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Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Mitchell Kret

April 10, 2019

The Remembering the Ridge memorial event was held in the breezeway of Meriam Library April 8. The event featured guest speakers, poetry, music and an introduction to the interactive art exhibit that will remain up until April 26. The exhibit itself is fencing that allows people to attach photographs, sa...

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019

Chico State’s School of the Arts Productions curated an intimate concert featuring artists from Chico to Southern California. The show, "Chico Soul", was hosted by Down Lo, a bar and grill located on Main Street in Downtown Chico. The concert featured a spectrum of music, ranging from R&B and...

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

Mitchell Kret

April 5, 2019

AS Productions hosted their first Nooner Concert of the semester on Wednesday, April 3, which featured student artist Caloy. The show was held in the basement of the BMU, where students could study and relax to Caloy’s music.The show is the first of the year in the returning concert series.“It’s been going on fo...

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

Mitchell Kret

February 25, 2019

The 1078 Gallery was flooded with folk and country music when it hosted three musical artists Saturday, Feb 23. Donald Beaman, China and Garrett Gray took the stage to share their craft. Gray celebrated the release of his album “Five Winds." China’s second album, “And Then Nothing Ha...

Thumpasaurus brings the funk to Lost on Main

Thumpasaurus brings the funk to Lost on Main

Mitchell Kret

February 21, 2019

Lost on Main was flooded with psychedelic funk Tuesday night, hosting Thumpasaurus, an energetic band from L.A. making their third stop on their “Book of Thump” tour across the U.S. The show also featured Big Sticky Mess, who filled the venue with a funky ambiance that lasted through the night. The...

Ike’s Place hosts hardcore rock concert

Ike’s Place hosts hardcore rock concert

Angel Ortega

February 21, 2019

Ike’s Place, usually a tranquil sandwich shop by day, was filled with loud, heavy instrumentals, mosh pits and high energy Tuesday night.The concert showcased Chico bands Rogue Squadron, END // GAME and The Choice. Also featured were Dying For It from Redding (who are currently on tour) and With ...

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018

People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business Association in the city plaza every Friday night throughout the summer. The shows start at...

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Alejandra Solorio

September 3, 2017

As the summer comes to a close, what better way to spend the last warm weeks than enjoying a cold beverage, live music and local food vendors? Jaime Perry, Marketing Director at Deer Creek Broadcasting, discussed the ins and outs of the 2017 Summerfest Chico in the following Q&A:What is Summerfest...

The Kyle Gass Band shreds at Lost on Main.

The Kyle Gass Band shreds at Lost on Main.

Matthew Manfredi

December 8, 2016

The Kyle Gass Band lit up Lost on Main Tuesday night by bringing guitar solos and crushing acoustic chords together for a night of comedic rock 'n' roll. Gass, best known for his role in Tenacious D, the funny-man musical duo featuring acoustic counterpart Jack Black, returned to play a Chico once a...

Coachella is not worth it

Coachella is not worth it

Sam Rios

April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the end of all experience, but Coachella isn’t really that great anyways. Here’s how it goes. Fi...

Bernie fans to host free registration event with live music

Bernie fans to host free registration event with live music

Molly Sullivan

March 25, 2016

Local bands will be performing at a voter registration event to support Bernie Sanders and encourage eligible voters to register in time for the California primary election. “Bands for Bernie” will feature performances from Get Foxy, Holly Taylor's Jazz Combo, The Moes Family Band, Thick and Thin, C...

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Sarah Scharf

February 16, 2014

The Naked Lounge in downtown Chico regularly features the work of local artists and this month a new series, called "Vulturus," by local photographer Kyle Burns can be viewed there. The Naked Lounge hosted a reception on Saturday night to introduce the new series, with the photos on display and a performance by the local band...

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