Thursday Live at the Odd Fellows Hall

Thursday Live! Holiday Show

The Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! is kicking off the holiday season on December 6th with our annual Holiday Show”. The Odd Fellows invite the community to come to the hall and enjoy an evening of music intermingled with songs of the holiday season. The hall is located at 415 2nd Street in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7p.m. The show starts at 7:30. All ages are welcome.

This year’s show includes Mike Blanchard and the Californios, Boca do Rio and Vatrena King.

Originally hailing from the San Francisco Mission, Boca do Rio is a Brazilian-American samba-funk explosion. Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created psychedelic samba – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas.

Mike Blanchard & the Californios are a Country and Western band, playing traditional Americana and unabashedly proud of their California roots. Founded by Mike Blanchard of The Tattooed Love Dogs, a band that has been playing the west coast for over 20 years, the band plays an Americana grab bag with a mix of originals, gospel, and honky tonk as well as covers of their favorite artists from both old and new.

Vatrena King started her singing career in L.A. but is now living among chickens and goats on her farm in Winters. She has received career advice from U-2, toured with Melissa Manchester, worked for the brother-in-law of Arnold Schwarzenegger, recorded with Barry Manilow. With a degree in music from Berklee, Vatrena is a pop-soul-folk singer and a former “Ikette” on the tv show “Ally McBeal”. Some of her influences are Shawn Colvin, Michael Jackson, U2 and Anita Baker.

For the young and young-at-heart, Santa Claus will be stopping by to say, “ho, ho, ho” and pass out treats.

The Thursday Live! Holiday show is a donation only fundraiser for the Davis Odd Fellows Encampment to send kids to local summer camps and programs. Last year the Encampment raised enough money to give over 90 kids a summer experience that their families might not otherwise have been able to afford.

Thursday Live! is sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee with the support of KDRT radio. It’s a continuous music series that happens the first Thursday of most months. For more information, or to be put on the email list, contact Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com.

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