See the South Tour July 7-12

We are so excited to be hitting the road to the South in July!  We’ll be coming through Altanta, GA – Sautee, GA – Asheville, NC – Gatlinburg, TN, Knoxville, TN & Columbia, SC.
Hope to see you out there!

2016 TOUR POSTER

7/7- House Concert (Atlanta, Georgia)
Location: TBA

7/8- The Star Bar with Sailing to Denver and City Mouse (Atlanta, Georgia)

7/9- The Sautee Nacoochee Center (Sautee, GA)

7/10- The Crown and Quill with The Resonant Rogues (Asheville, North Carolina)

7/11- Sugarlands Moonshine Distillery (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)

7/12- Radio Concert on WXDX Radio (Knoxville, Tennessee)

7/12- House Concert (Colombia, South Carolina)
Location: TBA

June 18 – Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival + Summer Dates

Coming up soon! We’ll be performing on the Vern’s Stage at 2p, Sat. June 18. Joining us on mandolin, Thomas Wille from Windy Hill, on banjo, Zach Sharpe from The Bow Ties (also performing that weekend) and our erstwhile players, Jody Richardson and Isaac Bonnell! It will be a fun set and an amazing weekend of picking, singing and camping under the stars.

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For more info on tickets:  https://www.cbaweb.org/Events/FathersDayFestival

UPCOMING SUMMER 2016 DATES:
We’ll be around the Bay Area this summer and heading to the South too!

SATURDAY, JUNE 18
GRASS VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Vern’s Stage

Grass Valley, CA
2p

SUMMER SOUTHERN TOUR July 7-13
(stay tuned for more dates!)

SATURDAY, JULY 9
SAUTEE NACOOCHEE CENTER
Sautee Nacoochee, GA

THURSDAY, JULY 28
CALISTOGA CONCERT SERIES
Downtown Calistoga, CA
FREE
630p-830p

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Hollister, CA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
COTATI ACCORDION FESTIVAL
Downtown Cotati, CA
4p

Southern California Tour! APRIL 22-24, 2016


Hope to see you out there!

Friday, April 22
BLACK CAT BAR
SAN DIEGO, CA
w. San Deigo’s Crooked
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1050459338347282/

Saturday, April 23
COWBOY FESTIVAL
Santa Clarita, CA
http://cowboyfestival.org
TWO PERFORMANCES AT 2:00p AND 5:30p

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EVENING PERFORMANCE – SATURDAY, APRIL 23
BOULEVARD MUSIC
w. Fred and Zach Sokolow
Culver City, CA
8p
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744177365828600/

SUNDAY, APRIL 24
Cowboy Festival
Santa Clarita, CA
http://cowboyfestival.org/
TWO PERFORMANCES AT 12:00p AND 3:30p

2016 Shows

Heading out to West Marin for our first show of 2016 THIS SUNDAY!

January 31, 2016
Rancho Nicasio Bar
4p-6p
FREE

Our next big show is warming up the stage for our favorite 8-piece SoCal band, The Dustbowl Revival.
TIX: http://www.slimspresents.com/event/dustbowl-revival-slims-2/

March 12, 2016
w. The Dustbowl Revival!
SLIM’s
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April 22-24, 2016
Cowboy Festival
Santa Clarita, CA
http://www.cowboyfestival.org

Jan 2 with the Easy Leaves – 4th Annual Western Winter Formal

Time to get fancy! Shine up those boots and bolos! In less than a week the party bus, Thunderstar, will be rolling up into SF for the 4th Annual Western Winter Formal at Great American Music Hall JAN 2! Featuring The Vivants, DJ Golden Gram, and The Easy Leaves.

If you are coming from Sonoma County, a limited amount of bus tix are still available: http://bit.ly/1OdCV5f

City Slickers grab show tix here: http://bit.ly/1YIyXoq

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Indiegogo Campaign is LIVE! Get Our New CD!

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Rain is finally falling here in San Francisco and we are gearing up for some great Fall shows to support our brand spanking new CD, “Bluegrass Special”!  We can’t wait to share it with you all!

For our third album, we made a bluegrass record featuring a couple of new original songs, plus tunes by Bill Monroe, Charlie Louvin, Arthur Teal, and other traditional American Songs. We’ve already recorded it, mixed it, mastered it, and manufactured it, all out of our own pockets. We really worked our little tail off making this thing and we’re dang proud of our new recordings. Now it’s time to start promoting the album. That’s where you come in!

We’re trying to raise $3,000 to spend on the PR of “Bluegrass Special.” Let’s face it, one of the big differences between an independent artist (like us) and the major labels is PR. The corporate music industry has an enormous budget for PR. As a supporter of our campaign, you’ll be helping us tackle the beast that is publicity. If this campaign is successful and we raise the entire $3,000 goal, we’ll hire a professional PR team that specializes in music to promote “Bluegrass Special.” If we don’t meet our $3,000 goal, your contributions will help us pay for the cost of mailing the album and other promotional material to media outlets and other people in the music industry who need to hear our new album.
As a backer of our campaign, you can get awesome perks, such as a copy of “Bluegrass Special,” one or both of our previous albums, a band t-shirt, a music lesson, or a house concert!

