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The Senator Theatre in Downtown Chico have had to postpone every event through May.

Shelter-in-place takes a toll on Chico music venues

Kati Morris, Staff Writer // April 1, 2020

The beginning of spring is supposed to be one of the most active times of the year for live music, with festival line-ups being announced and fans eagerly awaiting concerts they bought pre-sale tickets...

Musician and YouTuber Poppy performs her strange tunes to a small venue in the Senator Theatre. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Poppy drags after AViVA pops at quirky Senator show

Rachael Bayuk // February 25, 2019
Poppy's opening act made an otherwise lack-luster show worth attending
Volkswagon Beetle outside Senator Theater in downtown Chico, Sunday.

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone // January 28, 2018

Volkswagon Beetle outside Senator Theater in downtown Chico, Sunday.

Jeff Laliberte gazes into the crowd in between songs. Photo credit: Sean Martens

‘New Beat Fund’ brings So Cal Guac Rock to the music world

Anna Porretta // November 16, 2016

When New Beat Fund Front Jeff Liliberte took the stage at The Senator Theater, you could tell that he'd stood where Kurt Cobain once stood in a booth at the legendary Sound City. It was like the ghost...

Sage the Gemini engages fans during a show. Photo source: Sage the Geminis Instagram.

Sage the Gemini coming to the Senator Theatre

Cassandra Porter // May 1, 2016
Get ready to party with Sage the Gemini
Walnut Creeks The Story So Far plays to an engaged crowd at the Senator Theatre. Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

The Story So Far: big, loud, engaging

Matthew Manfredi // April 25, 2016
Walnut Creek-based pop-punk band plays in Chico.
Rob Wynia of the band Floater performs an acoustic set. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Floater returns to Chico with pair of upcoming shows

Tom Sundgren // April 21, 2015
The band from Portland, Oregon, will be performing on May 1 at the El Rey Theatre and May 2 at the Senator Theatre.
Audience members raised their lighters, synchronizing with the music as Santa Barbara reggae band, Rebelution performed. Photo credit: Greta Gordon

Reggae band Rebelution promotes “good vibes” at Chico concert

Greta Gordon // March 9, 2015
Rebelution played a wildly successful sold out show at the Senator last Sunday.
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