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Michael David Winery

Winemakers Dinner

January
17

6:30
pm

$135.00
per ticket

Tickets
Available

Join us at The Black Kat on January 17th, 2018 for our Michael David Winery Winemakers Dinner! We will release our dinner menu a few weeks before our dinner, so make sure you subscribe to our mailing list in order to be notified as soon as the menu is released! Tickets for the Michael David Winery Winemakers Dinner will be held at The Black Kat and will cost $135 per person.

Wynonna & The Big Noise

 

January
19

6:30
pm

$60.00
per ticket

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”

Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit. NPR’s Ann Powers noted that, “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home…You can just feel the grin on her face.”

Metalachi

Opening act: Diabolyk

January
20

6:30
pm

$15.00
per ticket

On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live.

Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life.

Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just ouside of Juarez Mexico –mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reach of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil.

As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words “PARANOID” and “BLACK SABBATH”. For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend.

From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as... Metalachi!

Jefferson Starship

Opening Act: Echo Sparks

January
27

6:30
pm

$35.00
per ticket

Descended from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Jefferson Airplane.

The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1000 collective years. Give or take. But who’s counting?

Jefferson Airplane founding member Paul Kantner created Jefferson Starship with that collective spirit in mind and carried it with him throughout his life.

Kantner knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts. Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum selling albums, twenty hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades.

Today’s Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jefferson legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music, on and off stage.

Times have changed, but the music remains as relevant as ever. Massive hits like White Rabbit, Somebody to Love, Volunteers, and We Built This City continue to reverberate in pop culture today through films, tv, commercials and heavy rotation on classic rock radio. The David Freiberg-penned Jane is the theme song for the hit Netflix Series Wet, Hot American Summer.

While maintaining a worldwide touring schedule, Jefferson Starship played a series of concerts for Helping Hospitalized Veterans in 2014-15, and was subsequently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense.

Since Kantner’s passing in early 2016, original lead singer Grace Slick, who retired from singing in the 90s, has come forward to offer her encouragement and support for the band’s continuation.

Ms. Slick gave current JS vocalist Cathy Richardson the royal nod, inviting her to sing in Slick’s place with Jefferson Airplane when they received their Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYs this year. Richardson sang Somebody to Love with original Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, and the national telecast debuted on PBS’ Great Performances on October 14, 2016. Watch the Video

And when Jefferson Starship taped a live concert for DirecTv’s Audience Network concert series 4k in September 2016, Ms. Slick was in attendance to enjoy the band playing music she was so integral in creating. The special will premiere December 23, 2016 on DirecTv and U-Verse.

Music has the power to transport us to other places, other times and sometimes even to other worlds. Let’s go together, right now.

Kissed Alive: Tribute to KISS

Opening Act: Groove Kitty

February
02

6:30
pm

$10.00
per ticket

They bring the full KISS Concert Experience with costumes, makeup, stage show & 40 years of ROCK & ROLL!

KISS is the most successful American rock band of all time.

KISSED ALIVE honors this legacy by performing material from the band’s entire catalog-from the 1st album to it’s most recent releases!

Onstage, you’ll see the classic costumed characters-The Spaceman, The Demon, The Starchild & The Catman!

With the lighted KISS sign flashing & KISS ARMY Banners flying above the stage…the band takes you on a journey through KISSTORY!

KISS is no ordinary rock band-they’ve broken all the rules & all the records, so this is no ordinary Tribute show either!

You wanted the best…you GOT the best…The Hottest Tribute Show In The Land-KISSED ALIVE!

Fishbone

Opening act: Law

February
10

6:30
pm

$20.00
per ticket

Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with FISHBONE’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history. Composing, creating, recording, releasing and performing original music together for over two decades, mass critical appeal appears to be returning to the band, fueled by their critically acclaimed full-length feature documentary; Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the film earned LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice Award at the Los Angeles Film Fest in 2010, has been called “effortlessly Entertaining” (Variety), “Brilliant and Groundbreaking” (Pop Matters), and hailed as “more than a documentary about rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a documentary about the American spirit and one that shows the life of one of its most influential creative forces.” (Encore Magazine). In addition, FISHBONE has been featured in a variety of national press recently including Rolling Stone, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, MTV Hive, Spin Magazine, E! Entertainment, Rotten Tomatoes and more.

