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Dave Pinsky & Phil Newton Concert

Screen Shot 2020-08-01 at 8.40.33 PMPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host Dave Pinsky and Phil Newton for a concert August 23 at 7 pm.

David Pinsky and Phil Newton have been a major part of the Southern Oregon Blues scene for over thirty years and have joined forces as an acoustic/electric duo. Longtime friends, they began this new chapter by playing local venues and concerts discovering the joy of sharing their music on a whole different level.

David’s propulsive guitar, welded with Phil’s harmonica chops, provide a steady groove reminiscent of the 60’s Chicago style duets.  The two on occasion will also employ a twin harp attack. Both David and Phil bring decades of vocal experience, with David concentrating on his original compositions and Phil interpreting Blues and roots.

David and Phil are committed to Blues education and teaching Blues to local kids as well as keeping the Blues alive in the traditions of the great Delta masters.

Fam Rising Concert- Music Play Purpose Belonging

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Fam Rising will be playing at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center at 7 pm Saturday, November 16, 2019. $10 advanced tickets $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under free when accompanied with adult.

“Our vision is a world where everyone experiences purpose and belonging, asking “where can I give what I have” rather than “where can I get what I want. “This musical experience is designed to call your soul out to play, and create a space where we see each other as who we truly are: one family. Each of us on a journey, learning new things to share with the ones we love.” –
Mazin Jamal &
Seoulstice aka Jordan Jo

Pops Joins in – Dunsmuir Second Saturday

On Saturday, October 12,  Pops will open its doors as a part of Dunsmuir Second Saturday. Allison Scull & Victor Martin will be performing their Acoustic Soul from 11 am to 12 pm and from 1 to 2 pm on the patio. Donations for the show are encouraged. In addition, Mount Shasta resident Pieter Kilkens will be providing $10 haircuts on the patio from 9 am to 2 pm.  Proceeds will go do fund Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center programs. Dunsmuir Local Robin Johnson will also be selling her handmade jewelry from 9 am to 2 pm.


Kevin Patrick Radley

Great profile.Kevin Patrick Radley is a singer songwriter from Vallejo, Ca. He draws his musical influences from the American musical landscape of blues, country, soul and the occasional country holler. Radley’s songs explore a variety of time honored themes of love, loss and redemption.  and performed in the spirit of the juke joint jam. He has played at number of venues throughout Northern California including; The Brick & Mortar & Bazaar Café, Revolution Café’, The Lost Church, San Francisco Bay Area Blues Festival , Down Home Music , El Cerrito, CA. Armondo’s , Martinez CA. Napa Porch Fest. & Silos’ in Napa Ca, Pops Cultural Center in Dunsmuir, CA  . and the 12 Bar Club in London, England.

He will be performing at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, October 18 at 7 pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Lovelace & Floria, Musical Duo will be the opening act.

Theatrical Presentation – Voices of the Golden Ghosts

ePOPSposterThe theatrical presentation Voices of the Golden Ghosts will debut at Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir on October 20th. The public is invited to attend showings at 1:00 p.m or 7:00 p.m.

Victor Martin and other local performers will present a series of theatrical vignettes about the life of African Americans involved the Gold Mining of 1850’s Northern California. The paradox of California as a free state for African Americans will be explored in a series of historical presentations aimed to explore the ambivalence of contemporary California attitudes toward race.

Tickets for sale at the door. Shows at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. $10general  $5 w/student ID
This program is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities For All Project Grant. For more info, click here.

Funked up Allison & Victor with full Band

Allison and Victor will full band

Allison and Victor will play with their All-Star Band as a highlight for Jazz in the Canyon with Stefan Schittko on keys, Patrick Wiseman on drums and Bruce Calin on bass. The Concert will take place at 7:00 pm. Advanced tickets $11 are available online, in Dunsmuir at Dunsmuir Hardware and at Directions in Mt. Shasta. Tickets will be $15 at the door. 

With their music recently taking them to Mazatlan, Mexico and Arizona, their sound carries a positive, inclusive message that blends roots music, original songs, bossa nova and jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. With Allison Scull performing on vocals and nylon stringed guitar, Victor Martin takes the stage on tenor saxophone and vocals. Reminiscent of bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto and saxophonist Stan Getz. these two have shared the stage with the Blind Boys of Alabama, blues legend John Hammond and Tuck and Patti, and most recently Akira Tana and Lazy Lester.

