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March Composer Birthday Discounts
On April 12, 2019 By admin

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

Frederic Chopin: Born March 1, 1810
Johann Sebastian Bach: Born March 21, 1685
Joseph Haydn: Born March 31, 1732

Mention their birthdays or place an online order, and receive 20% off of any titles by Chopin, J.S. Bach or Haydn until the end of March.

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.

Improv Comedy Workshop – Wednesdays, Feb 5 – March 25 @ 6pm
On April 12, 2019 By admin

I’m happy to announce a new series of drop-in Improv workshops starting this coming Wednesday December 4th, 6pm-7:30pm at Watermelon Music.

Everyday Improv is a ninety minute workshop for fun-loving folks who want to practice the core skills of Improv Comedy, which includes positivity (Yes, and), staying present, supporting your partner, mental agility and emotional resilience, among others. “Participants will learn tips and tricks for bringing the fun and laughter we have in class into their daily life,” said workshop Instructor Liz Merry.

Each workshop will focus on one core Improv principle. The first workshop on December 4th will highlight “Yes, and..” the central tenet of the art of Improv Comedy. 

“Yes, and..” is probably the most common phrase used to describe the art of Improv Comedy, but in reality it has several meanings and practical uses. Ms. Merry explains it like this “I don’t expect to be able to be positive and cheerful all the time, although that is easier when you’re laughing a lot. For me and many Improv enthusiasts a ‘Yes, and…’ attitude means I’m open and present. And I’m adding to – but not dominating – the conversation. The concept overlaps a mindfulness practice in many ways – but funnier.”

While the workshops don’t require a long term commitment, participants will gain the maximum benefit by attending six sessions in a row as each session builds on the previous one. Participation is open to adults with an open mind and playful spirit. And, this is a safe and supportive environment to be your silliest self 😊

Everyday Improv Workshop Details

When: Weekly drop-in class beginning Wednesday December 4th, 6-7:30pm.

Where: Watermelon Music Melon Ball Theater, 1970 Lake Blvd., Suite 1.

Cost: Suggested Donation $10 cash at the door.

Who: Anyone 14yr old+ with an open mind and playful spirit. This class is available to people with limited mobility and/or energy deficits.

How: Pre-registration is not required but it is appreciated. Text Liz Merry at 530-304-4393 or email Liz@ImprovForLiving.org to indicate you plan to attend. 

(CANCELLED) Misner & Smith with Ismay – Friday, March 13 @ 7:30pm
On April 12, 2019 By admin

Misner & Smith:

Hailing from Northern California, Misner & Smith’s music is a combination of soaring vocal harmonies, extremely tight instrumental arrangements, and story-filled, poetic songwriting, adding up to some of the most electrifying music on the scene today. The band’s sound harkens back to the bedrock of american rock & folk, but the diversity of styles and genres are one of the things that set M&S apart. They can shake the walls like a freight train and then quiet the room to a whisper in a single song. With two singers who could easily lead a band independently, Sam and Megan sing with one voice, with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Close your eyes and you’ll be swept up in a sound that you’ll swear is a full band.

See more at: www.misnerandsmith.com

Ismay:

Named after a town of 19 in the Northern Great Plains, Ismay represents the work of singer/songwriter Avery Hellman. Just as with the name, Ismay seeks to uncover ways in which the place we live changes us, and how the natural world provides deeper meaning. For Ismay, a life lived in rural California connects them with the landscape, providing a freedom to express gender identity, and the space to create music. Mystical lyricism, ethereal vocals, and dynamic fingerpicking on guitar are the defining features of their music. With works covering wild horses to wildfire, Ismay’s sound is unmistakably connected to the landscape in which they live.

See more at: https://www.ismaymusic.com/


Tickets:

Available in-store, at doors, and online.

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

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



(CANCELLED) Community Drum Circle – Saturday, March 14 @ 6:30pm
On April 12, 2019 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:


Mamadou’s Next Community Drum Circle Honoring Larry Merson, Mentor and Friend to Mamadou Traore

  • Proceeds from this event will go to charities that Larry and his wife Teri support.

Location: The Melon Ball, 1970 Lake Bl., on Saturday, March 14

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm.

Doors open at 6pm

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.

Admission:

Tickets:

FREE Drum Rental Incuded

**Kids are FREE**

Tickets available in-store, at the doors, and online

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

Diablo Rhythm Wranglers – Sunday, March 15 @ 2pm
On April 12, 2019 By admin

Hey folks!

Debbie has a milestone birthday coming up so what better way to celebrate than organize a live concert/recording and video session. Our goal is to have fun! Record the band with a live audience, enjoy food, cake and beer. In the weeks following the event we will put together an album.

Anyone who attends for the $10 ticket donation will be entitled to a CD. We hope you can join us. RSVP required.

FREE Beer from Davis’ Dunloe Brewing, food and cake! (You are also welcome to bring food and drink with you).

Email drwendt315@gmail.com or follow this LINK to RSVP.

Show time: 2pm – 4pm

(CANCELLED) West Coast Songwriters Competition – Monday, March 16 @ 7pm
On April 12, 2019 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:


Every second Monday of the month, West Coast Songwriters presents the Davis Songwriters Competition.

SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Performers Guests and public free. Be sure to invite your friends! Audience encouraged! Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting). Non-members can sign up online at westcoastsongwriters.org or find out more information at the event.

Andy Tan’s Student Recital – Sunday, March 29 @ 4pm
On April 12, 2019 By admin
Open Mic Night – Sunday, March 29 @ 6pm
On April 12, 2019 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:


Open-Mic Night

The last Sunday of every month is Open-Mic Night here at Watermelon Music! We strongly encourage songwriters, poets, comedians, musicians and talented individuals of any sort to mark it down in your calendar and come share your talent with the Davis Community.

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made,
What’s a sundial in the shade?”
― Benjamin Franklin


Event Entry: FREE (Open to the public)

Performer Sign-up: FREE (See event host to request a time slot)

Show starts @ 6pm.

January Composer Birthday Discounts
On April 12, 2019 By admin

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

Muzio Clementi: Born January 23, 1752
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Born January 25, 1756
Franz Schubert: Born January 31, 1797

Mention their birthdays or place an online order, and receive 20% off of any titles by Clementi, Mozart or Schubert until the end of January.

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

December Composer Birthday Discounts
On April 12, 2019 By admin

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

Ludwig van Beethoven: Born December 16, 1770
Edward MacDowell: Born December 18, 1860
Dimitri Kabalevsky: Born December 30, 1904

Mention their birthdays or place an online order, and receive 20% off of any titles by Beethoven, MacDowell or Kabalevsky until the end of December.

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