The documentary features celebrity testimonials from an A-list cast of rock icons such as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), who calls the band “an important musical institution” and “the band that gave us the inspiration to be a band” by Gwen Stefani (No Doubt). The film also includes similar admiration from the likes of Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addition), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Questlove (The Roots), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Tim Robbins (Grammy Winning Actor) and many more. The film not only highlights the bands substantial legacy in contemporary music of all forms, but also the struggles, adversity, and inner turmoil that has surrounded the bands career. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone has already premiered in over 60+ theaters across the country, and many of the dates have sold out. The documentary aired on Public Television’s AfroPop Series as well as Encore early 2012, and still continues on air. The DVD is currently available for purchase nationwide at all major retailers, and on NetFlix.

To date, FISHBONE still continues to tour all over the world, turning heads at some of the most noteworthy festivals around the globe. They’ve recently been seen “Skankin To The Beat” at Coachella Music Festival, Riot Festival, Lockn’ Festival, California Roots, Afropunk Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Outside Lands Music Festival, Ottawa Blues Fest, Montreal Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot in Seattle, Riot Fest in Chicago, IL, Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, LA, Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo, Japan, Wakarusa in Ozark, AK, Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, CA and many more. The band also appeared on late night television performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Angelo Moore sat in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2012. They have also toured with numerous bands recently such as Jane’s Addiction, Primus, and Slightly Stoopid.

Wagner Family Wines - Winemakers Dinner

Winemakers Dinner

February
14

6:30
pm

$135.00
per ticket

Join us at The Black Kat on February 14, 2018, for our Wagner Family Wines, Winemakers Dinner! We will release our dinner menu a few weeks before our dinner, so make sure you subscribe to our mailing list in order to be notified as soon as the menu is released!

Tickets for the Michael David Winery Winemakers Dinner will be held at The Black Kat and will cost $135 per person. This will include taxes and gratuity.

Kenny Metcalf as Elton John

 

February
17

6:30
pm

$20.00
per ticket

Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band is the Ultimate Elton John Tribute show. They were recently hand picked to be featured on Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest’s network AXS TV show “THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS.” They wowed a national audience during their live to air performance at The Roxy in Hollywood California, and are known for performing a technically accurate Vegas style production, featuring the wildly popular music, costumes and antics of Elton John.

“Elton” as portrayed by Kenny Metcalf, has the voice and appearance of Elton John when he was young. From rhinestones to sequins, every detail has been meticulously recreated. Iconic costumes including the infamous Los Angeles Dodgers uniform designed by Bob Mackie and glasses (created for Elton himself) by Ray Winston finish the illusion.

Those fortunate enough to have seen Elton perform live experience a sense of “Deja Vu” while watching the captivating performance given by Kenny. Audiences and critics alike leave with a sense that they “saw” Elton and his band. Caleb Quaye Elton’s first producer and original lead guitarist states that witnessing this performance is like re-living infamous shows such as the one Elton performed at Dodger Stadium in 1975.

Elton John has been a powerful name in music for more than 40 years. He is currently enjoying another wave of popularity. Now, more than ever there is demand and desire to step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of this amazing artist. In tribute to his greatness, Kenny Metcalf and his band deliver.

The entire cast of Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band skillfully re-capture the original album sounds in live concert settings, delivering a complete audio/visual experience that is guaranteed to amaze any audience.

Dokken

Opening Act: Hipnostic

February
24

6:30
pm

$30.00
per ticket

Dokken is an American heavy metal and hard rock band formed in 1978. They split up in 1989 but reformed four years later. The group accumulated numerous charting singles and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. The band was nominated for a Grammy in 1989.

