Mardi Gras! @ 1313 Main |
Celebrate Fat Tuesday on Tuesday, March 4 beginning at 6:00 p.m. during "Bubbles, Beads and Low Country Boil" at 1313 Main for the ultimate Downtown Napa Mardi Gras Party. The celebration features Chef Isaac Cole’s all-you-can eat "topless" crawfish boil, $5 glasses of Segura Viudas sparkling wine and $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot "Yellow Label." Includes patio games of cornhole and ladder ball, a photo booth and jazz music. Come in costume and join your friends to help crown the King and Queen of Mardi Gras during the King's Cake competition with great prizes!!! Contact: 1313 Main
1313 Main Street, Napa
Wednesday Night Ramble: JESSE BREWSTER + AMBER SNIDER @ Historic Empress Theatre |
The North Bay All-Stars host a gathering of musical friends in the latest edition of The Wednesday Night Ramble at the historic Empress Theatre in downtown Vallejo! The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, T Moran on drums, and Matt Silva on guitar.
San Francisco Based singer/songwriter and guitarist Jesse Brewster’s sound fuses a Rock/Americana style he describes as “Tom Petty and Lynyrd Skynyrd get into a bar room brawl with Neil Young and John Mayer.” Jesse Brewster’s parents brewed his love for music at an early age. There was always something on the record player, be it Willie Nelson, The Stones or Bob Marley. At the age of 12 he started his first band with his brother Jim on drums and childhood friend Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Lyrics Born) on bass. “I can’t remember a time in my life when music wasn’t important to me,” he says. “It’s the greatest medium allowing you to express anger and rebellion, playful sarcasm, tenderness and beauty- it’s everything.” Brewster spent years touring with various bands as a guitarist and backup vocalist until a few years ago when he decided the time was right to break out on his own. “The singer-songwriter world is relatively new for me,” he admits. “While I’ve always loved singing, I was focused on the guitar.” Focused, that is, until he could no longer hold back the urge to create his own music. His creative spark was lit by a major catalyst: charity. He created his debut album, Confessional, as a benefit record to raise funds and create awareness of Polycystic Kidney Disease. One track in particular, “One Reason,” was written in memory of Brewster’s brother Jim who passed away in 1998 from PKD. “I have worked extensively with the PKD Foundation” he says, “since the release of the album, I help organize events and perform in support of the finding treatment and a cure for PKD.”
Jesse Brewster has maintained a busy tour schedule up and down the West Coast following the release of his self-titled EP of acoustic-driven tracks. Songs “All She Deserves” and “Sometime” have garnered wide-spread acclaim and turned Brewster into one of the Bay Area’s artists-towatch, thanks also in part to the numerous magazine and newspaper interviews as well as radio and festival appearances over the past few years. Here Magazine said of the EP: “The title track is an aching, heartfelt love ballad with an anthemic chorus and sweet harmonies that avoid superficial sentimentality and the kind of cloying clichés that doom lesser talents.” In addition, Brewster’s song “My Great Escape” has also been in regular rotation on San Francisco’s KFOG 104.5 FM, and was featured on KFOG’s “Local Scene, Vol.6″ album, benefiting music in schools. The same song was also featured in the 2012 presidential campaign on CNN.
Amber (Estrada) Snider is a local favorite folk, rock, country & blues singer-songwriter whose music has been compared to artists as varied as Jewel, Rickie Lee Jones, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks and Melissa Etheridge.
Amber is influenced by traditional blues, sixties and seventies classic rock, vintage country as well as contemporary indie music. Her music has playfully been coined "Amber-icana” named after the popular genre “Americana”. She has been a regular Napa Valley performer since 2000 with numerous appearances on KVYN, Napa TV and Best of The Bay.
The Amber Snider Band performs as a core of four players combining high-energy fun with reflective life stories through acoustic and electric music. Come out and celebrate Amber’s 5th CD release as well as her birthday! Folk/Rock/Country/Blues = Amber-icana!
