Ticket Outlets Jazz in the Canyon

Tickets $10  for Jazz in the Canyon Conerts at Pop’s for:
September 29, Allison and Victor + The Midnight Band
September 30 Roma Swing Band
October 1 Missy and Heine Anderson

Advanced Tickets: AVAILABLE HERE:
In Redding at Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane

In Dunsmuir at Dunsmuir Hardware, 5836 Dunsmuir Ave

in Mt. Shasta at Directions, 312 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd



Children’s Music to celebrate Jazz in the Canyon

Wild Roots – for kids

Annie Kramer + Jerry Wild Roots“Wild Roots” is a local Siskiyou County duo playing fun and interactive music for children and families. Wild Roots originated in 2000 in Etna, California and through the years has performed for schools, camps, and community programs. Although two of the original members (Rick Perkins and Karen Arruda) are no longer with the band, the music continues with Annie Kramer on guitar and vocals, and Jerry Hamlin on percussion. A Wild Roots concert includes plenty of opportunities for kids and adults to join in the fun of singing, playing, and moving to the music.

This concert is sponsored by First 5 Siskiyou and hosted by the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center. Courtesy of First 5, books about music will be available at no cost for children 0-5. There will also be an opportunity to sign up children 0-5 for the Dolly Imagination Library, gifting a child with a book once per month for an entire year.

Jazz in the Canyon Box Dinners at Pops

Liza Wood Box Dinners will be available for our Jazz in the Canyon concerts here at Pops
concerts on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30. The dinners will cost 12 dollars per person. There are two choices one for meat-eaters and one for vegetarians.

Box Dinner includes:
Harissa chicken/ Lebanese couscous/roasted carrot salad with honey vinaigrette-
(vegetarian option is harissa tofu-veggie skewers instead of chicken).

Order Your Dinner by September 24
Order your dinner at lunchboxdinners@gmail.com. Order for dinners received by Sunday, September 24 will be guaranteed. Orders received after September 24 are not guaranteed.
Dinners will be available at Pops one hour prior to concert time….

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 7 pm – Taiko – On Ensemble

Pops FlyerOn Ensemble
Monday, September 11, 7:00 pm,
Established in 2002 On Ensemble is one of the most respected ensembles in the taiko (Japanese drumming) world. Led by childhood friends Shoji Kameda and Masato (Maz) Baba, On Ensemble is recognized for infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with a wide range of musical influences from jazz and rock to central asian overtone singing. Their fearless musical exploration has expanded the artistic range of the taiko and has taken these ancient instruments into new realms. The group’s unique sound has been praised as “completely original and brilliantly conceived.” Modern Drummer magazine calls On Ensemble “an exciting taiko ensemble looking at new ways to apply traditional Japanese drums.” On Ensemble was the first American taiko group to be invited to perform at the National Theater of Japan for the prestigious Nihon no Taiko concert series.

Sat August 12 8pm – Double Duo


Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center will present a double duo concert with two well-known North State’s duo Allison Scull and Victor Martin with Tom Scott and Leslie Tift on Saturday, August 12, 8pm. Read more about the artists.
Both inspired by the music of the 60s’ and 70’s, Tom Scott and Leslie Tift have been performing together for about 11 years. With songs from the 1800’s to present day, they play a combination of blues, country blues, folk, jazz, swing and originals. Tom performs on guitar, mandolin, and vocals while Leslie  performs on guitar, vocals and dobro. According to Leslie, ” We are honored to  be sharing the stage with Vic and Allison and are looking forward to a fun-filled evening of music.”
Allison Scull and Victor Martin blend roots music with a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Victor performs on saxophone and vocals, and Allison performs on guitar and vocals. In regards to this first time concert, Victor conveys “I am honored to share a show with Leslie and Scott, who are such great musicians. Allison adds, “We have never done this before with them and are looking forward to what our collaboration will bring”

Sun Aug 6 Pacific Crest Student Concert – Free

88f0da_7b07a199bba75cbfae728035c9672b3aStudent artists from across the US and as far away as Europe, Asia, and South America gather in Dunsmuir, CA for an incredibly fun and intensive chamber music experience. Working, rehearsing, and performing alongside the outstanding faculty, The Pacific Crest Music Festival is is truly a unique experience.

On Sunday, August 6th, the students will be performing a Pops!

This is a free public concert. Please arrive early, as the hall fills up quickly!

