Music

The World Premiere of the Cotati Accordion Virtual Festival Happens August 22

The World Premiere of the Cotati Accordion Virtual Festival will be taking place this coming August 22nd and 23rd from 11:00am to 3:00pm online for all to view. There will be no fee, donations will be accepted, and the platforms will be forthcoming. Internationally acclaimed virtuosos from 9 different countries, such as Cory Pesaturo, Alex Meixner, Pietro Adragna and Gary Blair,(…)

What’s Happening at Occidental Center for the Arts Now

Dear friends and supporters of the arts: I hope you are all safe and warm, and finding ways to keep yourselves entertained. As you know, OCA has put all of its activities on hold for the duration of the County’s shelter-in-place order. So far, we have rescheduled all ticketed events through May, and will resume(…)

Most North Bay Concerts & Events Canceled or Postponed

Here’s a partial list: From the Sebastopol Center for the Arts In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, and with heavy hearts, the leadership of Sebastopol Center for the Arts has decided to postpone all public events, gallery exhibits, programs and classes. This includes the postponement of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. We believe it(…)

The Black Brothers Band at Occidental Center for the Arts

 Saturday March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm. The Black Brothers Band. Occidental Center for the Arts welcomes back the charismatic scions of Ireland’s famous singing Black Family- Michael and Shay Black- and their fine band, featuring famed pianist Eamonn Flynn (‘The Commitments’) with  dynamic accordion player Felim Egan.The brothers have a new album! made with family members(…)

Billie Holiday Project at Occidental Center for the Arts February 15

Saturday February 15, 2020 @ 8 pm. Billie Holiday Project at Occidental Center for the Arts. Evocative songstress Stella Heath skillfully interprets Lady Day as she fronts a stellar quintet of Bay Area musicians for a musical tribute to the life and art of the legendary singer for Valentine’s weekend and Black History Month at our acoustic(…)

‘Singing the History of Black America’ at Occidental Center for the Arts February 8

Saturday February 8 @ 7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents ‘Climbing Up the Mountain’: Singing the History of Black America. Benjamin Mertz is a charismatic Bay Area performer, composer, song leader, writer, human rights activist, and the founder/director of Joyful Noise Gospel Singers. He has just released his first CD entitled ‘Climbing Up the Mountain’. Join Benjamin(…)

Words and Music with Laurie Lewis, Don Henry, Claudia Russell and Nina Gerber at Occidental Center for the Arts Jan. 12

Sunday January 12 @ 3 pm. ‘Words and Music’: Laurie Lewis, Don Henry, Claudia Russell with Nina Gerber. Occidental Center for the Arts. Please join us for a memorable afternoon performance of outstanding music as three award-winning songwriters trade songs in a Nashville-style song circle. Prepare to be moved as Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, beloved bluegrass(…)