David Grier, Tuesday, September 4, Placerville, CA
David Grier, recognized by Acoustic Guitar Magazine in 2000 as one of the Artists of the Decade, and 3 times IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, will play in Placerville, at the Kerr Family home. The concert will be held on the lawn with a fire pit. The Kerr’s will provide s’mores. Please bring your own chair and favorite beverage. Tickets $20 with all proceeds going directly to the artist. For location infor-mation and to reserve your spot, please call Deanna at (530) 919-5985.
Nell & Jim Band, Friday, September 7, Harris Center, Folsom, CA
The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band will perform at Harris Center in Folsom. The band brings joyful music infused with folk, blue-grass, Americana, roots, swing, and jazz. Alt-Roots, Folkbilly–whatever you call it–it’s fresh and original music delivered by an all-star band. 7-9:30 PM at Harris Center for the Arts / Three Stages at Folsom Lake College,10 College Parkway, Folsom. Tickets $25-$30,
Kathy Kallick Band: Friday, September 14, 2018, Folsom Opry House
Back by popular demand, the Kathy Kallick Band will play the Folsom Opry House, 113 Puffer Way, Folsom, on Friday, September 14, 7:30 PM (door at 7:00). Kathy’s band has quite a following in our area so don’t delay making your reservations. This outstanding band includes Annie Staninec on fiddle, Tom Bekeny on mandolin, Greg Booth on banjo and dobro, and Cary Black on bass. They have toured internationally and played major festivals all over the US. Their sets always include originals as well as bluegrass favorites and even some surprises. Admission is $20 for CBA members or $25 for non-members. All admission fees go to the band. The concert includes all of Loretta’s famous pies you can eat. Make your reservations now at 916-990-0719 or [email protected] and send your check payable to Kathy Kallick to John Hettinger, 113 Puffer Way, Folsom, CA 95630.
Barwick & Siegfried Record Release, Friday, September 21, Fifth String Side Door
Join Barwick & Siegfried’s Record Release Party for their 3rd Recording at The Side Door! Located at 2900 Franklin Blvd, a block south of Gunther’s, in Sacramento 95818. 916) 442-8282. 7 – 10 PM, Tickets $20 at www.thesidedoor.net/events/barwick-siegfried
Chapmans’ Annual Jam-of-the-Month & Chili Cook-off, September 29, El Dorado County
Mel & Bonnie Chapman will host their annual chili cook-off at their home on Sept. 29 starting at 5 PM. Make your best chili and come on over for great eating, cool prizes, and the best music in the world… BLUEGRASS, plus old country & western swing… not to even mention the “jazz room”. All pickers & grinners are welcome. Prizes for the best overall, the hottest & the most original chilis. We’ll provide beans, snacks, desserts & beverages. You bring, YOUR BEST CHILI, your special drinks & a chair if you like. Side dishes are welcomed, too. We are 10 miles SE of Placerville at 5041 Pathfinder Trail. Driving directions: Take US 50 east to Placerville’s Missouri Flat Exit. Go south on Missouri Flat about 2 miles & turn left at the “T” onto Pleasant Valley Road. Go through Diamond Springs & continue about 5 miles to Bucks Bar Road. Signs will begin there. Turn Right on Bucks Bar & go only 0.6 mile & turn left on Springer Road. Now, follow the signs!! Continue 1.9 miles on Springer & go right at the mailboxes. At the “T”, turn LEFT onto Cumberland. Go 750 feet, turn right on Pathfinder, & you are there!! We are the house on the right. Phone 530-621-0409 or 530-409-6708 if you get lost. For more info Email [email protected]
Dry Branch Fire Squad, Thursday, October 4, 8 PM, Harlow’s, Sacramento
Dry Branch Fire Squad plays aggressively traditional bluegrass music. For 40 years they’ve been a too well-kept secret. Brian Al-dridge, Tom Boyd, Jeff Byrd and Ron Thomason bring nearly boundless energy and enthusiasm as well as a variety of musical experi-ences to their shows. The local band MerryGold will open the show. $15, 2708 J St, Sacramento 916-441-4693, harlows.com
Festivals & Camps Strawberry Music Festival: August 30 – September 3, Thursday – Monday, Tuolumne, strawberrymusic.com Plumas Americana Homegrown Festival: August 31 – September 2, Friday – Sunday, Quincy, plumasamericana.com Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival: September 1 – 2, Ferndale, WA, hhbgf.org International Bluegrass Music Association Conference & Festival: September 25 – 29, Raleigh, NC, ibma.org Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention: September 26 – 30, Berkeley, berkeleyoldtimemusic.org Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: October 5 – 7, San Francisco, hardlystrictlybluegrass.com Prusch Farm Park Mountain Music Festival: October 7, San Jose, free, pruschfarmpark.org
CBA Fall Campout: October 15 – 21, Monday – Sunday, Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fairgrounds, see CBA website** Walker Creek Music Camp: November 1 – 4, Marin County, walkercreekmusiccamp.org or 415-663-6030
The Great 48 Jam: January 10 – 13 2019, Thursday – Sunday, Bakersfield**
**CBA Wedsite Link – **
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.
