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World Famous Radio Zoo Show coming to Woody’s Brewery

 CHRIS MIKE & THE ZOO SHOW

With humble beginnings, starting each morning before the sun rose into the sky – in a little, vermin infested, old, rickety building, tucked away on Main Street in Woodland, California – Chris Collins, along with his partner, Mike Reynolds, created entertainment and radio magic.  From this shoe-box of a studio, sitting atop a bank, next-door to the neighborhood watering hole, Collins and Reynolds molded a high-schooler, a local barfly, the over-night FM 102 jock, an auto part salesmen, and rounding out this motley crew – the only woman on the show – a voice talent from LA; into one of the most popular and dynamic morning radio shows to ever hit the Northern California air-waves.themorning-zoo

The public was totally caught unaware as, Chris Collins, the Ringmaster of this band of Zoo critters, pulled crank bits and played pranks on their unsuspecting public. Much beloved bits like: Toss Your Boss and Burn Your Buns, became the bread and butter that had their audience eating out of their hands and craving for more. And Collins and Reynolds delivered them more; by bringing in star guests, like Richard Simmons, or musical legends, such as the Jackson Five – into the homes and lives of their avid listeners.

The Morning Zoo reigned supreme from 1983 until 1992. A host of characters came and went from the studios that started in Woodland and ended up near the fabled – Howe About Arden area of Sacramento. The characters, bits, guests and artists were interchangeable, but the mainstays: Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds stayed and became house-hold names and etched their names into Sacramento Radio history; where they have remained legends to this day.

But their story hasn’t ended; in 2010, Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds, reached out to founding members of the Zoo – Robbie Lipelt and Gary Moore; and also Killer Bee, who joined the madness in 1987; to reunite the Zoo. Helping to bring the reunion together was, Mark McGee, the Program Director of several Chico based radio stations, who lent his support and the studios for the newly formed Chris Mike Zoo show.

Recording began in January of 2010 and has continued to this very day. Through the help of technology, determination, grit, character and insanity – the Chris Mike Zoo show is being heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet or through our free cell phone Apps. The show is a worldwide based Entertainment entity. Our new numbers show a      steady increase of the variety of countries, ethnic groups and races that are becoming loyal Chris Mike Zoo fans. Comedy is universal and laughter is the commodity we deal in.

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Mesa Productions Brings It Home With The Old Dominion Band — 5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

The Old Dominion Band sold out at the Redding Civic Auditorium thanks to the owners of Mesa Productions Angie and Rick Gurrola.

Their motto is to bring quality events to the north state at reasonable prices. Recently their motto came to pass when two well-known bands played at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

Old Dominion plays in Redding CA
Mesa Productions Brings Old Dominion Band To  Redding

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 friends.

Redding Reviews Hanging With friends at Old Dominion Band
Jason Stovall owner of Redding  Reviews & Best Of The North State.com (front) hanging with  friends at Old Dominion Band playing at Redding Civic Auditorium

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 a fantastic 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 at the end of 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 bringing this great entertainment to Redding.

Things to do in Redding CA on St Patty’s Day 2016 a Big Hit – The day after

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.
The Need to Rush made for quite a challenge because of the many 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 downtown mall area.  After parking my vehicle, to my dismay I had stepped out into a group of highly decorated green females that looked like they could have played a part in a Star Trek episode with Captain James T Kirk of the  USS Enterprise, (that lucky devil)!   

Partying with DJ Dun Gun at The Dip on St Patty's Day 2016
Partying with DJ Dun Gun at The Dip on St Patty’s Day 2016

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.

Bucky Dun Gun DJ playing at The Dip in Redding CA on St Patty's day 2016
Bucky Dun Gun DJ playing at The Dip in Redding CA on St Patty’s day 2016

Visitors from SF
Woman from SF visiting The Dip along with DJ Dun Gun

Bagpipers were scheduled to play at 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00 O’clock at Shameless O’Leery’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, look at the video below. 

After capturing the bagpipers at Shameless O’Leery’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. 

Pro Boxer Alex Cortes
Profissional Boxer Alex Cortes visiting The Dip with home boy

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 too rough with his stuffed leprechaun toy on St Patty’s Day in Redding CA….

