Live Entertainment in the North State: August 7 – August 13

Michael Eby and Luigi Anthoni Polcari perform at the Pilgrim Congregational Church on Friday, August 9.

The summer outdoor music venues in the area still have life left in them, some cool touring bands are coming through The Dip, the play Little Women continues its run at the Riverfront Playhouse, and Jackson Browne comes to Redding. Enjoy, and thank you for supporting our local music scene.

Wednesday, August 7

Open Mic Night at Fratelli’s Pizza Parlor in Redding, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Hosted by Carly Jean May. All ages. (530) 226-8086.

The 38th season of the Mosquito Serenade continues at the Anderson River Park with Cloverdayle. The show starts at 6 p.m., ending at 9 p.m. California Country opens. All ages.

Mumblefinger at Cedar Crest Brewery & Winery (Enjoy the Store) in Red Bluff, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mumblefinger will play there most WednesdaCaliforniay evenings. All ages. (530) 727-9016.

Shyy at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 7:30 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.

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

The Coyotes at the Westside Grange in Red Bluff, starting at 7 p.m.  20794 Walnut Street.

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

Thursday, August 8

Cloverdayle at The Park in Redding, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All ages.

Jackson Browne at the Redding Civic Auditorium, from 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-0022.

Open Mic Night at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, starting at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

Bad Larrys at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (530) 221-8700.

Open Mic Night at Basshole Brews in Lakehead, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages until 10 p.m. 21 and over after 10 p.m.(530) 962-3050.

Rough Cut Band plays for the “Thursday Night Dance Club” at Frontier Senior Center in Anderson, beginning at 7 p.m. Ages 50 and over. (530) 365-3254.

Dirty Revival at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

Robin Sample plays piano at Yama Sushi in Redding from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. All ages. (530) 223-6868.

The play Greater Tuna shows at the McCloud Mercantile and Hotel in McCloud, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 964-2602.

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 9

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

Violinist Michael Eby and cellist Luigi Anthoni Polcari perform at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. The duo will perform music by Glière, Bréval, Hoffmeister and Martin. Presented by the Redding Performing Arts Society. All

Nick Ciampi at Sweetspot in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 226-8086.

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

Greg Jeter at Basshole Brews in Lakehead, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages until 10 p.m. 21 and over after 10 p.m.(530) 962-3050.

Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds appear at the California Street Labs in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 355-2230.

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

King Dream and Joshua James Jackson at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.

The play Little Women , directed by Annie Bakaleinkoff, begins at the Riverfront Playhouse in Redding at 7:30 p.m. (530) 221-1028.

Tower of Power at the Win River Casino in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 243-3377.

Shyy performs for the “Friday Night Dance Club” at the Redding Senior Citizens’ Hall in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. Ages 50 and over. 2290 Benton Drive in Redding.

SugarKane & Co. at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

The Stone Hearts at Shasta Lake’s “Friday Night at the Park.” The show begins at 6:30 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).

Morris ~n ~ Love will perform at the Lake California club house in Cottonwood, from 7 p.m. You’ll need an invitation from a Lake California resident to attend.

Robin Sample plays piano at Yama Sushi in Redding from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Robin plays Thursday through Saturday. All ages. (530) 223-6868.

Rundown Kreeps and Ants in My Eyes Johnson at the Downtown Ale House in Red Bluff, beginning at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 727-9288.

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

Saturday, August 10

Heavy Dose of Blues performs for the Red Bluff Brew Battle at the Red Bluff River Park, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Annie Coty at Sweetspot in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 226-8086.

Bad Larrys at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165.

The play Little Women , directed by Annie Bakaleinkoff, begins at the Riverfront Playhouse in Redding at 7:30 p.m. (530) 221-1028.

Chris Lauer Band at the Post Office Saloon and Grill, beginning at 8:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 246-2190.

John Stowell at the Bohemian Art Loft in Redding, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-7818.

Alice Wallace at the Vintage Public House in Redding, beginning at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-9449.

Liquid Amber at Basshole Brews in Lakehead, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages until 10 p.m. 21 and over after 10 p.m.(530) 962-3050.

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

Distance to the Sun at the Lakeshore Inn in Lakehead, beginning at 8 p.m. (530) 238-2004.

Robin Sample plays piano at Yama Sushi in Redding from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. All ages. (530) 223-6868.

Jefferson Justice at Watson’s Vets Club in Mt. Shasta, starting at 9 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 926-3565.

Sunday, August 11

Joe Steele at Basshole Brews in Lakehead, beginning at 10 a.m. All ages until 10 p.m. 21 and over after 10 p.m.(530) 962-3050.

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.

The play Little Women , directed by Annie Bakaleinkoff, begins at the Riverfront Playhouse in Redding at 2 p.m. (530) 221-1028.

Jazz Jam Open Mic at the Bohemian Art Loft in Redding, beginning at 4 p.m. All ages. (530) 229-7818.

Anna Jae performs for her CD release party at Three Shastas Bar & Grill (Red Lion Hotel) in Redding, beginning at 6 p.m. (530) 221-8700.

Benji Afalo performs for the “Comedy on Tap” event at Woody’s Brewing Company, starting at 8 p.m. All ages. (530) 768-1034.

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival at Trailhead Pizza in Coffee Creek at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 266-3222.

Andre Mottershead plays the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, beginning at 4 p.m. All ages. (530) 235-1900.

The season-finale event of the Mt. Shasta Summer Concert Series in Shastice Park with Ron Artis II  playing at 6:30 p.m. All ages.

Monday, August 12

Tuesday, August 13

The Coyotes perform for the “Tuesday Night Dance Club” at Frontier Senior Center in Anderson, from 7 until 10 p.m. Ages 50 and over.  (530) 365-3254.

Jimmy Limo makes his 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.

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Thanks to Claudia Hastings for graciously sharing her compilation of jazz events.

Coming October 12: the 5th annual Rocks for Socks benefit.

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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3 Responses

  1. Thank you, Hal, for this comprehensive list of live music offerings, complete with links. You’re the best!

  2. Avatar LeRoy says:

    Hey Hal
    the Heavy Dose of Blues plays at Red Bluff Brew Battle Saturday afternoon 4-8 pm