The Old Dominion Band sold out at the Redding Civic Auditorium thanks to the owners of Mesa Productions, Angie and Rick Gurrola. Mesa Productions’ motto is to bring quality events to the north state at reasonable prices. This was recently experienced with two well known bands that played at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
Redding Reviews & Best Of The North State was there to capture and experience this exciting event that was totally electrifying. It was very exciting seeing the Old Dominion Band and Jackson Michelson. As we interviewed people waiting to enter the Redding auditorium you knew without a doubt that there was a lot of built anticipation. “Old Dominion is one of my favorite bands” commented one woman that had brought several friend.
We had the opportunity to interview up and rising star Jackson Michelson who started the show out with a lively opener that the crowd loved. Jackson did an amazing job getting the crowd warmed up before the Old Dominion Band came out onto the stage.
There was only one small hiccup during the entertainment and that was during the end of the the show when one woman kept getting onto the stage while the band wanted to take a picture of the crowd, she was finally told to get off the stage by the lead singer. All in all, this was a two thumbs up show and a big shout out goes out to Angie and crew for bring this great entertainment to Redding.
Just a quick update about Kool April Nites on April 22nd. Make sure to get downtown Redding Hilltop and Churn Creek early because it will be crowded. Official Kool April Nites cruise schedule: Kool April Nites Cruise Schedule
Another thing to remember to do is to make sure you check the weather and be prepared for either rain or sun. Below you will see our Facebook Live Stream video we made of the event, Just copy and paste into your address bar: Our Facebook Kool April Nites Live Stream Shout Out.
Things to do in Redding CA on St Patty’s day was a smashing hit to say the least. A variety of St Patrick’s events in Redding CA were many. Everywhere you went it was common to see many shades of green, green beer, green shirts, green hats and green clover stickers and yes green paint on parts of the human anatomy.
Trying to capture just the main festivities took a herculean task within allowed time restraints, which was a challenge because of so many amazing events happening at the same time. After slamming down a protein drink and grabbing my gear I headed downtown to capture some of the highlighted festivities, it all started getting intense after parking my car in the underground parking lot of the old down town mall area. After parking my vehicle to my dismay I had actually stepped out into a group of highly decorated green females that looked like they could have played a part on a Star Trek episode with Captain James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise, (that lucky devil)!
After capturing the bagpipers at Shameless I bounced over to The Dip across the street where things were blowing up green with famous local DJ Bucky Dun Gun.
Bagpipers were scheduled to play at 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00 O’clock at Shamless O’Lerry’s. Getting there about 5:45 with gear in hand and ready to shoot the last appearance and it finally happened at around 7:20, long wait indeed but have to say it was worth every minute. If you watch close enough you will see something funny and totally unexpected happen to one of the female bagpipers, watch the video below.
After capturing the bagpipers at Shameless O’Lerry’s I came across individuals that were really into celebrating St Patty’s day here in the north state, you can see some of the pics within this post.
In many establishments across City of Redding and the greater Shasta county it was an amazing experience to see people from all walks of life celebrating St Patty’s day here in NorCal.
Final wrap up, we received this breaking news about a baby boy being sentenced to house arrest for getting to rough with his stuffed leprechaun toy on St Patty’s Day in Redding CA….
St Patricks Day Redding CA 2016 Events & specials
St Patricks day in Redding California is a big deal here in the north state. St Patty’s day has a rich history and culture that goes back hundreds of years ago. St. Patrick, or the “Apostle of Ireland,” actually started out in the pagan religion. While not much is known about his early life, as many of his life’s details were lost to folklore, letters from St. Patrick reveal that he was captured in Wales, Scotland, or another close area outside of Ireland and taken to Ireland as a slave. Years later, he escaped and returned to his family, who were Romans living in Britain, going back to Ireland for mission work after finding a place as a cleric and then Bishop within the Christian faith. He was born around 460, and by the 600s, he was already known as the Patron Saint of Ireland.
There are many legends associated with St. Patrick. The symbol of the shamrock used for St. Patrick’s Day comes from the story of St. Patrick using the shamrock to illustrate the Holy Trinity. The three-leafed plant coincided with the Pagan religion’s sanctity of the number three and is the root of the green color theme.
Another popular belief is that St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland. The story says that while St. Patrick was fasting, snakes attacked him, so he chased all snakes into the ocean. However, there have never been snakes in Ireland during the post-glacial period. The absence of snakes and symbolism involved with snakes is believed to explain the story, although it could have been referring to type of worm rather than snakes. One legend has St. Patrick sticking a walking stick into the ground while evangelizing, which turned into a tree, CLICK HERE for detailed information and reference.
St Patty’s day here in Redding CA and other north state communities enjoy this time of the year and celebrate it with amazing food, drink and festivities. Some of the local eateries and pubs will be celebrating with the traditional corn beef and cabbage while some will be adding a twist like Woodys Brewing Co offering a Dublin Cheese Steak dish and lets don’t forget the traditional bagpipers that will be playing at Shameless O’Leery’s at 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00 o’clock Thursday the 17th.
