Build it and they will come...the arts are alive in Stockton | Arts & Culture
It is looking like things are finally changing for the better in Stockton for Art and Music fans. This last weekend at The Plea for Peace Center we had close to 500 people come through the doors over the 3 days. That number with events happening at The Blackwater Cafe, Empire Theatre and other locations shows that we are going out and enjoying ourselves and live entertainment is a clear choice.
This week music fans are in for a treat with so many great choices just about every day of the week. For Jazz lovers there is Monday Night Jazz at the Blackwater and every Tuesday and Thursday Take Five featuring the Brubeck Institute at the Valley Brew. There is open Mic on Wednesday at The Blackwater and Poetry Reading, Words for Wednesday(the last Wednesday) at Empresso. You can find Ship of Foolz playing just about every Thursday at Java Aroma on Grand Canal.
Tuesday is a not to be missed event at The Blackwater Cafe not one but two electronic, drone, experimental acts from France Tamagawa and Drone a Clochettes will be performing with Ryan Torentino who will be opening $5 7pm all ages and sure to be something a little out of the norm.
Friday at Plea for Peace there will be another great pop punk bill featuring bands from around Northern California. Point of View(San Jose, who recently signed to local label Hella Mad Records)are a brilliant band playing punk with a dash of reggae and ska, HomeFront(Martinez) are part of the new breed of pop punk for fans of TSSF and Handguns, Settle the Score(Hercules) will be playing Stockton for the first time, Deadjack(formerly Cheapshots from Lodi) play pop punk with a rock and roll swagger, Redlight Greenlight(Tracy) a young band who is also influenced by the new batch of Pure Noise Records bands and Roundhouse Chuck(Manteca) a young band who will also making their debut at Plea for Peace. The doors open at 7pm and is only $5.
Saturday for those who like something much heavier and like to bang their heads Metal at The Plea with Cursed(Merced), Nothing But Losers(Modesto Area Music Award winner for Best Metal Band in 2011), Mneumonik(Modesto), Skry(Stockton), Stainless Barrel(Escalon) and Zombie Death Stench(Central Valley). The doors open at 6:30pm and it is only $5.
Check out the event calendars for all your favorite Stockton venues there is always something going on, sometimes you just have to look for it. Remember to support Live Local Music and Art.