Lake County Music Guide – 8.11.22 – The Bloom

Mark Twain once said, “Life is short – break the rules. Forgive quickly – kiss slowly. Love truly – laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile”. So, as we all go into our second week of August, these should be words to live by. We’ve got another busy week of live music here in the LC. Here’s the live music schedule for the week of 8/11 through 8/15…

It’s a special treat on Thursday at the Saw Shop Public House in Kelseyville, not just because Dave Broida and Blues Farm are playing from 6 to 9:00, but it’s also Dave’s birthday, (I’m not revealing his age, but I heard he’ll be handing out keychains during the breaks made from his own core samples sealed in amber…). Come on down and wish Dave a happy birthday. For Sunday Brunch everybody’s favorite pianist, David Neft will be tickling the ivories from 11 AM to 1:30. The food at brunch is outstanding!

The Middletown Farmer’s Market at Middletown Square will present fresh, locally grown fruit and veggies, an assortment of handcrafted items and foodstuffs, plus the music of Fogg Revisited from 5 to 8:00. Please support our local farmers, crafts people, and musicians.

The Lakeport Summer Concert Series continues at Library Park on Friday with some excellent music, this time when Tom Rigney and Flambeau bring the Cajun and Zydeco to the western shores of Clear Lake from 6:30 to sunset. Bring a chair, a blanket, a hat, a picnic, and some beverages, and get ready to ROCK – Louisiana style…

On Friday and Saturday at Twin Pine Casino in Middletown, Gotcha Covered will be rockin both nights from 9 to 1:00. It’s a good weekend to dine, drink, and dance – and maybe a little gambling also…

At the Farmer’s Finest Farmers Market you’ll find on Saturday morning from 10 AM to 1:00 at the Shannon Ridge Mercantile your choice of fresh locally grown fruit and veggies, plants, tie-dye clothing, baskets, knick-knacks, foodstuffs, homemade balsamic vinegar – just tons of stuff you can’t live without. Music will be provided by the Bridge Band.

Library Park in Lakeport will play host to the Old Time Machines and Operation Tango Mike Car Show from 8 to 4:00. Live music will be provided by the Fargo Bros Band from 12noon to 3:00. On the move, indeed!…

The Clearlake Farmers Market will also feature locally grown fruit and veggies at Redbud Park Saturday afternoon from 5 to 8:00. There will be live music there as well…

O’Meara Bros Brewing in Lakeport will bring us on Saturday the power-producing sensations, Take 2 from 6 to 9:00. Who needs solar power? These two are so energetic they could probably generate enough electricity to power Lake County. And I’m certain you’re prolly gonna wanna have a couple of the O’Bros excellent handcrafted beers and ales just to keep from blowing a fuse. Great fun stuff, Maynard…

On Saturday evening, the Riviera Hills Lounge in the Riviera will present a full bar, sublime views, fine dining, and the outrageously good Classic Rock Music from the Fargo Bros from 6 to 10:00, outside on the patio. It doesn’t get much better than this…

If some Two-Steppin’ Music is what you’re jonesin’ for, Konocti Vista Casino will have you covered on Saturday evening when Buck Ford and the Lance Michael Cornwall Band get the party started from 6 to 8:00. C’mon ‘n’ say it – “HELL YEAH!”

Richmond Park in the Bayside Riviarea will celebrate Gary Hubbard’s birthday Saturday night from 8 to 12:00. Music will be presented by Howard Reggie Dockins. Gonna be a bash!

Robinson Rancheria Casino in Nice will bring back, by popular demand, the Hill Street Band on Saturday night from 9 to 1:00. Hey, it might be your lucky night!

On Sunday, the Pope Valley Winery way east of Middletown will have an event featuring the music of Groovy Judy starting at 11:30. $50 brings you wine, lunch and Flower Power. Tie-Dye clothing is optional, (there’s a tie-dye clothing vendor at the Farmers Market at the Shannon Ridge Mercantile on Saturday morning, just sayin…).

The Boathouse on Sunday in that nice little town of Nice will feature perfect weather, an excellent menu, a full bar and the off the charts great music of the Fargo Bros Band from 4 to 8:00. It’s the perfect place to wrap up your weekend, bar none…

Just up the road Dr Groove will be showing the Running Creek Casino crowd up in Upper Lake how much fun R&B, Blues, Soul and Funk music can be on a Sunday evening from 5 to 9:00. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes…

Saving the best for last, The Blue Wing Saloon in Upper Lake always has top notch entertainment, excellent food and a full bar – and this weekend is no different. On Friday, expect the Majide Trio to present Torch Ballads, Blues Classics, Show Tunes and a host of other delightful songs from 6 to 8:00. Saturday Supper will feature the wonderful Celtic and Bluegrass music of Uncorked led by Don Coffin and Andi Skelton from 6 to 8:00. Sunday Brunch will feature pianist, singer and raconteur Andy Rossoff and his Trio from 11:30 to 2:00. Sunday Supper will give you the man with the keyboard, David Neft from 6 to 8:00. And rounding off the weekend, Monday Blues will present the Hip Replacements – great name, fun band – from 6 to 8:00. Reservations are recommended for all shows.

Please put these events on your calendar; The Greg Rahn Trio will be rockin’ the pool at the Smiling Dogs Ranch Wednesday the 17th.

The Kelseyville Street Dance on Thursday the 18th will feature Blues sensation Chris Cain, plus local Blues sensations, Dave Broida and Blues Farm.

Karaoke, Open Mics and Open Jams.

Thursday at 7:00 the Catfish Coffee House and Chris Grant will host an Open Mic. All are welcome.

The Riviera Hills Lounge will host Karaoke on Friday with the Tattooed Cherries starting at 5:00.

Robinsons Rancheria Casino will host Karaoke Friday from 10 PM to 1:00 AM.

Mendocino County

Skunk Funk will be rockin’ the Arena Theater in Point Arena Saturday starting at 8:00.

Shanachie Pub in Willits will feature the music of Forrest and Friends on Saturday at 8:00.

Sundays in the Park, Todd Park in Ukiah will present the music of Con Brio with Weird Year starting at 6:00

Ukiah Brewing will have the place rockin’ when Wendy DeWitt and Kirk Harwood take the stage at noon.

The Jazz Dudes will wrap up the week at Ukiah Brewing starting at 6:00.

That about wraps up another week. Hope you’ve had a chance to check out what our live music scene has had to offer so far this Summer. If and when you go out this weekend, whether to check out the music or just have a meal, have fun – but please be safe…

Mike Guarniero

Mike has been playing professionally, both acoustic and electric, for 40+ years. He paid his dues in a robust Sonoma County music scene during the ’80s and ’90s, then DJ’d for 10 years after moving to Lake County in 1996. After retiring from his job of 26 years, because he recognized a growing local music scene, he decided to devote his time to playing live music again. He’s never looked back. Along with his regular band, Dr. Groove, he has filled in on lead guitar for local bands, (Fargo Bros, Blues Farm, CAM Band, Borrowed Time, Time Travelers). He’s played acoustic guitar at some of our local wineries, restaurants, farmers markets and art galleries. He’s also a semi-regular supporting various local Open Mics around Lake County. He writes and records original songs and has recorded original demos for other performers as well. For the last three years, he has posted on Facebook a local music guide called the Lake County Music Guide.

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