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$5 Friday – Clouds Rest 3/16 @8pm
On February 5, 2018 By admin

Announcing $5 Friday March Edition! This rock band from UC Davis is here for your enjoyment for only $5! All $5 Friday concerts are standing room only, all tickets sold at the door(cash only please!)

Highway Poets – Mar 24 @ 8pm
On February 5, 2018 By admin

Rock and Soul! This up-and-coming soul group is joining us from Sonoma County with all original music, a classic Americana Soul vibe, and cool hats. Be ready March 24th for this band’s monster sound to rock the house!

The Highway Poets combine the finest elements of rock and soul into a captivating blend of original music. With influences from Rolling Stones to Nirvana, Black Keys to Otis Redding, Highway Poets’ live performance is an exciting mashup of new and classic influence. While touring the country in their renovated bus “Gus” they’ve shared stages with artists like Black Crowes, Lucinda Williams, Jackie Green, ALO, Johnny Winter, Tommy Castro, Blue Oyster Cult, Blitzentrapper, California Honeydrops, and Poor Man’s Whiskey as well as winning several Bay Area music awards. With a new full length album released in ’17 these guys are firing on all cylinders, be sure to check them out!

Tickets: $10 (buy now!)

Citizen Snips & Fonty – 4/14 @ 8pm
On February 5, 2018 By admin

These local bands are here to rock your socks off! Citizen Snips is an up and coming alternative rock band based out of Sacramento, California. The trio incorporates a variety of styles in their original music including folk, rock, surf punk, and jazz. As they chart their course to greatness, these individuals will stop at nothing to deliver a cosmic musical experience unlike any other. Visit them on instagram @citizensnips_band. Fonty is a Sacramento based indie rock band that emphasizes a sub-pop vibe and lo-fi/garage rock feel, but it’s their punk roots that really drive their music forward. Don’t believe me? Hear for yourself! @fontyband on FB, IG…and literally just type that in on every platform.

Tickets: $5

Buy Now!

Five Dollar Friday – Chickee Bob, Sandy Coldiron & The M-Street Dukes – 4/20 @ 8pm
On February 5, 2018 By admin

Join us at The Melon Ball on Friday, April 20th for our third Five Dollar Friday show.  The April show will feature Chickee Bob, Sandy Coldiron & The M-Street Dukes.  That’s gotta be at least $47.00 worth of music for just FIVE BUCKS.  Show starts at 8:00, and tickets are available at the door.

Five Dollar Friday is your chance to hear great local artists at a price that anyone can afford.

Ancient Future Duo – Apr 28 @ 8pm
On February 5, 2018 By admin

Tickets: $15 (buy now!)

One of the program variations of the trailblazing world fusion music ensemble, Ancient Future, this improve-focused duet features world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by Uzbek percussion virtuoso Abbos Kosimov. Strains of world music traditions of Central Asia, India, and Europe emanate from this duet performing renditions of music from Ancient Future’s ground breaking world music recordings as well as many new unreleased works!

Open Mic Night! – Sunday, 4/29 @ 6pm
On February 5, 2018 By admin

Open Mic Night at The Melon Ball is ON! Open Mic Night is a chance for you to come show off your skills!  Bring us what you got! Depending on turnout, you’re on for up to 3 songs.  We’ve got the stage, the lights, and the sound system, the rest is up to you.  This is a safe and supportive space for all artists and their friends to come and enjoy the thrill of making music. See ya’ll soon!


We try to run the open mic the last Sunday of each month.

Spring Sale! 4/7-4/15
On February 3, 2018 By admin

All that twangs is not a banjo,

Not all trumpet players are lost,

Sheet musics that are old are still cool,

Which you can buy at a much lower cost,


From the Watermelon springs lots of savings,

On all of your favorite things,

Renewed is the time to buy pedals and amps,

Returned is the Sale of The Spring.


The Bi-Annual Sale – Spring Edition is finally here! Get 15% off or more on the entire store, including all your favorite instruments, accessories, parts, cases, and more! For 8 days look forward to big savings in every department on all new (and a lot of used) inventory.

Printed Music Sheets & Books – 20-70% Off

Guitars, Amplifiers, Effect Pedals, Microphones, Recording Gear, Strings and More – 15-50% Off

Clarinets, Saxophone, Trumpets, Flutes, Reeds & Other Accessories – 15-40% Off

Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses, plus Bows, Strings and Other Accessories – 15-40% Off

Music Stands, Mic Stands, Instrument Stands, Speaker Stands, Keyboard Stands – 20-50% Off

Keyboards, Harmonicas, Didgeridoos, Wireless Systems & Anything Else – 15-50% Off

Mateo Guzman – Feb 17 @ 8pm
On February 1, 2018 By admin

Join us for a romantic evening of Spanish Guitar and song this Valentines weekend! Bring your honey and a picnic basket and enjoy the sweet sensual sounds of Sonoma County artist Mateo Guzman.

Tickets are only $15 in advance (online or visit us in the watermelon store) and $20 at the door!