Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Michael McNevin: Calendar

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

NoCal & SoCal gigs April & May 2019

April & May Gigs in CA

Spring 2019 Gigs! All listed in this one gig entry :). So, I've got a kind of sideways palm tree selfie picture, taken in Maui a few years ago, in Sara and Andy Ridinger's front yard. I remember when they planted the tree, which was way more years than a few ago...  now it's a very tall nod to the show in Carpinteria at Palm Loft Gallery this Sunday night. Not sure how Arturo got the picture to use it for the gig cover photo, but it works. Did you know that the Niles CA Nursery, was the largest tree nursery west of the Mississippi at one time? Niles nursery propagated palm trees all over the state, we are THE REASON southern CA is covered with palm trees. Niles even provided the trees to the Pan American World's Fair in SF in 1918. It also let people see Redwoods for the first time. People back east didn't believe they were real, that the pictures were fake. 

Keep reading below for a buncha Spring gigs around the state of CA, then it's off to Texas in June. Not a lot of palm trees there. Great festival in Kerrville though. 

Some of the CA gig cobillers include: Late For 
The Train, Dolly and Laura Ramirez, Arturo Tello, Antsy McClain & The Trailerpark Troubadours, Sandi & The Rockerfellers, Emily Lois, Patrick McClellan, Rachel Garlin, Sourdough Slim, The Gin Blossoms, Brad Colerick, Tisa Adamson, JJ Schoch, and others. Starts this Sat and Sun with Van Nuys, South Pasadena, and Carpinteria, then Soquel/Santa Cruz, Fremont, and Woodflock. Got a new rough CD in tow, burned on the old Mac, casually calling it "The White Albume". Written on with a sharpie, and misspelled so as not to be confused with The Beatles. Get Muddy. 
Happy Spring ~ Michael.

-------- 


Sat April 27th, 3pm
Van Nuys, CA
Yard Concert and Bday Bash at Dolly's.
Michael McNevin 3pm set
Late For The Train 4pm set. 
Open mic and potluck starts at 1:30.
https://www.facebook.com/ events/2171704386228664/
At the home of Dolly Ramirez (of Coolhouse Band fame). This will be a bash, packed with musicians and freinds, including cobillers Late For The Train (Laura Benson & Dave Pascoe, also from NoCal). DOUBLES as a birthday bash for songwriter pal and Dolly's sister Laura Ramirez! A veritable songwriter fiesta. Some of the partyers will also be caravaning up to the Eclectic Festival in South Pasadena (McNevin plays a set at 8pm, indoors at Simplee Boba, with the Gin Blossoms headlining the outdoor main stage right after that. 

------- 

Sat April 27th, 8pm 
South Pasadena, CA 8pm.
The Eclectic Festival (FREE!) 
Happens all over South Pasadena.
McNevin does a 45 minute set
At "Simplee Boba" cafe
954 Mission St South Pasadena, CA
https://theeclectic.rocks/ lineup-2019/
South Pasadena's Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl is a 3-10pm town-wide thing, with a diverse musical line up. The Gin Blossoms headline. 40+ acts performing at multiple stages and venues all over town. Free to attend. Everyone welcome! 

----- 

Sun April 28th, 6-9pm. 
Carpinteria, CA 
The Palm Loft Gallery.
410 Palm Ave, Loft A-1, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
Arturo: (805) 729-6029 arturote@aol.com 
https://www.facebook.com/ events/1164894480350198/
McNevin concert, an open mic and potluck kicks it off, song swap afterward. Gathering of musical friends, listeners, art lovers. It's also a life celebration, some of the open mic performers will play songs in honor of local friend Bill Lanphar, who passed away recently (contact Arturo to get on the performer list). The gallery will also be full of Arturo's own Mother's beautiful artwork, who also passed recently - Kasandra Martell 1925-2019, "A Life Of Painting". The place will be bubbling with art, soul, spirit, celebration. 

----- 

Fri May 3rd, 7:30pm. 
Soquel, CA 
Ugly Mug Cafe
Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Presents 
Michael McNevin in Concert. 
Doors at 7pm. Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441
or crbrundle@gmail.com for RSVP/INFO.
https://www.facebook.com/ events/648639128894079/
Been playing this wonderful series for a lotta years, great group of friends and vibe and regulars who appreciate this intimate stage. 

