Music Tonight - Saturday, May 6

  • Courtesy of the Artists
  • Timbata

Slather on the sunblock as today is the second annual Humboldt Steel Pan Festival. This festival in Blue Lake's Perigot park will go from noon until about 5 p.m. and features some amazingly talented local artists raising money for steel pan programs in local elementary schools. You'll be watching the groovin' hands of The Humboldt Calypso Band, The Blue Dragon Steel Band, The Del Norte High Steel Band, Super Pan, WoMama and Timbata. There will be food and local beer on hand, but pace yourself and hydrate as the tunes will get you moving. If you're still looking to party in Blue Lake once the festival is over, head to the Mad River Brewery for some non-steel pan music courtesy of locals The Yokels at 6 p.m. and for free. At 7:30 p.m. talented Celtic musicians Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald will be performing at the Westhaven Center for the Arts. A small donation may be asked at the door but you'll be in for an intimate treat from this violin/guitar duo. Americana rockers Rogue's Gallery stop by the Sanctuary in Arcata with songs of old roads rarely traveled these days, and stories of the dusty trails of time. Fellow locals The Honky Tonk Detours join them on stage for this show with a $10-25 sliding scale starting at 8 p.m. Reggae fans will no doubt be flocking to Humboldt Brews tonight to catch legend Don Carlos on the stage. No stranger to Humboldt County, Don Carlos is wise to keep stopping here while on the road as he has a lot of fans in our neck of the woods. Local reggae band Woven Roots will warm up the stage along with DJ Gabe Pressure. It's a 10 p.m. start time for this show with a $30 ticket price.

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