Trio Soleá ~ Spanish/Latin Jazz @ Uva Trattoria |
(Spanish, Latin Jazz) Trio Soleá has been making beautiful guitar music in the wine country for more than 10 years. Ken Kunst and Bo Martin have helped make Trio Soleá a favorite for all kinds of events. They combine Flamenco guitar techniques with Latin rhythms to produce an elegant, exciting, and exotic music. Trio Soleá has performed at the Napa Opera House, The Mondavi Summer Concert Series, and numerous weddings and winery events. Their sound goes well with the wine country lifestyle, and they enjoy many happy customers.Recently moved to Napa, Sirirat Martin "el Bo" (Guitarist and Engineer) began playing guitar at the age of thirteen in Thailand, following in the footsteps of his brothers and uncle. He learned to play guitar by listening to records and studying various method books. After coming to the United States, he studied flamenco guitar with Augustine Rios, David Brewer and attended workshops given by Canitos, Chuscales and Jason McGuire. Prior to forming Trio Soleá with Ken, he performed in various local bands in Marin including his own trio. Considering himself a recording artist, he concentrates his talent on developing his writing, composing and engineering skills. Contact: www.uvatrattoria.com
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
DJ Imagine + Special Guests @ Downtown Joe's Brewery |
Join DJ Imagine + Special Guests for some tunes and a drink every Wednesday night! Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
Ralph Woodson Trio "Purple Haze" Hendrix Tribute @ Downtown Joe's Brewery |
Ralph Woodson certainly knows his Hendrix.He has studied his idol to the point of being able to play the guitar behind his back, and with his teeth. He has all of the recordings and videos, including the bootlegs, and if you ask him about anything Hendrix, you’ll walk away knowing more than you did before you started the conversation. Ralph’s a Hendrix authority, and it’s obvious when you see him perform.
Ralph formed the Ralph Woodson Experience in 2001, focusing on the Hendrix material that he grew up with and always loved. The Experience has gained a steady following in the Bay Area and knock people out wherever they go. Ralph’s showmanship and command of the Hendrix material is second to none. See it for yourself!
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
Nate Lopez Trio @ Uva Trattoria |
Nate Lopez plays a custom electric 8-string hybrid bass/guitar and an acoustic 7 string guitar weekly at local festivals, restaurants, and wineries. Nate can also be seen performing with Maria Jameau as part of Blue Brazil. Nate has been playing all over California for over a decade at many venues including recently Earthfest L.A., Winter NAMM, The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, Laguna Beach Jazz and Art Festival, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, Reno Jazz festival, and countless Wineries. He has also been a featured artist on radio stations KRSH, KBBF, and KGGV.
Nate studied Jazz and Classical music at Solano College, then went on to study North Indian Classical Music at the Ali Akbar College of music. Over the years, Nate has acquired a broad array of musical interests and skills, and is always exploring different sounds and experiences.
Syria T Berry @ Silo's Napa |
I do music of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Crosby. Stills and Nash, Smokey, Garth Brooks and Elvis.(to name a few). I have been the lead singer for the Fabulous PhDs for over 30 years. I have done two Tv commercials and have two CD's. "Very Berry" and a praise CD currently on iTunes and Amazon named "Hallelujah" (with wife Rita) Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Vintage High School Presents: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF @ NVUSD Auditorium |
There are six evening performances: Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7 p.m.; And four afternoon matinees: March 1, 2, 8, 9, at 2 p.m.
An event for the whole family, you won’t want to miss! The Vintage High School Concert Choir production of one of the most beloved American musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, will open to Napa Valley audiences on Feb. 27. Vintage’s production will help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this classic American musical.
A cast of over 60 VHS students are prepared to dazzle you with their spectacular vocal, dance and theatrical interpretations of some of Fiddler on the Roof’s most cherished characters. You’ll also enjoy a professional pit orchestra performing the timeless music in Fiddler on the Roof along with fabulous costumes and stage sets. Contact: NVUSD Auditorium 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa 707.299.2520 Cost:
$20 adults, $10 students
Weekly Live Music...
