Category: Arts & Entertainment

2011 Summer Concerts in the Park Conclude with the Blackberry Music Festival this Sunday

The 2011 Summer Concert Series presented by Scott Valley Bank will conclude with the Blackberry Music Festival this Sunday, September 4th at the Mount Shasta City Park. Part of the annual Cool Mountain Nights and Blackberry Festival, The Blackberry Music Festival will feature three different bands, berry pies, food, games and lots and lots of fun! The Music Festival starts at noon and runs until 6:00 in the evening. This year’s musical guests are Leslie Tift & Tom Scott (Folk/American), Bill Churchill & Friends with Victor Martin (Rock/Blues) and Yogoman Burning Band (Dance/Groove).

For more information about Cool Mountain Nights and the Blackerry Festival visit the Mt. Shasta Chamber online.




What to Do This Weekend in Siskiyou County

Summertime is a great time to get out and get involved in a multitude of activities happening throughout Siskiyou County. Here are just a few events and activities to enjoy this coming weekend:


Friday - August 5, 2011

  • First Friday Open House at the Marble Rim Gallery in Fort Jones. Click here for more info!
  • “Gazpacho - A Spicy Summer Delight” : This new exhibition opens at Liberty Arts in Yreka and is a collection of work from multiple Siskiyou County artists. For more information visit Liberty Arts online.
  • Live music by The Bar Chords at The Audacity and Cafe in Yreka at 7p.

Saturday - August 6, 2011

  • Junior Ranger Day at the Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake. Click here for more info!
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration at Ringe Pool in Yreka. From 1 to 7 p.m. admission will be 50 cents per person or 61 cents for two people. The first 50 customers will receive a free soda.
  • Poolside Luau to benefit the Dotty Olson Pool in Etna. The fundraiser goes from 6 to 9 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $12 for ages 10 and older, $6 for ages 4 to 9. Children ages 3 years and younger are free. To purchase tickets visit a Scott Valley Bank branch, Dotty’s in Etna or the Dotty Olson Pool office.  The fundraiser includes a dessert and silent auction.
  • Want to know more about the history of Hilt?  The Siskiyou County Historical Society is hosting former Hilt resident Terry Tallis to present the “History of Hilt Comes Alive” at 2 p.m. at the Siskiyou County Museum. For more information visit the Siskiyou County Historical Society’s Facebook page.
  • The 3rd Annual Yreka Kid’s Block Party presented by Shoppe Serendipity will take place in downtown Yreka from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The event is free and will be located on South Broadway Street (which will be blocked off to motor vehicle traffic for the event.)

Siskiyou County Farmer’s Markets

  • The Dunsmuir Farmers Market will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is located at the Children’s Park next to the library.  (The market is open every Saturday).
  • The McCloud Farmer’s Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the McCloud General Store and Building Supply. (The market is open every Saturday).
  • The Montague Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon in Railroad Park. Everything at the market is Siskiyou County grown.


Upcoming Events

  • Next week is the start of the 2011 Siskiyou Golden Fair. Visit the fair website for more information about entertainment, exhibitions, food and more!


Want to have your event listed in the “What to Do This Weekend” weekly post on VisitSiskiyou.org?  Please send the details of your event to [email protected].  We cannot guarantee that every event will be included.


Don’t Miss the ShastaYama Taiko Festival this Weekend!

The 7th Annual ShastaYama Taiko Festival will be held this coming Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Shastice Park in Mt. Shasta. While tickets are no longer available online, they will be available at the gate. The show begins at 6 p.m. and gates will open at 5 p.m.. For more information visit ShastaYama online.

If you purchased your tickets online they will be available at will-call.

Ticket Prices:

$25 18 years and up

$20 13 - 17 years

$15 5 - 12 years

4 years and under are free with an adult ticket.

Directions to the Festival:

From I-5, take Central Mt. Shasta Exit 738
Turn East on Lake St. towards the Mountain
Turn Right on Rockfellow
Turn Left on Adams (Park Entrance)


Mossbrae Music Festival July 23rd

The Mossbrae Music Festival is coming up on July 23rd, so get your tickets now.

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood (funk/soul, R&B and jazz)
Earl Thomas and the Blues Ambassadors (blues, rock, soul and funk)
Sound Advice (high energy, funk grooves, R&B tunes, blues, rock and original material)

Nestled by the Sacramento River, the event will be held at the City Park within the shady Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens.