Below I created a short video to explaining the events going on and where to go to participate in this traditional Irish event.
The Thai Cafe in Redding California serves a dish is known as “The Evil Prince” and it can be pure evil if you like it hot and spicy. When walking inside of this little hole in the wall place you get the felling that your in for a real treat and stepping back into a part of Asia.
Below you will see my brief video overview of this Asian dish. Have to warn you about ordering it extra extra extra spicy which I did and it was amazing. I ordered mine in the yellow curry base and the flavors are amazing.
Bees Asian Market located in Anderson California is a real foodie experience for those looking for the real deal when it comes to eating authentic Asian and Hmong cuisine.
Bees is primarily an Asian market that sales Asian supplies like rice, canned goods and even some produce. What makes Bees Asian Market unique is that they offer Hmong and Asian cuisine inside the establishment. Seating is limited so beware that if you have a big party you should call first to see if they can accommodate.
Because they are not promoting themselves as a restaurant but an Asian market it would be easy to overlook the awesome food that they make and serve right there.
Being a local review blogger that writes and has done a substantial amount of video shout outs on local businesses in the north state, we have to say this secret little honey hole is a gem and give we it a 5.5 Star rating which is the highest review point system for any business in NorCal.
Personally I tried the curry chicken noodle soup, pork ribs with Hmong seasoning and have to say it was a real eye roller folks, flavor, large portions with an abundance of flavor that accommodated the curry base.
Prices will please you they lean towards extremely fair for what you get. This will be a two part editorial on this establishment, we want to actually do a video shout out on it in the near future.
La Corona a Mexican restaurant in Red Bluff offers an amazing experience when it comes to eating Mexican food. As owners of http://BestOfTheNorthState.com and http://ReddingReviews.com we do a substantial amount of foodie shout outs for local eateries primarily focusing on restaurants in Redding CA and the north state.
Who’s not a foodie these days right? I mean, we sure are so when we kept hearing about this amazing Mexican restaurant in Red Bluff we just had to give it a try. We are so jazzed about this Mexican restaurant in Red Bluff we made a video shout out about it, see below!
You can’t miss the building, it is on Walnut Street heading west after you go over the railroad tracks on the right hand side. The colorful exterior display of cultural colors associated with Mexican restaurants lets you know you have arrived.
Immediately upon walking in we were seated with chips, salsa and coke that never stopped coming. The service was a ten plus and the price was extremely fair especially for the generous portions, delicious food and great service. The quality was a real eye roller meaning great satisfaction. I had the taco salad with beef that had a hint of smoke flavor which really surprised me, a welcoming flavor for sure.
If you ares seriously hungry and craving some tasty authentic Mexican food this restaurant is well worth the drive from Redding and the surrounding areas. There is no doubt you will leave satisfied.
North Cal Mien culture celebrates 2016 New Years in Redding California
One of the most diversified and welcomed cultures are the amazing Mien families that reside herein the north state.
The Shasta County Mien community opens it doors at the senior citizens hall to the public at 2290 Benton Dr west of Redding.
There is a $5 donation. The celebration starts at 2:00 o’clock PM and goes to 11:00 PM.
There will be authentic Asian recipes and American spirits served.
Sideline, an innovative Americana-Bluegrass Band touring the West Coast, will be performing a house concert at “The Studio” in Cottonwood, CA, January 11th at 7:00 PM. “The Studio” is located at 320 Main Street, Cottonwood, CA at the corner of main and Front Street. Tickets are available at www.thestudiocottonwood.com and at the door. Seating is limited so reserve your tickets today! Doors open at 6:00 PM
Sideline is a powerful group of seasoned pros which has been getting busier and busier since this “side project” became a main gig for its members. Sideline consists of Steve Dilling (banjo), Skip Cherryholmes (guitar), Jason Moore (bass), Brian Aldridge (mandolin), and Nathan Aldridge (fiddle).
As the name suggests, Sideline intended to be a sometime band, but the success of their debut album made Sideline a main line.
Sideline captures so much of what was great about bluegrass in the 1980s and early 1990s. In large measure, Sideline serves up what was contemporary bluegrass thirty years ago. It sounds traditional in 2015. Sideline’s driving bluegrass with killer harmonies and propulsive rhythm, well-chosen blend of new and old material, and especially the focus on being an equal ensemble takes the listener right back in time to when these guys were jamming in the campground.
These musicians all speak the same language. Steve, Brian, and Jason all come from the same area, went to the same festivals, picked in the same jam sessions, and heard the same bands. California-born guitarist Skip Cherryholmes spent 13 years with his family band before choosing to become a North Carolinian. Aldridge’s 16-year-old younger brother Nathan has since joined the band on fiddle. This band enjoys playing together and projects just that on stage and in recordings.