Live Music in the North State: August 16 – August 22

Chris Lauer performs every Wednesday evening at Final Draft Brewing Company in Redding.

Chris Lauer performs every Wednesday evening at Final Draft Brewing Company in Redding.

Summer is two-thirds gone, and north state outdoor music festivals are starting to dwindle, but the Mosquito Serenade and the Sunset River Jam will continue into September at the Anderson River Park. Meanwhile, live music abounds in our indoor venues. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 16

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

Jackson Michelson performs at the Mosquito Serenade at the Anderson River Park, beginning at 7 p.m. California Country opens at 6 p.m. All ages and no cover.

Chris Lauer at Final Draft Brewing Company in Redding, from 5:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 338-1198.

A metal/hardcore show with The Anima Effect, Civil Outrage, and Earthworm happens at Caldwell Park in Redding, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages.

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

LTD Band at the Wednesday Night Farmers Market in Red Bluff, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. All ages. Located at the Tehama County Superior Court building: 633 Washington Street in Red Bluff. (530) 527-6220 ext. 301.

Rachel Oto at the Downtown Ale House in Red Bluff, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 727-9288.

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, August 17

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

Open Mic Night at Mason’s Pizza in Bella Vista, from 5:30p.m. until 8 p.m. Hosted by Richard Bersbach. All ages. (530) 549-4554.

Jerry Seinfeld appears at the Redding Civic Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-0022.

Amee Chapman and Gina Villalobos at the Downtown Ale House in Red Bluff, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 727-9288.

The Dark Side performs at the Round Up Saloon in Red Bluff, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 527-9901.

In Dunsmuir, Wind Fields plays the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

Woody & Sunshine at Silk Road Chai Shop in Mount Shasta, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 926-3300.

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, August 18

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.

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

NorthBeat at the Redding Elks Lodge, beginning at 7 p.m. 250 Elk Drive in Redding. (530) 530-5900.

Cheryl Hodge Jazz Duo at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

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

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

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

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

NorthBeat at the Redding Elks Lodge, beginning at 7 p.m. 250 Elk Drive in Redding. You must be a member or have an invitation from a member to attend. (530) 530-5900.

Jon Pardi will perform at the Win River Casino in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. Elana Jane opens at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 243-3377.

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.

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

The Brothers Reed perform at the Callahan Emporium in Callahan, beginning at 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 467-3395.

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Saturday, August 19

Cover Girl at Dry Creek Station in Bella Vista, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 549-5386.

The Allegory Music Festival takes place at the Win River Events Center, from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. Acts include DJ Ojay, Bucky Dun Gun, Gringo, FDC, Rossy, and Amber Nation. (800) 280-8946.

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

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

NorthBeat at C.R. Gibbs American Grille, beginning at 11 a.m. All ages. (530) 221-2335.

Heed at Silverthorn Resort in Redding (Jones Valley), beginning at 9 p.m. (800) 332-3044.

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

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

Heavy Dose of Blues in the back yard at the French Gulch Hotel, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 359-2045.

Wild Card at Pioneer Hillside Pizza in Shingletown, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. All ages. (530) 447-4007.

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

Rickety Bridge and Hollywood Trashed perform for the 6th Annual Iron Horse Poker Run at the Iron Horse Saloon in Westwood. Rickety Bridge performs from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and Hollywood Trashed performs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. (530) 256-2621.

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, August 20

The open jam presented by The Blues Society has been canceled for today. The next jam will happen at the Moose Family Center in Anderson on Sunday, September 17, beginning at 5 p.m.

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). The event 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.

Lisha & Friends will perform at the Lake California club house from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. You’ll need an invitation from a Lake California resident to attend.

Comedy on Tap at Woody’s Brewing Company in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. Dave Burleigh will appear. All ages. (530) 768-1034.

Monday, August 21

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

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Tuesday, August 22 

Comedy on Tap at Woody’s Brewing Company in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. Tommy Lucero & Jimmie Dave Menezes appear. All ages. (530) 768-1034.

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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