Lake County Music Guide 7.28.22

It’s hard to believe it’ll be August 1st next Monday! There’s been so many things going on lately, this Summer just seems to be whizzing by. And it appears to be slowing down any time soon. Here’s the live music guide for Lake County and also some in Mendocino County during the week of 7/28 through 8/1…

On Thursday at the Saw Shop Public House in Kelseyville, the band Beatz Werkin’ will show everyone from 6 to 9:00 that you don’t gotta spel good to RAWK! These guys are quickly becoming the LC’s favorite Classic Rock band, and you get a chance to see why. For the SSPH’s Sunday Brunch from 11AM to 1:30, the Jazz never sounded so good as when Rural Jazz Collective, featuring Tom Aiken demonstrates why these are difficult times. The brunch is also excellent, just sayin’…

The once-a-month Kelseyville Side Street Market is back on Thursday evening from 5 to 8:00. In this market, some of the best local crafters, botanical perfumers, knick-knackers, jam and jelly producers, flavored balsamic producers, heck, just about anything and everything you can’t live without. Please support our local crafters and producers. Oh, and live music will be performed by Mike Guarniero.

At Cabos Restaurant in the Safeway Center in Clearlake on Friday, you’ll find the Neo-Flamenco stylings of Austin and Owens from 5 to 8:00. Come see the masters at work…

The Lakeport Summer Concert Series on Friday will feature the Latin beats of Los Cautivos starting at 6:30. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket, a picnic, beverages and maybe a hat. Getting there early ensures you find a spot in the shade. This is still one of the best live music events in The LC.

The Spot in Clearlake will feature on Friday Classic Rock from the Mark Weston Band from 6 to 9:00. Enjoy a snack, a cocktail, wine or beer, then dance to MWB. For the Clearlakians, it don’t get much better…

The NYC Rock Band Camp will have their performance Friday night at 7:00 at Upper Lake Middle School. Kids have been working hard at their songs. If you can, please support these prospective rock stars.

Robinson Rancheria Casino Lounge in Nice will feature the music of Mark Dana on Friday from 5 to 9:00. On Saturday night Rock Haven will take the stage from 9 to 1:00. Might just be your lucky night!

Twin Pine Casino in Middletown is happy to bring back by popular demand The Mike Furlong Band on both Friday and Saturday from 9 to 1:00. Mike also does a Tom Petty Tribute, so who know what songs he might feature these nights. Either way you come out a winner.

On Saturday morning from 10AM to 1:00 at the Farmer’s Market Farmers Finest at the Shannon Ridge Mercantile on Hwy 29 in Finley there’ll be plenty of locally grown fruit and veggies, plus an assortment of handcrafted items available for your discerning tastes. Make a day of it, get some wine from the SRM’s tasting room, then kick back and listen to the music of Mike Guarniero.

There are also Farmer’s Markets in Clearlake, (Saturday afternoon), Pine Grove, (Tuesday afternoon) and Middletown, Friday evening), all of which has live music. Please support our local farmers and crafters.

Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville will host an Elegant Dinner with music by the LC Diamonds on Saturday starting at 5:30. Best call for more information…

Cache Creek Winery east of Clearlake Oaks will feature for its Summer Concert Series on Saturday the sensational Country Music artist from Yuba City, Tyler Rich from 6 to 10:00. Tix are $35 in advance, $45 at the door and available on Brown Paper Tickets. Call winery for more info…

The Riviera Hills Lounge in the Riviera will feature the excellent Rock music and crazy antics of The Fargo Bros outside on Saturday from 6 to 10:00. Catch the best views, a sublime sunset and those cool updrafts along with a good meal and libations from a full bar. Then dance the evening away…

Austin Park in Clearlake on Saturday evening will feature the music of Journey Revisited, a tribute band that will play all your favorite Journey tunes starting at 7:00.

If Drama is your bag, the gazebo in Library Park in Lakeport will present Shakespeare in the Park featuring the classic comedy, “Twelfth Hour” on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:00.

