Live Music in the North State: August 8 – August 14

Janie Seeger performs with her duo Cover Girl at Armando's Gallery House on Wednesday, August 8. She'll then perform with her group Kickin' It at the Post Office Saloon on Friday, August 10. On Sunday, August 12, she hosts the ToeJamz Open Mic at the Moose Family Center in Redding, accompanied by her band Kickin' It.

There will be several benefits for victims of the Carr Fire this week. The band Nu-Blu has volunteered to delay their trip to Washington state to play a benefit this Wednesday at Pilgrim Congregational Church, The Grape Escape and Sweetspot will host a benefit concerts on Friday, and Armando's Gallery House will host benefit concerts Wednesday through Saturday.

Wednesday, August 8

Nu-Blu performs at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:15.) All ages. Presented by the Oaksong Music Society. Tickets available in advance from Music Connection in Redding or from brownpapertickets.com. (530) 223-2040.

Cover Girl performs as part of the Carr Fire Benefit Series at Armando’s Gallery House in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 768-1241.

The 37th season of the Mosquito Serenade continues at the Anderson River Park with the band Department of Rock. The show starts at 6 p.m., ending at 9 p.m. All ages.

Open Mic Night at Final Draft Brewing Company in Redding, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Hosted by Birdfeeder. All ages. (530) 338-1198.

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

Cordero Ulloa performs at the Round Up Saloon in Red Bluff, beginning at 5 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 527-9901.

Mumblefinger at Enjoy the Store in Red Bluff, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mumblefinger will play Enjoy the Store most Wednesday evenings. All ages. (530) 727-9016.

Live music happens every Wednesday (through early October) at the Weaverville Farmers’ Market in Lowden Park, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. All ages.

Open mic at Silk Road Chai Shop in Mount Shasta, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 926-3300.

Jimmy Limo plays Lily’s Restaurant in Mount Shasta on most Wednesdays, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 926-3372.

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.

Thursday, August 9

The open mic at Mason’s Pizza in Bella Vista has been suspended. Tentative plans are for it resume in October. (530) 549-4554.

Major 7th at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

Johnson Blythe performs as part of the Carr Fire Benefit Series at Armando’s Gallery House in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 768-1241.

After Hours, Raedean, and Barely Anything at The Annex in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. 835 Remor Street in Redding (off of Larkspur). All ages.

Zepparella at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

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

Tara Williamson and Ben Petree at the CookHouse at Bridge Bay in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 275-3021.

The Stone Hearts will perform at the Win River Casino in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 243-3377.

Fear is Dead, Bullet Lobotomy, and Decayed Existence at Frost School of Music in Anderson, starting at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-4143.

Open mic at Yantra in Weaverville, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. All ages. 480 Main Street in Weaverville. This open mic is scheduled for every Thursday. (530) 784-1091.

Tone of Soul Project at the Mt. Shasta Vets Club in Mount Shasta, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 926-3565.

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 10

Jake Daniels performs comedy at the Carr Fire Benefit Series at Armando’s Gallery House in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 768-1241.

Annie Coty and Company at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

The Rusting Roses perform for a Carr Fire benefit at Sweetspot in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 226-8086.

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

John Hoover at The Grape Escape in Redding, beginning at 6 p.m. 21 and over. The event will be part of a fundraiser through the Shasta Regional Foundation for Carr Fire victims. (530) 244-8463.

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

Jinx at a Carr Fire benefit at Maxwell's Eatery (Market Street) in Redding, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 247-7200.

Charles Valona and Bruce Calin at Cafe Paradisio in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 215-3499.

The Drifters, The Coasters, and The Platters at the Redding Civic Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-0022.

Bernie Baker and Dave Short perform at the Woodside Grill in the Gaia Hotel in Anderson, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages. (530) 365-7077.

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

Iver, Lucid Apparition, and Insomniscope at The Hub Creative Co-op in Redding, beginning at 9 p.m. (530) 378-9190.

TC and the Hedgehogs at the Redding Senior Center, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Must be 50 or older to attend. 2290 Benton Drive in Redding. (530) 246-3042.

Loverboy will perform at the Win River Casino in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 243-3377.

The 2018 season of Shasta Lake’s “Friday Night at the Park” continues with One SoL, beginning at 6 p.m. at Claire Engle Park. All ages. 1525 Median Avenue, just north of Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake (close to Farmers Sentry supermarket).

Failure Machine, Sun Valley Gun Club, and Tino Drima at the Downtown Ale House in Red Bluff, beginning at 6 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 727-9288.

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

Merit Parcel at the Trinity County Fair in Hayfork, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All ages.

The Stone Hearts at the Pit River Casino in Burney, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (888) 245-2992.

Rock It at Cooper’s Bar and Grill (Best Western Tree House) in Mount Shasta, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (800) 958-3363.

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Saturday, August 11

The Mondegreens, Slow Corpse, and Gringo at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

Pine Dogz Unleashed at the Carr Fire Benefit Series at Armando’s Gallery House in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 768-1241.

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

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

The Tens at Silverthorn Resort in Redding (Jones Valley), beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 238-2004.

Boss' Daughter and Fall Children at the Downtown Ale House in Red Bluff, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 727-9288.

Klan Dyken, The Risky Biscuits, and Merit Parcel perform at the North Fork Grange Hall in Junction City, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages.

Cali Vibes at Pioneer Hillside Pizza in Shingletown, from 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 447-4007.

The Stone Hearts at the Pit River Casino in Burney, beginning at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (888) 245-2992.

Canceled: Jinx at the Lakeshore Inn in Lakehead, beginning at 8 p.m. (530) 710-2020.

Distance to the Sun plays the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

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Sunday, August 12

The ToeJamz Open Mic & Jam happens at the Moose Family Center in Anderson, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Hosted by the band Kickin’ It. (That’s right–you can get up there and perform with a backing band helping you out.) ALL AGES. 1597 South Street in Anderson.

Five Alarm Funk at The Dip in Redding, starting at 7 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

The Mt. Shasta Summer Concert Series continues with the Brother Brothers, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All ages.

Monday, August 13

Live music happens every Monday at the Mt. Shasta Farmers’ Market, from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. All ages. 411 N. Mt. Shasta Boulevard in Mt. Shasta.

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Tuesday, August 14

Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. Tickets available at the Cascade box office by calling (530) 243-8877.

Open mic at Gogi’s Cafe in Chico, beginning at 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Hosted by Dan Casamajor. (530) 891-3570.

Missy Andersen Duo at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 925-0115.

Jimmy Limo makes his nearly-every-Tuesday appearance at Cooper’s Bar and Grill (Best Western Tree House) in Mount Shasta, beginning 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 [email protected].
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2 Responses

  1. Hal, is it my imagination or is this a record-breakingly long list?

    We need music now, more than ever, and I appreciate you getting the word out about these benefits. Thank you!

  2. Hal Johnson Hal Johnson says:

    You’re welcome, Doni, and I suspect this week’s column may have set the record for the number of events. It does my heart good to see how the weekday music scene has grown in the north state.

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