2017 Summer Fall Events Schedule
2017 Special Events:
Sideline at the Cottonwood Studio – August 25
This is what Art Menius of Bluegrass Unlimited has to say about Sideline:
“Sideline is a powerful group of seasoned pros which has been getting busier and busier since this “side project” became a main gig for its members.
Sideline consists of Steve Dilling (banjo), Skip Cherryholmes (guitar), Jason Moore (bass), Troy Boone (mandolin), Nathan Aldridge (fiddle) and Brad Hudson (dobro). As the name suggests, Sideline intended to be a sometime band, but the success of their debut album made Sideline a main line.
Sideline captures so much of what was great about bluegrass in the 1980s and early 1990s. In large measure, Sideline serves up what was contemporary bluegrass thirty years ago. It sounds traditional in 2015. Sideline’s driving bluegrass with killer harmonies and propulsive rhythm, well-chosen blend of new and old material, and especially the focus on being an equal ensemble takes the listener right back in time to when these guys were jamming in the campground.
These musicians all speak the same language. Steve, Jason, Nathan, and Brad all come from the same area, went to the same festivals, picked in the same jam sessions, and heard the same bands. California-born guitarist Skip Cherryholmes spent 13 years with his family band before choosing to become a North Carolinian. Newest member of the band, Troy Boone recently graduated from the East Tennessee State University bluegrass program and adds his distinctive voice to the band.
This band loves playing together and projects just that on stage and in recordings. “
If you’ve never been to a house concert at The Studio, here’s what to expect (besides great music and musicians).
At The Studio we usually kick things off about 6:00 with a casual potluck dinner (BYOB). The band usually starts playing at 7:00 and they do a couple of sets, 30 – 45 minutes, with a break in between for dessert and drinks and buying any merchandise that the band has to share.
It’s a good idea to order your tickets ahead of time online. Space is limited and the last two concerts have sold out weeks ahead of time.
The Studio in Old Town Cottonwood
3270 Main Street, Cottonwood CA
District 6 puts on 2 events each month including the First Sunday of the Month Jam at St. James Lutheran Church in Redding and the 3rd Sunday of the Month down at the Millville Grange in Palo Cedro, CA.
Please note that the Millville Grange has changed their name and are now known as the Palo Cedro Community Hall.
The First Sunday of the Month
St. James Lutheran Church
2500 Shasta View
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The Jamming starts at 1:00PM with a free Old Time Fiddle & Bluegrass Concert Performance at 2:00PM
Followed by the Open Mic. Come early to sign up for the Open Mic – if you have a band and want to perform for the concert portion talk to us at the jam. This event usually shuts down at about 4:00 PM.
The Third Sunday of the Month
Palo Cedro Community Hall
(formerly the “Millville Grange”)
20237 Old Forty-Four Drive
Palo Cedro, CA
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Free Old Time Fiddle & Bluegrass Concert Performance on the stage at 2:00PM followed by the Open Mic. Come early to sign up for the Open Mic – if you have a band and want to perform for the concert portion talk to us at the jam. This event usually shuts down at about 4:00 PM. There is usually a jam session that breaks out in the Dining Room.
Both of these family friendly events are very similar and will have musicians of all ages and skill levels that come and show up. We are glad to see just about any acoustic instrument. Mostly you will see Fiddles, Flattop Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Dobro’s and upright Basses. Everyone is welcome to come down and join in the fun, join in and play or just watch and even sometimes dance. All events are open and free to the general public.
Sometimes an event will get canceled – sometimes it our fault and sometimes not. In any case – if you are on the email list we will do our best to let you know what is going on and if a “normal” event gets canceled. We also send out local music event notices – especially announcements from the Oaksong Music Society and other concerts that we feel our members would be interested in attending.