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Misner and Smith with Gwyneth Moreland! Feb 10 @ 7:30pm
On January 30, 2018 By admin

Misner and Smith will return to The Melon Ball this February for more music and fun! This time, California native folk singer Gwyneth Moreland will bring her talents too!

With soaring vocal harmonies and story-filled, poetic songwriting – Misner & Smith’s sound hearkens back to the bedrock of modern American rock & folk. Paying tribute to strong influences like Simon & Garfunkel, The Band, and Buffalo Springfield, they invent a sound all their own, seducing listeners with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Their partnership in music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache for understanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep, and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all.

Moreland doesn’t hesitate to admit that she loves the old-timey three-part harmonies. With the right voices, it is a great sound. Gwyneth plays often with multi-instrumentalist David Hayes (bassist on many Van Morrison LP’s), and Morgan Daniel (Ms. Moreland’s brother) on guitar in addition to Gene Parsons (former Byrds-Flying Burrito Brothers) on pedal steel, banjo, and harmony vocals.

Join us on February 10th for and evening of folk, fun, and food!
Tickets are only $20 in advance, or $22 at the door.
Get your tickets now!

$5 Friday – James Pierce Jazz Collective Feb 16 @ 8pm
On January 29, 2018 By admin

The James Pierce Jazz Collective will be coming to Davis to give you and your special someone a night of romantic jazz at The Melon Ball! This will be Watermelon Music’s second monthly $5 Friday event. With the huge success of the last one (featuring Deadwater Revival and the Five Thirty) we decided we just had to do it again!

Tickets are only $5 at the door, so bring a picnic basket, a bottle of wine, and a whimsical spirit for a night of seductive song!

Barbeau is Back! – Jan 20th @ 8pm
On January 2, 2018 By admin

The Rad Rocker is returning to the Melon Ball on January 20th at 8pm to rock your socks off in a psychedelic whirlwind of awesome! Visiting us all the way from his new home in Berlin, Sacramento music icon Anton Barbeau is teaming up with his old band Kenny to start off the new year with a bang. This award-winning artist has received recognition from Spin Magazine and Rolling stone Magazine and has been hailed as a genius by BBC Radio and KFJC. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to relive the awe of one of the Sacramento area’s musical masters. Tickets are available here, in the store, or at the door. ($10 adv/$12 at door)

Tha Dirt Feelin & Marque Cass Gallery- Jan 27th
On January 2, 2018 By admin

On Saturday January 27th, local band Tha Dirt Feelin and artist Marque Cass will show off their respective skills at The Melon Ball’s first art gallery show! Come and peruse paintings put up about the room as the band plays. Marques Cass will also do a live painting session (possibly of one of you!)before the night is up. All ages welcome, tickets are only $15 when you buy in advance in the store or online, or $20 at the door.

Orion Guitar Trio – Feb 3 @ 8pm
On January 1, 2018 By admin

This February  The Melon Ball welcomes The Orion Guitar Trio! A local guitar group, they bring outstanding levels of skill and class to every performance. The Orion Guitar Trio strives to think outside the box of the typical classical guitar trio by embracing multiple musical genres, improvisation, and original arrangements of timeless classical masterworks. The trio is based in Sacramento, and the members consist of longtime friends, Greg Williams, Sean O’Connor, and Matthew Grasso. They perform on 6, 7, and 11-string guitars, and their program includes jazz standards, well-known classical works by Grieg, Debussy, and Faure, movie themes, and more.

Tickets: $20 General – $15 Student(if bought at door). Tickets available here.