Last year , Allison and Victor have been played  in festivals such as the Sundial Music Festival in Redding, the Cranberry Festival in Bandon and most recently  at Lassen National Volcanic Park. With a very busy season these two are also in the studio recording their fourth CD. Allison alongside her sister Suzanne Scull organize Jazz in the Canyon together. Listen Here:

The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire / Jazz in the Canyon


Pops is pleased to host The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire in their courtyard from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 28. Crave Restaurant will be providing a delicious fare of street tacos, sliders and smoked pizza.

11 am to 1 pm: Billy Owens on Keys
1 to 3 pm Wild Roots Kid’s Music

Gypsy Bones

Vendors include:
Jazz in the Canyon T-shirts
Sage & Stone Jewelry
LP Design T-shirts
Gypsy Bones Jewelry
Terry Cole Whitaker with T-shirt Art for Kids
Kindred Gardens will offering fall garden plans
Ghambeera’s International Treasures
Robin Johnson Jewelry
Robin Johnson crafts.
Kathleen’s Sewing Creations
T-shirts by Cool Watts Designs


Jazz in the Canyon is Upon Us

We are very excited to  participate in Jazz in the Canyon 2019 on September 27 & 28. We will have food from Crave Restaurant if you want to dine before our evening shows.

Our Jazz in the Canyon schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 27
6 pm Dinner Available from Crave Restaurant
7:30 pm Just Us (Bossa Nova & Light Funk)
Advanced Tickets $15, At the Door $20
Kids 12 and under free with adult
Advanced Tickets Available online, or at Dunsmuir Hardware or  Directions in Mt Shasta

September 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
6 pm Dinner Available from Crave Restaurant
7:30 pm Allison Scull & Victor Martin + Midnight Band
Advanced Tickets $10, At the Door $15
Kids 12 and under free with adult
Advanced Tickets Available online, or at Dunsmuir Hardware or  Directions in Mt Shasta
Buy Tickets

Daytime activity:
Saturday, 28, 2019
9:30 am to 3:30 pm The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire
11 am to 1 pm Billy Owens playing keys
1 to 3 pm Wild Roots (Kids’ Music) Free

Help Winnemem Wintu Tribe Bring Back Their Salmon

wintuJoin us Saturday August 24th from 5-10 pm in solidarity with the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review (W.A.T.E.R.) coalition as we raise funds to support their work!

Help the Winnemem Wintu Tribe bring their sacred salmon back home to the McCloud River, defend and protect Mount Shasta sacred groundwater using AB52 (a new amendment to CEQA for California Indian Tribes), and protect their traditional cultural lifeways and historic sites.

Help W.A.T.E.R. (We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review) and the Tribe to stop the privatization and destruction of our natural resources.

It us up to us to keep our waterways safe and out of private hands. Water is sacred! Water is life!

$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Food & drinks available by donation.
Children and family welcome!
Poster artwork by Jackie Fawn Illustrations

Abe Lagrimas, Jr on Ukulele

Pops is very pleased to host Abe Lagrimas, Jr on Sunday, August 4, at 7 pm for a very special evening.

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a musician, composer, educator, and author who plays the drums, vibraphone, ukulele, and studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2012, he competed in the highly prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition and has worked with many artists such as Eric Marienthal, Eric Reed, Kamasi Washington, Dontae Winslow, Barbara Morrison, Michelle Coltrane, Jake Shimabukuro, Kenny Endo, and continues to be an in-demand session musician in Los Angeles.

As a solo ukulele artist, Abe is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award recipient and has released multiple albums in the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Abe has been featured at ukulele festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Reno, Chicago, New York, and Hawaii. His international performances include Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, and toured extensively throughout China having performed in twelve cities.

Abe is also an educator and has authored the first ever ukulele curriculum for instrumental music programs in schools titled “Ukulele Ensemble, Beginning Ukulele – Level 1”published by Consonus Music Institute. His latest book “Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies” (Berklee Press & Hal Leonard) is available in stores worldwide and on Amazon.

Advanced tickets are $10, and $15 at the door. Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is located at 5819 Sacramento Avenue in the Historic District of Dunsmuir. For more info, please visit