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Carolyn Schmitz
5 hours ago
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
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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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5 days ago
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
5 days ago
"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

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6 days ago
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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7 days ago
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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1 week ago
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
2 weeks ago
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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.

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Carolyn Schmitz
2 weeks ago
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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2 weeks ago
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
2 weeks ago
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
2 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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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Tessa Marguerite
07/03/2014 10:49 AM
‘Visit to a Small Planet:’ This is the last weekend to see Volcano Theatre Company’s first summer offering, “Visit to a Small Planet,” by Gore Vidal. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for picnickers. Bring a lawn chair, a sweater and bug spray, and plan on having a belly full of laughs. General admission is $16, or $14 for seniors. Visit volcanotheatre.org for details.

July 4

Murphys First Saturdays: The Stardust Cowboys provide country western dance music and cowboy swing, at...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/30/2014 9:34 AM
The Carson Valley Inn features free live entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge on Sunday through Wednesday from 6:00 to 10 p.m., Thursday from 7:00 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. As a courtesy to the Inn's many sports fans, live entertainment is delayed as appropriate for certain major sports events so they may be viewed to their conclusion on the HD pull-down screen. Phil Prunier, June 30 – July 2: A guitarist and vocalist – with some tunes using the mandolin or harmonica – Phil Prunier entertains with... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
06/27/2014 9:40 AM
The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre’s historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.

The delightful musical – based on the true story of the von Trapp family in Austria – has been captivating audiences for more than half a century, drawing huge crowds when it first hit Broadway and appearing again six years later as a much-beloved film.

After 55 years, the show’s appeal is still universal, Sierra Rep’s...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/20/2014 10:41 AM
Imperial Hotel Wine Dinner: Imperial Hotel will host a Wine Dinner, featuring top award winners from the Amador County Fair Wine Competition. Menu includes chilled mango soup with shrimp toast, grilled salmon with red wine glaze, orzo and feta, Portuguese duck risotto, sliced steak with roasted corn salsa, Verlet’s apricot tart and the finest wines this county offers. The price is $75 per person. Seating is limited for this 6:30 p.m. fete, so call for reservations, at 267-9172, or email info@imperialamador.com. Imperial Hotel is... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
06/20/2014 10:31 AM
Jackson Rancheria welcomes Cheech & Chong, with Shelby Chong, and WAR to the Jackson Rancheria Outdoor Venue, on Thursday, August 28 at 8 p.m.

As an iconic comedy duo, Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously satirical, counter-culture comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s success began on the stand-up comedy circuit, which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, earning multiple Grammy nominations and awards. Their second album, Big Bambu, was the biggest-selling comedy record of all time, and has...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/12/2014 2:26 PM
Re-appearing on June 22, at 2 p.m., the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson, will be the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a ten-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920s and 1930s — The “Great Gatsby Era” — using original dance-band instrumentation. The band will feature vocalists Chrissy Sleigh, Arlene White and Eric Johnson. New tunes added to the repertoire include, “Give Me Five Minutes More,” “To Each His Own,” “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” “Tea for Two” and “September in the Rain.”

The orchestra appeared last year...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/12/2014 2:32 PM
Ben Price poses with Lance Harmon as they participate in a musical changing of the guard. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Ben and Celia Price, owners of Mother Lode Music for the past 12 years, are retiring and handing over ownership of the store to Lance Harmon. Harmon has been teaching guitar at the Music Store for ten years, and will become the new owner this weekend.

When asked why the couple decided Harmon should assume the helm, Celia replied, “We wanted someone with capable hands and a love of music....

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