Listen for The River's Entertainment Report every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mornings at 7:30 with Roman, and afternoons at 4:50 with RJ. Local concerts in the River area, brought to you by Zorch Magazine! ZorchMagazine.com
CONCERTS (See below for Events)
THE RIVER AREA (Modesto, Stockton, Turlock)
Gallo Centre for the Arts (Modesto): Rob Thomas 7/3; Kenny Rogers 7/30; Comedian Gabriel Iglesias (2 shows) 8/8; Comedian DL Hughley 8/15; "Weird" Al Yankovic 9/16; Jay Lenos (2 shows) 9/20. GalloArts.org
MoBand's Summer Concerts In the Park (Modesto): FREE! Grace-Ada Park, Needham & Sycamore; Thursdays at 8pm. 2015 schedule: 6/25 Net Flicks; 7/2 Let's Be Patriotic; 7/9 Sweet Dreams. MoBand.org
Turlock Community Theatre: TurlockTheatre.org
The State Theatre (Modesto): Journey Revisted - a benefit for the Center For Human Services 7/18; 'Frozen' Sing-A-Long 11/28. TheState.org
Windmill Cove Resort & Marina (Stockton): 7600 Windmill Cove, along the San Joaquin River. Concerts: Shane Dwight 6/28; Blue Collar Men (Styx tribute) 7/11; The Purple Ones (Prince tribute) 7/25; Journey Revisted (Journey tribute) 8/8; Born Jovi (Bon Jovi tribute) 8/22; Kenny Hale (U2 tribute) 9/12; House of Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute) 9/26. For tickets and more information, call 209-948-6995.
Stockton Arena: StocktonLive.com
IN THE FOOTHILLS (Copperopolis, Sonora, Angels Camp, Murphys):
Copperopolis Town Square: Free Sounds of Summer Concert Series (every other Saturday): July 11 Sammy Leverone Band; July 25 Hot Dark; August 8 John Covert & The Crystal Image Band; August 22 Soul Play Band; August 29 Dive Bar Poets. CopperopolisTownSquare.com
Railtown 1997 (Jamestown): Railtown1897.org
Ironstone Vineyards (Murphys): Boston / REO Speedwagon 7/25; Steve Miller Band / Buddy Guy 8/1; The Band Perry / Scott McCreery 8/13; Daryl Hall & John Oates 8/27. IronstoneVineyards.com
Jackson Casino (Jackson): Salt-N-Pepa 7/20; Sara Evans 7/30; Cheech & Chong 9/12; Lynyrd Skynyrd 9/17. JacksonCasino.com
Sleep Train Arena: Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival 6/26-6/28; Actor/Comedian Kevin Hart 7/17; Ariana Grande 9/6; Disney On Ice: Frozen 2/10-2/15/2016. SleepTrainArena.com
Thunder Valley Casino (Lincoln): Willie Nelson w/Alison Kraus & Union Station 7/17; Huey Lewis & The News w/Eddie Money 7/31; Boys II Men & Babyface 8/22; Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) and Friends 9/11; Kool & The Gang & Ready For the World 9/12; Heart 9/18; Chicago 9/26. ThunderValleyResort.com
Sacramento Community Center: John Mellencamp 7/26.
IN THE BAY AREA
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: LISTEN TO THE RIVER TO WIN FREE ALL-DAY RIDE PASSES!
Free Friday Night Bands On the Beach: Edgar Winter Group 6/26; The Sun Kings: A Tribute To the Beatles 7/3; Macy Gray 7/10; Berlin 7/17; Soul Asylum 7/17; Wang Chung 7/31; Y&T 8/7; Everclear 8/14; Blue Oyster Cult 8/21; Smash Mouth 8/28; Papa Doo Run Run 9/4.
Free Wednesday Night Movies On the Beach: The Lost Boys 6/24; The Breakfast Club 7/1; Pee Wee's Big Adventure 7/8; Dumb & Dumber 7/15; The Princess Bride 7/22; Jumanji 7/29; Ferris Bueller's Day Off 8/5; Back To the Future II 8/12.
