Local's Night @ Oxbow Public Market |
Merchants have special items and offers on the menu. Meet old friends and new at this weekly gathering and enjoy a mid-week break from cooking at home! Locals’ Night also features guest nonprofits, performances and special activities. This week, from 6 to 8 pm, the Volunteer Center of Napa Valley will share ways to get involved in the community; di Rosa will share information about their programs and exhibitions; and Share the Care, will share information about their resources, advocacy and support. Contact: Oxbow Public Market
644 1st Street, Napa
Soulshine: Michael Skinner @ Historic Empress Theatre |
Soul, Funk, and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-Jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Charles Spikes, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker. Extraordinary Blues drummer and vocalist Michael Skinner joins the Groovemasters as their special guest.
Michael Skinner started playing drums at age 5 playing gospel with his mother Lucille Skinner at several Bay Area Churches. By age 10 he was performing with ‘The Spiritual Corinthians’ featuring Michael’s older Brother Melvin (Bluesman) Bolden on Bass and Joe Louis Walker on Guitar. Michael was a four time recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award for Outstanding Musicianship at Harry Ells High School in Richmond, Ca.
• Influences: Buddy Miles, Dennis Chambers and Gene Krupa.
• Performed live for President Bill Clinton for his Inauguration.
• 2005 Bay Area Blues Society Drummer of the Year Award
• Recorded on over 30 CDs
• Toured Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout the US for the past 10 years with major artists including: Jimmy McCracklin, John Lee Hooker Jr. and Lady Bianca.
In addition to his drumming abilities Michael’s powerful and soulful voice has earned him numerous sessions. Michael is a bona fide old school Rhythm & Blues player for the last 40 years. His Funk and Gospel influenced style continues to excite audiences all over the world!
Tom Duarte @ Uva Trattoria |
Jazz, Latin, Flamenco!
Duarte's musical style is firmly based in traditional Latin music, while referencing elements of funk and jazz fusion. His playing remains beautiful and communicative throughout, reflecting a true sense of the gypsy spirit. In his solo acoustic playing, as well as in his searing electric solos, he plays with a passion that equally captivates the listener.
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
Pint Night: PION 2 ZION + TOP SHELF @ Billco's Billiards |
They're back! Starting at 8.30 IN THIS ORDER: PION 2 ZION
Hailing from Northern California, Pion 2 Zion is a high intensity Reggae Rock band that has astounded live audiences for years with their lively performance and ‘good vibes’ energy. With lyrics ranging anywhere from anti-establishment propaganda to fly by the seat of your pants party till you drop good times, Pion’s ideals attract a large array of listeners and fans. Their stompin’ rhythm section is anchored with Gary Paddock on drums and Alex Karlman on bass guitar. Their sound is widely fattened by Rizzo, the ‘Mad Scientist’ on the organ and synth. Chad Schuler brings an over the top display of vocals and styling’s on the tenor sax, and when Eric Payan, ‘The Hulk’ struts out with his big guns, dreads and Stratocaster, you know it’s time to get the party started!
These boys take Reggae to a whole new energizing level, so you better eat your vitamins! It’s time to get Phunked Up!
Pion 2 Zion has been playing the North Bay area since 2005. Collecting an audience who can’t help but be captivated by the soulful sound that their reggae phunk rock mix produces. Being influenced by many genres’ and artist such as Sublime, Bob Marley, 311 and Slightly Stoopid, Pion 2 Zion has built a good repertoire of great original reggae-rock and ska songs of their own. They have also been experimenting with Spanish style lyrics intertwined with reggae dub beats, which brings an astounding cultural flare to the stage.
These masters of their craft have had the pleasure and honor to have shared the stage with such bands as The Wailers, Del Mar, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Iration, The Mystic Roots Band, Top Shelf, 3rd Alley, Josh Fischel and countless others. It’s time to put Napa on the map for more than just fine wine! Blending the cultural diversity of the colorful Napa Valley and the spirit of ‘God’s country.’ Pion 2 Zion has just released their debut album ‘Rise Up’ and are ready to tour the West Coast gaining more fans and spreading their love of music, good times and bright lights to the rest of the world!!!
