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Landon Christensen

Fourth annual Davis Music Festival set to sound off

Despite the heat, there will be dancing in the street at the upcoming Davis Music Festival.

For one weekend each summer, downtown Davis is transformed into a mini South by Southwest, a popular music festival in Austin, Texas. Concertgoers buy a wristband and bounce around the bars and clubs downtown, and watch a variety of bands playing rock, folk, funk, hip-hop and more.

The fourth annual Davis Music Festival takes place from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 21, featuring more than 40 bands across eight venues in downtown Davis. In addition to the main event, there’s an …

Local trio set to shake up The Palms

Chris Webster and Tracy Walton — front women for local favorites Mumbo Gumbo — teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Bill Edwards to form Webster, Walton, Edwards, and the trio recently released an album entitled “Trees.” Webster, Walton, Edwards will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Walton and Edwards were in […]

June 03, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music Festival kickoff party benefits KDRT

The fourth annual Davis Music Festival is right around the corner on June 21. To get into the spirit, there’s a Davis Music Festival kickoff party and KDRT (95.7 FM) fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, featuring The Bottom Dwellers, Owl Paws and The Lurk & Million Dollar Giveaway at Sudwerk Brewery, […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Red Union Blue inks record deal

Teacher by day, rocker by night, Chris Lee is following his dream with Red Union Blue. The Davis High School teacher started the local rock/pop/country band two years ago, and now has signed a record deal. Want to hear their music? Red Union Blue will play a free, local show at 1 p.m. Saturday, May […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sunday night music series thrives at I-House

Check it out What: Sundays at I-House When: 7-9 p.m. Sundays, April 6 and 27 and May 4 and 25 Where: International House, 10 College Park, Davis Admission: Free, with a $5-$15 donation suggested Info: facebook.com/SundaysAtIHouse or 916-541-8980. International House, Davis, has been promoting international understanding since 1981. According to internationalhousedavis.org, the mission of I-House […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a musical journey with Webster, Gerber

Details Who: Chris Webster and Nina Gerber When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $20, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. in Davis Info: 530-758-8058 Take a trip down Apple Blossom Lane with Chris Webster and Nina Gerber. The duo will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Musicians come Home for the Holidays early this year

That’s the ticket What: Home for the Holidays benefit concert for Davis School Arts Foundation When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children, available at Watermelon Music and Armadillo Music Info: 530-758-2455, billyfairfield.com There’s no place like home for the holidays. Gather the family […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music fundraiser Festival on the Green features top-name performers

There’s a party in Central Park this weekend that’s been four years in the making. Music Only Makes Sense and the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation are hosting the first Festival on the Green from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Nine bands will perform on two stages in  Central Park in Davis. Scheduled to […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Davis Music Festival rocks on

The annual Davis Music Festival, which celebrated its third year in June, has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2011. This year, 65 bands performed at 13 venues throughout downtown Davis over two days. Although a date for the 2014 festival hasn’t been set yet, music fans should plan to attend this […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

No maybe about it, Carly Rae Jepsen to play in Davis

In the know What: Carly Rae Jepsen When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Mondavi Center Tickets: $39.50 Info: www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 “Call Me Maybe” is more than a hit pop song, it’s a cultural phenomenon. From the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez dance video on YouTube, to Cookie Monster’s “Share it Maybe,” the song was omnipresent last summer. “Call Me […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Blank Tapes return to Davis

The Southern California trio The Blank Tapes is bringing its ‘60s style psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll with a beach-party vibe all the way to Northern California. Fans of early Beatles, The Kinks and The Velvet Underground will dig the band’s groovy sound. The Blank Tapes, along with pals Mystic Braves and Hindu Pirates, will perform […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Music Festival: 2 days, 65 bands, 13 venues

That’s the ticket What: Davis Music Festival, featuring 65 bands; proceeds benefit the Davis School Arts Foundation When: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Where: 13 venues around downtown Davis Tickets: $25 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; $30 at the door; for a $15 upgrade, hear JD McPherson at 7 […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

One-woman show to benefit Trek for a Cure

Local resident Annette De Bow has been living with the rare, progressive blood cancer, myeloproliferative neoplasm, since 2008. Her particular disorder, polycythemia vera, causes overproduction of blood cells in the bone marrow. There is no known cure. De Bow decided to confront the deadly disease head-on by raising money to find a cure. In 2010, she […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pull up ‘a place in the sun’ with Pablo Cruise

Check it out Who: Pablo Cruise headlining “Groovin’ in the Grove,” a family-friendly benefit for SADVC and Soroptimist International of Woodland When: Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, with Beam at noon, Grooveline at 2 p.m. and Pablo Cruise at 4 p.m. Where: Nelson’s Grove, 15285 County Road 99E, Woodland Tickets: $25, available at http://groovininthegrove.brownpapertickets.com This Sunday, find […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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