The Nor-Cal Jazz festival returns to the Big Room for an evening of music that stretches from the blues legend himself, Lazy Lester to jazz giant Kurt Ribak. Born in 1938, Lester career spans 6 decades. His 1958 hit ‘Sugar Coated Love’ began a career with whom he performed with such greats as: Slim Harbo, Ligthnin Slim and Katie Webster. His songs have been covered by The Kinks, The Flamin’ Groovies, Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Edmunds, Raful Neal, Anson Funderburgh, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
In 2003, Martin Scorsese included Lester in his blues tribute concert at Radio City Music Hall, a record of which was released as the film and album Lightning in a Bottle. The group photograph inside the album depicted Lester grinning, dead-center among peers and musical progeny including B.B. King, Solomon Burke, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Chuck D, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, John Fogerty, and Aerosmith.
Headlining the show will be bassist Kurt Ribak and his Quartet that features Lincoln Alder on saxophones, Greg Sankovich on keyboard and Alan Hall on Drums. Kurt is fresh off his latest album “I Got One More” which is getting tremendous air play on jazz stations across the country. Kurt says what he’s trying for in his music is; “Mingus meets The Meters”. A must see wherever he performs, Kurt Ribak’s visit to Chico is sure to be a memorable night for lovers of world class Jazz. Join us for this special musical celebration.
With over 30 million people in the United States living with diabetes, chances are someone you know (work, family, friends) is living with this disease. As the 7th highest contributor to death in the US, it is what leads our nearly 2600 participants to help raise funds for research, education, and cures. In preparation for the 25th annual Tour de Cure I am reaching out to companies asking for assistance in making this our best year ever. As one of the most successful events for the American Diabetes Association, in the country, we are pushing forward towards a $1.5 million goal for our next event. The Tour, will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Veterans Home of California in Napa Valley. In previous years we have been lucky to have a few beer sponsors that have stayed with us for quite some time. We are looking to branch out, we are seeking a new partnership and we are hoping that you are up for the challenge, for our great cause. Our hope is that you would be willing to donate $2500, 300 pieces of swag and bring your beer truck out to our event to allow us to sell your product during the day. As a sponsor your company will be featured on our t-shirts for volunteers and riders (approx. 2000 people) as well as on our social media pages, website, and other promotional materials. In addition we would like to have your logo featured at our start/finish line and other areas around the venue. The swag will be featured in our champions bag which go to our special individuals that have raised over $1000 each to our cause. Learn more at http://tour.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TC_homepage
Join us on our Back Porch for the First Annual Crawfish Boil from 5pm until 8pm (or until the crawfish run out)! We will have cold beer, live music and hundreds of pounds of the sweet, delicious Cajun mudbugs.
Back Porch - Taproom at Mills River - 5pm to 8pm
Wild & Scenic Film Festival Returns to Sierra Nevada for 2017!
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by MountainTrue and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 4. This year’s festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of their outdoor amphitheater. Last year we sold out nearly two weeks before the festival. Get your tickets now and don’t miss the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films
Recognized as one of the nation?s fastest growing marathons,The Pittsburgh Marathon debuted in May of 2009 with a sold-out field of over 10,000 participants in the marathon, half marathon and marathon relay. In May of 2015, a sold-out field of over 30,000 participated in six race weekend events. The event?s 2015 Run for a Reason charity program raised over $1.6 million for participating charities. The May 2016 events promise to be even bigger and better.
Learn more at http://pittsburghmarathon.com