Music

‘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(…)

Teresa Tudury & Friends ! at Occidental Center for the Arts December 21

Saturday December 21 @ 7:30 pm. Teresa Tudury & Friends at Occidental Center for the Arts. Direct from her current Las Cruces, New Mexico home, Sonoma County’s favorite singer- songwriter and musical comedienne returns to her former Occidental digs for the ‘holidaze’ to gift us with her own brand of madcap musical magic ; along with(…)

Occidental Community Choir Winter Concert Schedule

Now in its 41st year, the consistently melodious Occidental Community Choir offers up a winter concert series entitled “Within Us All “. In the spirit of introspection and reflection that the winter season can summon, and featuring the original songs for which the choir is well loved, this concert series promises to deliver sweet and soulful harmonies, uplifting(…)

Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp & Story at Occidental Center for the Arts Nov. 17

Sunday November17  @ 4 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts proudly presents Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp & Story. Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harpers and master storytellers in the world today. In ‘Celtic Harp & Story’, he weaves the marvelous old Irish tales of wit and enchantment together with ethereally gorgeous harp melodies into a(…)

Marley’s Ghost at Occidental Center for the Arts

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm. Marley’s Ghost at Occidental Center for the Arts!  Marley’s Ghost is nothing less than a national treasure, the capable inheritors of the archetypal Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band. An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr., Jerry Fletcher, and Bob Nichols, the band can sing(…)

The Quitters: Glenn Houston & Stevie Coyle to Perform at Occidental Center for the Arts

Sunday October 27 @ 4 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents The Quitters: Glenn Houston & Stevie Coyle. Don’t miss this iconic Americana acoustic/electric guitar picking twosome (The Waybacks, Hearts On Fire, Houston Jones),who are perennial Strawberry Music Festival favorites, at our acoustic sweet spot! $20 Adv/$25 at door. Fine refreshments; Wheelchair accessible; Art Gallery open. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 3850 Doris(…)

Halloween Bash with Music be the Thugz at Occidental Center for the Arts

Thursday October 31 @ 7:30 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents Halloween Bash with the Thugz!! A fun-filled evening of dancing and frolicking awaits you when West County favorites The Thugz (Tribal Hippie Underground Zone) – long-time purveyors of cosmic Americana and old-time psychedelic music – bring their positive vibes and communal spirit, original songs(…)

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio! Tp Perform at Occidental Center for the Arts

Friday October 25 @ 8 pm. Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio! at Occidental Center for the Arts. Internationally renowned flamenco guitarist/composer/educator Juanito Pascual is on tour with a powerhouse trio featuring Grammy-nominated percussionist Tupac Mantilla and bassist Brad Barrett.They have played our venue before and wowed the audience!  Do not miss the mesmerizing virtuosity of this fine(…)

Danny & Essence to Perform at Occidental Center for the Arts

Saturday, October 12th @ 8 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents Danny & Essence: Dynamic Americana Duo. Enjoy an evening in Occidental as this multi-talented duo performs classic Americana tunes as well as delightful originals. Award winning songwriter and vocalist Essence Goldman www.essencemusic.com has received national recognition for her support of ALS victim Bernie Dalton (Bernie &(…)