California Concerts


Columbia California 4th of July Street Dance

Main Street
Columbia, CA

July 4, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Last year, 2022, was the Great Mother Lode Brass and Reed Band, concert & dance in the street. 2023 has not been announced.

Big Band Street Dance

Columbia State Historic Park
Main St.
Columbia, CA

July 15, 2023, 6-10 p.m. band to be announced
Big Band Street Dance 

Columbia Fiddle & Bango Contest

Columbia State Historic Park Gazebo
Columbia, CA
Free to see,

September 23, 2023, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fiddle & Bango Contest (yes, bango)  More than 40 musicians compete for prizes in the following categories: fiddle, banjo, vocal, guitar, mandolin and miscellaneous.

Held in conjunction with the Poison Oak Show and Chili Cook-off, the bango contest offers a  grand prize --usually a gold nugget, and there are cash and gift certificate prizes in each category.

There is an entry fee to compete in each category.

The Fiddle & Bango Contest is free to the viewing public. Bring lawn chairs, hats and sunscreen. Souvenir T-shirts that support the cause cost $20. 

ll ages and music genres are represented in this contest, which is sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Competition begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. and continues all day, except for a lunch break, which features a Chili Cook-off


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.