Top Choice Live Music in Bakersfield

Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace

For fans of the city’s plucky musical heritage, this is the first stop – hard to miss thanks to the huge neon homage to Buck’s famous red, white and blue guitar. Part music museum (gift shop open from 11am), honky-t…
Baseball in Sacramento

Sacramento River Cats

Sacramento's minor-league baseball team plays across the river at Raley Field, with views of the art-deco Tower Bridge.
Live Music in Sacramento

Old Ironsides

The tiny back room of this cool, somewhat crusty, venue hosts some of the best indie bands that come through town.
Booking Service in Chico

CSU Box Office

Schedules and tickets to music, theater, dance, athletics and special events on campus.
Live Music in Visalia

Cellar Door

Visalia is blessed with this great small venue, which snags touring indie acts from well beyond the Central Valley. They also have a big wine list and host salsa dancing and open mic nights.
Live Music in Bakersfield

Trout’s & the Blackboard Stage

The legendary Trout’s, north of town, is the only remaining honky-tonk in these parts, hobbling along after half a century as a testament to hell-raisin’ days past. This ain't no disco – the only thing glistening is…
Performing Arts in Modesto

Gallo Center for the Arts

This huge, state-of-the-art performing arts complex in downtown Modesto brings great musical, dance, and theater acts to town.
Performing Arts in Chico

1078 Gallery

Chico's contemporary gallery exhibits artworks, and hosts boundary-pushing literary readings, music and theater.
Live Music in Sacramento


Quality jazz, R&B and the occasional salsa or indie act in a classy joint…if you don’t go crazy with the potent martinis.
Performing Arts in Sacramento

California Musical Theatre

This top-notch company holds court at the Community Center Theater and the Wells Fargo Pavilion in town.