Bluegrass Jam @ The Pizza Hut. Led by The CA Bluegrass association president Pat Calhoun, starts at 7
Thursday Night Drumming Circle with Art Cavagnaro at Napa Glass
Deluna + Invisible Monsters @ Silo's Napa |
After playing Bottlerock (a dream come true), the Napa-based band DELUNA returns to the Silo's stage!!!
DELUNA is a drum and bass powered alt/prog/pop band with meticulously crafted, lyrically compelling songs. If you'd like a taste of what the Bohemian calls "Napa's Best," join us for the unique, passionate and stirring sounds of a band inspired by the limitless potential of a dream.Deluna is a Napa, California sextet held together by a dedication to music. Compositional finesse, and infused with imaginative lyrics, Deluna aims to keep the listener engaged throughout their musical journey.
They are Joined by their friends INVISIBLE MONSTERS, a powerful rock band from the Bay Area, combining a powerful rock structure with smooth melodic overtones. For fans of Brand New, Say Anything, Coheed and Cambria, and Taking Back Sunday. Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
ALT ROCK: (ALL AGES) $10 Adv Gen Adm, $15 Reserved Seating, A VIP SEATING OPTION (UPSTAIRS & WITH YOUR OWN SERVER)
The Charles Wheal Band @ Downtown Joe's Brewery |
Charles Wheal & his band play some of the highest quality traditional blues and roots music on the scene today, and have been winning fans since 2006, when he left Mark Hummel's band to focus on his own music.
Huey Lewis calls Wheal's finger pickin' guitar style "a special delight!"
In his live performances as well as his recordings, the authentic arrangements are delivered by veteran performers playing with passion, focus and flawless musicianship.
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
St. Helena Drama presents: THE WIZARD OF OZ @ Lincoln Theater Performing Arts Center |
Fri, Mar 7 @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM
Sun, Mar 9 @ 2:00 PM
Fri, Mar 14 @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Mar 15 @ 7:00 PM
Sun, Mar 16 @ 2:00 PM
Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My!
The Lincoln Theater and St. Helena Drama present The Wizard of Oz, live on stage, in all its fantastical glory. This spectacular Broadway-style production recreates all the vivid wonder of the beloved American classic. Take this Journey to Oz and rediscover, through live performance, what makes this enduring story so magical for the young and the eternally young at heart.
The celebrated St. Helena High School Drama Department, under the visionary direction of Patti Coyle, has found a fitting venue for their 75th Anniversary production of OZ to rival the outstanding quality that has become a hallmark of the group’s theatrical productions. Boasting a talented cast of 40 spirited young stars, hand picked from four St. Helena Public Schools, the dazzling revival will come to life with stunning sets and costumes straight from the NYC stage. And not to be outdone, musical director Craig Bond brings new life to all your favorite Oz music, sung by the angelic voices of this talented young cast, and accompanied by the classic orchestral arrangements performed by the always-stellar St. Helena Community Band.
Bob Simmons @ Uva Trattoria |
Guitarist/vocalist Bob Simmons plays a wide range of music from R&B and oldies to Hawaiian-style ballads and more. He sounds a little like Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Larry Graham and Nat King Cole. Like these artists, he delivers a very soulful vocal style in a wide variety of musical genres. Contact: Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
Ani Difranco @ Uptown Theatre |
After 20 years in the music biz, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. She still proudly identifies as a folksinger, too, but her understanding of that term has always been far more expansive than a bin at the record store or a category on iTunes, with ample room for soul, funk, jazz, electronic music, spoken word, and a marching band or two. Over the course of more than 20 albums, including the live double CD Living in Clip (1997) and the two-disc career retrospective Canon (2007), as well as the latest one, ¿Which Side are You On? (2012), Ani has never stopped evolving, experimenting, testing the limits of what can be said and sung. Her lifelong tribe of co-conspirators includes everyone from Pete Seeger and the late Utah Phillips to a new generation of twentysomething singer-songwriters who grew up with her songs and shows — and then there’s the motley crew of folks like Prince, Maceo Parker, Andrew Bird, Dr. John, Arto Lindsay, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck D, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Gillian Welch, Cyndi Lauper, and even Burmese activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom she has crossed paths in a myriad of ways.
