North County San Diego’s Premiere Concert Venue
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Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 7:00pm and the first performance begins at 8:00pm.
Ramona Mainstage is an all ages venue. Persons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.
All patrons must show valid photo ID.
All ticket purchases are non-refundable.
Dinner and a show? The MainCourse Restaurant is now accepting reservations.
How about watching unique sports that you probably haven’t seen live! Allow us to introduce Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation (EMWF). EMWF has been touring the country and packing bars and clubs nationwide since 2000. Rated #1 by Night Club & Bar Magazine for the best alternative act 3 years running.
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
Legendary…a blues/rock institution…true innovators. These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans.
One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.
In 2011 Kim signed the band to Ruf Records releasing the album “Voodoo Moon” that has became a best seller on Amazon.com.
Going into 2013 Simmonds has returned to a three piece band once again, singing and playing guitar along with Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums.
Note for note, Marc Ford ranks as one of the world’s preeminent guitarists. Even so, his songcraft commands the utmost respect. Ford is no one trick pony. Keyboardist Johnny Neel once said: “Marc Ford’s an actual genius. He has the best guitar sound I’ve ever heard.”
Ford’s career began in Los Angeles during the 1980s. His group, Burning Tree, capture d the essence of his guitar virtuosity and songwriting.
He joined the Black Crowes in late 1991. Ford toured and recorded on three of the Crowes’ finest albums–The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, and Three Snakes and One Charm. Ford’s tenure in the Crowes found the group operating at a zenith. He rejoined the Crowes in 2005-2006 when they toured and released The Lost Crowes–two albums the band never released when he was a member.
In 2002, Ford released his first solo album, It’ s About Time. During this era, Ford experienced the highs and lows of surviving in a cutthroat music business through the years as well as being a dedicated family man. Ford’s following solo albums included Weary And Wired (2007), The Fuzz Machine (2010) and Holy Ghost (2014).
The group on The Vulture, The Neptune Blues Club, recorded their debut album in 2009, which charted at #15 for two weeks on the blues charts. This versatile ensemble includes Mike Malone (vocals, harp, keys), John Bazz (bass), Anthony Arvizu (drums) and Ford. Mr. Ford unleashes his hypnotic guitar skills on these soulful tunes.
The Vulture was recorded on analog tape at mastermind John Vanderslide’s Tiny Telephone Studios located in the mission district of San Francisco. The Vulture emits Ford’s greatest strengths: soulful musicianship, memorable songs and an emotive groove.
Ford explained the ethos of these new compositions: “If Holy Ghost was Sunday morning, then The Vulture is Saturday night…”
The opening track–”Devil’s In the Details”–emerges as one of Ford’s finest. The tune operates in his electric wheelhouse. He’s like Clint Eastwood with a guitar. The well – crafted “The Same Coming Up” clocks in at one minute and fifty seconds emitting joyous rock n roll. “All We Need To Do Is Love” eases the listener into pastoral reflection. “This Ride” inspires reckless abandon. The title track contains Ford’s signature snakebite guitar work as he delivers a savage truth in the lyrics: “Got a head full of diamonds/And a nose full of snow/You leave a trail of destruction/Everywhere that you go/Got a shrug of the shoulder/For all that you stole.”
“Arkansas Gas Card” stands as one of the group’s stellar numbers that transfers with brilliance to a live audience. “Old Lady Sunrise” travels into sonic backwaters of a low- country swamp like some vintage STAX Records jewel. The gospel-laced “Deep Water” explores redemptive sanctuaries where matters of the soul are at stake.
“Shalimar Dreams” augments a gritty R&B, rock-n-roll magic in a mesmerizing sound that surrounds the listener. The last cut,
“Girl of Mine”, is a love song Ford sings and provides steel on as the group provides a sparse, yet concise musical backdrop.
It’s harvest time for Marc Ford. Over the years he’s created his own stellar sound that meets all the rigid standards of excellence. The Vulture represents another timeless volume in Marc Ford’s inimitable musical journey…
Live music has grit again with Southern California’s Boxcar Chief, a five-piece rock band touring venues in Southern California.
