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Live Music in the North State: May 24 – May 30

Left Hook will perform at the all-ages Final Draft Brewing Company this Friday, May 26.

Left Hook will perform at the all-ages Final Draft Brewing Company this Friday, May 26.

In store this week on the live music scene will be a farewell performance from a band that’s been a perennial favorite in Shasta County, interesting touring acts appearing at The Dip and Firehouse Lounge, and seven open mics at various north state locations. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 24

Open Mic Night at The Grape Escape in Redding, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (530) 244-8463.

Gunshy at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. (530) 221-870.

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

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 25

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.

Lesley Kernochan and Taylor Aglipay will perform at the La Grange Cafe in Weaverville, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Reservations suggested. (530) 623-5325.

Open Mic Night at Pit River Casino in Burney, beginning at 6 p.m. Hosted by Hal Johnson and the Deschutes Music Club. This open mic will normally happen on the last Thursday of each month. 21 and over. (530) 549-4554.

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 26

Left Hook at Final Draft Brewing Company in Redding, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. This will be Left Hook’s farewell performance as a band. All ages. (530) 338-1198.

Mumblefinger performs at Cafe Paradisio in Redding, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 215-3499.

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

T.C. and the Hedgehogs at Lulu’s Eating and Drinking Establishment in Redding, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. (530) 243-6251.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew Songmaker performs at the Round Up Saloon in Red Bluff, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 527-9901.

Tom Gibson and The Euphoria play Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 623-4436.

Allison & Victor at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

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Saturday, May 27

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

Full Tilt appears at the 77th Happy Valley Strawberry Festival, from noon until 3 p.m. The event will take place at West Valley High School, located at 3805 Happy Valley Road in Cottonwood, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.

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.

Ed’s 50th Birthday Celebration at the Bridge Bay Resort north of Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be live music from an assortment of performers. All ages.  (530) 549-3005.

Shü Lace, Psychotic Reaction, and Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show at The Dip in Redding, starting at 9 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.

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

The Black Jack Band at the Firehouse Lounge in Anderson, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 365-7844.

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

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

The Blackwells play Tangle Blue Saloon in Weaverville, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 623-4436.

Chance McKinney performs at the R-Wild Horse Ranch in Platina, beginning at 7 p.m. (530) 352-4222.

Hill Street Band at the Lakeshore Inn in Lakehead, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 238-2004.

Rick Garrett at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works in Dunsmuir, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

Fernanda Froes at Lucille’s Tavolino in Mount Shasta, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 918-3096.

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Sunday, May 28

Local high school bands will perform for a Rivercity Jazz Society event at the Redding Elks Lodge, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. $10 – $15, students $3. (530) 921-3159.

Open Mic Comedy Night at the Downtown Ale House in Red Bluff, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 727-9288.

Allison & Victor with Stefan at at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir, from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. All ages. (530) 925-0115.

The SoundFarm Band performs at Handsome John’s Speakeasy in Mt. Shasta, beginning at 7 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 261-0456.

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 29

A Lot Like Birds, Household, Hearts Like Lions, and OWEL at The Dip in Redding, starting at 7 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.

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Tuesday, May 30

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

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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