After a postponing a series of tour dates earlier this week due to a finger injury, country singer Chris Stapleton has rescheduled his Fresno date for late August. Ticket will be honored for the new date and refunds are available.
Last weekend, more than 11,000 people showed up in downtown Fresno for the Grizzly Fest music festival. Across town Dierks Bentley sold out the Save Mart Center. The coincidence says plenty about the state of entertainment in the area.
Downtown Fresno’s Convention Center, which includes the 50-plus-year-old Selland Arena, has experienced a comeback in recent years, with a series of big-name sold-out shows including G-Eazy, Hillsong United, Santana and Tech N9ne. What sparked the change?
Dick Contino was a high-profile musician and actor in the 1950s and ’60s whose career spanned more than five decades – much of it spent on Las Vegas stages. The Fresno, California, native died April 19 at the age of 87.
Jeremy Brownstein and Gina Perez’ 1990s Nights have become a regular (and super popular) event at Strummer’s nightclub in Fresno. The themed nights feature music and videos, a photo-booth and giveaways. The ’90s Night: Spring Break Edition is Friday, April 14, 2017.
Radio station 105.1 the Blaze hosted its annual Blazefest. The concert brought the massively popular Florida rock band Shinedown to headline a lineup that included Los Angeles trio Sick Puppies, London rockers As Lions and the local metal band Centerpath. Here is The Bee’s review.
For close to a year, local filmmaker Colby K. Neal followed the life of Omar Aura, including the Fresno rapper’s trip to the A3C hip-hop festival in Atlanta. The resulting documentary, “Omar Aura: On My Dig,” is out now.
The Supreme Jubilees released its only album in 1981. More than three decades later, the Fresno band is getting attention for the record, including from musicians Bon Iver and Jim James and filmmaker Barry Jenkins. One of the band’s songs was featured in his film “Moonlight.”
Work is under way on a new mural in downtown Fresno. The mural, at the corner of Van Ness and Calaveras, is being painted on the back wall of the historic Fresno Bee building. The $100,000 project is a collaboration between Fresno Art Museum and Arte Américas in celebration of its 30th anniversary this year.
Annette and Julian Bencomo want to connect their community through craft beer. The Fresno couple launched Craft Beer Forward, a social media campaign that asks beer fans to share a round with a stranger.
RAD Music is offering a free industry workshop for local bands and musicians. The event will features panel discussions and Q&A sessions with local and regional promoters and booking agents, including a representative from Fresno’s Grizzly Fest music festival.
Fresno State graduate Aurora Pringle created the artwork for the Pussyhat Project, which was created by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman as a way to show visual solidarity at the Women’s March on Washington. It’s become a crafter’s call to arms. Thousands of the pink, cat-eared hats have been made in advance of the march.
More than a dozen local writers will gather on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to take part in the Writers Resist movement. The series of national public events is designed to defend the ideas of equality, free speech and democracy.