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Ray Vas & Paul McCandless in Concert Paul McCandless & Ray Vas – Oct 14 at 8:00PM
On September 24, 2017 By admin

Internationally-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless and guitarist/songwriter Ray Vas front an all-star ensemble including Joe Gilman (Piano), Rick Lotter (Drums), Rob Lemas (Bass), Steve Homan (Guitar), Francesca Homan (Vocal) & Mike McMullen (Winds).

Tickets are $15.00, available at Watermelon Music, online or at the door.

DavisHelps_Blog Davis Helps: Benefit for Hurricane Victims – Oct 15 at 4:00PM
On September 23, 2017 By admin

Dave Nachmanoff, Misner & Smith, and Anton Barbeau perform live at The Melon Ball to support friends and loved ones back east. Get ready for an evening of family-friendly fun and music! Tickets are only $20 in advance (online or in our store), or $25 at the door. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross to aid hurricane victims.

AntonBarbeau_Blog Anton Barbeau Live – October 7th at 8:00PM
On September 20, 2017 By admin

“The last true musical genius of the classic age.” – Elton Townend Jones, Drunken Werewolf

Truly a unique musician, Anton Barbeau will be coming to Davis October 7 with his band “Kenny” at The Melon Ball. Pulling from artists like Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Andy Partridge, and Julian Cope, Barbeau has been described as “a bit of a genius” by BBC Radio and KFJC. Barbeau is now based in Berlin, and this will be his only appearance in California with his longtime backing band. During a brief run through northern California, Barbeau has been sharing the stage with many other well-known Sacramento musicians. Please bring your friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of music with this lyrical legend at The Melon Ball. Tickets are $10 available in store, online, or at the door.

“More than two decades after pop-savvy acid-eaters like John Lennon and Syd Barrett cracked the cosmic egg, this Sacramento songwriter slithered forth with a pure distillation of lyrical jabberwocky, brain-burrowing melody and mystical psych-guitar fuzz.” -SPIN Magazine, “The 100 Greatest Bands You’ve (probably) Never Heard”

Open-Mic-Generic Open Mic at The Melon Ball – Sunday, September 24 @ 6:00PM
On September 18, 2017 By admin

Join us on Sunday, September 24 for this month’s Open Mic at The Melon Ball.  Whether you are ready to get up on stage and show Davis what you’ve got, or you want to sit back and enjoy local talent, you are welcome.

We’ve got mics, inputs for guitars, etc and a Steinway grand piano ready to go.  All we need is you to make the night complete.

Early sign ups are appreciated but not required.  Doors open at 5:45 and we get things going promptly at 6:00.

Closed for Labor-Day Closed for Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 4
On September 4, 2017 By admin

Watermelon Music is closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept 4, reopening normal hours (10:00-7:00) on Tuesday, Sept 5.

Lesson studios are open for instruction.  Contact your instructor for information about holiday lessons.

We wish you a safe and relaxing holiday.

Szlachetka_Blog Szlachetka Live at The Melon Ball – Sat. Sept 29 at 8:00PM
On September 1, 2017 By admin

“One of the top ten new artists you need to know!” – Rolling Stone Magazine

Szlachetka (pronounced SLA-HET-KA) is coming to The Melon Ball! This roots-rock artist from L.A. is taking the music industry by storm with his acclaimed music. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Lucinda Williams, et al.), Szlachetka’s style fills us with wonder and warmth. Szlachetka’s sophomore album “Heart of My Hometown” is slated for release in the summer of 2017. The album’s ‘Americana’ aesthetic blends lavish guitar phrasing and roots-rock sensibilities with vivid storytelling that sounds both raw and polished in the same breath. Throughout his travels, Matthew has shared the stage with the likes of include Mike Campbell (from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Chris Isaac, Brandi Carlisle, Huey Lewis & The News, John Waite, Deana Carter, Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee, Doyle Dykes, Chris Hillman,and many more. Tickets are $20 and available online, in our store, or at the door.

Dvorak, Shostakovich, Gershwin September Composer Birthday Discounts
On September 1, 2017 By admin

During the month of September, Watermelon Music is celebrating the birthdays of:

Antonin Dvorak: Sept 8, 1841
Dmitri Shostakovich: Sept 25, 1906
George Gershwin: Sept 26, 1898

Mention their birthdays or place an online order, and receive 20% off of any titles by Dvorak, Shostakovich or Gershwin until the end of September.

We’ve also got hundreds of new titles in stock and available. Click here for a link to print music added to our system within the last 30 days.