Lead guitarist, lyricist, and frontman Brian Gaines (formerly of The Natural Fact, Mandrex Jones, and Almost Criminals) leads his band through a seventies era and Southern rock-jam sound. Scott Anderson’s (Chuck Richards, Hoyny) no nonsense bass lines and Sean Rhead’s (Sourgrass, Hoyny) experimental drum patterns have near perfect synchronicity from their years of playing together in the band Hoyny. In late 2014 Paul Cougil joined them on keyboards; his long standing musical career in San Diego brings experience and melodic depth to their live shows; it’s clear he is having fun and being creative as he plays. Steve Poirier joined the band in 2015 to complete the lineup. Boxcar Chief is all about doing what comes naturally, creating an Americana, summer-all-year feel, perfect for their subtle psychedelic rock and slightly bluesy style. They’re about making music for anyone willing to listen, to cut loose, to escape for a few hours.
If you like Aretha Franklin, Wild Cherry, B B King, Bill Withers, Lady Antebellum, Indigo Girls, Fugees, Adele and more, you will enjoy this cover band.
SoCal Food & Brew Fest
We’re delighted to present some of the most exceptional SoCal Chefs: Chef Alvaro Avila, personal Chef in SoCal explains that he can “change lives in a single bite.” Chef Stevan Novoa, personal chef, will wow us with his fearless and creative style. James Monejano, currently the executive chef for Cardiff Seaside Market, boasts a 20+ year career in culinary cuisine in San Diego. Chef Javier Rubio of Mission Bay Yacht Club will deliver a fusion of flavors. We also welcome Chef Kurt P. Metzger, known for being a forerunner in regional american cuisine and former owner of Kitchen 4140. Lastly, Chef Mario Medina of The MainCourse Restaurant, passionate for food and excellent experiences, will graciously host the chef’s in his kitchen.
Ho Ho Hoey
This Boston born guitar player & solo artist has been touring for over two decades with 20 albums over the span of his career. Among them is his very popular, Ho Ho Hoey Complete Collection, which combines all 3 volumes of his holiday albums, capturing 37 of your favorite Christmas classics. Hoey has been a driving force behind instrumental rock Christmas music since 1995 after his version of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” hit the airwaves with its crunchy guitars and metal flavor. Gary’s annual Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Tour has become a tradition with radio stations and families coast-to-coast. Hoey’s live show encompasses everything from his holiday music to the older hits like “Hocus Pocus” to new songs from his latest album, Dust & Bones. It’s a must see show for adults and kids alike.
After more than two decades of touring it’s also made him fortunate enough to give back in the process, helping the Veterans with clothing drives, Toys for Tots and food drives. Hoey’s music is featured in Hallmark greeting cards and the Christmas movie, “Deck The Halls” staring Danny Devito. Hoey’s rockin holiday show is a family friendly all ages event. Gary comes out after every show to sign autographs and take pictures with the fans. Get together and celebrate this holiday season as only Hoey can. This year also marks his 8th Annual Ho Ho Hoey Guitar Give-Away. To enter and for more details, visit www.garyhoey.com.
- 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
- 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
- 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”
On a rampage through the 90’s with the release of 3 albums, 5 singles and as many videos. Killer Bee showed at that time that traditional hard rock of the truest kind never dies. Their bull headed approach and never say die attitude landed them shows all over the world between 1994-1998 from the RED SQUARE & OLYMPIC STADIUM in Moscow, SUPER RALLY – Harley Davidson Festival in Voralberg, Austria, OUT IN THE GREEN, BRIENZER SEE FESTIVAL, BRONCOS FESTIVAL, PASHANGA FESTIVAL to name but a few in Switzerland together with artists such as OASIS, R.E.M, ELTON JOHN, ROD STEWART, PAGE & PLANT, MEGADEATH, PETER FRAMPTON and many more.. In May 1998 after a 6 month period in the Canary Islands Killer Bee took a break, a break that would last 15 years and refuel the engines that propelled Killer Bee into action way back then… Well, now they’re back, hungry and stead fast.
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