Born in Buffalo, New York in 1970, Ani spent part of her twenties in New York City, then returned to her hometown where she established first a business office and then a performance venue called Babeville as the twentieth century ground to a halt and the twenty-first one revved up. For much of the last decade she’s been based in New Orleans — but at her core she’s always seen herself as “a traveler,” covering pretty much the four corners of the earth by now, both solo and with her band. (There’s less corner-covering these days, now that she’s consciously slowing down a bit and raising a daughter with partner and co-producer Mike Napolitano, but she still gets around just fine, playing venues like Madison Square Garden for Pete Seeger’s ninetieth birthday bash and another star-studded lineup at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan for Wavy Gravy’s seventy-fifth.)
Early in her career, Ani made a choice that is now so obvious to so many people that it’s hard to remember it was once considered brazen: to say no to every record label deal that came her way, and yes to being her own boss. That decision has earned her plenty of attention over the years, but it has never been what brought sold-out crowds to her shows around the world, fans debating every nuance of her lyrics, and fellow performers clamoring to work with her. No, all that has more to do with another choice she made early in life: To use her voice and her guitar as honestly and unflinchingly as she could, writing and playing songs that came straight from her own experience, her boundless imagination, her sharp wit, and her ever-more-nuanced understanding of how the world works. She did it in noisy bars with nothing but a shaved head and a lone guitar in 1990, and she’s doing it with renewed intensity today.
Contact: Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
$48 Age: 12 & over (under 16 must be w/adult)
Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina @ Silo's Napa |
Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina!
Mistura Fina is made up of some of the finest jazz musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. With its heavy influence of Brazilian & Afro Cuban rhythms, a traditional West Coast Latin Jazz sound is always at the core of the ensemble.
Guitarist/composer, Ray Obiedo, formed this group in 2007 to further explore his love of Latin music. His compositions for the group are drawn from many musical influences, including contemporary Jazz and Funk, Caribbean as well as other music genres.
The rhythm section includes some of Obiedo’s mainstays over the past few years, vocalist Sandy Cressman, steel pan master Phil Hawkins, reed player Alex Murzyn, pianist Bob Karty, bassist Dave Belove, percussionist Derek Rolando, and drummer Phil Thompson.
Mistura Fina works with a wonderfully rich array of textures and colors, melding together all of it’s musical elements for a delightfully distinct Bat Area flavor.
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
JAZZ (ALL AGES) $20 Gen Adm, $25 Reserved Seating ($14 Club Member Reserved) A VIP SEATING OPTION (UPSTAIRS & WITH YOUR OWN SERVER)
Comedy Night: SCOTT CAPURRO w/ CAITLIN GILL @ Historic Empress Theatre |
Leave your cares at home, come to the Empress for plenty of laughs as the Empress continues its monthly comedy series. Scott Capurro headlines and also featured is Caitlin Gill. Contact: Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
$17 - $20 at the door
New Orleans Dixieland Jazz @ Embassy Suites Napa |
Each month a different band will perform three-40 minute sets. Between sets, jammers (aka local musicians) will perform. Dance on a large dance floor or just sit back and enjoy! Sponsored by the Napa Valley Dixieland Jazz Society. Contact: Embassy Suites Napa
1075 California Blvd., Napa
$10 Adults/$3 Ages 12-17/Under 12 free
Live Music @ The Bale Grist Mill |
Local musicians gather to play traditional music at the Bale Grist Mill the second Sunday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00. Come listen to music, tour the mill, picnic under the oaks or take a hike! If you play, bring your instrument and join in! Contact: Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
3369 St Helena Hwy (Hwy 128/29), St. Helena
$5.00 per adult; $2.00 kids over 5