Tickets Jonathan Richman has been playing music, recording and touring for most of his life. Jonathan and his drummer Tommy Larkins win fans wherever they play. In the early 1970s, Jonathan formed the noted band The Modern Lovers. Tommy Larkins was in the groups Naked Prey, Giant Sand and other popular bands in Tucson, Arizona.
Tickets are $22 general and $20 members and students. Available at Wildberries Marketplace, The Works and online at brownpapertickets.com
There is a simplicity and ease to Jonathan Richman Modern Lovers founder and frontman and overall pop-rock purveyor that borders on enigmatic. This applies not only to his quirky, whimsical musical worldview, but also to the man himself.
The Creamery Arts Festival returns August 17-20 with fresh fun for the whole family. Centered around the 100th anniversary of Arcata’s historical Creamery Building the weekend of events will feature Flynn Creek Circus, the Fervor Fest, the community outdoor performance spectacle Elemental and a special centennial art exhibit by local artist Lush Newton.
Presented by the Arcata Playhouse the festival commences on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. with the first of six performances over the festival weekend from Mendocino County’s own Flynn Creek Circus. This charmingly nostalgic and surprisingly fresh all human circus will perform in their vintage big top tent with top quality acts featuring tightrope walkers, aerialists, jugglers, acrobats and comedians in an all new show. www.flynncreekcircus.com
Continuing of Friday, August 18 at 8:30 p.m. with the Playhouse’s signature outdoor performance spectacle Elemental which features giant puppets, dancers, stilt walkers, live music, beautiful paper lanterns all happening around the Creamery building. The evening finished with a special adult performance from Flynn Creek Circus in their tent.
Humboldt Fervor Festival is back as part of the festivities from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. This second annual event is co-hosted by Humboldt Made, Wildberries Marketplace and the Arcata Playhouse and is a celebration of all things fermented including hard cider, distilled spirits, beer and wine tastings as well as fermented non-alcoholic drinks & fermented food tastings such as sourkrout, kimchi, kvass, cheese, pickles, and more. Live music will include performances from Latin locals Timbata, Bandamonium and special surprises.
In addition to the Creamery Building being open for tours and hosting various special activities, the festival has commissioned local artist Lush Newton to create a special outdoor art exhibit that will be inspired by the 100th year anniversary. The exhibit titled “California State Creamery; The Land of Milk and Honey” will feature Newton’s unique whimsical style in several oversized art pieces placed around the building including representations of a historical train station and train engine, a family of Portuguese farmers and a special ode to Creamery Building architect Franklin Georgeson,
The Creamery Building is home to the Arcata Playhouse, Redwood Raks Dance Studios, Phoenix Ceramics, Tosha Yoga and vintage clothing store Bang! Bang! As well as musicians, potters, puppeteers, visual artists and woodworkers. The Creamery District is centrally located in Arcata and now easily accessible with the city’s new bike and walking trail that comes right through the neighborhood.
Support for the Creamery Festival comes from the California Arts Council, Footprint Foundation, and local business sponsors Wildberries Marketplace and Holly Yashi Jewelry.
Tickets for the Flynn Creek Circus are at flynncreekcircus.com/tickets tickets for Fervor Festival are at Wildberries Marketplace or humboldtfervorfest.org/ticket_sales. Additional info at www.arcataplayhouse.org www.creameryfestival.com or www.humboldtfervorfest.org
Tickets Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence. They will return to the Playhouse after being on hiatus for a couple of year for this special show. Don't miss it! Tickets will go fast. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies.
Tickets are $27 general and $25 members and students. Available at Wildberries Marketplace, The Works and online at brownpapertickets.com
Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the Mollies bring audiences to their feet, whether its on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall. We are delighted that they have included us on their west coast tour!