For those who live in Napa Valley – or wish they did.
June 20, 2016
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|The Insider's guide to Napa Valley||Published each Monday in Napa Valley|
|Music and Drama in Napa Valley
See NapaValleyNow.com for details on future events.
July 1 – Judy Collins
July 6 – Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
July 14 – Comedian Brian Regan
July 16 – Hotel California – A Salute to The Eagles
July 23 – Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Aug. 11 – Ziggy Marley
Aug 23 – Band of Horses
Aug 30 – Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Sept. 3 – An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Sept 16 – Art Garfunkel
Sept 17 – Get the Led Out – The American Led Zeppelin
Sept 23 – Iris DeMent and Loudon Wainwright III
Sept 24 – Big Head Todd and the Monsters Present: Songs of Willie Dixon
Oct 4 – The Gregg Allman Band
Oct 5 – Ani DiFranco
Oct 10 – Colbie Caillat
Dec 1 – An Irish Christmas
Dec. 8 - Lewis Black
Most shows are at 8 p.m. The Uptown Theatre is at 1350 Third St. in Napa. The box office phone is 259-0123 x 6 and website is www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.
Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
June 26 Symphony Napa Valley presents Double Double
July 9 The Fab Four
July 30 La Santa Cecilia
Aug. 14 Dan Goodman Nonsense and Verse
Get information and tickets at www.lincolntheater.org or 944-9900.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
Visit www.musicnapavalley.org, www.napavalleytheater.org or call 256-7500.
Lucky Penny Community Arts Center
Saturday, July 2: "Stars & Stripes & Songs & Such" with Dani Beem
Saturday, July 9: "Fly Me to the Moon" with Danielle DeBow and Michael Scott Wells
Saturday, July 16: "Miscast Napa"
Saturday, July 23: "The Big Broadcast of 1946" -
Most shops are at 8 p.m. and all cost $25. Drinks are available.
Long Meadow Ranch Bluegrass plus
Monday, July 4th Sierra Hull plus fireworks
Saturday, Aug. 13 Fruition
Sunday, Aug. 21 The Brothers Comotose
Friday, Aug. 26 Trout Steak Revival
Saturday, Sept. 3 The Lil' Smokies at Native Sons Hall, St. Helena
Sunday, Oct. 2 LMR All-Star Big Band benefit concert for the Timothy W. Hall Foundation
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, 738 Main St., St. Helena
Robert Mondavi Winery summer concert series
All the shows are on Saturdays:
July 2, American Authors with fireworks display the
July 9, Blues Traveler
July 23, Ingrid Michaelson
July 30, O.A.R.
Sign up at www.robertmondaviwinery.com.
Napa City Nights
Silo’s Coffee House series will feature folk and bluegrass from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays. The June Coffeehouse schedule:
• June 23 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
• June 30, Howell Mountain Boys
The cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door and includes coffee and dessert. I assume you can buy wine, beer and cocktails if you don’t want to imbibe caffeine at night…
For information visit www.silosnapa.com or call 251-5833.
Silo’s is at 530 Main St. in Napa.
Compadres’ Music on the River
Compadres’ annual Music on the River starts Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and continues from 4 to 7 p.m. every Sunday until Labor Day weekend. Here are the next month’s offerings:
June 26: Double Shot – mix of rock and country rock standards
July 3 - Nitelites
July 10 - The Full Tilt Band, featuring Donna Spitzer
July 17 - Davies-Dukes Band
July 24 - Greg Richmond Band
July 31 - Johnny Fittipaldi and Friends
Compadres Rio Grille is at 505 Lincoln Ave. in Napa. Call 253-1111.
Goose & Gander summer Sundays on the patio
1-4 p.m. in the garden patio with no cover charge.
June 26 The Good Bad Band
July 3 Marty O’Reilly
July 10 Dixie Giants
July 17 the Sextones
July 24 Derek Irving and His Combo
July 31 Reservoir Days
Aug. 7 P.A. Furnace
Aug. 14 Kenya B trio
Aug. 21 Brad Parsons Band
Aug. 28 Worlds Finest
Sept. 4 Ordinary Sons
1245 Spring Street in St. Helena
Farmstead Friday music
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch features a local artist at our restaurant's outdoor bar every Friday evening for live bluegrass, classic rock and folk music. The music starts at 6 p.m., following happy hour, and food and drinks are for sale.
June 17: Lisa-Marie Johnston
June 24: Misisipi Mike
July 1: James Patrick Regan
July 8: Lisa-Marie Johnston
July 15: Sow Belly Trio
July 22: UltraFaux
July 29: Misisipi Mike
Aug. 5: Misisipi Mike
Aug. 12: Lisa-Marie Johnston
Aug. 19: Smorgy
Aug. 26: Sow Belly Trio
Sept. 2: Kyle O'Brien
Calistoga Concerts in the Park
Thursday Nights 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Pioneer Park at1308 Cedar St. in Calistoga
June 23 Kingsborough classic-soulful rock n’ roll
June 30 Rosetown Soul Soul and R&B Revue is a 7 piece "Blues Brothers" inspired event band
July 7 Swing 7 swing band plays swing, jazz, Latin and R&B
July 14 Wild Catahoulas Cajun/ Zydeco band
July 21 Twice as Good with father-and-son Native American Paul and Rich Steward Blues Duo
July 28 The Vivants bluegrass, old-time country and sister-harmonies.
Aug. 4 Poor Man's Whiskey fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock and old school jam
Aug. 11 Saint Ashbury Jeremy Cozakas and Ashley Mitchell walk a thin line between alt country and contemporary rock.
Aug. 18 Decades material that spans from the '40s to today.
Aug. 25 Boys of Summer
Books by Paul Franson
The NapaLife Insider's Guide to Napa Valley
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