Friday, June 23rd • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Shawn Holt is the son of legendary Blues Legend Magic Slim. If you like what Magic Slim and The Teardrops have been doing for the last 35 years, you can continue to enjoy that unique sound and energy with Shawn Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's band.
Saturday, June 24th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
The Frank Bey and Anthony Paule Band, eight pieces of soul-blues musical genius, has been mesmerizing West Coast audiences since 2011. Frank Bey’s hypnotic vocals and Paule’s lofty guitar playing, keep their band on a shelf all by itself.
Sunday, June 25th • 7pm & 9pm • $22
J. C. Smith, winner of the 2012 Metro Newspapers Best of Silicon Valley “Best Original/local Band”, and 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award winner is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an outstanding performer noted for his energy and charisma.
Tuesday, June 27th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements.
Wednesday, June 28th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
One of the most versatile Musicians Singers and Entertainers on the music scene today, Mr. Alvon Johnson is the obvious choice for your entertainment needs. He travels the world singing and swinging Jazz standards with Big Bands.
Thursday, June 29th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
David Gerald grew up to the sounds of the blues, R&B and Rock music in his hometown, Detroit, and is now playing his Blues infused Soul Rock music nationally with his band.
CD Release Show
Friday, June 30th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
The Delta Wires is a big, high-energy harmonica and horns blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area.
Saturday, July 1st • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery.
Sunday, July 2nd • 7pm & 9pm • $24
The Soul Soldiers, performing the hits from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway.
CD Release Show
Monday, July 3rd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for three years but three decades. Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”
Tuesday, July 4th
There are no shows today, we are closed.
Wednesday, July 5th
There are no shows today, we are closed.
Thursday, July 6th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Armed with a degree in Guitar Performance from the esteemed Berklee College of Music and with the soul of a musician three times his age, Leyhe combines classic blues guitar with modern electronic instrumentation and creates a sonic mesh you’ll surely feel in your core.
Friday, July 7th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
The Earl Thomas show is a celebration. He sings like a man who's seen everything, rasping out songs in a well trained voice of grit and flint and hard traveling and after nearly two decades in the music business, he is in peak form.
Saturday, July 8th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
The Earl Thomas show is a celebration. He sings like a man who's seen everything, rasping out songs in a well trained voice of grit and flint and hard traveling and after nearly two decades in the music business, he is in peak form.
Sunday, July 9th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
HOT ROUX is a fresh, energetic original band with a sound and genre all their own. They are always rooted in rhythm and harmony. Whether toe tapping or all out dancing they’re guaranteed to make your feet move!
Special Guest: Daniel Castro
Tuesday, July 11th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, July 12th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $22
Grady Champion is an electrifying blues singer and harmonica virtuoso. He has been compared to Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Lionel Ritchie, and Smokie Robinson.
Friday, July 14th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging sextet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook. The band is a meeting of elite jazz and blues musicians including 11-time GRAMMY® Award winner and Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay & noted Bay Area guitarist Chris Cain.
Saturday, July 15th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
They are considered one of the most exciting live acts in the Blues genre, and beyond. The Cafe R&B sound is firmly rooted in electric Blues, but theirs is a tapestry of Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B, and Americana.
Sunday, July 16th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force. Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer. He is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound.
Special Guest: J.C. Smith
Tuesday, July 18th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, July 19th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
He helped to create the Blues genre in a career that spans five decades. Craig builds his music on a diverse foundation of sounds, having played jazz, R&B and rock ‘n roll, in addition to the blues, during his early years as a musician.
Thursday, July 20th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
It's soul music with a vintage-retro feel. Price’s gift is to sing with passion, but not to over sing; emotionally she spans from the sassy to the poignant!
Friday, July 21st • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
This child prodigy’s soul is possessed with the feeling, passion and fire of the much older men who created the most important genre of American music, the Blues.
Saturday, July 22nd • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
This child prodigy’s soul is possessed with the feeling, passion and fire of the much older men who created the most important genre of American music, the Blues.
Sunday, July 23rd • 7pm & 9pm • $24
This child prodigy’s soul is possessed with the feeling, passion and fire of the much older men who created the most important genre of American music, the Blues.
Special Guest: Drew Zingg
Tuesday, July 25th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, July 26th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Brad Wilson is a California guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues and is a charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. His songwriting has a hard-charging Americana/Blues/Roots style. His guitar playing is contemporary blues and he can rip on lead.
Featuring Alabama Mike & Anson Funderburgh
Thursday, July 27th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Andy T Band is fronted by guitarist Andy T with “Alabama Mike” Benjamin as lead singer and BMA-nominated guitarist Anson Funderburgh has joined the band.
Friday, July 28th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
A preternaturally talented son of a Hungarian immigrant, John Németh gained his early chops on the harmonica, building on the style of rootsy heroes like Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson.