PRESALE Tickets are $30 until July 20th ($40 starting July 21st). You can order tickets online through the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce website


Weed’s 4 & 20 Blackbird Music Festival coming July 30th

The 4&20 Blackbird Festival will encompass 2 blocks of between Lake and Gilman Streets of downtown Weed, and feature up to 5 stages, diverse food and vendor booths, street entertainers, and music from over 45 bands, with music ranging from folk, to bluegrass to country to rock! Local businesses will be in full participation. Tickets are $5 and $10 and can be purchased at the event.
To see a full lineup of bands, go to the 4&20 Festival website or check out the Facebook page.

Each year, Spring and Summer bring the opportunity for new growth, and this year is no exception. On July 30th, the Mongo Party, RadioStar Studios, and Blackbird Event Promotions in partnership with the Weed Chamber of Commerce plan to celebrate this special time with the 4&20 Blackbird Music Festival. The goal of this festival is to raise funds to purchase a new street clock and signage for the town of Weed, as well as restoring the iconic “Weed Palace Theater” marquee.


Scott Valley Bank Concert Series is underway: Gimme Shelter up next on July 1st

16th Annual Scott Valley Bank
Summer Concerts in the Parks

Friday, July 1st, 6:30 p.m. - Miner Street Park, Yreka
Gimme Shelter Classic Rock from Local Favorites
Darrin W. Mercier, Attorney at Law Sears, Yreka Yreka Paint & Decorating

Friday, July 8th, 6:30 p.m. - Miner Street Park, Yreka
Groove for Thought R&B, Jazz & Infectious Grooves (As seen on NBC’s The Sing-Off)
Black’s Home Furnishings G & G Ace Hardware  Gold Nugget Printing

Friday, July 22nd, 6:30 p.m. - Miner Street Park, Yreka
Chicago Tribute Authority Horns, Energy & Reminiscing
Bruce Riger, MD The Yreka Subways John D. Durney, DDS - a Family Dentist
Attention all Kids! THIS CONCERT ONLY!
Fun & Crafts at the Siskiyou County Arts Bus

Friday, July 29th, 6:30 p.m. - Miner Street Park, Yreka
Broadway Phil & The Shouters Rhythm, Blues & Smokin’ Harmonica
ABY Petro, Inc. / Yreka Valero Siskiyou Telephone Surroundings

Sunday, Sept. 4th • Mt. Shasta City Park • Noon til 6 pm
Blackberry Music Festival
Three Bands! Berry Pies!  Plus Food & Games
Presented by the Mt. Shasta Rotary Club
Leslie Tift & Tom Scott – Folk/Americana
Bill Churchill & Friends with Victor Martin – Rock/Blues
Yogoman Burning Band – Dance Groove

Special thanks to all of our 2011 season sponsors! Please show your appreciation by shopping locally!
Lawn seating.  Pack a Picnic!


All-Star lineup set for 7th String Summit on July 6th

From the Mt. Shasta Herald…

Sean Watkins from the Grammy winning band Nickel Creek, and Indian tabla player Ty Burhoe were added last week to the already stellar lineup of musicians scheduled to perform at the 7th annual Summer String Summit concert July 6, 2011 in the College of the Siskiyous Kenneth Ford Theatre in Weed.

Produced by renowned acoustic musicians and educators Tashina and Tristan Clarridge, the Wednesday night concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

It will again bring together many influential and innovative musicians from the worlds of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, old-time and Swedish folk music for an evening of music and dance.

Six-time Grand National Fiddle Champions and northern California natives Tashina and Tristan Clarridge have, literally, grown up in the company of these musicians. Acclaimed in their own rights, both have risen to become sought-after performers and teachers in the new American acoustic tradition.

To read more, go the the Mt. Shasta Herald website…


Dunsmuir Gallery Walk Sat, March 26th - see something new

The town of Dunsmuir, along the Upper Sacramento River, is hosting a gallery walk this weekend - but it’s not what it may sound like. Rather than walking from gallery to gallery, the Dunsmuir Storefront Gallery tour of the town is past empty storefront windows that have been cleaned up and dressed up with art by local artists. The opening reception is Saturday, March 26th from 1-6pm. For more detials, visit the Dunsmuir Storefront Gallery Facebook page. It’s a fun way to see local art and a fun way to bring a sense of vibrancy to a town that’s looking for a new way to deal with tough economic times. As you walk through the town looking for Storefront Galleries you’ll also walk past the shops and restaurants that form the heart and soul of this old railroad town.