Circus of Nations 7/6-8/13; 2nd Annual Camp Out For Cancer 9/11 & 9/12; Big Kahuna Triathlon 9/13; 8th Annual Girl Scout Beach Bash 10/2 & 10/3; 8th Annual Boy Scout Beach Jam 10/9 & 10/10; 45th Annual Marching Band Competition 10/17; 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off 10/24. BeachBoardwalk.com
21st Annual Woodies On the Wharf (Santa Cruz): June 27, 10a-4p; Santa Cruz Wharf; over 200 pre-1952 woodies and other classic cars. Vintage surfboards, music, food and drink, and much more! SantaCruzWoodies.com
SAP Center (San Jose): Kevin Hart 7/16; Shania Twain & Gavin DeGraw 8/17; Madonna 10/19. SAPCenterAtSanJose.com
AT&T Park (SF): Billy Joel 9/5; AC/DC 9/25. AT&TPark
City National Civic Center (San Jose): SanJoseTheaters.org
Greek Theatre (Berkeley): Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss 7/23; Culture Club 7/25; Jackson Browne 8/15; Daryl Hall & John Oates 8/29; Mark Knopfler 9/18. TheGreekTheatreBerkeley.com
Paramount Theatre (Oakland): John Mellencamp 7/25; Derek & Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) 8/5. ParamountTheatre.com
The Fillmore (SF): Todd Rundgren 7/10. TheFillmore.com
Yoshi's (Oakland): Arturo Sandoval 7/2-7/5; Macy Gray 7/11-7/12; 10,000 Maniacs 7/25; Jo dee Messina 7/30; Najee 7/31 & 8/1; Michael Lington 8/2; Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra 8/4; John Pizzarelli 8/8-8/9; Marc Cohn 8/11; DL Hughley 8/13 & 8/14; Jim Brickman 8/15; Keiko Matsui 8/16; Leon Russell 8/17-8/18; Freddie Jackson 9/3-9/4; Ohio Players 9/9-9/10. Yoshis.com
Uptown Theatre (Napa): Tommy Casto 7/17; Soul Asylum 7/26 Mary Chapin Carpenter 8/1; Casey Abrams 8/22; comedian Steven Wright 9/19; Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne 9/27; trumpeter Chris Botti 10/10; Dave Davies & The Kinks 10/30. UptownTheatreNapa.com
The City Winery (Napa): George Winston ("Sunday Sunrise" artist) 6/26; JD Souther 7/7; Karla Bonoff 7/10; Bill Medley (Righteous Bros.) 7/14; 10,000 Maniacs 7/24; Lisa Fischer 7/26; Martha Davis & The Motels 7/27. CityWinery.com/Napa
Sleep Train Pavilion (Concord): Van Halen 7/9; Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire 7/15; Five Seconds of Summer 7/21; Idina Menzel 8/7; Nicki Minaj 8/14; Counting Crows 9/20. TicketMaster.com
Fox Theatre (Oakland): Grace Potter 8/15; Diana Krall 8/16; Jill Scott 8/22; Brandown Flowers 9/2. TheFoxOakland.com
Wente Vineyards (Livermore): Lyle Lovette 7/21; Pat Benatar w/Nick Giraldo and special guest John Waite 7/28; Sheryl Crow 8/3; Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers 8/19; Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick 8/25; Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri 8/26; Smokey Robinson 9/3. WenteVineyards.com
The Regency Ballroom (SF): Rickie Lee Jones 7/24; O.A.R. 9/24. TheRegencyBallroom.com
Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara): One Direction 7/11; Taylor Swift 8/14 & 8/15; Luke Bryan 8/29. LevisStadium.com
Mountain Winery (Saratoga): Bel Biv DeVoe 6/6/27; Rob Thomas 7/2; Boz Scaggs 7/7; Harry Connick, Jr 7/14-7/15; CCR & Dennis Deyoung 7/17; The Whispers & Stephanie Mills 7/18; Sugar Ray/Uncle Kracker 7/21; Blondie/Melissa Etheridge 7/24; Pat Benatar 7/29; Boston 7/30; Spandau Ballet 7/31; Sheryl Crow 8/4-8/5; Huey Lewis & The News 8/6; Gladys Knight/O'Jays 8/7; Chris Isaak 8/14; Diana Krall 8/19; comedian Ron White 8/21; Jill Scott 8/23; Colbie Caillat 8/25; Heart 8/26; Gypsy Kings 9/2; Farankie Valli & The 4 Seasons 9/5; Yes & Toto 9/8; ZZ Top 9/11; Lynyrd Skynyrd 9/15; Lost 80s Concert f/ABC, Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Animotion & Naked Eyes 9/25; The Beach Boys 9/26; Doobie Brothers 10/1; Chicago 10/3; UB40 10/7. MountainWinery.com
Oracle Arena (Oakland): Hello Kitty's Super Cute Friendship Festival 7/10-7/12; Kevin Hart 7/18; Aretha Franklin 8/10; Ricky Martin 9/17; The Who w/Joan Jett 9/23; Iggy Azalea 9/24. Coliseum.com
Nob Hill Masonic Centre (SF): Meghan Trainor 7/21; Third Eye Blind 7/25-7/26; Weird Al Yankovic 8/29; Heart 9/17; Ringo Starr 10/1. MasonicAuditorium.com
Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountainview): Steely Dan & Elvis Costello 7/11; Van Halen 7/16; Five Seconds of Summer 7/22; Kelly Clarkson 8/23; Foreigner & Kid Rock 8/30; Ariana Grande 9/8; Dave Matthews Band 9/11; Foo Fighters 9/16; Tim McGraw 9/18; Def Lepard/Styx/Tesla 9/19; Rascal Flatts & Scott McCreery 10/4. GoTickets.com
Save Mart Center (Fresno): Kenny Chesney 7/23; Ariana Grande 8/31; Iggy Azalea 9/20. SaveMartCenter.com
IN RENO / LAKE TAHOE:
Reno Events Center: RenoEventsCenter.org
Grand Sierra Resort (Reno): GrandSierraResort.com
Silver Legacy (Reno): SilverLegacy.com
Harrah's (Lake Tahoe): HarrahsLakeTahoe.com
Also in the Reno Area: Reno.com
UPCOMING EVENTS (Fairs & Festivals)
AMERICAN GRAFFITI EVENTS
(All events in Modesto - Home of American Graffiti)
Modesto Elks Lodge presents the 89th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show, Sat, June 27 at 9am. Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way, Modesto. Clasic cars, hot rods, food and drink, free admission. 529-0366.
