"Caroline, Or Change" Musical with Ray of Light Theater Company
Sep
12
to Oct 5

"Caroline, Or Change" Musical with Ray of Light Theater Company

From the creator of “Angels In America” and “Fun Home” comes the rarely-done musical masterpiece CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. Join us at the Victoria Theatre. September 13-October 5.

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Director: Jenn BeVard
Music Director: David Möschler
Choreographer: Angel Ana
Set Designer: Kuo-Hao Lo
Lighting Designer: Kevin Myrick
Costume Designer: Bethany Deal
Sound Designer: Jerald Girard
Stage Manager: Lori Fowler

Set in Louisiana in 1963, the Tony-nominated Caroline, or Change is a riveting, fantastical and awe-inspiring musical that takes place during one of the most dramatic times in America’s history. Featuring a score that blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, Caroline, Or Change provides a breathtaking medium for playwright Tony Kushner’s (Angels in America) provocative and personal story. Caroline, Or Change follows the Gellman family, their African-American maid and her family as they all come to grips with a seemingly crippling deluge of political change, social change and pocket change.

CAST
Christopher Apy as Noah
Jasmyne Brice as Caroline
Matt Beall as Grandpa Gellman
Judy Beall as Grandma Gellman
Martin T. Bell as The Bus
Jacqueline Dennis as The Moon
Michael DeMartini as Mr. Stopnick
Markaila Dyson as Emmie
Roy Benjamin Eikleberry as Stuart
Anthone Jackson as The Dryer
Elizabeth Jones as The Radio
Janelle LaSalle as Washing Machine
Cadarious Mayberry as The Radio
Katie Pimentel as Rose
Majesty-Pearl Scott as The Radio
Phaedra Tillery as Dotty

ticketing:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ray-of-light-theatre-presents-caroline-or-change-18499713812?fbclid=IwAR2DXdpqjj28RgOi198_hMYfoWCDcLs9dmM0O4pNlSCQrj1WTaaL72MVXhE

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Aug
9
to Aug 12

Brooker D and the Mellows Fellows at For the Funk of It Music Festival

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S PREMIER
ALL FUNK MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 9th – 11th, 2019

Brooker D and the Mellow Fellows play Saturday night.


For the Funk of It Music Festival is 3 days and 3 nights filled with good people, good times and good funk! Three stages will be filling Belden Town with the funkiest rhythms that are happening around the globe today. Join us at For the Funk of It Music Festival!

Located in Beautiful Belden Town
Nestled in the Sierra Mountains and tucked away in the Feather River Canyon hides a magical town called Belden. Belden Town Resort and Lodge is located on Highway 70, 28 miles west of Quincy, California. The resort offers both indoor and outdoor dining on the outside deck and a fully-stocked bar.

When you are not shaking your thing on the dance floor you can swim, float or fish the gorgeous Feather River, tube the white water rapids, pan for gold or even hike the amazing Pacific Crest Trail that passes right through Belden Town! Or you can just sit on the deck and relax over lunch, while enjoying nature and all it has to offer!



OFFICIAL WEBSITE
https://ftffest.com/



PARKING & LODGING
https://ftffest.com/parking-lodging/

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Aug
3
1:30 PM13:30

Petaluma Music Festival with Kate Gaffney

Playing at the Acoustic Stage with Kate Gaffney from 1:30-2. Stoked to be sharing the lineup with some great players supporting music in schools.

The Petaluma Music Festival Board of Directors believe passionately in the positive influence of music in children’s lives.  Proceeds from this annual event will be distributed among Petaluma’s public elementary and secondary schools to provide funding for their music programs. Funding for the arts is problematic in California, as there is never enough funding for all our school’s needs. With your attendance, you are making a difference!

In 2018, the Petaluma Music Festival donated over $60,000 to music programs in all Petaluma area public schools, and in the last 11 years, has donated over $325,000!

