Music

OCA Welcomes Back the Scions of Ireland’s Famous Singing Black Family

Friday, March 16 , 2018 @ 8 pm. The Black Brothers Band ! OCA is proud to welcome back the charismatic scions of Ireland’s famous singing Black Family- Michael and Shay Black- and their fine band, featuring fiery fiddle virtuoso Bobbi Nikles and famed pianist (‘The Commitments’ soundtrack) Eamonn Flynn. Don’t miss their exciting mix of(…)

Occidental Center for the Arts Presents Famed Folk Singer/songwriter Duo Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Saturday March 10 @7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents famed folk singer/songwriter duo Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen from Vermont! Gillette (Darcy Farrow; Bed of Roses; Back on the Street Again) and his wife, singer-instrumentalist Mangsen will delight you with traditional and contemporary folk songs, rich harmonies, accomplished guitar, banjo, and concertina accompaniment, and a(…)

French Oak Gypsy Band at Occidental Center for the Arts

Sat. February 24 @ 7:30 pm. French Oak Gypsy Band  at Occidental Center for the Arts. Come on down to our acoustic sweet spot to enjoy a fresh spin on French and American Swing Era classics, Django –inspired, plus world music tunes. This popular local band features magnetic vocalist Stella Heath, with Gabe Pirard on guitar/vocals (both formerly(…)

Cajun Dance Music at Occidental Center for the Arts

Cajun Dance Music: Saturday February 17 @ 7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts. Cajun Mardi Gras Dance Party! with Suzy Thompson & Aux Cajunals. Renowned roots musician/fiddler Suzy Thompson sings and plays Cajun accordion, fiddle and guitar joined by Eric Thompson, vocalist daughter Allegra plus other fine musicians for some foot-stomping, smoking hot Cajun(…)

LGBTQ Community Well-represented on Stage and Among the Winners at the Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City and several artists delivered powerful statements about sexual harassment, immigration, and the overall state of America. Throughout the night, the LGBTQ community was well-represented on stage and among the winners, writes Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media.(…)

Grammy-winning Jazz Quartet Performs at OCA

Saturday January 27 @ 7pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents: Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration. Sterling jazz quartet featuring Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist McCandless (Paul Winter Consort; Oregon) and guitarist Foley-Beining with Tom Shader on bass and Tom Hayashi, drums playing original compositions at OCA’s acoustic sweet spot. $18 Advance/$22 at the door. Cabaret seating. Fine Refreshments. Wheelchair Accessible.(…)

Guitar Virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino Live at Occidental Center for the Arts

Saturday December 16 @ 8 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts. Guitar Virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino ! Internationally renowned finger picking acoustic guitarist, composer and master teacher D’Agostino will present a dynamic 8 pm concert covering his original classical, folk, Irish, Italian, Brazilian, flamenco and jazz compositions as well as holiday music. Don’t miss this warm and(…)

The Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts: ‘Alleluia Anyway’ December Dates

December 2,3,8,9,10 .The Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts: ‘Alleluia Anyway’. Guest Music Conductor Sarah Saulsbury. OCC ushers in the holiday season with its unique blend of original compositions, old favorites, and contemporary and classical music from across the spectrum of genres and traditions.This year’s offering celebrates the necessary art of kindling light during the dark months of winter,(…)