Gettin’ Out Options

dyarspick-copyAll of the sudden there’s so much going on. What happened? Oh, yeah, it’s summer (even if it may not feel like it).

Here’s some gettin’ out options for you:

• It’s been raining today but tonight and Saturday night (starting at 7 p.m.) Club Jazz with Joe Larsen, Paul Senn and Pat Karch are scheduled to play at the Cafe at Turtle Bay. That’s always a nice option for strolling around and listening.

• The Enjoy magazine Friday Movies in the Park series was rained out tonight. It resumes next Friday (June 11) with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Redding’s Caldwell Park. The series runs through the last Friday in September with free movies in Caldwell Park in June, in Anderson River Park in July, on the Redding Convention Center lawn in August, and in Martin Luther King Park in September. Click here for more info.

• Mosquito Serenade (at the beautiful Anderson River Park Gaia Hotel Amphitheater stage) kicks off Wednesday (June 9) with Enterprise Starship. The free Wednesday series will also feature acts like The Neverly Brothers on June 16, Incendio on June 23, Hurricane Sam and the Hotshots on July 21 and many more.

• The 15th season of MarketFest kick off June 17 in Redding’s Library Park with the House Jacks. MarketFest will feature some local/regional bands this season, including Papa Fez (July 8), Mumblefinger (July 29) and the Blues Rollers (Aug. 5).

• If you’re reading this at the time of posting, Rick Larsen’s Shasta Blues Revue is playing at the Post Office Saloon (Friday, June 4, until 10:30 or so p.m.) in the Mall in downtown Redding.

• Allison Scull and Victor Martin are playing tonight and Saturday (7 to 10 p.m.) on the patio at CR Gibbs, 2300 Hilltop Drive in Redding.
• Indigo Brew with Tyler Mansfield and Kenji Kato are playing jazz, blues and beyond from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Post Office.

• The young, talented jazz vocalist Stephanie Foos is singing Saturday at Maritime Seafood and Grill in downtown Redding. Look for her to perform there each Saturday (except June 12) in the coming weeks.

• The Jim Dyar Band (hey, I know that guy) is performing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 11 to open Shasta Lake’s Friday in the Park Series at Clair Engle Park. The series will feature groups like Superior Olive from Santa Cruz on June 18, Lakehead country singer Summer Schappell on June 25, Skewd (July 2). Area bands Rockbottom (July 23), the Billys (July 30) and Wild Bill and the Mudwhompers (Aug. 13) are also on the schedule.

• Dave Short’s Jazz at Old City Hall presents The Cowell Brotet at 7 p.m. Sunday (June 6). The Cowell brothers have been playing jazz in Redding for the past decade. The band leader, oldest brother Jay Cowell, and bassist Nick are alumni of the renowned University of Nevada Reno jazz program, but they have to really work hard to outshine their upcoming siblings says Short. Tickets are $10 (free for students).

• The Performing Arts Society’s monthly concert features Piano Voce at 7:30 p.m. Friday (June 11) at Old City Hall in Redding. Ensemble features two hand piano pieces, clarinet and vocals. Concert is free with donation.

• The harmony singing (comparable to Crosby, Stills and Nash) group City Folk (from Columbus, Ohio) will perform June 18 at Music Max in Palo Cedro. Mary Ann Coty will open that show. Click here for more information.

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Jim Dyar says:

    One show I forgot to mention (there are many more) is the Stone River Boys on June 13 at Johnny's Cathouse in downtown Redding. I'll be trying to reach guitarist Dave Gonzalez real soon chat about his great playing, the Paladins, Chris Gaffney and much more. That'll be a real fun show — 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $13.

  2. Avatar Jim Dyar says:

    I could be doing this for awhile, but Saturday night also features an interesting show at Uncorked Wine Bar (2155 Hilltop Drive, 223-9463) with Sacramento songwriters All on Seven.
    Please feel free to update this blog with the shows you know about.

  3. Avatar Name (required) says:

    Mumblefinger @ The Vintage tonight Sat. June 5

    The Salamanders @ The Post Office Sat .June 12 and Fri. -Sat. June 18-19

    Brendon Alvord @ The Vintage Thurs. June 24

    The Jim Dyar Band @ The Mosquito Serenade Sat. July 3

    Statewide Direct Primary Election June 8