Lineup:

  • ALO

  • David Nelson Band

  • The Mother Hips

  • Hot Buttered Rum

  • Royal Jelly Jive

  • Blame Sally

  • New Monsoon

  • Moonalice

  • The Grain

  • The Soul Section

  • The Real Sarahs

  • Magic In The Other

  • Kate Gaffney

  • The Dictator Tots

  • Fog Holler

  • Domenic Bianco and the SoulShake

  • Sebastian Saint James Artist at Large

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/petaluma-music-festival-tickets-57756326728

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Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest with Brooker D and Soul Shakedown

Brooker D and the Mellow Fellows play 1:45-2:30 on the Homegrown Stage

Soul Shakedown plays Bob Marley 2:45-3:45 on the Main Stage

The Ain't Necessarily Fest is a true labor of love by many in the greater Auburn community who like to present incredibly great music to those who may not always be able to do so!  It is a also a great way to enjoy our parks, and to gather with friends - Something the Auburn Area Recreation & Park District (ARD) Supports

The Festival is located at ARD's Regional Park in North Auburn CA, not far off of Interstate 80.  The Park has been home for another annual event called Party in the Park which happens the 3rd Friday of Every June -  The location features a wonderful natural grass amphitheater that allows for plenty of room to stretch out and also dance.   There is a Main Stage that features a variety of music, and a little more intimate "Home Grown Stage" that features some incredible "local" talent -  

The ARD Staff has collected a great group of Food and Craft Vendors that sit atop the amphitheater - where one can find everything from Pho to Italian Ice!  The Crafts vary and are a ton of fun - you also can run into booths highlighting other fun in the community!

Craft Beer is a big part of the Fest, as not only do we have some great products to enjoy, the Brewers provide the beer to us allowing for this event to exist!  A big Thanks to the Auburn Ale House - Knee Deep Brewing Crooked Lane Brewing Moonraker Brewing and El Dorado Brewing, all wonderful Foothill Brewers who make some incredible product!

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Jul
19
to Jul 28

Les Miserables at The El Cerrito Art Center

July 19-28, 2019

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French Text by Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel

Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables is an award-winning, epic, grand, and uplifting story about social injustice and the struggle for redemption and revolution in 19th century France.  A sung-through pop opera, the show will be accompanied by a full, live orchestra. The heart of the story focuses on Jean Valjean, a prisoner who breaks his parole to start a new life. His impassioned struggle for freedom and redemption and the characters who support and challenge him are at the center of the drama. The show first premiered in London in 1985 and remains the world’s longest running musical.

El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater
540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito
Near El Cerrito Plaza BART

Les Misérables is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

ticket link: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ymtc


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Jul
4
to Jul 8

Guitarmageddon Artist Playshop at High Sierra Music Festival

http://highsierramusic.com/tickets/

High Sierra Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held in Quincy, CA.

The festival is held each year the weekend of July 4. The four-day festival features an eclectic mix of some of the most famous national and international names in jamband, new grass, and funk. Other represented genres include bluegrass, roots rock, electronica, reggae, jazz, and acrobat. Away from the music stages, patrons can attend films and movement playshops - yoga, pilates, etc., shop for arts and crafts, or enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and drink. It's a family friendly and community oriented event with an expanding Family Area full of activities and certified nannies available throughout the weekend.

Artist playshops are a delight to fans and musicians alike. These one-of-a-kind fun sets—whether it be a collaboration with other artists, a tribute session celebrating the work of an important musician or a theme-based set—have become part of the High Sierra experience. It’s an opportunity for fans to see musicians in a unique setting, and it’s also a chance for artists to stretch out and shine some light on an artistic side of themselves that doesn’t get to come out in public that often. All Playshops are in the High Sierra Music Hall.

Guitarmageddon will be at 5:30 pm on Sunday at the High Sierra Music Hall. This year’s Guitarmageddon festival-closing Playshop will focus on the music of Led Zeppelin.

Guitarmageddon is the soundtrack for the end of the world through wailing guitars. A lovingly ludicrous endeavor with an ever-changing cast of guitar heroes, Guitarmageddon provides a forum for rock stars to live out their fantasies. Each appearance features a new theme for the band to have their way with. Fun resides in the heart of 'Geddon; it’s about new collaborations and letting loose with really over the top guitar solos.