------ 

Sat May 4th, 7-9pm.
Fremont, CA 
Brask House Concert Series at Mission Coffee. 
151 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA. 
$15, doors at 6:30, walk-ups welcome. 
For info/RSVP, Wayne & Sue Brask: 
510-623-6920 
wwwebrask@yahoo.com 
https://www.facebook.com/ events/881091952222527/
Hey Niles, hey Fremont. This concert is a solo thang, two sets, new songs and deeper cuts. Big stage with a baby grand, lights and sound, comfy place, couches and tables, elbow room. Wayne and Sue Brask hosts this long running listening series, they got their marbles together. Invite your neighbors. Mission Coffee is in the Mission San Jose district of Fremont, four miles south of Niles. Possible after-hang at The Mudpudle Shop? 

------ 

Fri May 10th, 8-11pm
Hayward, CA 
The Bistro 
Sandi & The Rockerfellers band night. 
McNevin sits in between band sets.
1001 B St, Hayward CA 
Always a fun night with these wonderful friends and musicians. McNevin tosses in a short set or two between the main band sets. Show up anytime, it does tend to fill up though, so early birds get the chairs and stools. 

------ 

Sun May 12th, 2-5pm
NIles, CA
Mudpuddle Shop 
Mothers Day with Emily Lois & Others. 
Songwriter CD release for Emily. 
Plus other cameos by "Pilgrim Chair" artists "In The Round". 
A mother-friendly afternoon in the mud! 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 
Walk-ups welcome, and RSVPs are also a good idea.
Contact Mike to hold a seat: info@michaelmcnevin.com 
https://www.facebook.com/ events/2065451473748151

------ 

May 23-26, all day and night.
Memorial Day Weekend!
10th Annual Woodflock Festival
Tent & Car Camping, RVs, Cabins, and nearby motels.
Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours
Also Feat: McNevin & McClelllan, Sourdough Slim,
Rachel Garlin, Late For The Train.
Camp Tehama Campground, Mill Creek, CA,
40550 Highway 172, Mill Creek, CA 96061
NOTE: The fest has moved from the old Red Bluff site up to cooler and nicer digs!
https://unhitched.com/ woodflock-2/
https://www.facebook.com/ events/2044552912512799/

Campers, RVers, flamingo heads. Memorial Day Weekend outside of Chico, at the edge of Lassen National Park, is a thing called "WoodFlock". It's an "Aluminum Oasis", as it were. 
Full of fans and "Flamingoheads" of the famous and friendly Trailer Park Troubadours Band. Antsy McClain and band headline, with a cool smattering of songwriters adding to the evening shows and workshops. This is McNevin & McCellan's 3rd year playing it. The one and only Sourdough Slim is also on the roster this year, a CLASSIC yodeling cowboy savant. New guests for the line up include Rachel Garlin and "Late For The Train" (Laura Benson and Dave Pascoe). Pickers and listeners populate the campground for music making, workshopping a bit, writing a bit, jamming, swapping, and cribbage matches of course. Includes a chili cook-off Sat night, crafts, and a campsite decorating contest, BYO Pink Flamingos. A nice mix of mischief, lazy afternoons, folk and friendship under the trees with about 150-200 folks. Intimate, affordable, great group breakfast and dinners included. Easy to get in and set up with cars, tents, trailers and RVs, and cabins to grab too (no extra charge, first come first serve). Family friendly. No pets.

NOTE: Cabins available at no extra $ - First come first serve, might wanna message Antsy to grab one if it's imperative. Good community meals included.

NOTE: We can now arrive early on Thursday if we wanna, it's all good, so make a 4-day weekend out of it and avoid some of that getaway Friday traffic!


Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

NoCal, WoodFLock, Texas May & June 2019

Hello friends and neighbors! It'll be Busy Muddy Festy this weekend in Niles, and a beautiful time next weekend in the Sierra Nevada foothills at The Woodflock Festival. On tap for this weekend are Two afternoon Mudpuddle jam thangs, an annual Spring Fest & Garden Tour, and a Federico’s brunch music blowout. The afternoon Mudpuddle jams are Sat 2-5pm & Sun Noon-4pm. All pickers and listeners welcome to pop in anytime. Coinciding with the Mudpuddle Sunday Jam in Niles is the Annual Spring Fest & Garden Tour, 10am-3pm Sun May 19th, includes Open Gardens and Open Studios all over town and the neighborhood. And, then there’s a Federico's Sunday music lineup on their back patio, Noon-5pm, celebrating their new All-Day brunch service. Rob Cassidy is hosting that. A McNevin set is indeed scheduled for that Federico’s line up DURING the Mudpuddle Jam. How? Well, that is whereby I skips OUT of the Sunday Mupduddle Jam at 1:20, do a 1:25-1:55 set at Federcio’s down the street, then sprint back to the puddle, as Los Horribles keep the muddy fires burnin till i get back (or I’ll just close the shop doors for a half hour?). Lots to do, rain or shine. Part of the Federico’s crowd will likely pop into the puddle as a 2nd Roof, a Green Room, a new place to hang, or a place to dry out, etc. 

