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The California Honeydrops + DJ Doug Funnie – LATE SHOW THURSDAY NIGHT / FRIDAY EARLY MORNING

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The California Honeydrops

+ DJ Doug Funnie

LATE SHOW THURSDAY, MAY 2nd (TECHNICALLY FRIDAY, MAY 3rd @ 2:00am)

– Ages 18+
– Must Have Valid Government-Issued ID to Enter

– General Admission / Standing Room Only
** The Box Office is open 10am to 5pm Monday-Friday **
– Purchaser Must Be Present (with Valid Photo ID -OR- Passport) to Claim Will Call Tickets
– Name Changes Must Be Made Before Night of Show
– No Professional Cameras or Rigs (Cameras with Removable Lenses)
– All Sales Are Final

**ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL CEASE APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR BEFORE DOORS OPEN**

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TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE (WILL CALL) WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR -OR- AT THE BOX OFFICE WINDOW ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING 30 MINUTES BEFORE DOOR TIME
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Doors: 1:00 AM / Show: 2:00 AM
Tickets: $22-$27
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Show Details

The California Honeydrops celebrate their 10th year together with the release of their 7th studio album and first ever double album, “Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2” and continue to tour worldwide. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world, playing festivals of all kinds and touring widely across North America, Europe and Australia. In 2016 & 2017 the Honeydrops were honored to support Bonnie Raitt on her North America release tour—and in the past have been privileged to support the likes of B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, and Dr. John. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

The Honeydrops have come a long way since guitarist and trumpeter Lech Wierzynkski and drummer Ben Malament started busking in an Oakland subway station, but the band has stayed true to that organic, street-level feel. Listening to Lech sing, it can be a surprise that he was born in Warsaw, Poland, and raised by Polish political refugees. He learned his vocal stylings from contraband American recordings of Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Louis Armstrong, and later at Oberlin College and on the club circuit in Oakland, California. With the additions of Johnny Bones on tenor sax and clarinet, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards, and Beau Bradbury on bass, they’ve built a powerful full-band sound to support Wierzynski’s vocals. More like parties than traditional concerts, their shows feature extensive off-stage jamming and crowd interaction. “The whole point is to erase the boundaries between the crowd and us,” Wierzynski says. “We don’t make setlists. We want requests. We want crowd involvement, to make people become a part of the whole thing by dancing along, singing, picking the songs and generally coming out of their shells.”

California Honeydrops


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