BAKERSFIELD: Lightning in a Bottle May 20-25, 2020 (updated) Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, CA Tickets, lightninginabottle.org
JOSHUA TREE: Joshua
Tree May 16-19, 2019
Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground
2601 Sunfair Road
Joshua Tree, CA
Early bird tickets: joshuatreemusicfestival.com Tickets: $160 approx. Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music A family-friendly global music experience in the magical Mojave, with continuous live music, yoga from sunrise to sunset, an action-packed Kidsville, magical visual arts, healthy food options, inspiring playshops, world market, Astronomy Theatre + so much more.
Line up: Vintage Trouble | Dynohunter | My Baby | Oliver Koletzki | Dachambo | Gene Evaro Jr | Trouble in the Streets | After Funk | Earth Arrow | Diggin Dirt | The Cole Williams Band | Desert Rhythm Project | Smoked Out Soul | Thumpasaurus | Baraka Moon | Radio Skies | Revel in Dimes | Moontricks | Youssoupha Sidibe | Night Glitter | City of Trees | Myshkin Warbler | The Amritakripa Band | Beats & Rhymes | Gabriella Evaro | Sahba Motallebi | The Adobe Collective | Dega | Megan Hutch | Jesus Gonzalez | Subko | Songwriter Session
DANA POINT: Doheny Blues Festival, May 18-19, 2019
Sea Terrace Park
Pacific Coast Highway & Niguel Road
Dana Point, CA, 92629
Dana Point, CA
The annual Annual Blues Festival provides incredible entertainment.
Line up: Taj Mahal Quartet | Robert Cray Band | John Mayall | Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals | Allman Betts Band | North Mississippi Allstars | Sue Foley | The Paladins | The Delgado Brothers | GA-20 | The 44s And Friends | Brandon Taz Niederauer | Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan | Jonny Lang | The Marcus King Band | Vintage Trouble | Southern Avenue | Roy Gaines | Nick Moss Band With Dennis Gruneling | Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | B.B. And The Blue Shacks | Lindsay Beaver | Johnny And Jaalene
Fiesta del Sol
May 18-19, 2019
fiestadelsol.net Admission: Free Free Parking & Shuttle service from the Stevens Avenue Lot and Via De La Valle Lot
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: Mission San Juan Capistrano Battle of the Mariachis May 18, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. SOLD OUT! Tickets missionsjc.com
TEHACHAPI: 3rd Annual Western Swing Out Weekender
Where: Downtown Tehachapi May 24-27, 2019
Annual Western Swing Out Weekender in scenic Tehachapi, California! Enjoy your favorite Western Swing Bands in a picturesque Small Town environment. A Perfect holiday weekend getaway for Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music Fans Alike! Three days and two nights of live music, a vintage western film festival, western costume competition, swing dancing, vintage vendors, an outdoor beer garden, and all the classic appeal of the vintage 1930s-1950s era. All Concert Venues are in walking distance. We plan to invade the town with a foot stompin' and rebel rollickin' weekend of Western shirts, cowboy hats, and Patio dresses as far as the eye can see, all while enjoying an amazing line up of your Favorite Bands! To purchase tickets or for more information visit westernswingout.com
Rock May 24-26, 2019. Napa Valley Expo
575 Third Street Tickets on sale 1/9/18, 10 a.m. $339 three day pass to $3900 bottlerocknapavalley.com
FULLERTON: The Muckenthaler Jazz Festival May 16-June 20, 2019
Muckenthaler Cultural Center 1201 West Malvern Ave Fullerton, CA. Cost: $30, themuck.org
Eric Reed Trio, Modern, Classic, Mainstream
Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Vocalist Andy James and her Octet, feat. Lolly Allen - Vibes Summit
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Joe La Barbera Quintet feat. Bob Sheppard and Clay Jenkins - Post Bop Jazz
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.
Bill Cunliffe and Imaginacion feat. former Tonight Show trumpeter Chuck Findley - Red Hot Latin Jazz
Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.