And After this weekend, if you’re wondering what to do on Memorial Day Weekend, come to WoodFlock with us! McNevin & McClellan, Antsy McClain & The Trailerpark Troubadours, Rachel Garlin, Late For The Train, Sourdough Slim, and other camp pickers. Campfire concerts, workshops, great community dinners and breakfasts included, about 100 of us tent and car camping, RV-ing, and using the no-extra-charge cabins. There's a big comfy lodge there too, so if any cold weather comes up, not a problem for the shows and gatherings, and Cribbage
Also heading to Texas for some festival and gigging fun in a few Weeks! I'l be spending a week at the Kerrville Folk Fest May 28 - June 6, picking around the fires. Then I head up to Winnsboro and Dallas for concerts on June 8th and 9th - Sat Night at the famous Bowery Stage, and a Sunday 4pm House Concert at dear friend Kendra Kilgore Terry's place. What a life, I need a nap! No wait, just gimme coffee. 
Get Muddy. ~ Michael. 
www.michaelmcnevin.com 
—————
Sat May 18th, 2-5pm
Acoustic Jam at The Mudpuddle Shop. 
Listeners and pickers pop in anytime, Americana/Folk, songwriters, jamming. This one is casual, and slated for mostly Upbeat tunes. Lean toward stuff that the electric, snare, bass, keys, harmony vocals can hang with. ‘Special guests' and accidental tourists are part of it. Ballads are great too, and, your ballad may have a back up band. Drop something in the donation baskets for shop rent. Come and go as you please. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. Here's the FB event link to join, share, invite:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/390003801597538/ 
————— 
Sun May 19th, Noon-4pm 
The Mudpuddle Shop
Song Swap & Etch A Sketch Art at The Mudpuddle Shop 
This Sunday in Downtown Niles, Noon-4pm, the Mudpuddle Shop hosts an afternoon song swap and jam. Pickers and listeners welcome anytime. Drop a few bucks in the baskets. Musicians, listeners, gardeners, art lovers, foodies, and fans, the town will be hopping. Hit The Mudpuddle Shop Noon-4pm for song swapping and I’ll have my original Etch A Sketch Art (the real toys not prints), up as part of Open Studios. Hit the Niles Spring Festival and Garden Tour 10am-3pm (downtown vendors, open studios, and a map to showcasing gardens around our neighborhood). Hit Federico's new Brunch service and an all-day music line up Noon-5pm. Pick or listen, digest your brunch, wander town, play til the cows go home. The other doings in town on Sunday are easy to walk to from The Mudpuddle Shop, 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/590816511429118
—————— 
Sun May 19th, 10am-3pm 
Annual Niles Spring Festival & Garden Walk.
Includes The Niles Garden Tour, vendors all over town, Open Studios, visit local shops, restaurants and historical spots like the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, the 1900s Niles Train Depot, and the California Nursery Historical Park. Some of the gardens will also feature local artwork and quilts. Most of it is free, but you need a $20 map to visit the many neighborhood yards on display. (cheaper maps are $15 in adv, visit the niles.orgsite). 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1453830834767630/ 
www.niles.org 
——————— 
Sun May 19th, Noon-5pm
Federico's Brunch and all day Music Line-Up.
Between the jamming and swapping at the Mudpuddle Shop, at about 1:15, McNevin will skip over to Federico's for a 1:25-1:55 set on their patio. Rob Cassidy is currating that line up, and an RSVP for Brunch then, or before, is a good idea. OR - just drop in for a more casual mimosa or beer at the patio bar, no RSVP required for that. The Federico's Music Line-Up runs Noon-5pm. RSVP for a food seat is wise, brunch seating limited, filling up fast. Patio bar is more casual, but may also be thick too, pop in and find out. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/451138075647191/ 
Here's the Federico's Lineup. 
Noon: Kick Off Toast, Rob Cassidy hosts
12:15: Steve Burch & Duane Andrews
12:50: Alexandra Christ 
1:25: Michael McNevin 
2:00: Gary Oliveira 
2:35: Bob Peek 
3:10: EMC (Robert Cassidy Jeff Carr Joe Melchior III) 
4:00: Flynn Martin (Eileen Bell, Dave Peterson) 
4:50: Gratitude catch 
NOTE: While McNevin hosts the Mudpuddle Jam in the middle of town, he also plays at Federico's for a 1/2 hour set, 2:25-2:55. A gang of Los Horribles musician friends and guests will likely be holding down the fort at the Puddle till he gets back. If not, the shop will close for 30 minutes during McNevin's jaunt over to the Federico's stage, at the end of town. Federico's is near the corner of Niles Blvd and J St, next to the carwash. 
NOTE: If it does rain, or if the Noon-5 Federico's brunch musician line-up and diners need to free up seats and tables for more Federico's brunch service, folks are welcome to hit the Mudpuddle as a 2nd roof and 'green room' option before or after your brunch or music set. Do RSVP with Federico's, and make a day of it. 
———————  
May 23-26, all day and night. 
Memorial Day Weekend! 
10th Annual Woodflock Festival 
Tent & Car Camping, RVs, Cabins, and nearby motels. 
Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours
Also Feat: McNevin & McClelllan, Sourdough Slim,
Rachel Garlin, Late For The Train. 
Camp Tehama Campground, Mill Creek, CA, 
40550 Highway 172, Mill Creek, CA 96061
NOTE: The fest has moved from the old Red Bluff site up to cooler and nicer digs! 
https://unhitched.com/woodflock-2/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2044552912512799/
Campers, RVers, flamingo heads. Memorial Day Weekend outside of Chico, at the edge of Lassen National Park, is a thing called "WoodFlock". It's an "Aluminum Oasis", as it were :). Full of fans and "Flamingoheads" of the famous and friendly Trailer Park Troubadours Band. Antsy McClain and band headline, with a cool smattering of songwriters adding to the evening shows and workshops. This is McNevin & McCellan's 3rd year playing it. The one and only Sourdough Slim is also on the roster this year, a CLASSIC yodeling cowboy savant. New guests for the line up include Rachel Garlin and "Late For The Train" (Laura Benson and Dave Pascoe). Pickers and listeners populate the campground for music making, workshopping a bit, writing a bit, jamming, swapping, and cribbage matches of course. Includes a chili cook-off Sat night, crafts, and a campsite decorating contest, BYO Pink Flamingos. A nice mix of mischief, lazy afternoons, folk and friendship under the trees with about 150-200 folks. Intimate, affordable, great group breakfast and dinners included. Easy to get in and set up with cars, tents, trailers and RVs, and cabins to grab too (no extra charge, first come first serve). Family friendly. No pets. 
NOTE: Cabins available at no extra $ - First come first serve, might wanna message Antsy to grab one if it's imperative. Good community meals included. 
NOTE: We can now arrive early on Thursday if we wanna, it's all good, so make a 4-day weekend out of it and avoid some of that getaway Friday traffic! 
———————  
Sat June 8th, 7:30
Winnsboro, TX
Winnsboro Center for the Arts
Michael McNevin in Concert 
The Bowery Stage 
200 Market St. 
Winnsboro, TX 75494
7:30 PM – 10:30
$15-22
FB Event Page for more info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/374074879863865/
Visit their website at www.winnsborocenterforthearts.com
Contact them: 903-342-686 or by email at wca.artscenter@gmail.com
——————— 
Sun June 9th, 4pm
Dallas, TX
House Concert at Kendra's place
Michael McNevin in concert. 
Meet & Greet and light snacks at 4pm, 
Concert at 5pm. 
$ and Locale TBA, contact McNevin, and get an RSVP going with Kendra. 



Show past dates

View calendar feed XML