A year after releasing their most successful album yet, The Sound, Ukiah, California’s own Top Shelf continues to push their form of rock/reggae to new dimensions, reaching new and old fans alike. Keeping in mind that Top Shelf’s mission is to bring inspiration to the listless and positivity to the forgotten, they embark on this pursuit with the four members acting as one unit. The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts and that message flows through the band’s members who have been honing their craft for more than a decade. The diverse elements that make this unstoppable musical force include Lead Vocalist Carter Lane, Bassist Chad Goodin, Drummer Drew Nicoll and Lead Guitarist Korey Ross, all of whom are focused on letting the world know just what makes Top Shelf tick one track at a time.
And the music is where Top Shelf truly channels all that positivity into an infectious form of Rock/Reggae that bends genres, buckles knees, stirs up emotions and leaves crowds in awe of what just happened. Always making sure they bring a new experience to each and every live show, you can find Top Shelf on tour up and down the West Coast, and even expanding further west with dozens of shows scattered across Asia with longtime friends, The Mystic Roots. The members of Top Shelf have always known this was their destiny, and following an amazing 2011 and an even more impressive 2012, saying the sky’s the limit is an understatement. Whether you’re a new fan or old, Top Shelf just wants you to surrender to the flow and they’ll do the rest, trust.
Tonight we will be featuring a quite famous Irish stout...it's Guinness at $4 a pint!
Jack Pollard & Dan Daniels Party of 3 @ Uva Trattoria |
As an entertainer and a showman, Jack brings a lifetime of experience to the stage. His silky baritone and impeccable vocal interpretation brings to life a repertoire of songs which span decades of hits from the 30's to the 80's. His shows encompass; Jazz, Blues and R and B to bring you a varied palette of song with something to please everyone. During his career, Jack has shared the stage with B.B. King, Stevie Wonder and The Temptations.
Contact: Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
Levi Lloyd and The 501 Band @ Downtown Joe's |
Levi Lloyd on Guitar & Vocals is a blues veteran. He's played with B. B. King, John Lee Hooker and toured worldwide as the longtime guitarist for the legendary Joe Louis Walker. Levi's well-worn '68 Les Paul guitar and lowdown vocals tell it all.
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.
Oh, and be on the lookout for an
opening day Surprise sure to thrill those young and old alike!
SuperHuey - The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience @ Silo's Napa |
Huey Lewis and the News have carried the banner as the quintissential American rock band, endearing them to millions of fans and earning them the right to mark their place in pop music history. With a nearly unbroken string of hit songs, their music became the soundtrack for a generation. During the 1980's and early 1990's they scored a total of 19 top-ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and Mainstream Rock charts.
SuperHuey - The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience is the only show of it's kind anywhere in the Nation. This 8-piece explosion of 1980's rock power performs across the United States thrilling appreciative audiences of all ages at fairs, festivals, arenas, sporting events and showrooms with their super high-energy faithful renditions of feel-good music that defined a generation.
Grab your Levis 501 jeans, your Raybans, your linen sport coat and your skinny tie. Go back in time with SuperHuey when "Back to the Future" was the number one movie, "The Pover of Love" was the number one song, "Hip Hop" was what rabbits did, "Rap" was what you did to a gift and Huey Lewis was king!
Featuring a lead-singer whose voice is indistinguishable from the real Huey Lewis, this super tribute show boasts some of the top players in the business.
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
(ALL AGES) $20 Adv Gen Adm, $25 Reserved Seating, ($14 Club Members reserved) A VIP SEATING OPTION (UPSTAIRS & WITH YOUR OWN SERVER)
The Voltones @ Downtown Joe's |
Guitarist/lead vocalist Dave Harris formed the Vallejo, CA based Voltones over 20 years ago. Bassist and occasional vocalist, John Gajan anchors the rhythm section along with drummer extraordinaire Joel Anderson. Joel also brings serious vocal chops to this trio along with a rock solid back beat!
The Voltones combine established rock cover favorites, reverb-drenched west coast "surf" classics, and evocative, melodic originals into an upbeat driving style they refer to as "west-coast retro-rock."
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
Empress Going… Going Gong Show @ Hstoric Empress Theatre |
Do you have a 'Special" talent that you can't wait to share with the world? Have your friends told you to keep it to yourself? Now you have the perfect place to express yourself. We're still looking for volunteers to participate in our first production of the Empress Gong Show. Part of the proceeds from this hilarious night of fun with your fiends and neighbors will go to the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation and the Summer Arts Camp. Contact: Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
$15 - $18 at the door
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