Saturday, May 27th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Lurrie Bell is on a blues journey that started early, divined by fate, fueled by spiritual and secular forces, beaten and scarred by unfathomable tragedy and heartbreaking illness, finally finding redemption in the music that defines him. It’s the blues that is in Lurrie Bell’s soul, that’s for certain.
Sunday, May 28th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana trio from California’s breadbasket. Canales’ guttural vocals combine a hard-edged storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation.
Tuesday, May 30th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
One of the most versatile Musicians Singers and Entertainers on the music scene today. He travels the world singing and swinging Jazz standards with Big Bands. His love and respect for the American art form is shared by large and enthusiastic audiences all over the world.
Wednesday, May 31st • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
S.E.Willis, originally from West Virginia, has been playing the piano and harmonica since the age of six, and organ and accordion since his teens. He started playing in rock and roll bands along Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 in 1967. Willis’ music is deeply rooted in traditional American forms: blues, boogie-woogie, country, rockabilly, gospel, and zydeco.
Thursday, June 1st• 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Band leader Ed Ivey and his nine-piece lineup of sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba/bass, drums, piano and guitar features one of SF's standout soul singers, Emma Jean Foster, who is a principal singer in the Glide Memorial church choir.
Friday, June 2nd• 7:30pm & 10pm • $24
Dubbed an “old soul”, Vanessa Collier is a multitalented saxophonist, vocalist, and award-winning songwriter. Vanessa delivers soulful bluesy vocals and gritty saxophone solos, demonstrating masterful musical skill in each incredible high-energy performance.
Saturday, June 3rd • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Dubbed an “old soul”, Vanessa Collier is a multitalented saxophonist, vocalist, and award-winning songwriter. Vanessa delivers soulful bluesy vocals and gritty saxophone solos, demonstrating masterful musical skill in each incredible high-energy performance.
Sunday, June 4th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
The San Francisco-based Eddie Neon Band is working hard to expand their music’s reach to a diverse group of fans. They perform standards as well as E.N. originals. Eddie defines their music as “blues, R&B, funk with a Jazz edge.”
Tuesday, June 6th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’roll. Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”
Wednesday, June 7th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Blues Fans have long been well aware of vocalist and lead guitarist Chris James and bassist Patrick Rynn as the leaders of their own band, the Blue Four, as well as for their stellar work with a dazzling array of blues legends.
Thursday, June 8th • 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.
Friday, June 9th • 7:30pm & 10pm • $22
“Ray is a real phenomenon, and you sit there not believing what you are seeing and hearing…It was really one of the most unbelievable moments I’ve experienced at any concert. Amazing.” - Jason Debord on Rocksubculture.com
Saturday, June 10th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $22
Named one of fifteen rising harmonica stars by Living Blues Magazine in 2014, George may be the first and only recorded blues player to make the chromatic harmonica his full time instrument.
Sunday, June 11th • 7pm & 9pm • $20
An award-winning guitarist and composer, San Francisco based Lloyd Gregory is a well-established musician whose style is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately charismatic.
Tuesday, June 13th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
The Chicago-born South Florida-based silver-haired saxman, singer, bandleader and songwriter, knows it is good to live in a world of classic New Orleans R&B,steamy strolls, gorgeous soul ballads and West Coast jump blues.
Wednesday, June 14th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $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.
Thursday, June 15th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $22
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.
Friday, June 16th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $30
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats.Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide.
Saturday, June 17th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $24
Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940's and 1950's. Lavay Smith & her all-star 7-piece little big band pay tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition.
Sunday, June 18th • 7pm & 9:30pm • $20
Jerry delivers some of the most complex riffs imaginable. He is #68 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Eric Clapton called Jerry the "best guitar player in the world" when he first came to the U.S.
Tuesday, June 20th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Citing the gospel influences of Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Dottie Peoples and Whitney Houston, you can’t help but feel the Spirit moving through the entire room when Annika throws herself into the heart of a song. Audiences love her combination of blues and soul.
With Hans Bollandsås
Wednesday, June 21st • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
A master of the amplified Chicago blues sound, Kumar inherits his style from the harp legends of the 1950s and 60s. Aki has a unique voice in the blues, blending elements of blues harmonica pioneers of yesteryear with a signature sound of his own.
Thursday, June 22nd • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Blues Rock lead guitarist Laurie Morvan ignites audiences at her live shows with her incendiary guitar playing, while her amiable personality, positive attitude and creative storytelling are infused in her songwriting style.
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
Not many living blues musicians can say they have performed with and recorded for legends like Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner, Bruce Willis, Luther Tucker, Jimmy McCracklin, Pee Wee Crayton, Carla Thomas, Booker T. Jones, Percy Mayfield, Etta James, B.B. King, and Jimmy Reed. Ron Thompson can, and that's just the beginning!
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 • $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.
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: TBA
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.
Thursday, July 13th • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
Not many living blues musicians can say they have performed with and recorded for legends like Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner, Bruce Willis, Luther Tucker, Jimmy McCracklin, Pee Wee Crayton, Carla Thomas, Booker T. Jones, Percy Mayfield, Etta James, B.B. King, and Jimmy Reed. Ron Thompson can, and that's just the beginning!
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: TBA
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.
Special Guest: TBA
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.
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.