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Jackson Browne to perform in Grass Valley on October 2

Jackson Browne to perform in Grass Valley on October 2

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is going to perform in Grass Valley on October 2, thanks to The Center for the Arts. “An Evening with Jackson Browne” begins at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley. Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has...

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California Bluegrass Association’s Fathers Day festival is June 16-19 in Grass Valley

California Bluegrass Association’s Fathers Day festival is June 16-19 in Grass Valley

THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION presents its 41st Annual Fathers Day Festival June 16-19 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. With a lineup of top touring national bands and five of California’s best Bluegrass and old-time music groups, the festival offers four days of entertainment on three stages, plus nonstop jam sessions by music-playing...

Alison Toon
Are you jumping on a plane to Chicago Open Air? See what else is happening there! And FOOD!!!

Jun 14, 2016
Are you jumping on a plane to Chicago Open Air? See what else is happening there! And FOOD!!!

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson will be performing at Chicago Open Air
If you're in Sacramento and looking for a rock-and-metal festival between now and Aftershock, Chicago Open Air is a great idea--just one direct flight from Sacramento International. It's the first year of this...

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Alison Toon
Western States Horse Expo, and what a concert photographer learned there: fun weekend!

Jun 12, 2016
Western States Horse Expo, and what a concert photographer learned there: fun weekend!

Painted horses at the Western States Horse Expo... so patient while children paint them!As a photographer, writer, artist, performer, athlete... as anything, really... it's sometimes fun, and always educational, to step outside of one's "comfort zone" ...

Alison Toon
Something different this weekend–horses!

Jun 10, 2016
Something different this weekend–horses!

Horse, IrelandFor years, I thought that the only thing that happened at Calexpo, the site of the State Fair was the State Fair. How very wrong!!! There are events happening throughout the year, including the City of Trees music festival later this year...

Alison Toon
Aftershock lineup is out, and it rocks! Tickets go on sale tomorrow noon!

Jun 7, 2016
Aftershock lineup is out, and it rocks! Tickets go on sale tomorrow noon!

As promised, Aftershock announced the festival lineup today, at midday--and it's looking very, very good for metal fans in October!Headliners at this year's Monster Energy Aftershock festival at Discovery Park, Sacramento, are Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, ...

Alison Toon
Aftershock lineup announced tomorrow… and First Festival very soon!

Jun 6, 2016
Aftershock lineup announced tomorrow… and First Festival very soon!

(A few of the ) people of Aftershock 2015So, Sacramento, NorCal, California, the world... are you ready for tomorrow? (In addition to voting in the California primaries, I mean. Go vote early!!) Do you have an alarm set, for one minute before midday, s...

Alison Toon
Fair Struggle release their album, Limerence

Jun 5, 2016
Fair Struggle release their album, Limerence

Fair Struggle, Harlows, SacramentoLast night, at Harlows in midtown Sacramento, Fair Struggle launched their CD/album: Limerence, It's been worth waiting for: the opening song is the blistering single, Say My Name, and it continues with nine more songs...

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Alison Toon
Yigga Digga, (where did they get that name? Now you know) and Faded Glory: interview and review

May 31, 2016
Yigga Digga, (where did they get that name? Now you know) and Faded Glory: interview and review


From time-to-time, we're invited to review an artist and their music, someone or a genre who is completely new to us. (For example, that's how Zardonic came to be played on the Toon's Tunes/Cameras and Cargos playlist... see here for more.)  There's always something new...

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Alison Toon
Chuck Ragan and Humble Wolf photogalleries: CiTP 2016

May 29, 2016
Chuck Ragan and Humble Wolf photogalleries: CiTP 2016

Chuck Ragan, Concerts in the Park, SacramentoHeadlining this week at Concerts in the Park, Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento, was singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan. American Folk bordering on country, his voice grew stronger and more gritty throughout the set...

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