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Carolyn Schmitz
07/27/2014 11:45 AM

"Robin Hood" opens August 15 at Volcano Amphitheatre, in Volcano. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

July 30

The Lemon Hammer: A blend of rock, folk, blues, soul and pop, The Lemon Hammer performs at Mountain Ranch Community Park. Calaveras County Arts Council presents the 23rd Annual Music in the Parks, free summer concert series, every Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic and low-back chair, and maybe a little bug spray just in case.

August 1

BellaGrace Tasting Room: Joshua Macrea will be the featured artist at BellaGrace, in Sutter Creek, on Friday, Aug. 1. Advance purchase cover charge is $20 for general admission, $15 for wine club members, and $25 on event day. Food, wine and beer are available for purchase. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening from 6 to 9 p.m. No outside alcoholic beverages. For up-to-the-minute concert information, visit bellagracevineyards.com.

TGIF Free Summer Concert: AmadorArts presents the next installment of its TGIF Summer Concert Series with Over the Edge, voted Best Band in Amador County for 2013 and 2014. On Friday, Aug. 1, bring your lawn chair, a picnic, your beverage of choice and a light sweater to the Volcano Amphitheatre as Over the Edge performs lively music to help usher in your weekend.

August 2

Lockwood Firehouse Station: Join Lockwood Station #2 for its first Firehouse Concert. Lockwood Station #2 is located at 19715 Shake Ridge Road, at Hale Road, On Aug. 2, arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres, and at 7 p.m. for the concert. Enjoy outstanding music from Mark and Cindy Lemaire, entertaining with a mix of folk music and superb guitar playing. Just $10 per person includes appetizers, water, coffee or bring your beverage of choice. Proceeds benefit the volunteer firefighters. For details, call 296-5681.

Dancin’ In The Street: Amador City presents Dancin’ in the Street, featuring live music by Slade Rivers, dancing and an all-around good time from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit interesting shops, including Buffalo Chips, Andrae’s Bakery and the Imperial Hotel, and find out what that old beer booth is all about. There’s nobody to call, and no reservations to make. Don your dancing shoes and drop in for an evening of Dancin’ in the Street.

August 3

Backyard Blues ‘n’ BBQ: Historic Hotel Lêger hosts its Backyard Blues ‘n’ BBQ series every Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy live blues music and barbecue served in the outdoor pool courtyard when Studebaker Blues Band rocks the house. No outside food or beverages, please. Hotel Lêger is located at 8304 Main Street, in Mokelumne Hill.

August 6

Pip Gillette: The cowboy minstrel will perform at Turner Park, in San Andreas. Calaveras County Arts Council presents the 23rd Annual Music in the Parks, free summer concert series, every Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic and low-back chair, and maybe a little bug spray just in case.

August 9

Ukelele Madness: Amador City presents Ukelele Madness, featuring music, dancing, food and an all-around good time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit interesting shops, nosh on fun foods and dance with your friends. On Saturday, Aug. 9, lose yourself in uke jams and workshops. Bring your ukelele and join in.

August 15

Swing Gitane: Head over to the Italian Picnic Grounds where Swing Gitane will be getting everyone up and off their feet for an evening of lively dancing. This six-member band, with a female vocalist, performs acoustic “Hot Club” swing music, and American, Latin and cowboy jazz standards. Music starts at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit back, but get ready to get up and dance and have a great time. The TGIF Summer Concert Series is hosted by AmadorArts, a non-profit organization. For details visit amadorarts.org.

August 15  to September 13

‘Robin Hood:’ Volcano Theatre Company presents, “Robin Hood,” directed by Joe Svec. This lively tale of heroic adventure and treachery should not be missed. The play runs weekends from Aug. 15 through Sept. 13, in the Volcano Amphitheatre. Bring your low-back lawn chairs, a light sweater and a picnic dinner to enjoy before the performance. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $16, $14 for seniors or $11 for students under 18. For details visit volcanotheatre.org.

August 29

Dave Stamey: Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year  by the Western Music Association. He’s delighted audiences in 20 states, and prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Come to BellaGrace Tasting Room, bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening, from 6 to 9 p.m. Advance-purchase cover price is $20, $15 for club members, and $25 on event day includes music. Dinner food offerings, by Hotel Sutter Chef Darius, are $10. Beer and wine by the glass or bottle are available for purchase. No outside alcoholic beverages. For up-to-the-minute concert information, visit bellagracevineyards.com.

August 23

Swine Soiree: The outdoor western event will feature a barbecue by local catering company WRP, with all the fixin’s, plus live country music by Feather River Band, perfect for line-dancing or any kind of two-steppin’ stomp your boots may be hollerin’ for. Never line-danced? Learn tonight! The event is presented by AmadorArts, with the hosts Rich and Sue Kendall, “inviting y’all to come out and have a good time while raising needed funds for local arts programs.” A no-host bar will feature local wines and Lagunitas Beer and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Western theme, a Mystery Wine Bottle Purchase and many other surprises are planned. The cost is $40 a person. Call AmadorArts, at 267-9038, or visit amadorarts.org, and use PayPal. Once you’re on the guest list, directions to Rattlesnake Gulch will be sent to you.

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