Vocalist Carol Bach Y Rita and her band -Sensual Brazilian Jazz
Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.
Tribute to Ray Charles with former band members Paul Kreibich, Ricky Woodard and former Raelettes
Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.
All events rain or shine. Programs and classes subject to change without notice. No refunds on purchases. Please note: $1 conv. fee per item. Outdoor events may be moved indoors due to inclement weather.
Festival May 24-26, 2019 $85-up, Californiarootsfestival.com
Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Road
Line up: Stick Figure | Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals | Atmosphere ...
RIVERSIDE: Saturation Fest, May 24-26, 2019
Music & Arts combine in a multi-venue event.
SILVERADO: OC Musicfest May 24-27, 2019
Oak Canyon Park
5305 East Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676
Line up: Pink Talking Fish | Cubensis | GrooveSession | Shred is Dead - Marcus Rezak | Robert Jon & The Wreck | Jerrys Middle Finger | Dupp Brothers | Other Mother Brother Band | Brothers Gow | Mestizo Beat | Shaky Feelin' | The Brett Davis Experience | Hempstring Orchestra | Alpine Camp | Rich Sheldon | TV Broken 3rd Eye Open | Liquormiths | West Coast Strayz | Gospel Swamp | OC Music Jamstars
BELDEN TOWN: Emissions Festival May 24-27, 2019
14785 Belden Town Rd
Belden Town, CA 95915
The Emissions festival is a celebration of the West Coast Bass Culture and the stunning creativity that surrounds it. Each year the event pushes the parameters of the creativity & the culture itself. Belden is located on the North Fork Feather River
Line up: Smasheltooth | Suds | Bogl | Saule | Jalaya | Gutta Kick | Snuffy | Barely Great | Cambot | Star Monster | Jleon | D.M.T. | Chark | Pilz Beats | Kozom | Kowta | Concentrate | Torbjorn | Womp Rat | Zipse | Grymetyme | Mike.Ill | Call Me | Asteroids & Earthquakes | Beat Kitty | N.O.X. | Kissay | Kahji | Mhytee | Nadasound | Sbass Jamz | Drezza | Drmwvr | Junglebandit | Purp | Gnome Beats | Knicker Bacher | Mr. Bugatti | Brittanyfromearlier | Redublic | Chvrlie Hustle | Cannabass | Jai Bay Bae | Sherlock Ohms | General Nao | Guidance | Kimothy Leary
SIMI VALLEY -
Blues Music Festival May 25-26, 2019
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, California
GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 23-27, 2019 Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California strawberrymusic.com
AVILA BEACH: Tequila Beach Festival May 25, 2019 (formerly a Blues Festival on this weekend in past years) 12-5 p.m. at Avila Beach Resort. Over 50 tequila brands and Mexican beers. 21+ only. Features band Mana Pancha with Diego's Umbrella $45-125, otterproductionsinc.com
TOPANGA: Topanga Days
May 25-27, 2019
Topanga Days Fair
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
AUBURN: String Fling Acoustic Music Festival May 2-4, 2019 Registration: auburnrec.com
Thursday Showcase 7 p.m.
Friday Concert 7 p.m.
Saturday Workshops, 9 a.m.
$25 pre, $30 door
LONG BEACH: Just Like Heaven Music Festival May 3-4, 2019
Queen Mary Events Park
Long Beach, CA
Line up: Phoenix | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Mgmt | Beach House | Miike Snow | Passion Pit | The Rapture | Grizzly Bear | Strfkr | The Faint | She Wants Revenge | Peter Bjorn & John | Tokyo Police Club | Breakbot | Neon Indian | Washed Out | Miami Horror | Shiny Toy Guns | Ra Ra Riot | Tennis | Rac
YUCAIPA: Yucaipa's Music & Arts Festival May 3-5, 2019
Use 35139 Yucaipa Blvd Yucaipa Ca 92399 The event takes several blocks on Yucaipa Blvd.
