All ages. (530) 243-8877.

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

Foxtail’s Brigade and Felson at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

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

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

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, July 22

The 3rd Annual Summer Mountain Music & Arts Festival will take place at Cedar Crest Vineyards in Manton, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with eleven bands on two stages. Presented by the North State Fiddlers.

The Pine Dogz at the Lakeshore Inn in Lakehead, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 238-2004.

Magic Bus at Final Draft Brewing Company in Redding, from 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 338-1198.

Full Throttle plays the Wonderland Tavern in Mountain Gate, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The tavern will also host its monthly customer appreciation night, with a free barbecue starting at 6 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 275-5669.

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

Kane and Rachel at Armando’s Gallery House in Redding, starting at 9 p.m. (530) 768-1241.

California Country at Silverthorn Resort in Redding (Jones Valley), beginning at 8 p.m. (800) 332-3044.

Gunshiya 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 at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190.

Wastewalker and Goreskin Coffin at the Firehouse Pizza Restaurant in Red Bluff, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 690-2477.

Scarlett Pumps perform at the Round Up Saloon in Red Bluff, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 527-9901.

The Buddy Hazzard Band plays Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 623-4436.beginning

In Dunsmuir,  Soda Creek plays the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

Fernanda Froes will perform at The Music Hall in Yreka, beginning at 7 p.m. She’ll be recording a live CD at the event. All ages. (530) 331-0019.

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, July 23

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

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, July 24

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

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Tuesday, July 25

English Language and Fast Eddy 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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4 Responses

  1. Richard Christoph says:

    Friday the 21st has an abundance of good music, and here is another with Sixwire at Tiger Field that was not noted above. Looks to be a great concert, but we already have tickets for Nitty Gritty.

    http://www.reddingcolt45s.com/208-rock-the-tiger

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Welcome back, Hal. We missed you! Thank you for compiling this great information for us. We appreciate you. 🙂

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