The Boathouse in that nice little town of Nice on Sunday will present The Mark Weston Band from 4 to 8:00. A full bar and a great international menu awaits you, (try the Chicken Adobo – good stuff, Maynard)…

Running Creek Casino in Upper Lake is rockin’ it all up Sunday with Beatz Werkin’ from 5 to 9:00. Some pretty good food at fair prices, plus always a drink special or two should make this a fun evening of music loving. Might get lucky there, too…

And last but not least, The Blue Wing Saloon in Upper Lake always provides the best in food, drink and outside live music entertainment – and this weekend is no different. On Friday, expect the delightful Majide Trio will play Torch Songs, Blues Classics and other great songs from another era from 6 to 8:00. On Saturday evening Twining Time will perform from 6 to 8:00. Sunday Brunch will feature the music of Those Guys. If you’ve never seen those guys, you’re in for a treat from 11:30 to 2:00. The Sunday Supper is the right time for Chris Forshay from 6 to 8:00. And for the Monday Blues, the BWS is happy to bring back Margo and Friends from 6 to 8:00. All shows are outside in the garden, but if cooler temps are your preference, the music is piped inside where you can enjoy your meal and libations, although the cool breezes and abundance of shade found in the outdoors makes for a surprisingly pleasant dining experience. Reservations are always recommended for any and all shows.

Mendocino County

The Ukiah Sunday Concert in the Park Series will present Ska artists, the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra at the Todd Grove Park starting at 6:00. This should be a real fun event – a kick in the pants event!

The Arena Theater in Point Arena will feature the Blues legend, Joe Louis Walker on Saturday starting at 7:30. It’s about a 2hr, plus or minus, so you might consider booking a room in one of their local motels, inns and B&Bs – but well worth it cuz this guy is great!

Anderson Valley Brewing in Boonville will bring you Funkacillin on Friday at 4:30.

Shanachie Pub in Willits will present Lander’s Drifters on Friday at 8:00. On Saturday evening, Margo and Friends will bring you their original tunes starting at 8:00.

Rivino Winery in Ukiah will feature the music of Twining Time on Friday at 4:00. On Saturday expect rockers the Mark Weston Band to play from 1 to 4:00.

On Sunday at Ukiah Brewing Wendy DeWitt and Kirk Harwood will bring on the Boogie Woogie starting at noon. Later that afternoon, expect the Jazz Dudes to whip up their magic starting at 6:00.

Karaoke, Open Mics and Open Jams

On Thursday, Twin Pine Casino in Middletown has Karaoke by “Gotcha Singing” from 7 to 10:00.

On Friday, the Riviera Hills Lounge in the Riviera has Karaoke by the Tattooed Cherries starting at 6:00.

On Saturday, you’ll find Karaoke at The Spot in Clearlake by the Tattooed Cherries from 6 to 9:00.

On Saturday, Richmond Park in the bayside Riviera will feature Karaoke with Shelby from 6 to 9:00.

Whatever you do this weekend, always remember to hydrate. This prolonged heat ain’t nuthin’ to trifle with – it’s bad news! So stay cool! So, if and when you go out this weekend to dance, sing or watch a play, or whatever else you might have in mind, have fun but please be safe… Mike out!

Mike Guarniero

Mike has been playing professionally, both acoustic and electric, for 40+ years. He paid his dues in a robust Sonoma County music scene during the '80s and '90s, then DJ'd for 10 years after moving to Lake County in 1996. After retiring from his job of 26 years, because he recognized a growing local music scene, he decided to devote his time to playing live music again. He's never looked back. Along with his regular band, Dr. Groove, he has filled in on lead guitar for local bands, (Fargo Bros, Blues Farm, C.A.M. Band, Borrowed Time, Time Travelers). He's played acoustic guitar at a some of our local wineries, restaurants, farmers Markets and art galleries. He's also a semi-regular supporting various local Open Mics around Lake County. He writes and records original songs and has recorded original demos for other performers as well. For the last three years, he has posted on Facebook a local music guide called the Lake County Music Guide.

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