6-10 p.m. Friday
12-10 p.m. Saturday
12-7 p.m. Sunday
BRAWLEY: Kickin' It Country, May 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Country Bands compete for a grand prize while you get to vote for your favorite! You can enjoy the sunshine drinks and good BBQ! Bring you favorite lawn chair or blanket! Location: Brawley Cattle Call Arena $7, brawleychamber.com
CHICO: Wildflower Music Festival
May 4, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
The End of Normal
2500 Estes Road
Chico, CA 95928
Bring the family for free activities, jump houses, petting zoo, crafts and kids 12 and under get in free! Food vendors, Sierra Nevada brew, dancing and great bands. Line up: Hot Flash | Triple Tree | Electric Circus | Nicki Bluhm | ALO
CLOVERDALE: Cloverdale Fiddle Festival May 4, 2019, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The festival is a presentation of California State Old Time Fiddle Association District 10, The Cloverdale Citrus Fair and the Sonoma County Folk Society. Location: Citrus Fairgrounds, Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale, CA. cloverdalefiddles.com
TOPANGA: Topanga Blues Festival May 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Topanga Canyon, CA
Tickets: $35-100, scbsevents.org
Line up: Arthur Adams | Jimmy D. Lane | Aki Kumar's Hollywood Blues | Christina Vane
Michelada Music Festival with Sonora Dinamita May 4, 2019, 7 p.m.
3540 N Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
Line up: La Sonora Dinamita | WC | Petey Pablo | Los Cadetes De Linares | The Twins | Adina Howard | RBL Posse | Diamond Ortiz and Mariachi Quinto Sol
VISTA: Rhythm and Brews Music Festival May 4, 2019, 12-4 p.m.
Craft Beer Festival Vista Village District
Vista, CA 92084
Line up: Matt Costa | Low Volts | Francis Blume
BAKERSFIELD: Haggard Boxcar Festival May 11, 2019
Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
$25-30, kerncountymuseum.org or call (661) 437-3330
In honor of local legend, Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937 - April 6, 2016), instrumental in creating the Bakersfield sound.
EUREKA: Redwood Coast Music Festival May 9-12, 2019
Redwood Coast Music Fest Rain or Shine - a great time. Four fun-filled days of Jazz, swing, calypso, zydeco, blues and more. Happening all over town. Free-always running, jitney bus service connects it all. The Adorni Center and the Muni have big dance
BUENA VISTA LAKE:
Lightning in a Bottle
May 8-13, 2019
Buena Vista Lake, CA
Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life.
Line up: Flying Lotus, Santigold, Toro Y Moi, Disclosure, Channel Tres, DJ Koze
SAN DIEGO : Gator By The Bay May 9-12, 2019
Spanish Landing Park
San Diego, CA
Nearly 100 musical acts and performances on seven stages, Southern culinary delights including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana, shopping and more.
