Sacto Calendar–October 2019

October 2019

CBA Fall Campout, October 14-20, Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, Lodi

The Fall Campout is this month in Lodi. It is centrally located in Northern California (413 E Lockeford Street, Lodi) and has proved pop-ular with both pickers and grinners, who have attended the Fall Campouts there for the last few years. There is plenty of camping areas for RVs and tents alike. See all the details at or call Deb Livermore 916-601-7233.

Hot Club of Cowtown, October 3rd, Machinists Hall, Rancho Cordova

The talented and well known western swing band, the Hot Club of Cowtown, will perform at Machinists Hall on Thursday, 3 October, the day before the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame festivities begin. The Hall of Fame Festivities begin on Friday October 4th and run through the 6th. The Hot Club of Cowtown concert is on October 3rd, 7-10 PM, doors at 6:30. Members $25, others $35, table of 8 $200. Tickets will be sold at the door, if available, or at For more infor-mation about the Hall of Fame weekend event, go to the Western Swing Society home page From the home page click on link to current newsletter for more details.

Wood & Wire, October 4th, Sutter Creek Theater, Sutter Creek

Wood & Wire’s melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire’s sig-nature sound. Their album North of Despair was nominated for “Best Bluegrass” GRAMMY in 2018. The album is populated with songs by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge in Llano, Texas with his own two hands. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting.

8-10 PM, Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, Sutter Creek, $18 – $22, 916-425-0077,

Heifer Belles, October 12th, Folsom House Concert, Folsom

The Heifer Belles began as friends getting together for some casual picking and singing. The resulting blend of back porch Americana, took them out of the living room into the world to perform their music. Juliet Gobert’s song writing ranges from tongue-in-cheek to heart-felt to socially insightful—a gamut of human experiences in today’s world. Juliet leads on vocals and guitar, with a powerful and expres-sive voice. She has performed over the years at some of Northern California’s finest music festivals including, Strawberry Music Festi-val, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Kentucky Mine Music Festival and American River Music Festival. Kim Rog-ers, on pedal steel and harmony vocals, is also a long-time DJ at KVMR community radio. Toni Valenta on bass and harmony vocals. Their love of 3-part harmony brings extra richness to the songs. The Heifer Belles and their musical hijinks guarantee a knee-slapping, tear-jerking time.The concert will be at the home of Rich and Pam Smith, 112 Burnt Creek Way, Folsom, (around the corner from the Folsom Opry House) on Saturday, October 12, 7:30 PM (door at 7:00 PM), [email protected] Call Rich at 916-765-0552 for tick-ets and info. The price, $25 in advance includes appetizers and dessert, water and coffee. All proceeds will be donated to the band.

Kathy Kallick Band, October 18th, The Folsom Opry House, Folsom

“Jaw-dropping awesome!!!” is how the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival describes the KKB. The band looks forward to proving them right at every show and with every spin! The Kathy Kallick Band is based along the west coast, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Anchorage, but their powerful mixture of original and classic music, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contempo-rary sensibilities, has great appeal everywhere. Kathy Kallick’s exceptional career includes winning a Grammy and two IBMA Awards, receiving a Lifetime Membership from the California Bluegrass Association, co-founding the internationally-acclaimed Good Ol’ Per-sons. The band will perform at the Folsom Opry House, the home of John & Loretta Hettinger, 113 Puffer Way, Folsom, on Friday, October 18th, 7:30 PM (doors at 7 PM). Your donation to the band of $25 ($20 for CBA members), includes all of Loretta’s wonderful pies you can eat. Make your reservations at 916-990-0719, or [email protected] Mail your check to John, payable to Kathy Kallick.

Rita Hosking and Crooked Jades, November 8th, Auburn State Theatre

A collective of West and East Coast pickers (playing guitar, slide guitar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, bass & harmonium), the band performs with a thrilling energy that has audiences on their feet dancing and critics comparing them to everyone from The Pogues to Gillian Welch and Nick Cave. Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and fans call her “the real deal.” Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice. The Crooked Jades are known for their rare and obscure reper-toire, fiery performances, and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation Reserved Seating: $26 Advance, $28 Day of Show Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. or 530-885-0156,

Eighth Annual California Banjo Extravaganza, November 8th, The Palms Playhouse, Winters

The 8th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza features Leroy Troy, Gina Furtado & Bill Evans with John Reischman, Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist & Dale Adkins. The performance will be on Friday, November 8th at 7:30 PM. The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters, $25 general advance/$29 general at the door/$12 students, 530-795-1825,

Festivals & Camps

The Great 48 Hour Jam: January 9 – 12, Bakersfield, CA,

Other Events

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.

Bluegrass Tuesdays: October 1st Bluegrass Jam; October 8, 15, 22, 29 band listings not available, 7-9 PM, Fig Tree Coffee, 222 Vernon Street, Roseville, Free, 916-771-7010,

Putah Creek Crawdads: October 5, 11 AM – 1 PM, Woodland Stroll Through History, 409 Casa Linda,Prices for Stroll, free to $30.

Western Swing: October 6, 1st Sunday monthly, 1-5 PM, dance lessons at 12:30, Machinist’s Hall, 2749 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho

Cordova, $6 – $9, [email protected]

Compton & Newberry: October 17, 7 PM, Strum Shop, 209 Vernon St, Roseville, $20, 916-787-8786,

Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante: October 17, 7:30 PM, Scottish Folk, Auburn House Concerts, Reservations Required, email [email protected]

Blue Mountain Quartet: October 19, 5 PM, Tower Brewing, 1210 66th St B, Sacramento, 916-272-4472,

Front Country: October 19. 8 PM. “String pop”/ progressive bluegrass, The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters, $21 general/$12 students, 530-795-1825,

The Small Glories with Boston Ravine: October 23, 7-10 PM, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City,

$20 – $25, 530-265-5040 Small Glories is an Americana Duo. Boston Ravine is a Bluegrass band.

Justis & McLane: October 24, 8 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, Free,

Putah Creek Crawdads: October 26, 9 AM to Noon, Davis Farmers Market, C Street at 4th, Free.,

Stagecoach West: October 26, 10-Noon, Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis; Free, 916-652-5661

Past Due and Playable: Nov 1, 8 PM, 1849 Brewing Company, 468 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, 530-477-1849,

Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O’ Leary: November 3, 7:30 PM (Irish/Scottish), Wagman House Concerts, Davis, $20 donation, 530-753-3472, email [email protected]

Mark Stuart Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash: November 8, 7 PM, The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento. 916-442-8282, $20, tickets at

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, .

Every Thursday, 7 – 10 PM, Fifth String, 2900 Franklin Blvd @ 4th, Sacramento, 916-442-8282,

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,

2nd Sunday, 4 – 6 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392, Old-time jam.

2nd Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, New Helvetia Brewing, 1730 Broadway, Sacramento, 916-469-9889,

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,

3rd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Sactown Union Brewery, 1210 66th St B, Sacramento, 916-705-6569,

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,

3rd Saturday, 3 PM, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786,

4th Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Sactown Union Brewery, 1210 66th Street Sacramento, 916-272-4472,

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,

Floating Jams Without Long Term Schedules

Saturday, October tbd, 12 – 4 PM, Clubhouse at 6211 Summerset Lane, Citrus Heights; Preston’s Jam, 916-572-0