Since then Dokken have toured extensively with Mick Brown back on drums (BJ Zampa filling in on drums when Mick is busy touring with Ted Nugent). Sean McNabb ex of Quiet Riot and Great White is on bass, along with Levin on guitar and Dokken on vocals. In 2010, the band opened for the Scorpions on select dates of their U.S. tour. On 1 March 2010 Dokken digitally released Greatest Hits, a collection of re-recorded songs from their ’80’s albums with two new tracks, to iTunes and Amazon.com. The physical album with additional tracks was released on King Records (Japan) on 21 April 2010 and is available in the United States through Cleopatra Records.

In 2012, Dokken followed up LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN with the hard hitting BROKEN BONES. This release showed growth from the band musically while incorporating the classic sound from the band’s past as well as their previous album. The song “Empire” was the first single, and also featured a futuristic video with it.

As you can tell, the road that Dokken has traveled has been long and complicated, but there is no end in site. Dokken continues to tour and rock the world with their brand of driving heavy metal. What’s next on this road? You’ll just have to jump on for the ride and see for yourself!

The Aviators

Polar Plunge Pre Party

March
2

6:30
pm

$10.00
per ticket

2016 saw the band reach new heights! Bigger stages, bigger venues and bigger crowds as they press on in their quest for rock and roll supremacy in 2017!

In May of 2014 they opened for the hard rock trio California Breed (Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Andrew Watt) at The Whisky A Go Go. The Aviators have proven that not only can they write great songs and entertain a large crowd, but they can hold their own as a headlining act anywhere! In May of 2014 and April 2016, the band headlined the nations largest Relay for Life event in Bakersfield CA. With 80-100 shows a year including corporate events, private parties and casino gigs, they showed no signs of slowing down!

2015 broke new ground for the young rockers as they went international breaking out in Vancouver and Toronto

Currently playing up and down the California coast and Canada they are a hard rock band that doesn’t pull any punches. Powerhouse vocals, dual Les Pauls and a thunderous rhythm section round out this raw and supremely talented group of young dudes!

With 4 full length albums, 50+ original songs and a music catalog spanning over the last 7 decades, The Aviators are seasoned veterans of the rock and roll stage!

Lead by amazing lead singer August Young, the band hails from Southern California and plays high energy, precision rock and roll!

Drawing around 150-200 people locally, The Aviators are regulars at the Whisky A Go-Go, playing there 12-13 times in 2014, and also playing the Los Angeles Marathon and the San Diego Half Marathon for around 50,000 runners.

Their song “Wolfman” has been featured on 106.7 Rodney on the Roq with legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and on http://www.knac.com/index.asp with DJ Will

Along with being the first band to ever open for California Breed, they have played with LA Guns, Adema, Tom Keifer (Cinderlla), Jack Russell (Great White), Rudy Scarzo, Fuel, Montrose, The Quireboys, Black Oak Arkansas, Led Zepagain, Bonfire, The Bullet Boys, Tuff, Little Caesar, Pretty Boy F

Zeppelin USA: #1 Tribute to Led Zepplin

Opening act: Veil

March
3

6:30
pm

$20.00
per ticket

Zeppelin USA (ZUSA for short) is all about the music and spirit of Led Zeppelin. When the members of ZUSA formed, a clear decision had to be made. We could have easily donned the blonde “Robert Plant” wig, the dragon suit a la Jimmy Page, the 3 rings on the kick drum, etc. as so many other Zep tributes have done. But we knew that in order to set ourselves apart from the pack we had to choose a different path. To stand on the music only, we know we’re going to be judged hard in that respect. And so, we focus on getting the right tones, vocal inflections, our mix out front, borrowing a little from the studio versions here, the live versions there…much attention is spent on delivering a true sonic Zep experience.

But we also believe in entertainment. The members of ZUSA are veteran musicians who’ve performed for tens of thousands of people. This is, after all, show business, and we go out of our way to engage and entertain our audience, no matter the size. Our larger venue shows are complete productions with huge video screens, low fog, lasers, state of the art lighting, and theatrics.

A Zeppelin USA show captures the sound and spirit of the greatest rock band of all time, and promises to either introduce or remind fans of just how great the mighty Zep will always be.