Line up: Marcia Ball | Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie | Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band | Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys | Gunhild Carling | Aki Kumar & Bollywood Blues | Rick Estrin & The Nightcats | Roy Rogers | John Nemeth | Johnny V Vernazza | The Rhythm Shakers | The Farmers | Sons of Soul Revivers | Lil A & The All Nighters | BB & The Blues Shacks | Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets | Alabama Mike | Chase Walker | Anthony Cullins | Blues - Friday | Benji Davis | Whitney Shay | Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra | Mercedes Moore Band | Casey Hensley | Three Chord Justice | PHT Patrick Howard Trampus Band | Whiskey Ridge | The Chris Fast Band | The Sleepwalkers | Blue Largo | Fuzzy Rankins | Michele Lundeen | The 44s | The Fremonts | Harmonica John Frazer | Sea Monks | Lady Dottie & The Diamonds | Liz Grace & the Swing Thing | The Tourmaliners | Nathan Rivera & Jessie Andra Smith | Sarah Rogo | Bobby Sanchez Combo | Euphoria Brass Band | New Orleans Brass Band | Tomcat Courtney | Chickenbone Slim | Bill Magee Blues Band | Flipside Burners | Theo & the Zydeco Patrol | The Bayou Brothers | Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters | San Diego Cajun Playboys | Abby Girl & the Real Deal | The Stilettos | Fontenot, Pappion & Plauché | High Life Cajun Band | Gypsy Swing Cats | Blitz Brothers | Manny Cepeda Orchestra | Latin - Sunday | Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas | Tim “Steelbone” Cook | David Sousa & Zydeco Mudbugs | Crew D'Etat Brass Band | Crown Point Jr. Music Academy | Clinton Davis Trio | Zzymzzy Quartet | Gregory Page | Robin Henkel | Suzanne Chaillot Breaux
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival May 9-12, 2019
Parkfield Cafe & Community Center - Parkfield, CA parkfieldbluegrass.org
Line up: Special Consensus | The Cache Valley Drifters | Slocan Ramblers | Rebekah Long | Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk | Blue Summit | The Littlest Birds | One Button Suit | Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players | Mission Blue | Amber Cross | Have More Fun Stringband | North Country Blue | SLO County Stumblers | Robin Fischer | Gerry Higbies Kids on Stage
Festival May 11, 2019, 12-10 p.m.
Twin Pine Park
30 Twin Pines Lane
Bluegrass in the Spring Americana Music Festival
May 11-12, 2019
Calico Ghost Town Mother's Day Weekend.
Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA
Line up: Grasslands | Out of the Desert | Lilies of the West | Virtual Strangers | and S.W.B.A. Bluegrass Kids | Special Consensus | Nu-Blu | Scott Slay and the Rail | Windy Ridge | Chris Cerna and the Bluegrass Republic | The Billhillyz
calicotown.com or call 1-800-86-CALICO.
Calico Ghost Town
36600 Ghost Town Road Yermo, CA 92398.
HUNTINGTON BEACH: CANCELED! Like Totally Festival, May 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Public Image Ltd. with John Lydon of the Sex Pistols | Kim Wilde | Martin Fry & ABC | The Romantics |B-Movie | Animotion | Greg Kihn Band | All Star Jam with The Reflexx feat. Richard Page from Mr. Mister | Nick Richards from Boys Don't Cry | KROQ DJs Richard Blade Jed the Fish | Freddy Snakeskin | Rockin' Fig | Jimmy Alvarez. On the sand at PCH and Magnolia Street. Retail Vendors | Food trucks | costume contest | Celebrity impersonators and so much more. Bringing music, style and memories to the beach! Buy Tickets Now2 stages & 18 bands on the sand at Huntington State Beach The 4th Annual Like Totally Festival Location: Huntington State Beach, 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. $65-up, Free age 10 years & under Liquor served, liketotallyfestival.com
LA Area: California Dreaming Festival September 15, 2018
Planet Unity Events, Underground Soulz, & Massive Ent are putting together a great line up for this years California Dreaming Festival.
CONCORD: Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue May 31, 2018, 2nd Annual Tribute to Steve Sage--7 bands in 70 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Concord; Willow Pass & Grant Street Admission and Parking: Free, cityofconcord.org
THOUSAND OAKS: Conejo Valley Schools All District Music Festival
April 30-May 23, 2018
Fred Kavli Theatre-Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Thousand Oaks, CA
$10-25 approx., conejoschools.org
The All District Music Festival!
In cooperation with the City of Thousand Oaks, The Alliance for the Arts, The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, and CVUSD.
VISALIA: The Great Western Southern Gospel Fan
Fest May 3-5, 2018
Location: Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA. fanfestivals.com
FOSTER CITY: Polynesian Festival May 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
- 5 p.m.
Leo Ryan Park Amphitheatre
Cultural performances from award-winning professional Polynesian Dance companies from around the Bay Area.
SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz
Bluegrass Fair May 5, 2019
At The Duckpond in San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society FREE springtime gathering kicks off the outdoor bluegrass season. scbs.org | bluegrass
First Festival May 4-5, 2018
2220 Tanzanite Way
Sacramento, CA 95834
Sacramento's Biggest Music Festival with craft beer, custom cocktails, locally brewed coffee and 1 indoor and 4 outdoor stages
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Ho'olaule'a May 5-6, 2018, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
San Diego Ho'olaule'a brings the Spirit of Aloha back to De Anza Cove Park.
Santa Clarita Valley Pacific Islander Festival
May 5-6, 2018
24151 Newhall Ave.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
OAKLAND : Blurry Vision May 12-13, 2018, 12-10 p.m.
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
2777 Middle Harbor Rd
Oakland, California 94607
Event produced by Goldenvoice-SF (sister to Goldenvoice in LAthe creator of Coachella and Stagecoach.) which operates The Warfield and The Regency Ballroom and book numerous other shows through out Northern California.
PLEASANTON : Hawaiian May Day Festival May 12-13, 2018, 10 a.m. -
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
VICTORVILLE : Freestyle & Old School Music Festival May 12, 2018, 4
San Bernardino County Fairground
WHITMORE : Whitmore Mountain Music Faire May 12, 2018, 8 a.m.
Downtown Whitmore, CA
The Whitmore Mountain Music Faire is a day of food, music, parade, Mike Wiley Memorial Car & Bike Show, motorcycle poker run, beer booth, kid fun, horse shoe tournament, vendors, bake sale table, and barbecue lunch
FRESNO : Grizzly Fest May 18-19, 2018, 2:30-11:59 p.m. Location: Woodward Park, Fresno, CA. Tickets: grizzlyfestival.com
BREA : Brea Bonanza Days Country Music Festival May 18-20,
210 W Birch St. | Brea Blvd. & Birch Street
$35-100 approx. breadowntown.com | eventbrite.com
Line up: Line Dancing Lessons. Event produced by Brea Downtown Owners Association
CAMPBELL : Boogie on the Avenue, Campbell's Music Festival May
19-20, 2018, 10 a.m. both days.
Campbell's music festival is free
BERKELEY : Himalayan Fair May 19-20, 2018, 10 a.m.. Some of the best World Music and traditional music & dance from Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, and Bhutan, along with amazing food and shopping opportunities. Entry is free. Location: 13017 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA. himalayanfair.net
MOUNTAIN VIEW : The Gaana Music Festival May 19-20, 2018
Biggest Indian music festival in the US ever
1 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
AGOURA HILLS : Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival May 20,
Agoura Hills, CA
Southern California's favorite tradition for 58 years. Always the 3rd Saturday in May, and always at Paramount Ranch's famous Western Town, movie location.
CAMARILLO : Rebozo Festival May 20, 2018, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
201 Camarillo Ranch Rd
Camarillo, CA 93012
Line up: Instone Live | Oxnard College Ballet Folklorico Mestizo under the direction of Mati Sanchez | Mariachi Aguilas de Oxnard de J. Carlos Ozuna | La Sonora Dinamita
BIG SUR: Hipnic X May 18-20, 2018
Big Sur, CA 93920
3 Day Camping Packages via Fernwood phone (831) 667-2422
SANTA FE SPRINGS: May 19, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Heritage of Aloha Festival
Santa Fe Springs Heritage Park
12100 Mora Dr.
Santa Fe Springs, CA
hooilinafoundation.com | heritageofalohafestival.com
SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Jazz Festival May 18-19, 2018
Held in Mission Plaza
San Luis Obispo, CA
YORBA LINDA: Western States Gospel Music Association Spring Sing May
19, 2018, Noon - 6 p.m. wsgma.com
Richfield Community Church
Yorba Linda, CA
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Taco Fest May 19, 2018, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA
$25-35 age 21+ only, sdtacofest.com
Food, music, and cultural celebration
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