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 sweet spot! $20 Advance/$25 at door. Advance tickets recommended. Fine refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. Art Exhibit open for viewing in Gallery. Event and ticket info at www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465. 707-874-9392
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 Mertz as he leads us on a song and spoken word journey through history, with the power and beauty of black traditional music. From work songs to spirituals, from gospel to blues and jazz, this inspiring presentation will celebrate the wisdom and courage of black music, and the indelible mark it has made on American culture. Singing along is encouraged! Also features vocalist Nancy Louise, with Brendan Buss on saxophone. $15 Adv. /$20 at the door. Fine refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465.
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 musician/educator Laurie Lewis, and outstanding singer/songwriter Claudia Russell perform some of their favorite tunes, accompanied by virtuoso guitarist Nina Gerber. You won’t want to miss this unique sharing of stellar talents in our intimate acoustic space! $22 Adv/$25 at the door. Fine refreshments; Art Gallery. Wheelchair accessible. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465.
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 some well known musical friends! Doug Jayne of KRCB will be the MC. $20 Adv/ $25 at door. Fine refreshments. Art Gallery open. Wheelchair accessible. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465
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 and funny themes, storytelling and poetry, and expertly rendered accompaniment that will engage and inspire us together in choral community. Directed by Andrew DelMonte. Be sure to buy your tickets early, as our concerts do sell out! Adults $15, Kids 12 and under Free. www.occidentalchoir.org
Fri. December 6 @ 8 pm “Community First Night’- $10. – Occidental Center for the Arts (3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental)
Sat. December 7 @ 8 pm; Sunday Dec. 8 @ 3 pm; Sat. Dec.14 @ 8 pm – Occidental Center for the Arts
Sun. December 15 @ 3 pm – Glaser Center (547 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa)…
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 warm and magical performance full of laughter and mischief, politics and passion that will leave the audience spellbound. He has recently relocated to the magic isle! so do not miss this unforgettable afternoon of music and spoken word in Occidental. $20 Adv/$25 at the door. Fine refreshments available. Art Gallery open. Accessible to people with disabilities. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 707-874-9392. OCA is a non profit performing and fine arts center staffed by volunteers.
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 and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians throughout their first quarter century as a working unit.Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance. www.marleysghost.com. Please do not miss this special West County appearance by this phenomenal group at our acoustic sweet spot on Bohemian Highway! $18 Adv/$23 at door if available. Fine refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. Art Gallery open. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465,
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 Murphy Ct. Occidental CA. 95465. 707-874-9392
Glenn Houston and Stevie Coyle: The Quitters
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 and cosmic jams to a first time ever Halloween Bash at OCA! There will be a $250 cash prize for Best Halloween costume! $15 Adv/$18 at the door. OCA is wheelchair accessible. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 707-874-9392. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465.
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 trio of young talents, as they merge the soul-stirring beauty of flamenco tradition with jazz, world music, rock and soul influences. $20 Advance/$25 at the Door. Fine Refreshments. Art Gallery open. Wheelchair Accessible. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 707-874-9392. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental, CA. 95465