As this project has slowly developed into what threatens to be a touring band, the current incarnation features Sean Leahy leading a cast of guitar heroes in jams of epic proportions. Regular suspects include founding father Josh Clark, Jeff Miller and Dan Lebowitz, backed by Daria Johnson, Ezra Lipp, Mark Murphy, and Reed Mathis. They have thus far been joined by guitar greats Eric McFadden, Greg Lociano, Al Schneir, Fareed Haque, Scott Pemberton, Scott Law, Ronkat Spearman, Simon Kurth, Jeremy Korpas, Sean Lehe, Derek Brooker, Pamela Parker, James Nash, Emily Pitcher, and Kiyoshi Foster. Steve Adams, Fletcher Neilson, Trevor Garrod, Jordan Feinstein, Cochrane McMillan, Jen Hartswick, Lesley Grant, Ian Inkx Herman and many other talented musicians have joined in during their 10 year reign.

HSMF Lineup:

DISPATCH
Umphrey’s McGee
Greensky Bluegrass
Jim James
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Galactic
Dawes
The Del McCoury Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents Eat a Bunch of Peaches
Steel Pulse
The Marcus King Band
Leftover Salmon
Mandolin Orange
Del & Dawg (Del McCoury/David Grisman duo)
ALO
The Polish Ambassador
The New Mastersounds
Manic Focus
PNUMA (Live)
The Travelin’ McCourysStanton Moore and Skerik’s Emerald Quintet feat. Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Andy Hess
Too Many Zooz
Sisters of the Strawberry Moon feat. Luther Dickinson, Birds of Chicago, Amy LaVere and Sharde Thomas
The Nth Power (Marvin Gaye Tribute)
The Lil Smokies
TAUK
Big Something
Jennifer Hartswick Band
Shook Twins
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of The Wing feat. Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, and Todd Stoops
Reid Genauer & Folks feat. Scott Metzger, Lebo, Jay Lane, Danny Eisenberg, John Leccese and Dave Diamond
Toubab KreweStar Kitchen
Gaby Moreno
Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Cris Jacobs Band
Amo Amo
Cha Wa
Ron Artis II & The Truth
Midnight North
Gene Evaro Jr.
Royal Jelly Jive
Rainbow Girls
The Suitcase Junket
Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Mapache
Valley Queen
Templo
Diggin Dirt
Let’s Be Leonard
More Fatter
Eric Long
Artist-at-Large:
Lebo – Skerik – Jennifer Hartswick – Natalie Cressman – Maxwell Friedman

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May
19
to Jun 16

Grease at Mountain Play

  • Sydney B Cushing Amphitheatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

See the Broadway classic rock musical, GREASE, on the side of Mount Tam overlooking all of the Bay Area. Gates open at 9am to reserve seats. Tickets for general seating are available at www.mountainplay.org. For reserved seating call the office at 415-383-1100. Parking is limited so check our website for a list of all your options and help plan for your visit. We are Outdoor Theatre with Altitude!

Note that the June 8th performance is a Sing-Along!

This event will be every Sunday afternoon from the 19th of May through the 16th of June.

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RAGTIME the musical at Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley
May
10
to May 24

RAGTIME the musical at Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley

This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in pursuit of the American Dream. Together they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice and hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. 

Friday through Sunday evenings (with one odd Thursday in the middle).

Cost: $28-$40

Buy tickets at:

https://tickets.throckmortontheatre.org/Online/default.asp

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May
3
to May 4

17th Annual Bayou Rendezvous during NOLA Jazz Fest!

I’ve been asked to put together the sunrise set for Bayou Rendezvous again. Stay tuned for the lineup!

Satisfied Productions Presents
The 17th Annual Bayou Rendezvous
Benefiting the New Orleans Musicians Clinic

Friday, May 3, 2019
The Howlin’ Wolf - New Orleans, LA
Doors: 8 PM Show: 9 PM
10 Bands on 2 Stages going All Night Long!

