Market Street Fair – A New Twist on a Redding Summer Tradition

Even before I moved to Redding, Marketfest was one of my favorite summertime rituals. Despite the event’s reputation, in the last few years, as a hangout for rowdy emo teens and an assorted cast of other characters, I was a… Continue Reading

Sunny First MarketFest of Summer Draws Huge Crowd

Plenty of people turned out for the first MarketFest of the season on Thursday in Redding’s Library Park. Here’s a sample of what the afternoon looked like, photographed by Alan Ernesto Phillips. For more on this summer’s free outdoor concerts, including Marketfest,… Continue Reading


Summer Arrives in Time for Free Concert Season

Coinciding the arrival of warm weather, the free summer concert season is starting in Shasta and Siskiyou counties. The music started last night, June 8, as Mosquito Serenade opened its 30th season in Anderson River Park. The series continues at… Continue Reading

MarketFest Begins Thursday with Hot Club Sandwich

What: MarketFest begins June 9 in downtown Redding
When: Thursday, June 9, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Library Park, 1527 Yuba St, Redding

The Downtown Redding MarketFest begins its summer run of free community concerts starting this week … Continue Reading


Summer: The Best Time Of Year

With temperatures expected to hit the 90s this coming weekend, it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Bring it on! If you’ve lived in the Redding or Red Bluff areas for any length of time, then you’ve heard the same… Continue Reading


Rebuilding Downtown – One MarketFest at a Time

It’s over now; one more year of MarketFest has come and gone. It seems just a moment ago that I was standing in the center of Library Park in downtown Redding for the first show of the new MarketFest season,… Continue Reading