Upcoming 2017 Shows

Happy New Year!

We had a great break after our tour to Canada and are back in the saddle starting next month with some gigs in the Bay Area and LA!  You can always get up to date info on our upcoming shows on our Facebook page.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 / PLOUGH AND STARS / SF, CA / 9pm. $5.
Join us for our first 2017 show at the Plough and Stars in San Francisco! We will be sharing the bill with our buds from San Diego, Forkroot. Larry Chung will be joining us
on pedal steel!

SUNDAY, MARCH 26 / RANCHO NICASIO / NICASIO, CA / 5p-7p / FREE
We head up to one of our favorite West Marin watering holes, the Rancho Nicasio.  It’s a late afternoon Sunday show, perfect for a drive out to this amazing destination.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 / OVERLAND BAR / OAKLAND, CA / 9pm
This is our debut at this fine East Bay establishment!  Sharing the bill with San Diego songstress, Sara Petite.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY  APRIL 22-23 / COWBOY FESTIVAL / SANTA CLARITA, CA
Southern California friends!  Come on out for this festival dedicated to all things Cowboy!
Lassos, boots, real cowboy coffee and lots of great music!

Western Canada Tour October 26-29

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Oh Canada!

This time next week, we will be up in the northern lands of moose and snow!  10 inches fell last week in one of our destinations in Saskatchewan.  Sheesh! We’re packing lots of layers.  (Check our Facebook page for detail tour info.)  And please pass the word on if you know anyone up in Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces who likes the old-time country swing and bluegrass music.

WESTERN CANADA TOUR * October 26-29

October 26
Gospel Show
St. Thomas Wesley United Church
(Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada)

October 27
Rock Trout Cafe
(Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada)

October 28
The Bassment
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)

October 29
Bow Valley opening for Amy LaVere
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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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