We will be officially launching campaign tomorrow!  Here is a link if you want to get more info on the project.  The campaign runs from Nov. 9-Dec. 9.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-tell-the-world-about-bluegrass-special/x/8262213#/story

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help! Please, feel free to share this campaign with people who enjoy classic American Music like bluegrass as well as sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.

 

Upcoming Fall Shows + CD RELEASE SHOW at GREAT AMERICAN NOV 25th

FALL SHOWS 2015

October 18
Sweetwater Music Hall Matinee Show!
ALL AGES
12p-3p
The Vivants
Homebrew
Wisps & Willows
www.sweetwatermusichall.com

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October 22
Hopmonk Tavern / Sebastopol
Songwriters-in-the-Round @ Hopmonk Tavern feat. Doug Jayne, Emily Bonn, Debbie Neigher, & Tony Gibson

November 12
Hopmonk Tavern / Sebastopol
http://hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com/event/979107-revue-nouveau-sebastopol/
8p

November 25 / Album Release: “Bluegrass Special”
Great American Music Hall
w. Mother Truckers + Secret Town
San Francisco, CA
http://www.slimspresents.com/?post_type=events&p=12822
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December 11
KALX LIVE!
Stream the show live on UC Berkeley’s station 90.7
https://kalx.berkeley.edu/liveplayer.html
9-10p

January 2, 2016
Great American Music Hall / Winter Formal
w. THE EASY LEAVES!

Crossing the Border Tour September 1-7 2015

Hey Friends far and wide!

It’s been awhile, but a lot has been brewing here at Vivants headquarters in SF.  Back in May, the band recorded a 6-song EP at Prairie Sun and we just received the final product last week!  Bluegrass Special is a feisty lil’ bugger packed with traditional and original tunes and will be available at our local shows very soon.

The other big news is we will be taking our brand new EP with us as we journey out to the East Coast for our first New England Tour!

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NYC here we come on Monday Sept 1, then heading north to Providence, RI, then to Burlington, VT  and CROSSING THE BORDER to Montreal!  Dates and info on where we are playing are below.  If you know anyone in these cities please let them know we are coming to town.

For all the armchair geographers, will be sharing our adventures via our Faceplace and Instawham.  So if we don’t see you on the road, please sign up for our posts which we promise won’t be just Waffle House food! More news about our upcoming CD Release show will be coming down the pike when we return in mid-September. Stay tuned!

CROSSING THE BORDER TOUR! * SEPTEMBER 1 – SEPTEMBER 7

SEPTEMBER 1
WAYLAND BAR
EAST VILLAGE, NYC
http://www.waylandbarnyc.com

SEPTEMBER 2
THE GRANGE
PROVIDENCE, RI
http://www.thegrange.com

SEPTEMBER 3
THE SKINNY PANCAKE
BURLINGTON, VT
http://www.theskinnypancake.com

SEPTEMBER 4
TBA
MONTREAL QB

SEPTEMBER 5
TBA
MONTREAL QB

SEPTEMBER 6
PRIVATE PARTY
RAINBOW LAKE, NY

SEPTEMBER 7
SWEET AFTON BAR
ASTORIA, NYC
http://www.sweetafton.com

CBA Bluegrass Festival + Upcoming Shows

We had an amazing weekend up at CBA’s Grass Valley festival last weekend.  Saw lots of old friends and made lots of new ones too!  Highlights included the reunion of Kathy Kallick’s band, the David Grisman Experience, Molly Tuttle, the Evie Ladin Band and jamming till the wee hours at the Handsome Ladies camp.

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Back in SF, the chilly winds blow but we still have so many warm memories from last weekend!  This Sunday, June 28 the sun will be out for our debut show on ANGEL ISLAND! If you’ve never been out to this beautiful rock floating in the SF Bay, now is your chance to come and take hike, enjoy the city views and enjoy some free music. Show starts at  2p-5p.

This Monday, June 29, The Vivants will be hosting one of our favorite SF traditions, Bluegrass Monday at Amnesia.  We are delighted to have joining us, the initimable Larry Chung on banjo and and mandolin. 9p-1130p. FREE.

JULY SHOWS:

Wed. July 1
Viracocha
San Francisco​, CA
w. The Dixie Giants​!

Sun. July 26

Julliard Park Concert Series
Santa Rosa, CA
5p-6p
FREE

Summer is here!

June is here..whaaat the?! Well, we are SO ready to debut our new tunes we just recorded last week. Come on out this month and dance a few on us – we’re literally spanning the bay from Nicasio, to Angel Island then Berkeley!

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Rancho Nicasio Restaurant & Bar, 4-6p, FREE!
In the bar, under the deerhead. Featuring Kalei on piano!

Sat., JUNE 13
All proceeds go to Cohen Bray House
and Victory Community Garden.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1587493
Berkeley Garden Party!

Sat. JUNE 28
Angel Island Cafe
2p-430p
Take the ferry over early!
FREE

Wed. July 1
Viracocha San Francisco
w. The Dixie Giants!

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