What’s going on? June 28-July 4

A weekly preview of Butte County arts, music and fun

Photo by Trent Yarnell

What happening this week? Chico News & Review has you covered with highlights of what’s on tap at local clubs, theaters, galleries and performance venues. Visit the CN&R’s FREE online calendar for all of the listings in Butte County.

Jackie Greene

Friday, June 28, 7pm
Chico Women’s Club
592 E. Third St.
Presented by Chico Concerts

The Salinas-born, Sacramento-raised Jackie Greene calls the Bay Area home now, but his most defining residence remains the road. It’s out there where he continues to cut his teeth, performing alongside everyone from Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead to Gov’t Mule—and of course playing his own compositions for solo gigs like the one tonight (June 28) at the Chico Women’s Club. Jackie’s brother Alexander Nelson opens. Tickets: $60.

Defcats – reunion show!

Friday, June 28, 7:30pm
Naked Lounge
118 W. Second St.

One of Chico’s favorite party bands is back for one night to—what else—party, an all-ages affair at the Naked Lounge tonight (June 28). From pop to blues to rock, the only rule with this old-school cover band is to keep everyone on the dance floor. Cover: $10.

Relations Gathering

Friday-Sunday, June 28-30
Lake Concow Campground
12967 Concow Road, Oroville

It’s gone by other names, but the vibe for this annual three-day Butte County music fest on the shores of Lake Concow has always been a familial one—a cooperative affair with food, workshops, camping and groovy tunes. The roster for year’s Relations Gathering is mostly local acts—including Smokey the Groove, Black Fong and Blu Egyptian—with Jamaican-born reggae artist Sister Carol (pictured) joining the fun for the middle day (Saturday) of the June 28-30 event. $30/single day; $50/three-days.

Photo by Trent Yarnell

Fourth of July

Thursday, July 4
Various locations

With summer temps peaking this week in the very dry north state, it’s hard to believe that anyone would willingly be launching explosions into the sky, but as of this writing the Independence Day fireworks shows in Butte County are scheduled to go off as planned. We trust that the folks at the Silver Dollar Speedway and the North Forebay at Lake Oroville know what they are doing and will be taking all precautions as the first projectiles are sent into the sky at sundown. Before the main events, there will be picnics and family fun at the Nelson Sports Complex in Oroville and of course car races at the speedway in Chico. Also, Chico Area Recreation and Park District will be marking the holiday with its America and The Freedom to Play parade downtown (starting at 9 a.m.).

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