Saturday, July 29th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Every night that award-winning harmonica player, singer and songwriter Rick Estrin and his cohorts The Nightcats perform live— wherever in the world that may be—a crowd of dancing, shouting, laughing and cheering people will be enjoying some of the best live music they’ve ever heard.
Sunday, July 30th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Tia's constantly being compared to legendary female singers Tina Turner, Koko Taylor and Aretha. Sure her power and sassy style of story telling may be similar, but Tia Carroll has her own unique star power. Don't pass on America's hot new sweet heart Tia Carroll.
Special Guest: Terry Hanck
Tuesday, August 1st • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, August 2nd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Lead guitarist Chris James and bassist Patrick Rynn are a San Diego-based duo, whose high-energy approach remains deeply rooted in traditional electric blues from Chicago to all points south.
Thursday, August 3rd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $30
This four-time winner of the prestigious Blues Music Award’s Drummer of the Year (2010-2014) is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world and has begun to make a name for himself as a traditional blues guitarist, as well.
Friday, August 4th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
This four-time winner of the prestigious Blues Music Award’s Drummer of the Year (2010-2014) is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world and has begun to make a name for himself as a traditional blues guitarist, as well.
Saturday, August 5th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue's everywhere.
Sunday, August 6th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Sardinas has a reputation for packing intensity into his live performances. His six albums have displayed a distinct style that musically pushes the boundaries of rock and blues, and the world has taken notice.
Opening Act: Eric Long
Tuesday, August 8th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Doug MacLeod, a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist was born in the blues and is rooted in the American tradition. He recently won the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.
Wednesday, August 9th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $15
Exploding in the blues scene with genuine ruckus raising vinyl-worthy American blues rock, The Chase Walker Band is a sight to behold! Chase was featured as one of "The top ten musicians under 18 you need to know" in the April 2015 issue of American Blues Scene Magazine.
with Alan Iglesias & Crossfire
Opening Act: Buster Brody
Thursday, August 10th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $24
Alan Iglesias draws from a wealth of SRV musical history and knowledge as well as his own life experience to faithfully reproduce the famed Texas "thundershuffle" and perform each show ever-mindful of the tremendous responsibility that he bears...to do his very best to bring back as much of the original experience as he possibly can, every time he takes the stage.
with Alan Iglesias & Crossfire
Friday, August 11th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Alan Iglesias draws from a wealth of SRV musical history and knowledge as well as his own life experience to faithfully reproduce the famed Texas "thundershuffle" and perform each show ever-mindful of the tremendous responsibility that he bears...to do his very best to bring back as much of the original experience as he possibly can, every time he takes the stage.
Saturday, August 12th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Anthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. The Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist is propelling blues rock into the contemporary music culture with his unapologetic approach to reinventing the genre in relevant and fresh ways.
Sunday, August 13th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Studebaker John is a Chicago blues original, who plays from the heart and always takes his own distinctive approach to contemporary blues.
Tuesday, August 15th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Gino's performances are spontaneous, explosive, and original- a triple threat to the music world. He is the definition of an "old soul" with a voice as smooth as velvet but tough as nails.
Wednesday, August 16th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
A commanding singer and keyboardist (piano, organ, and accordion) who delivers classic and original material with conviction and authenticity.Willis’ music is deeply rooted in traditional American forms: blues, boogie-woogie, country, rockabilly, gospel, zydeco.
Thursday, August 17th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Montoya is a self taught guitar slinger who plays with an emotional intensity few string benders possess. Playing left-handed and upside down like Albert King, Montoya learned his guitar techniques from his years with legendary bluesman Albert Collins.
Friday, August 18th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $30
Ronnie Baker Brooks has been climbing the blues world’s ladder all his life. He has toured with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor.
Saturday, August 19th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Ronnie Baker Brooks has been climbing the blues world’s ladder all his life. He has toured with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor.
Sunday, August 20th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements.
Tuesday, August 22nd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
With a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling as a blues Musician.
Opening Act: Travis Larson Band
Wednesday, August 23rd • 7pm $24 & 9:30pm $20
Long acclaimed as one of the world’s most creative and intense guitar and keyboard players, Mike Keneally’s talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequalled in rock music.
Thursday, August 24th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. "Echos of the blues like Freddie King, Buddy Guy ..Nick Schnebelen's world-class guitar playing leads the way." JS, Seatle PI
Friday, August 25th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery.
Saturday, August 26th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Gaines received a W.C. Handy award and Living Blues "Comeback Artist of the Year" award in 1999. He has toured and recorded with blues greats like Chuck Willis and Ray Charles and did session work for Bobby "Blue" Bland and Junior Parker.
CD Release Show
Sunday, August 27th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for three years but three decades. Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”
Special Guest: Nancy Wright
Tuesday, August 29th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Bay City Blues is our weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre.
Wednesday, August 30th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Sexy shack-shackin’ music - that's Howell Devine. They deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past.
Thursday, August 31st • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force. Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer. He is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound.