T Sisters, July 4th, Davis Community Park, Davis
The Davis Live Music Collective features the T Sisters and Midnight North at the annual 4th of July Celebration. Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters have created a refreshing brew of indie-folk/Americana music. Blood sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen flow seamlessly between styles and moods, from roots to pop and sassy to sincere, captivating listeners with their eclectic sound and soaring harmonies. The T Sisters will be joined by the soulful roots and rock and roll of Bay Area all stars Midnight North. Davis Community Park, 1405 F St, Davis. Festivities in the park will get going at 5 PM, with music from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. The event includes fireworks and is FREE! davislivemusic.com
Rita Hosking Trio, July 13th, Chico
The Rita Hosking Trio is well known and loved in Northern California. Rita’s stories, songs and soul-stirring country-folk voice are part-nered with multi-instrumentalist Sean Feder on dobro, banjo and guitar and Bill Dakin on the upright bass. Together they deliver what Acoustic Magazine calls “timeless, unhurried elegance.” The concert will be hosted at Susie T’s Summer Backyard Concert Series. Since she’s filled the Big Room multiple times, an early arrival is suggested as the seating is limited. Also suggested are low back festi-val style chairs and your beverage of choice. Saturday, July 13th, Doors at 6:30 and music at 7:30, 448 Newport Dr. Chico, (no reserva-tions, just come). A $15 dollar donation is suggested that goes directly to Rita, Sean & Bill.
The Steeldrivers, July 26th, Harris Center, Folsom
Ultimately, it’s all about the music. “Our dedication and determination remain intact,” says singer, songwriter and fiddler Tammy Rogers. “We honor our older music by always putting our focus on the songs. Some people describe our music as being bluegrass based, but the fact is, we’re not bound to any one regimen. I liken us to what the Rolling Stones would sound like if they played banjos, fiddles and mandolins – it’s that rock-n-roll edge played on traditional instruments. I don’t know if that’s true, but we are primarily a band that’s cen-tered around songwriting and also just happens to have a bluegrass background.” July 26, 8 PM at the Harris Center, 10 College Pkwy, Folsom, $25-$40, harriscenter.net/events
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, July 31st, Valhalla Tahoe
Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis, internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator, was a founding member of the Good Ol’ Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Laurie has twice been voted IBMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year. Her 2017 album with the Right Hands was nominated for the best Bluegrass Recording Grammy of the year. Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 PM Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, South Lake Tahoe, $22 – $32 valhallatahoe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=110
Hettingers’ Annual Bluegrass Jam / Potluck, August 3, Folsom Opry House
John and Loretta Hettinger will host their umpteenth annual jam / potluck at their home (aka Folsom Opry House), 113 Puffer Way, Fol-som, on Saturday, August 3. Pickers or grinners alike are welcome. The pickin’ will start around 4 PM & go late. A potluck dinner will happen around 6 PM. This is a fun event with jams in several rooms plus the backyard. Beginning jammers to A-level pickers can find a fun jam. If there’s a critical mass of young pickers, a kids-only jam can be set up; call to let them know. Sodas, tea, coffee, bottled water, ice, ice chests for your other beverages, & all the paper / plastic ware will be provided. Bring your bluegrass instruments, potluck dish, & any other beverage of your choice. Out-of-towners are welcome to stay overnight. Just bring sleeping bags or small RV, John & Loretta will provide floor or parking space, maybe even a bed for the first ones to call and reserve them. For further info, call 916-990-0719 or Email, [email protected]
Festivals & Camps Old Time Fiddle Campout: July 12 – 14, Clearlake, csotfa9.org/events-jams-camps/ River Tunes Music Camp: July 22 – 26, San Luis Obispo, CA, https://rivertunes.net Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival: August 8 – 11, Hollister, ncbs.info/events/gof/ Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival: August 16 – 18, Carson City, facebook.com/events/359651588160683/ Summergrass: August 16 – 18, Vista, CA, summergrass.net Golden Old Time Campout: August 23 – 26, Browns Valley, CA , cbaweb.org/events/goldenoldtimecampout Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival: August 30 – September 1, Quincy, CA, plumasamericana.com
McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival: September 13 – 15, McCloud, CA Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: September 18 – 22, Berkeley, berkeleyoldtimemusic.org CBA Fall Campout: 14 – 20 October, Lodi, CA, cbaweb.org/Events/FallCampout
The Great 48 Hour Jam: January 9 – 12, Bakersfield, CA
Save The Dates
Hettingers’ Annual Jam / Potluck, Saturday, August 3, 4 PM, Folsom Opry House
T Sisters, Sunday, August 25, 3 PM music, Folsom Opry House
Unless otherwise indicated, these events are without charge as far as I know, but patronage of the venue is expected. The times listed are show times; doors open at least a half hour earlier. Come out & support these venues that produce our music. House concerts are by donation, all of which typically goes to the artists, & are open to the public. Call for reservations & directions.
Dwight Yoakam: July 5, 7:30 PM, Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento, $69 – $99 crestsacramento.com Hill Country: July 6, 6 – 8 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020, nicholsonmusic.com
Western Swing: July 7, 1st Sunday monthly, 1-5 PM, dance lessons at 12:30, Machinist’s Hall, 2749 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho Cordova, $6-$9, [email protected] Putah Creek Crawdads: July 9, 5 – 8 PM, Woodland Farmers Market, 6 Fredericks Court, Woodland, thewoodlandfarmersmarket.org Banner Mt. Boys: July 9, 7 PM, Fig Tree Coffee, 222 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-771-7010, figtreecoffee.com/ Putah Creek Crawdads: July 13, 9 – Noon, Davis Farmers Market, 301 C St, Davis, davisfarmersmarket.org Michael Justis & McLane: July 18, 8 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, Free, foxandgoose.com Ryman Brothers: July 23, 7 PM, Fig Tree Coffee, 222 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-771-7010, figtreecoffee.com/
Stagecoach West: July 27, 10 – Noon, Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis; Free, 916-652-5661
Regular Monthly Jams
Boeger Winery Summer Jam, 1st Sunday of the month, 1-4 PM at the Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville. Hill Country will host an acoustic bluegrass, folk, old time and country jam, Beginners to pros are welcomed. We’ll do this all summer into cold weather.
Every Wednesday, 6 – 9 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Open mike & jam. Every Wednesday, 6 – 9 PM, Ol’ Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-264-7263, olrepublicbrewery.com . Every Thursday, 7 – 10 PM, Fifth String, 2900 Franklin Blvd @ 4th, Sacramento, 916-442-8282, www.thefifthstring.com.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, Folk Jam, Fig Tree Coffee Art and Music Lounge, 222 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-622-2467
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6 – 9 PM, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville, 707-448-8963.
1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays, 6 – 9 PM, Landmark Baptist Church, 609 Figueroa, Folsom, 916-770-7340. New pickers welcome.
1st Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Acoustic guitar club.
1st Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 PM, Porchlight Brewing Co, 866 57th St, Sacramento, 916-476-5384
2nd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Old-Time Fiddlers, Orangevale Grange Hall, 5805 Walnut, Orangevale, 530-676-0836. 2nd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Tower Brewing Jam, 1210 66th St B, Sacramento, Bob A. Jam, 916-272-4472, sactownunion.com 2nd Sunday, 4 – 6 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392, californiaorganics.com Old-time jam.
2nd Thursday, 6 – 9 PM, Bluegrass jam in Sacramento area homes. 916-770-7340 New pickers welcome. 2nd Thursday, 7 – 8:30 PM, Acoustic Guitar Club, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786, thestrumshop.com 3rd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Sactown Union Brewery, 1210 66th St B, Sacramento, 916-705-6569, sactownunion.com
3rd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Monte Vista Inn, 32106 Ridge Rd, Dutch Flat, 530-389-2333. Strictly old-time jam!
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Beginning bluegrass club. 3rd Thursday, 7:30 – 10 PM, Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St, Sacramento, 916-443-9751, theoldironsides.com. 3rd Saturday, 3 PM, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786, thestrumshop.com 4th Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Sactown Union Brewery, 1210 66th Street Sacramento, 916-272-4472, sactownunion.com
4th Tuesday, 6 – 9 PM, Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave Suite 103, Sacramento, Kim A. jam, 916-456-1614, 4th Thursday, 6 – 9 PM, Americana/Bluegrass Jam, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786, thestrumshop.com
Floating Jams Without Long Term Schedules
Saturday, July 6, 12 – 4 PM, Clubhouse at 6211 Summerset Lane, Citrus Heights; Preston’s Jam, 916-572-0692
Sunday, July 21, 1 – 5 PM, Idol Beer Works, 100 S Sacramento St., Lodi, call 916-601-7