Tickets $35 in advance
https://fanlink.to/bayourendezvous

2019 Bayou Rendezvous Line Up:

DR. KLAW
with
THE SHADY HORNS
A Supergroup featuring members of Lettuce & Dumpstaphunk!
Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive),
Nick Daniels III (Dumpstaphunk),
Adam Deitch (Lettuce),
Nigel Hall (Lettuce),
Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk),
Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce)
Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)
with Very Special Guest
Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk)

PAPA PLAYS THE NITE TRIPPER!
John "Papa" Gros: A Tribute to Dr. John
featuring:
Erica Falls (Galactic)
Theresa Andersson
June Yamagishi (Papa Grows Funk)
The Naughty Professor Horns
Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson)
Russ Broussard, and Special Guests

ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.
Late Night Blowout
with Special Guests:
Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys)
George Gekas (The Revivalists)
Joey Porter (The Motet)
Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)
& More!

NOLATET
Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project)
James Singleton (Astral Project)
Mike Dillon (Les Claypool)
Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey)

GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOOD TIMES
Rob Mercurio (Galactic)
Jeff Raines (Galactic)
Simon Lott (Charlie Hunter)
Joe Ashlar (Dr. John)

MUNGION
A virtuosic quartet from Chicago steeped with ambitious compositions and improvisational abilities

DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO
A Unique 60's & 70's Vintage Soul Trio
featuring:
Delvon Lamarr
Jimmy James (The True Loves)
Doug Octa Port

EMT
ERIC MCFADDEN TRIO
A Special EMT Reunion feat. Original Members!!
Eric McFadden (P-Funk)
James Whiton (Tom Waits)
Paulo Baldi (Les Claypool, Cake)

NEAL FRANCIS
Formerly of The Heard, steeped in New Orleans Rhythms and Chicago R&B

Artists At Large
ERIC MCFADDEN (All Night)
BRANDON "TAZ" NIEDERAUER (Late Night)

Schedule of Events

Main Stage:

9:00 PM Nolatet
10:30 PM Papa Plays The Nite Tripper!
12:30 AM Good Enough For Good Times
2:00 AM Dr. Klaw with The Shady Horns
4:00 AM Andy Frasco & The U.N.

Den Stage:

10:00 PM EMT - Eric McFadden Trio
12:00 AM Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
2:30 AM Mungion
5:00 AM Neal Francis
7:00 AM Sunrise Breakfast Jam

Tickets $35 in advance
https://fanlink.to/bayourendezvous

Facebook Page
https://facebook.com/bayourendezvous

Instagram
https://instagram.com/bayourendezvous

Twitter
https://twitter.com/bayourendezvous

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Jan
8
to Feb 24

Paradise Square: A New Musical

  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am first guitar chair 6 nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday, with afternoon matinees on Saturday and Sunday. This beautiful musical is at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Find tickets at https://tickets.berkeleyrep.org

Obie Award-winning director Moisés Kaufman ("The Laramie Project" and "Master Class"), award-winning playwrights Marcus Gardley ("The House that will not Stand") and Craig Lucas ("Amélie"), and lyricist Nathan Tysen ("Amélie") return to Berkeley Rep along with Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones to bring you this incredible musical based on extraordinary real-life stories. It’s 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as whites are called to enlist while blacks are barred from serving. Will the hard-won bonds of friendship, community, and family in the Five Points prevail or be severed forever? Calling upon a variety of musical and dance traditions including Irish step-dancing and African traditional forms (Juba dancing), as well as new ones created from their fusion (tap dance), Paradise Square subverts and reframes some of the most popular music of the 19th century while honoring and celebrating this unique neighborhood’s diverse inhabitants, whose passionate, moving, and heartbreaking experiences burn in our imaginations today.

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Dec
21
to Dec 22

Mojo Green + Brooker D and The Mellow Fellows @ Boom Boom Room

When: Friday, Dec 21, 2018 9:00 PM 'til 3:00 AM 
Ticket Price: $12 (adv)
Door Time: 8:00 PM
Show Type: High Energy Horn Driven Funk
Restrictions: 21 & over

** MOJO GREEN **
(High Energy Horn Driven Soul Funk)7-piece, female-fronted, horn-heavy funk and Soul band from Reno, NV. High energy, hard hitting dance music. 


