Catfish & the Crawdaddies bring their unique blend of Americana and roots music to Picnic in the Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday during the Davis Farmers Market.
The band — which features Jeff Minnieweather, drums; Dale Lyberger, bass and vocals; Ray “Catfish” Copeland, guitar and vocals; Marilyn Woods, vocals and percussion; and Jim Monroe, piano and vocals — has been performing together since 1995, and have performed at the Sacramento Music Festival for 17 years.
Catfish & the Crawdaddies play several styles of blues, including New Orleans, West Coast and Chicago. In December, band leader Ray “Catfish” Copeland was inducted into the Sacramento Blues Hall of Fame.
Bring your own picnic or buy dinner at Picnic in the Park’s International Food Faire where there’s a wide array of dinner choices from El Mariachi Taqueria, Raja’s Tandoor, Kathmandu Kitchen, Thai Recipes, and East West Gourmet. Other food vendors include: The Buckhorn, Ciocolat, Farmer’s Kitchen, Davis Creamery, Fat Face, The Hotdogger, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, Original’s Steve’s Pizza, Upper Crust Bakery, Davis Bread & Desserts, OctoberFeast Bakery, Bare Juices, and Kettlepop. Davis Soroptimists bring their new Sudwerk beer cart and offer local beer and wine to raise money for local charities.
Children’s entertainment includes Central Park’s bicycle-powered carousel, the Rocknasium’s climbing structure, Bouncing Bungalows, face-painting, and balloon-making genius, Dilly Dally the Clown.
Spring produce — asparagus, greens, lettuces, snap peas, kiwis and strawberries — plus local eggs, honey and wine fill the market, with crafts at the north end. For additional information, call 530-756-1695 or visit http://www.davisfarmersmarket.org.