Wednesday, December 21
Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 243-8877.
Holiday Open Mic at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.
Thursday, December 22
Death Metal music with four bands: Mariner, In Her Own Words, Light Finder, and Gigantis at Bodega Bay in Redding, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 276-0595.
Tom O'Hanlon plays at the Ono Store & International Cafe in Ono, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 396-2300.
Mark McAbee at the Three Shastas Bar & Grill, located inside the Red Lion Hotel in Redding. The show begins at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 221-8700.
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.
Friday, December 23
Dana Couey & Doug Harmon, along with special guest Marc Cooper appear at Bodega Bay in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 276-0595.
Sami Jo at Dry Creek Station in Bella Vista, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 549-5386.
Cold Sweat at the Pit River Casino in Burney, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (888) 245-2992.
Gerry Smida presents "A Celtic Christmas" at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.
Blackwell Brothers Band at Spirits Bar & Lounge in Dunsmuir, beginning at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 235-4661.
Saturday, December 24
Sunday, December 25
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone. I'm not aware of any live music going on Christmas Day, but here are some eating establishments that I've heard or read are open on Christmas Day. I haven't yet confirmed this list, so please call to confirm and/or make a reservation.
Kobe Seafood & Steakhouse in Redding. (530) 244-1440.
Elements Bar & Restaurant (in the Win River Casino). (800) 280-8946.
C.R. Gibbs American Grill in Redding. (530) 221-2335.
Denny's on Cypress in Redding. (530) 223-0593.
Denny's on Hilltop in Redding. (530) 221-6966.
Hometown Buffet in Redding. (530) 224-1711.
Black Bear Diner in Redding. (530) 221-7600.
Jeff's California Cattle Company. (530) 221-3572.
Monday, December 26
Tuesday, December 27
Open mic at Gogi’s Cafe in Chico, beginning at 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Hosted by Dan Casamajor. (530) 891-3570.
Thanks to Claudia Hastings for sharing her compilation of jazz events.