Browsing the Dunsmuir Storefront Galleries


So as your checking the art, be sure to check out the open businesses as well. Dunsmuir is known for its excellent selection of dinner restaurants, and Cornerstore Bakery is the  favorite for breakfast. There are several galleries downtown, like the Brown Trout, Janye Bruck-Fryer’s Ruddle Cottage. The recently opened Dunsmuir Brewery Works is a big hit for local brews, pub food and live music. Just a few ideas to get you started exploring Dunsmuir. Have fun!


Get your tickets: Suzanna Vinnik April 3rd in Yreka

Soprano Suzanne Vinnik returns to the Yreka Community Theater with her repertoire of beautiful vocals, Sunday, April 3rd from 3– 4:30p. Hosted by the Red Scarf Society. For tickets call the Theater at (530) 841-2355.

A little bit about Ms. Vinnik:

“This summer Suzanne Vinnik will take the stage as Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme and cover Anna in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel during the 2011 Castleton Festival. During the 2011 – 2012 season she will perform Leila in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, and cover Violetta in La Traviata with Pittsburgh Opera. Further engagements include an Opera Gala in Pforzheim Germany prior to making her Savonlinna Opera Festival concert debut. Performances this season included an appearance in the Grand Prize Winner’s Gala and Concert at the The Jumeirah Essex House honoring George Shirley and the late Shirley Verrett, the finals for the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera at Carnegie Hall, and Abagail in The Crucible with Mannes Opera. Upcoming engagements include excerpts from La Traviata with Mannes Repertory Orchestra, the Winner’s Concert for the Liederkranz Foundation at Carnegie Hall and a returning solo concert with the Red Scarf Society for the Performing Arts in Northern CA.”


Concert Series starts Friday in Yreka

The 2009 Scott Valley Bank Concerts in the Parks Series:

FRIDAY, JUNE 12 6:30 p.m. Miner Street Park, Yreka
The Housecats  Rock n Roll
Lalo’s Mexican RestaurantLaw Office of Darrin W. MercierMedical Center Pharmacy & Compounding/MC Medical Equipment
Friday, June 19 6:30 p.m. Miner Street Park, Yreka
The Cheeseburgers  Shrimpboat Rock
McDonald’s of Yreka & Weed • Black’s Home FurnishingsSimas’ Green Thumb Landscapes/Ernie Rizzardo Landscaping

Friday, June 26 6:30 p.m. Miner Street Park, Yreka
Tempest  Celtic Rock
Etna Brewing CompanyEdward JonesWest Coast Paving and Chip Sealing

Friday, July 3 • 6:30 p.m. • Miner Street Park, Yreka
5 a.m.  Original Rock
Shasta Forest Products, Inc. • Sears, YrekaHanon’s Floors

Friday, July 10 6:30 p.m. Miner Street Park, Yreka
The Essentials  Funk, R&B
Weed Building Supply, Inc. • Bruce Riger, MDABY Petro, Inc./Yreka Valero

Friday, July 24 6:30 P.M.Miner Street Park, Yreka
One Horse Shy  Americana/Country Rock
Les Schwab TireAlpine Business EquipmentGold Nugget Printing

Friday, July 31 6:30 p.m. Miner Street Park, Yreka
Gimme Shelter Classic Rock
SPECIAL for Children - this concert only - all aboard the Siskiyou Arts Council Mobile Art Studio
John Durney, DDS, Inc.- A Family Dentist • Girdner Funeral ChapelYreka Paint & Decorating

Saturday, Aug.1 Ft. Jones Ball Park 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Boyz Nite Out Contemporary A Capella
Siskiyou TelephoneScott Valley Auto PartsFort Jones Lumber Yard

Sunday, Sept. 6 Mt. Shasta City ParkNoon til 6 pm
Blackberry Music Festival
Live Music, Fun, Food & Games
An Annual Project of Mt. Shasta Rotary Club