Where To Dance in the North Bay – October 8-12, 2021
Where To Dance in the North Bay – October 8-12, 2021

Where To Dance in the North Bay – October 8-12, 2021

• FRI 10/8 • 6-9pm  Awesome Hotcakes ~ Reel & Brand, Sonoma. Spike Sikes wields a giant saxophone! Brass & Soul & A Lot Mo. Great sound, energy, and swing dancey tunes. Grand outdoor patio, or indoor oak floor. The band may be inside or outside. If inside, you can dance in on the 1912 oak floor or out on the woodish near patio. If outside, on the woodish or the harder concrete, and still love it. 

• FRI 10/8 • 5:30-8pm  Dorian Mode ~ William Tell House. Tomales in North Marin is all charm and beauty. Established in 1877, the William Tell House is the oldest saloon in Marin County, on scenic Highway 1.  Dorian Mode is swing rhythmic all Vintage Jazz and R&B, and of course Dorian’s singing keeps you company.  Outside under a huge translucent tent, with heaters, if needed. Warm vibes.

• FRI 10/8 • 7-10pm  Mitch Woods & the Rocket 88s, piano, sax, drums, and with big-fingered Andius Jent on bass ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Enjoy Mitch and the classy side of boogie. You’ll dance your tuchus off.  Inside the reborn den. 

• SAT 10/9 • 12-4pm  Cotati Music Festival with host Spike Sikes & the Awesome Hotcakes. Also 2 other bands: The Soul Section and The Bluebyrds.

• SAT 10/9 • 7-10pm  Lady D and the Tramps ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. This place is a beautifully upgraded resurrection of 19 Broadway. And Lady D fits right and swings it so right, too. A strong clear voice, backed by a pro jazz band, and is happiest when folks are dancing. We’re doing it again! Inside comforts. 

• SUN 10/10 • 2:30-6pm  The Hot Clams ~ SCC ~ The Hot Clams, certainly tastier than the name implies, play outside on the dock in the sunny sea breeze.  A wide variety of sultry, swinging dance music and good feeling vibes. Gavin blues the clarinet, Davey swings the hollow body ax. It’s all good. Outside.   Must be a member, or a friend of the band to get on the list. $10 cover.

• SUN 10/10 • 6 -10pm  Doc Kraft Band ~ SCC  Doc can dance, which is why he loves playing dancey music for dancers. He gets all revved up playing SCC, too. Inside.  {SCC is a private club, you must be on the band’s guest list or a member to attend.}

• SUN 10/10 • 5-8pm  Miracle Mule ~ Black Star Pirate BBQ 1900 Stenmark Drive Richmond. New owners add to the artsy eclecticism of this peaceful twilight zone adventure. Stellar fun band.

• MON 10/11 •  7-10pm  Mitch Woods (He’s everywhere he’s everywhere!) & the Boogie Woogie Piano + any sit in musicians ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Classy boogie. See Mitch boogie.


Ongoing regularly

• 1st and 3rd Mondays –  Blue Monday Jam  – Sausalito Cruising Club – Joe Tate and a boatload of musicians play stuff, like last year! These are always great, on our exotic tilted Wood floor! RSVP Joe Tate 415-385-1606. Free. Please donate to musicians. 7:30-10:30pm.

• Every other Monday.  Mitch Woods & the Boogie Woogie Piano ~ Mac’s from 7-10pm.

• Each Thursday & Friday   Stroll along 4th Street in San Rafael from A to G Streets. Some groovy bands playing along the sidewalks. Dining outside. Dancin’ in duh street, it’s a new kind of fun!  + a Thursday Farmers Mkt. Weekly till it’s gone. 5:30-9pm.

 • Every Thursday • 6-8pm    Donna Spitzer & Piano man ~ Lara’s Fine Dining, 1900 Esplanade Dr. Richmond.

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