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Comedy Night: Krista Fatka – Friday, May 3 @ 8pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

Comedy Night with Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is an Oakland-based comic and writer. With over a decade of performance experience in circus and theater, she’s as comfortable on stage as she is in a room full of clowns. Which is to say, pretty comfy. She produces a regular show at The San Francisco Punch Line called The Charm Offensive. She has performed at festivals in the Bay Area like SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands, and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. She won first place in The Sacramento Comedy Competition 2017.


Available in-store, at doors, and online.

*Student I.D. must be presented upon arrival the show in order to ensure discounted entry.

Show starts @ 8pm, Doors open @ 7:30pm

**The Melon Ball is a B.Y.O.B venue**

Jordan Smart – Tuesday, April 23 @ 7pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Davis Live Music Collective & Watermelon Music Presents:

Jordan Smart

Jordan is a folk singer-songwriter from the rural town of Loudonville, Ohio. His songs echo between the prominent fingerpicking patterns of John Fahey and the Dylanesque vocal style of The Tallest Man on Earth. He flows with the current of the folk revival movement, which continues to course through the mainstream and underground channels today. But below the superficial labels lay the heart of the matter that distinguishes Smart from the bulk of other aspiring folk musicians.


$10 General Admission (Buy Now!)


7pm – 10pm

Mamadou Traore’s Community Drum Circle – Friday, April 19 @ 6pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

Mamadou’s Next Community Drum Circle at

The Melon Ball, 1970 Lake Bl., on Friday, April 19

6 – 9pm.

Open to avid drummers, and to those who are new to this unique form of
connection, expression, and spirituality.  No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome.  Some drums will be available to sample, and for purchase. All attendees are encouraged to bring drums to share.


Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  Tickets available at the on-line box office: (BUY ONLINE)

Drum Rentals: $10 for 2 hour rental

Don’t miss this chance to drum with Davis’ premier African drum authority.

[Sold Out] Purple Tree Cafe Benefit Concert Feat. Dave Nachmanoff – Saturday, April 6 @ 8pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

Purple Tree Café presents An Evening With Dave Nachmanoff.

Purple Tree Café (aka The Purple Tree, officially Our House Café) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing competitive integrated employment to people with disabilities, and bringing people with and without disabilities together through music, art, and community. The non-profit organization employs people with disabilities to sell coffee and vegan baked goods at the farmers market and other events in Davis. The Purple Tree currently operates a coffee cart at the Saturday farmers market. This is the first step toward Purple Tree’s goal of opening a brick-and-mortar café in Davis.

Dave Nachmanoff has toured the world both on his own, and as the guitarist and opening act for Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”, “Time Passages”), at venues as far ranging as the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, to The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. From performing with folk legend Libba Cotten at the age of 9, to playing in a rock band with his two brothers, Dave went on to earn a PhD in Philosophy at UC Davis and slowly built a grassroots following touring all over the world. In addition, he writes and records custom songs for clients and uses his recording studio to produce other artists. A truly independent musician, Dave’s career is varied and never predictable.

Tickets: $20 (Sold Out)

Show starts @ 8pm

Doors open @ 7:00pm for Coffee & Cookies


Comedy Night: Joe Klocek – Friday, April 5 @ 8pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

Comedy Night with Joe Klocek

Joe Klocek is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he’s better than you.
Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd.

Joe has just returned from a two month “comic in residency” at the first comedy club in Shanghai, China where he recorded an album exclusively for the expat community living and laughing there.

Joe was recently featured on NPR’s, “Snap Judgement” and has also appeared on Comedy Centrals, “Live at Gotham” NBC’s, “Last Comic Standing” and was commentator for the Emmy award wining documentary, “A Bridge so Far”

Co-Creator of the critically acclaimed storytelling show, “Previously Secret Information” 
Joe has also been a runner-up in the “San Francisco International Comedy Competition” and the “Seattle Comedy Competition.”

Voted “Best Comic” in the 2011 SF Weekly Readers Poll.

Joe has performed at every major comedy club in the country, including Alaska and is a regular on the Bay Area Comedy Scene.


Available in-store, at doors, and online.

*Student I.D. must be presented upon arrival the show in order to ensure discounted entry.

Show starts @ 8pm, Doors open @ 7:30pm

**The Melon Ball is a B.Y.O.B venue**

The Comedy Show With Paul – Wednesday – Friday, March 20 – 22 @ 7:30pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

The Comedy Show (with Paul) fuses slapstick, dance, magic, popcorn and foolishness. Not just comedy that is genius in it’s simplicity, but comedy that will have you guffawing at his mental confusion and gasping, literally, at his physical comedy.


Paul Del Bene ran away to the Circus at a relatively young age, and after clowning around in Japan for a while moved to Europe. He has studied in France, Czechoslovakia and completed Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland as well as a B.A. in Theater and Directing in the States.

During his over 30 years of professional performing he has been seen in solo and company theatre performances throughout Europe, as well as in Russia, Finland, and the Czech Republic. He has toured with Circus Monti in Switzerland, Compagnia Teatro Dimitri, Ringling Brothers Circus in Japan, has performed at the GOP Varieté theater in Germany as well as other vaudeville style venues in Europe and has performed for clients such as DHL Germany, Industrial Light & Magic, Warner Bros. International and Pixar.