Movies In the Park (Riverbank): Jacob Myers Park, in the Pavilion area. Films begin at sundown (8:45pm). June 27: Dolphin Tale 2; July 25: Earth To Echo; August 8: Guardians of the Galaxy. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. All ages event. No Alcohol.
Alameda County Fair (Pleasanton): June 17-July 5; $6-$10 (addition costs for various events); Beach Boys 6/24; Tower of Power 6/26; Con Funk Shun 6/27; Tanya Tucker 6/28; Steelin' Dan: Steely Dan tribute 6/30; Foghat 7/1; Kansas 7/2; Morris Day & The Time 7/3; Red, White & Blues 7/5; Berlin 7/5. AlamedaCountyFair.com
141st Annual Fourth of July Parade (Modesto): Saturday, July 4th, Downtown area (near 12th & F Streets) 9:30am. ModestoJulyParade.com
Motherlode County Fair (Sonora): July 10-12; $7.50. MotherlodeFair.org
California State Fair (Sacramento): July 10-26; Cal Expo; $6-$10; Morris Day & The Time 7/10; Paul Rodriguez 7/11; Air Supply 7/12; Led ZepAgain - Led Zeppelin tribute 7/14; Martina McBride 7/15; Ashanti 7/16; Queen Nation - Queen tribute 7/18; War 7/20; Caravanserai - Santana tribute 7/21; .38 Special 7/25; CaStateFair.org
Stanislaus County Fair (Turlock): July 10-July 19; County Fairgrounds; $5-$25; Carrot Top 7/11; Martina McBride 7/14; America 7/15; Bret Michael 7/15; Grand Funk Railroad 7/18. StanCoFair.com
Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival: July 25 & 26; hundreds of arts & crafts on display, wine tasting, live music, hot rod show, and much more. 10a-5p; Downtown Twain Harte, free admission! For wine tasting tix, call 209/586-4482. FireOnTheMountain.com
Stockton Pride Fest: 8/22; Oak Grove Park; celebrates the LGTB community. Kids, food and drink, lots of entertainment. StocktonPride.com
Monterey County Fair: Sept 2-7; $8. MontereyCountyFair.com
29th Annual Edible Extravaganza (Modesto): Modesto Center Plaza, benefits the Center For Human Services. 6p-9p, Thur Sept 3; features local wines, foods and desserts. CenterForHumanServices.org.
Pride In the Park ( Modesto): MoPride presents their annual Pride In the Park at Grace-Ada Park, Saturday, Sept 12 starting at 11am. Food, fun and games, arts & crafts, beer garden, and live stage entertainment. MoPride.org
Santa Cruz County Fair: Sept 16-20. SantaCruzCountyFair.com
Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair: Sept 17-20; petting zoo, barberhsop quartets, stages with various entertainment; food and drink, and live concerts featuring Joe Diffie, Foghat and Pablo Cruise. GrapeFestival.com
Monterey Jazz Festival: Sept 18-20; artists include Winton Marsalis, Patti Austin, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. Chris Botti, Diane Reeves, Chick Corea with Bela Fleck, Kyle Eastwood and many more! MontereyJazzFestival.org
50th Annual Greek Food Festival (Modesto): 9/19 & 9/20 at Modesto's Greek Orthodox Church, 313 Tokay Avenue. Greek food and pastries, entertainment, market place, coffee house, and dancing. Take-out available. GOAnnunciation.org
Sonora Christmas Craft Festival: Nov 27-29; Mother Lode Fairgrounds; Christmas parade, Friday (27th) at 5:30pm; live entertainment all weekend, arts & crafts; Santa Claus and his elves; food and drink. FireOnTheMountain.com
Dodge Ride: DodgeRidge.com; Bear Valley: BearValley.com; Heavenly: SkiHeavenly.com; Kirkwood: Kirkwood.com; Alpine Meadows: SkiAlpine.com; Mt. Rose: SkiRose.com; Northstar: NorthstarCalifornia.com; Sierra At Tahoe: SierraAtTahoe.com;
Squaw Valley: Squaw.com
Ceres: River Oaks RiverOaksGolfCourseCeres.com
Ripon: Spring Creek SpringCreekCC.com
Escalon: Escalon Golf Course 209/838-1277
Oakdale: Oakdale Golf & Country Club OakdaleGCC.org
Also visit GolfNow.com for locations of other Northern California golf courses.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TEAMS:
CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATES!