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The Calaveras Community Band, which traces its history to California’s Gold Rush days, will present a special Labor Day concert under the leadership of Director Mic Harper in the Murphys Community Park on Monday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m.

There will be music for everyone’s taste, ranging from swing and jazz to show tunes and marches. The band has added two new Latin tunes to its repertoire.

There is no admission charge. Families and other members of the community are invited to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy this holiday...

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Mandolin Orange band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Have you ever attended a concert and it felt as if the band was in your living room playing just for you? That is the ambiance that was set at Feist Wines, in Amador City, last Wednesday. Mandolin Orange, the hit-making duo, returned to Amador City to play a spirited show in front of a sold-out audience in support of the album, “This Side of Jordan.”

In the time between the band’s first show here in March and the Aug. 20 performance, they toured America and played a concert at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, in Rhode...

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4 days ago
If you haven’t already tried it, you’re going to love square dancing. Beginning square dance classes start Monday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. All new students receive their first three lessons for free.

Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers.

Modern square dancing will surprise you. Dance to a wide variety of music while learning basic square steps and dozens of variations. No dance experience is required. No special clothing is needed....

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Tessa Marguerite
2 weeks ago
Helwig@Dusk presents Tell River on Friday, August 29.
Now through Sept. 6

“The Golden State:” Main Street Theatre Works presents, “The Golden State,” a hilarious comedy about wanting, getting, having, coveting and hoarding money, inspired by Molière’s original work, “The Miser.” Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, at 8 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m., to picnic with friends and family. Bring a bottle of wine, a low-back lawn chair, a light sweater and bug repellent, and plan on laughing until you cry. General admission tickets are $17.50, students pay $12, and a family of four is only...

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Carolyn Schmitz
2 weeks ago
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Stymeist Auto Body invites the public to help our San Fire neighbors at a Sand Fire Benefit, on Friday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 10 p.m., on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Main Lawn. Enjoy dinner, live music, beer and wine with a donation, prizes and a raffle.

100 percent of the proceeds go to people affected by the Sand Fire.

Bring your lawn chair and plan to relax and enjoy the festivities all around you. Tickets are $10 each, or $25 for a family, and can be purchased at the door, on sandfiretickets.com, or at Stymeist Auto Body,...

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3 weeks ago
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Amador Ledger Dispatch’s “Best Band” of Amador 2013 & 2014 “Over the Edge” will be playing at AT&T Park in San Francisco August 29th.

The Giants baseball club is hosting its second Wine Fest, booking Over the Edge to perform for the event that boasts offerings from 12 Lodi vintners and wineries, along with appetizers. The event will be held in Triples Alley, along the right field wall and, according to Gottstein, “they are expecting 12 to 15 hundred people,” which will be the largest audience for Over the Edge yet.

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A new addition to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s summer entertainment is Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge’s “Music on the Terrace.” Every Saturday evening through Sept. 13, there will be music on the terrace at Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Guests who are 21 and over will be able to enjoy sumptuous food and beverages offered at Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge. There will be a bar set up on the outdoor patio, as well as cocktail service from the main bar indoors.

“The outdoor terrace at Lone Wolf is...

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Carolyn Schmitz
08/01/2014 10:34 AM
Amador City presents Dancin’ in the Street, featuring music, dancing and an all-around good time from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit interesting shops, enjoy food by Buffalo Chips, Andrae’s Bakery and the Imperial Hotel, and find out what that old beer booth is all about. On Saturday, Aug. 2, rock, swing and boogie with the band Slade Rivers. There’s nobody to call, and no reservations to make. Don your dancing shoes and drop in for an evening of Dancing in the Street. [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
08/01/2014 10:31 AM
Join your family, neighbors and friends for the inaugural Firehouse Concert at Lockwood Station #2, located at 19715 Shake Ridge Road (cross-street is Hale Road), on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., for hors d’oeuvres. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy the outstanding music of Mark and Cindy Lemaire as they entertain with a mix of folk and superb guitar playing. Cost is $10 per person, which includes appetizers, water and coffee, or bring your beverage of choice. All proceeds benefit the volunteer firefighters. For more information,... [Read more]
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07/27/2014 12:25 PM
The Amador County Concert Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Amador County Concert Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

A free concert will be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, located at 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Featured music will be selections from “My Fair Lady,” “Slaughter on 10th Avenue 7,” “Swedish Polka,” selections from ”Four Winds,” a special flute section feature, “Those Fabulous...

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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
"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...

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07/26/2014 6:10 PM
AMADOR COUNTY FAIR: After the business of ribbon cutting and honoring our American flag is done, the Amador County Fair is all about the fun! Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Where else, but the Amador County Fair can you meet a wheelwright who traveled the United States by covered wagon and a rifle-toting Mountain Man shopping on the midway, then listen to music from The Eagles, George Strait and The Spazmatics.

The Amador County Fair, July 24 through 27, is an amazing collection of old and new, traditional and trendy. You can gorge on the once-a-year guilty pleasure of fair food, then taste fine, award-winning wines with the Amador Winegrowers, on Friday night, or hoist a microbrew at the Brew...

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07/25/2014 5:00 PM
This is Raffle Art number 4. It is titled "Sierra Gold II," by Lori Sturdivant. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The 23rd Annual Arts of Bear Valley Summer Show will be held at he Perry Walther Building (Next to the Bear Valley Music Festival Tent). Come on up and enjoy the music and an art show with over 23 participating artists. The show starts Friday, July 25th and runs through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The Show will be open on all Concert Days, 11 AM through intermission of the nightly Music Show. Entry to the show is free. The Artwork is juried for quality and technique. This year our juror is well known Artist Barbara Conley. She... [Read more]
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07/25/2014 3:04 PM
Alexis Harte, Damon Moodie, Aaron Brinkerhoff and Fergus Lenehan make up The Lemon Hammer. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Calaveras Arts Council is pleased to bring to the foothills and MIP the original music of The Lemon Hammer. The Mountain Ranch Community Park is the place to hear this Berkeley based four-some. Music starts at 6:30 pm, but get there early and stake your ground for these fine musicians.

What do you get when you mix sweet and sour mash with four former Calvin Klein models? You get The Lemon Hammer.

The Lemon Hammer spins stories that span beverage metaphor, “rind bitterness to a floral bloom”. It is sweet and ripe. ...

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Carolyn Schmitz
07/19/2014 2:05 PM
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On Friday, Aug. 1, join your friends at Volcano Amphitheatre, in downtown Volcano, to hear Over the Edge, voted Best Amador Band in 2013.

AmadorArts presents its annual TGIF Free Summer Concert Series. Every Friday evening this summer, hear local bands at a different Amador County outdoor venue. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, your favorite beverage, a light sweater, just in case, and prepare your mind to greet the weekend with great home-grown music. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and run until dusk.

For a complete listing of TGIF...

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Carolyn Schmitz
07/19/2014 1:37 PM
Dancin' in the Street appens on
Wingnut Adams at Castle Oaks: AmadorArts presents the TGIF Summer Concert Series, featuring Wingnut Adams, injecting his own life experiences into a funky musical stew that will capture hearts and souls, at Castle Oaks, in Ione, on July 18, from 6 p.m. until dusk. Concerts are free. Pack a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and a light sweater, and plan to socialize, relax to the music and maybe even get up and dance. Outside beverages are not permitted at this venue. For details about this show or any concert in the TGIF Summer Concert... [Read more]
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07/19/2014 11:30 AM
Guests now have the chance to purchase tickets to the newest acts of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Summer Concert Series. This summer’s line-up of artists includes Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band, Jonny Lang, House of Floyd, Cheech & Chong, REO Speedwagon and Heart.

Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band performs the blues to the delight of fans, friends and Baby Boomers tonight at 7 p.m., in the Grand Oak Ballroom.

The 14-year old guitar prodigy has been playing since he was six years old. He is mostly...

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Tessa Marguerite
07/18/2014 9:41 AM
The Von Trapp children
Sierra Repertory Theatre comes alive with timeless classic, “The Sound of Music.” Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, in 1930’s Austria, a young girl named Maria leaves the safety of her convent to go on an unexpected journey with seven children and a naval captain, with only her own confidence and guitar by her side.

Rhyn Saver plays Maria in such a way that even Julie Andrews would approve, with just the right amount of stubborn innocence to be flawlessly charming. The seven Von Trapp children are exceptiona...

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Jerry Budrick
07/18/2014 2:02 PM
Some folks get carried away with the pulsating rhythms at Dancin' In The Street.
There are two more Saturday nights of Dancin' In The Street scheduled for downtown Amador City.

July 19th Ole Soles www.oldsolesmusic.com

August 2nd Slade Rivers Band www.sladeriversband.com

There's a gap in the middle for the Amador County Fair, which runs from July 24 to 27.

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Carolyn Schmitz
07/10/2014 12:11 PM
Murder Mysterdy Dinner at Preston Castle on August 1 and 2
July 11

It’s All Good: AmadorArts presents the TGIF Summer Concert Series, featuring It’s All Good, playing good old rock ‘n roll, at Detert Park, in Jackson, on July 11, from 6 p.m. until dusk. Concerts are free. Pack a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and a light sweater, and plan to socialize, relax to the music and maybe even get up and dance. For details, call 267-9038, or email info@amadorarts.org.

July 12

Cheeseburgers, Zin ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll: On Saturday, July 12, Amador Cellars will be grilling up cheeseburgers to...

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