The Comedy Show is a three night event:

  • Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:30pm, Doors open @ 7pm
  • Thursday, March 21 @ 7:30pm, Doors open @ 7pm
  • Friday, March 22 @ 7:30pm, Doors open @ 7pm


  • $18 adult (Buy Online)
  • $12 students & seniors (in-store or at door w/ valid I.D.)
Comedy Night: Kiry Shabazz – Friday, March 1 @ 8pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

Comedy Night Feat. Kiry Shabazz

Kiry Shabazz is a stand-up from Cleveland, now based in LA. Kiry started comedy in Northern California and quickly became a regular at the Punchline, Rooster T Feathers, and Cobb’s. Kiry was one of 1,250 stand ups who auditioned at open calls for the annual Stand Up NBC Competition won the competition. Kiry made his late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and recently made his Stand Up Comedy debut on Comedy Central.


  • Adults – $20 (BUY ONLINE)
  • Students – $10 (in-store & at door w/ valid I.D.)

Show starts @ 8pm, Doors open @ 7:30pm

**The Melon Ball is a B.Y.O.B venue**

The Multi-String Guitar Ensemble – Saturday, Feb 23 @ 7pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

This concert will showcase the rich sounds of the 7- and 11-string guitars that expand the beauty of the classical guitar aesthetic. The program includes original compositions and arrangements of timeless classical, jazz, and pop masterworks for various combinations of instruments and voice from solo to septet.



Robert Camilo – alto extended 7-string guitar

Matthew Foley – extended 7-string guitar

Matthew Grasso – extended 7-string guitar

Miyan Grasso – extended 7-string guitar

Sean O’Connor – 11-string alto guitar

Harry Stoddard – 7-string guitar

Aya Ueda – soprano, mezzo guitar


Tickets: $15 (Buy Now!!)

Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm


Pure Gold: A Valentine’s Melody 2019 – Saturday, Feb 16 @ 5:30pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

Melodious 50’s and 60’s hits from Bollywood originally sung by legendary singers will be presented by classically trained, bollywood singer Parminder Guri and Voice culture trainer and light music as well as Ghazal singer Sangeeta Rege from the bay area. They will be joined by our very own Davis resident and singer Anuradha Goud. They will be accompanied by longtime mandolin player, Dr Pravin Goud and accomplished musicians from Sacramento as well as the bay area.


Parminder Guri is a classically trained singer, famous as “Voice of Rafi”. He has several original albums to his credits.

Sangeeta Rege is a phenomenal singer and a music as well as voice culture trainer from Fremont, CA, and has performed at several several concerts.

Anuradha Goud is also classically trained and has been in pursuit of excelling in light vocal music. She has performed in the Sacramento area

Dr. Pravin Goud is a mandolin player from Davis and has been active in performing and presenting at several concerts. He is trained in Indian classical and light music and has been a member of the Aurora Mandolin Orchestra as well as the World Doctors’ Orchestra.

Vikas Salvi plays keyboards and has been performing for over 2 decades. He has expertise and superb knowledge of the Old Bollywood music, which is hard to find in recent times.

Amir Shankar will accompany on guitar. He is a composer and singer from Sacramento and has been active in presenting in the Sacramento region.

Tickets: $20 (Buy Now!)

Show starts @ 5:30pm.

**The Melon Ball is a B.Y.O.B. venue

Van Larkin LIVE – Saturday, Feb 2 @ 8pm
On November 12, 2018 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:

Van Larkin

It was the hurricane season, in Blackwater 1994 when Van Larkins, a ten year old Australian discovering his gift for music, began what was to be a journey of musical exploration and discovery. Van’s father, an artist and musician, introduced his son to the guitar, which was to become Van’s instrument of choice and access to share his music with friends, family and soon after, a world-wide audience of music connoisseurs.Van Larkins plays a modern fusion of traditional styles with a “one man band” approach incorporating bass, rhythm, melody and harmony. Van’s music has transitioned from Metallica to finger-style acoustic guitar, playing transpositions of 400-year-old harp songs.He is now signed as a solo artist with CandyRat Records and completed his first solo album in May 2012. During that time Van has toured New Zealand twice where he recorded his first album with internationally-renowned guitarist Andrew White and played at the Acoustic Masters Series held in Hamilton where he opened three of the shows and also played with Nigel Gavin. Van has also toured America and Canada and in July 2011 performed at the prestigious Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston, Ontario.

  • Over 2 Million collective views on YouTube
  • Signed to Candyrat Records USA
  • Labelled #1 Modern Fingerstyle Guitarist in Australia
  • 3 Full Length Studio Albums Released in America, and World Wide
  • Endorsed by: Elixir Strings, LR Baggs Pickups, G7th Capos, K&K Pickups, Kallquist Guitars (Plays “Van Larkins Signature” Kallquist Guitars), Guitar Pro
  • Has performed at Canadian Guitar Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival (QLD, Australia), Sydney Guitar Festival, Melbourne Guitar Show.
  • Performed with Phil Emmanuel, Don Ross, Jon Gomm, Michael Fix, Antoine Dufour, Trace Bundy, Calum Graham, Trevor Gordon Hall, Maneli Jamal, Andrea Valeri


Cinder Moon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBOrGTG6qSY

Eye of the Tiger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxuuVBiaZ4

Honey – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o4jWtYSG_A



Website: https://www.vanlarkins.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanLarkins/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanlarkins/

Tickets: $15 (Buy Now!!)

Show starts @ 8pm, Doors open @ 7:30.