Riverside Live Music & Comedy 5/31-6/6/2022
Boz Scaggs finally makes it back to The Fox, three RCC Music concerts at The Coil, and an evening with two giants of Mexican comedy.
Big Boz Sounds at The Fox Sunday Night
Scaggs, who played in the Steve Miller Band before breaking out in 1976 with his blue-eyed soul hit Lowdown from his album Silk Degrees.
He’s touring in support of his latest album, Out of The Blues.
SUNDAY JUNE 05 7:00PM: Boz Scaggs (San Francisco, pop rock blues) | Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Av, (951) 779-9804 | Tickets $55 | all ages
RCC Music to Bring Guitars, Jazz, and Vocal Variety to The Coil
The Riverside City College Music Department presents another great week of events featuring the RCC Guitar Ensemble, the RCC Jazz Combos, and members of the RCC Vocal Music program.
Wednesday night, Dr. Peter Curtis directs the RCC Guitar Ensembles with selected soloists in the Coil Concert Hall.
The various Jazz Combos from RCC's nationally-recognized, award-winning jazz program set up in the Hall on Thursday night.
Saturday evening the tunes move to the Rooftop Terrace of the RCC Centennial Plaza. The students of the vocal music program present Coffee House 2022 with a variety of solos, duets, and group performances. Enjoy coffee, pastries, and great music over Downtown!
WEDNESDAY JUNE 01 7:00PM: RCC Guitar Ensemble Concert | RCC Coil Concert Hall, 3890 University Av, (951) 222-8100 | Tickets $11 adult, $9 child/senior/non-RCC student, $8 RCC student | all ages
THURSDAY JUNE 02 7:00PM: RCC Jazz Combos Concert | RCC Coil Concert Hall, 3890 University Av, (951) 222-8100 | Tickets $11 adult, $9 child/senior/non-RCC student, $8 RCC student | all ages
SATURDAY JUNE 04 6:00PM: Coffee House 2022 | RCC Centennial Plaza Rooftop Terrace, 3801 Market St | Tickets $16, $15 RCC student | all ages
Two of North America's Biggest Comedy Stars Coming to The Fox
The Fox Performing Arts Center welcomes two very popular comediantes on Friday night.
FRIDAY JUNE 03 7:00PM: Teo Gonzalez (Zapopan, Jalisco, MX, comedian) & Rogelio Ramos (comedian) | Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Av, (951) 779-9804 | Tickets $46-$96 | all ages
It's A Threepeat for The Riverside Open Mic
Fresh from the huge Spike & Mike bash at the Fox last weekend, Patrick Maloney will bring the Riverside Open Mic Music Series to three venues this week.
Tuesday: The Hideaway with the mic open for music and comedy. 21 and up.
Wednesday: All ages and just the music at Back to The Grind.
Thursday: Euryale Brewing with music and karaoke. All ages.
Finish up a new song and get out there already!
TUESDAY MAY 31 8:00PM: Riverside Open Mic | The Hideaway, 3660 Mission Inn Av, (951) 686-0950 | no cover | 21+
WEDNESDAY JUNE 01 6:00PM: Riverside Open Mic (Music Only) | Back To The Grind, 3675 University Av, (951) 784-0800 | no cover | all ages
THURSDAY JUNE 02 7:00PM: Riverside Open Mic (and Karaoke) | Euryale Brewing Company, 2060 Chicago Av A17, (951) 530-8865 | no cover | all ages
Darkwave, Alternative Nights Planned for Concert Lounge
The Concert Lounge features two nights with multiple bands.
FRIDAY JUNE 03 8:00PM: The Hayds (Inland Empire), Dear Donna, The Dreamscape (Ontario, rock indie oldies), Cold Cut (Inland Empire, rock) | The Concert Lounge, 3557 University Av, (951) 780-6000 | Tickets $10-$20 | all ages
SATURDAY JUNE 04 8:00PM: Provoker (Los Angeles, alternative electronic), Mannequin (San Diego, alternative coldwave) & Harsh Symmetry (Sacramento, electronic dark wave) | The Concert Lounge, 3557 University Av, (951) 780-6000 | Tickets $12-$25 | All Ages
Neo Soul, Old School, and Cumbia Too
FRIDAY JUNE 03 6:00PM: MariBaby (r&b neo soul) | Canyon Crest Winery, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr, (951) 369-9463 | no cover
SATURDAY JUNE 04 7:00PM: The Harbor Groove Band (951, cumbia r&b old school) | VFW Post 9223, 10303 Arlington Av, (951) 688-7170 | $8 | 21+
What Is It About Music Outdoors That Makes It So Good?
Maybe it's just me, but you can't beat the feels of hearing music outdoors this time of year. A late spring sunset is even better with cool tunes wafting in the pre-summer breeze while you watch the dark make the lights come on.
Outdoors this week:
Canyon Crest Towne Center features country music with Country Sounds playing Tuesday's installment of their Summer Just Got Cooler Concert Series in the main courtyard.
On Saturday, Romano's Mission Grove continues their Summer Acoustic Patio Series with the delightful Apryle Dalmacio playing her own songs with songs from throughout the last six decades (or so).
It will be later than the sunrise but too early for a sunset when Riverside folk singer songwriter and community activist Jonny Miller plays on the patio of the Riverside Airport Cafe Sunday morning.
TUESDAY MAY 31 7:00PM: Country Sounds (Inland Empire, country) | Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr | free | all ages
SATURDAY JUNE 04 8:00PM: Apryle Dalmacio (Riverside, pop acoustic rock jazz) | Romano's Mission Grove, 285 E Alessandro Bl, (951) 780-7399
SUNDAY JUNE 05 10:00AM: Jonny Miller (Riverside, activist folk), Riverside Airport Cafe, 6951 Flight Rd
Popular Riverside Bands Back at Packinghouse
Friday night at the Packinghouse Brewing Company Backdoor, Riverside rockers The Flying Cruisers team up with their Riverside friends Dead Radio. I saw a PBC Instagram post a few weeks ago that showed Riverside's HeelTap on board, but PBC's event page doesn't show them, so maybe HeelTap too.
Saturday Doc Walker pays a visit to the Backdoor stage. I wish I could tell you more but I really couldn't find anything about Doc. Let me know if you do.