* BROOKER D. & THE MELLOW FELLOWS *

+
* DJ K-OS *


MOJO GREEN 
...has recently supported Lyrics Born, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Lettuce, The Funky Meters, The Motet, Trombone Shorty, Orgone, The Pimps Of Joytime, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, The New Mastersounds, Big Sam's Funky Nation, ALO, Turkuaz, The Monophonics, Rusted Root and has earned them the reputation of being one of the funkiest high energy live shows on the West Coast.
Their shows have been lighting up audiences...
The Great American Music Hall, The Independent, The Chapel, The Boom Boom Room, The Viper Room, The Armory, Sweetwater Music Hall, The Mint, The Mateel Music Fest, TreeFort Fest,Hangtown Halloween Ball, For The Funk Of It, Squaw Valley Funk Fest, 4 Peaks Music Festival,The Bounce Music Festival,Redwood Mountain Faire, Ridgestock Music Festival, Burning Man, Guitarfish, Enchanted Forest Gathering, Off Beat Music Fest, Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular, Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Lake Tahoe’s Grand Opening, Sandpoint Summerfest, Concerts At Commons Beach,Live at Lake View Tahoe.
“This band brings so much Soul to every show they play! High Energy Non Stop Dance Party!” (Great American Music Hall)"We loved hosting them- and the audience loved them too." - Justin Crellin (Mateel Summer Arts & Music Fest)
"Mojo Green delivered the goods. I had so many people tell me how much they loved their set.” - Jason Gallagher (Spookadelic Funktaculuar @ Ashland Armory)
"Yeah man, crowd loved them! Super great vibe.” - Brian Richards (Mountain Town Music Series- Park City)
"Awesome show and Mojo killed it! They are a great band.” - John Edwards (Sandpoint Summerfest)

BROOKER D AND THE MELLOW FELLOWS
Derek Brooker (guitar), Erin Cassidy (drums), and Mike Meagher (bass) have come together to create music which, while essentially falling under the category of rock music, abandons generic trappings of the genre and experiments with rhythm, dissonance, and instrumentation. These guys are not to be missed.

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Guitarmageddon Celebrates Tom Petty's Birthday @Terrapin

Guitarmageddon celebrates Tom Petty's Birthday with a very special tribute show at Terrapin Crossroads, featuring an all-star cast of Bay Area shredders. 

Guitarmageddon is the soundtrack for the end of the world through wailing guitars. A lovingly ludicrous endeavor with an ever-changing cast of guitar heroes, Guitarmageddon provides a forum for rock stars to live out their fantasies. Each appearance features a new theme for the band to have their way with. Fun resides in the heart of 'Geddon; it’s about new collaborations and letting loose with really over the top guitar solos. 

As this project has grown in size and popularity over the past decade, the current incarnation features Sean Leahy leading a cast of guitar heroes in jams of epic proportions, featuring:
Eric DiBearardino
Scott Rager
Scott Guberman
Mark Karan
Reed Mathis
James Nash
Jeff Miller
Dave Shul
Derek Brooker
Fred Torphy
Matt Jaffe
Pamela Parker
Craig MacArthur
Mike Pascale
Ben Mitserka
Alex Nelson
Mark Schuh
Byron Rynes
Dave Combs
Paige Clem
Jeanette Ferber
Daria Johnson
Jeremy Hoenig
Andrew Harris
Jeff Hobbs
Fletcher Neilsen

And, as always with Guitarmageddon shows, more surprise guests are expected! Stay tuned here for the lineup as things fall into place.

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Brooker D and the Mellow Fellows play "The Grateful Day Fest"

Join us on Telegraph Avenue between Bancroft and Dwight for the FREE second annual Grateful Day Festival! Featuring artists and vendors, a kid's zone, stilt walkers, with live music all day long-celebrating the legacy of the Grateful Dead! FREE for all ages!
From noon 'til 6 pm :)

We have live performances from:
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel
Franklin's Tower
Loose With The Truth
Smokey The Groove
Genesis Lorraine and Her 8-Track Mind
Mike Pascale with Scott Guberman
DEAD GUISE
Brooker D and the Mellow Fellows 
and more to come!

510 SKATEBOARDING will be on Haste Street set up with ramps of all sizes, roll on by to catch some air or to watch!

We will have a re-dedication of the People's Park mural, with the two original artists Osha Neumann and Brian Thiele.

For more information on the event visit:
http://www.telegraphfair.com/

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