Baby On House Arrest After Getting to Rough With Leprechaun Stuffed toy on St Patty's Day
Baby On House Arrest After Getting to Rough With Leprechaun Stuffed toy on St Patty’s Day

St Patricks Day Redding CA 2016 | Things To Do in Redding CA | Events & Specials

St Patricks Day Redding CA 2016 Events & Specials
St Patrick’s 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 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 is already known as the Patron Saint of Ireland.
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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 a 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 fantastic 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 Woody’s Brewing Co offering a Dublin Cheese Steak dish and let’s 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 explaining the events going on and where to go to participate in traditional Irish event.

Starlight Music Jamboree By Gover Ranch A Big Hit

When hearing about the Gover Ranch Starlight Music Jamboree there was no doubt that I wanted to go and see what all the big noise was about.
Who wouldn’t want to have fun with family and friends at of all places “Gover Ranch” like this couple that was there.
Starlight Music Jamboree CoupleGover Ranch known for it’s decades of family tradition in hosting some of the best weddings and getaways in California is now stepping out of that comfort zone by diversifying into more community and family events, starting with the Starlight Music Jamboree.

After informing some of my friends of this community event, to listen to live diversified bands play at the Gover Ranch, they were all in and what a time it was indeed.

When showing up we were meet by a security that asked if we were going to be drinking and if so to show ID.
After parking the vehicle my guest and I were meet with the laughter of kids running and playing in the yard not to far from a designated volleyball area, which by the way looked like allot of fun.
Was really impressed with a variety of things for kids and family to get involved in like face painting and other activities,
this little guy seemed like he enjoyed his.
Face Painting The bands were amazing to say the least.   Starlight Music Jamboree did a great job in mixing up the variety and genre of music from reggae to rock just to mention a few.
Sound ManOverall this was a family festivity that was worth bringing the family and friends to.
Big kudos goes out to Delaney Rene, Gover Ranch, staff, family and friends that made this a smashing success for NorCal.

Final thought. If this is any kind of sign of a continuous flow of great events to happen in North California…sign me up!

As the sun was setting we were able to catch a beautiful sunset that made this tree look like it was on fire.
Sunset Tree On Fire

Viva Downtown Kicks Off Redding’s 18th Annual Beer & Wine Festival Saturday 20th 4pm-8pm

Viva Downtown Redding is doing it again, organizing and sponsoring the Beer and Wine festival in Redding California.  This is one of the premier events held in the north state.  Tickets can be purchased at Raley’s super market in Redding and Red Bluff must be 21 and older.

Beers & Breweries
There will be a variety of micro breweries and wineries.  Beers will include craft, domestic and imported beers from Fall River Brewing, Wild Card Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing, Rogues Ales, Bear Republic, Brewing.

Wines & Wineries 
Wines and Wineries will be represented bye, Mt Tehama, Anselmo, Carmenet, Haraszthy Family Cellars, Raley’s, Vintage Wine Bar, Anselmo Vineyards, Copa Di Vino Wines, Mosley Family Cellars, New Clairvaux Vineyard, Classic Wines of California, New Barefoot Refreshed, Westside Wines, Downtown Market, Cost Plus World Market, Tehama Oaks Winery, Merlo Family Vineyards, Mack & Schuhle, Robert Hall Winery and Niner Wine Estates.
Redding's Beer & Wine Fetival
Food Samples
There will be great food samples from twenty different local restaurants dishing out anything from bbq’s, deli’s, variety of cheeses & bread’s, meats, pizza, java and much more.

Sponsors & Co
Below is a list of sponsors that invested in a variety of ways, money, time and marketing & advertising just to name a few things to make this all happen.   Mega shout out to Promenade Marketing Street and all the sponsors below that made this possible.
Kudos go to Snow Mountain for providing water, Soft Drinks from Coca-Cola-Scout Coffee & Roots Juice Bar, Radio Sponsors are Charter Cable, Q-97 FM, Power 94 FM, Red 103.1 and 93.3 FM, 96.1 XS Sports and 10701 Bob FM and the Record Searchlight for being the press sponsor.

Festival Sponsors
Liquor Barn
Raley’s
US Bank
KRCR TV
Redding Bank of Commerce
Win-River Resort & Casino
Market Street Promenade
Shameless O’Leery’s
Tops Market
Nor Cal Vape
Promenade Marketing Street

Redding Reviews.com and Best Of The North State.com would like to thank Joe of Viva Downtown, Shasta County Arts Council, Promenade Marketing Street and his awesome team, members for working with vendors and sponsors to make this awesome event happen once again here in the north state.