Stagecoach West: September 1, 10 AM -Noon, Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis; No Cover, 916-652-5661
Rusty in the Shade: Sept 1, 11 AM-1 PM, Hoppy Brewing Co, 1022 2nd St. Old Sacramento (New Location) 916-451-4677, hoppy.com
Public String Band: September 2, 3 PM, (Bluegrass), opening for MerryGold at Music in the Mine, 100 Kentucky Mine Rd., Sierra City, CA, $22-$25, (530) 862-1310, sierracountyhistory.org/music-at-the-mine Putah Creek Crawdads: September 8, 9-Noon, Davis Farmers Market, 3rd & C St, Davis CA, Free, putahcreekcrawdads.com/ Michael P. Justis: September 13, 8 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, Free, foxandgoose.com
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet: September 21, 8 PM (Cajan Music), Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, $21-$26, 530-758-8058, palmsplayhouse.com Dead Winter Carpenters: Sept 14, 9 PM, progressive string band, Harlow’s, 2708 J St, Sac, $12.50 – $15, 916-441-4693, harlows.com Stepping Stone: Sept 15, 7 PM, (Irish Music) The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento 95818. $20, 916-442-8282, theside-door.net T Sisters: September 21, 8 PM, Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, $18-$20, 916-425-0077, suttercreektheater.com Daisy & The Walkers: September 22, 11 AM-1 PM, Grandpa’s Cellars, 2360 Cable Rd, Camino, CA, grandpascellar.com
Daisy & The Walkers: Sept 22, 3-3:30 PM, Park Community Music Festival & Car Show, 3901Wild Chaparral Dr., Shingle Springs Barwick & Siegfried: Sept 22, 6:30 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, Free 530-265-9392, californiaorganics.com Daisy & The Walkers: September 23, 11 AM, Jamison’s Ale House, 14166 CA-49, Amador City, facebook.com/jamisonsalehouse/ Putah Creek Crawdads: September 29, 9-Noon, Davis Farmers Market, 3rd & C St, Davis CA, Free, putahcreekcrawdads.com/ Past Due and Payable: Sept 29, 6:30 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392, californiaorganics.com Rodney Crowell: October 4, 8 PM, Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, $50-$58, 916-425-0077, suttercreektheater.com Neil and Jim Band: October 5, 7-10 PM, The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd, $20, Sacramento 95818. 916-442-8282, thesidedoor.net
Stagecoach West: October 6, 10 AM -Noon, Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis; Free, 916-652-5661 El Dorado Family Band: October 6, 11 AM – 1 PM, Grandpa’s Cellar, (Apple Hill) 2360 Cable Rd, Camino, CA. grandpascellar.com
Regular Monthly Jams
New Jam for the Summer – 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. Every Saturday, 11 AM – 2 PM, The Acoustic Den, 10271 Fairway Dr, Roseville, 916-412-8739, theacousticdencafe.com. 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3 – 6 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-346-6942, holbrooke.com.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 2 – 3:30 PM, for 55+ years Bluegrass Beginners, Folsom Senior Center, 48 Natoma, Folsom, 916-985-4960
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6 – 9 PM, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville, 707-448-8963.
1st, 3rd, & 4th Thursdays, 6 – 9 PM, Landmark Baptist Church, 609 Figueroa, Folsom, 916-770-7340. New pickers welcome. 1st Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, National Hotel, 211 Broad St, Nevada City, 530-575-8766, thenationalhotel.com. Old-time jam.
1st Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Acoustic guitar club.
1st Wednesday, around 5:00 PM, Porchlight Brewing Co, 866 57th St, Sacramento, 916-476-5384
2nd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Old-Time Fiddlers and annual fiddle kids’ concert (Sept Only), Orangevale Grange Hall, 5805 Walnut,
Orangevale, 530-676-0836. 2nd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Sactown Union Brewery, 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 & 5th Thursdays, 6 – 9 PM, bluegrass jam in Sacramento area homes. 916-770-7340 New pickers welcome. 2nd Thursday, 7 – 8:30 PM, 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 Thursday, 6 – 9 PM, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786, thestrumshop.com
4th Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave Suite 103, Sacramento, Kim A. jam, 916-456-1614,
Floating Jams Without Long Term Schedules
Saturday, September 8 & October 6, 12 – 4 PM, Clubhouse at 6211 Summerset Lane, Citrus Heights; Preston’s Jam, 916-572-0692
Sunday, September 23, 1 – 5 PM, Idol Beer Works, 100 S Sacramento St., Lodi, call 916-601-72