***Donations are greatly appreciated and go directly towards student artist scholarships.

Sat Aug 5, 9am to 1 pm, The Ol’ Dunsmuir Outdoor Faire

Rick-Garrett-photo-by-Suzanne-Scull(1) Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire on Saturday, August 5, 9 am to 1 pm. Come down to one of Dunsmuir’s many fine restaurants, then do a little shopping and listening.
The musical line up is as follows:
10 to 11 am Marc Wright, Vocals and Guitar – Jazz, and Folk
11 am to 1 pm Rick Garrett Latin Fingerstyle Guitar
Dancer and performer Marc Wright will sing folk and jazz, and play jazz guitar from 10 to 11 pm.  Marc Wright most recently was a part of the the choir at College of the Siskiyous jazz ensemble as tenor. He often participates in local musical productions as a dancer and vocalist. (He is sought after in Siskiyou County’s dance world as he his one of the few male ballet dancers in town.)
Local fingerstyle guitarist Rick Garrett will play from 11 am to 1 pm. Rick is a tremendously versatile, accomplished guitarist who plays jazz, classical and Spanish pieces.  We are  lucky to have him.


Local favorite and bike extraordinaire Travis Bowman will be offering bicycle repair and  tune ups.

Local artist Wanda Wellborn is excited her to offer her own art in the form of photos, coloring books and printed photos. In 2014, she submitted a piece of her art at the Siskiyou County fair that took best of show.  From that one piece many pieces followed including three coloring books and photos of flowers around Mt. Shasta, California.

Mountain Oasis Treasures will be selling honey, microgreens, 100% pure beeswax candles, unique finds for the home, antique cast iron wares, vintage clothing, repurposed and reused treasures, Victorian kerosene stove, and genuine treasure chest.

The Spice of Life – Magical Apothecary will bring magical botanicals with a spiral mystic flair such as skin salves and aromatherapy sprays all made with the finest of organic ingredients.  In addition, handmade art, journals, and collectibles to inspire creativity will be available. 

Sat Jul 1 @ 9 am to 1 pm – The Ol’ Dunsmuir Indoor/Outdoor Fare

The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire the first Saturday of every month in the charming historic district of Dunsmuir, just south of Mt. Shasta. Crafts, Food, Art, Antiques, Music will be offered created by local artisans and other creators.  Each one is a little different. At this particular one Liza Wood will be offering New Orleans-style Muffuleta sandwiches and potato salad for your 4th of July picnics, and music will on the outdoor patio.
9 to 10 am Rob Renick on Guitar
10 to 11 am Allison Scull  – Original Ballads – vocals, guitarScreen Shot 2017-06-24 at 12.04.45 PM
11 to 1 pm Rick Garrett, Latin fingerstyle guitar
9 to 1 pm Parents can sign their 0-5  and receive a free book a month through the Dolly Parton imagination library.

Liza Wood’s Special July 4 Meal
$ 8 – Muffuletta Sandwich: the classic New Orleans specialty…. it will be a whole loaf of bread filled with mortadella, salame, provolone, and a handmade “muffuletta mix” which is a chunky spread made with chopped olives, peppers, garlic, pepperoncini, pickled vegetables and olive oil….(vegetarian option will be the same loaf of bread filled with roasted eggplant, peppers, goat cheese, pesto, spinach)

$3-4 Maque Choux Potato Salad :  Maque Choux is a Louisiana dish of freshly shucked corn with peppers, scallions, celery and crayfish….I will use these ingredients to make a red potato salad (i can leave out the crayfish for those of you who might be leery)….with handmade creme fraiche…



Sun Oct 1 – Blues Music Missy and Heine Andersen


For the 6th Annual Jazz in the Canyon, Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host blues act Missy and Heine Andersen Sunday, October 1.   Listen to a sample of their music. They first played at Pops on June 28th. Everyone was dancing. They wanted them to come back!

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in New York City, multiple award nominee, Missy Andersen is a dynamic and one-of-a-kind soul blues singer. Her sophomore album, In the Moment, received great reviews and ended the year on Living Blues Top 50 of 2014. She and her guitar player/bandleader/husband, Heine, maintain a busy schedule performing with her band and as a duo. The tenacious twosome’s music is noted as displaying “a musical maturity that is as entertaining as it is compelling” by PBS Australia and “the real deal” by Washington Blues Society.

A nominee of the prestigious Blues Music Awards for Soul Blues Female Artist in 2015 and 2016 as well as two-time Blues Blast Music Awards nominee, Missy was voted Best New Artist-Female in 2009 by Real Blues Magazine and her self-titled CD, Missy Andersen, also won Best Debut Album-Female that same year.

Entrance fee is $10. Beverages will be available.

Tues May 30 – Bluegrass Music plus Dinner

Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 4.03.19 PMPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host the Page Turners on their West Coast tour of their new CD. The show will be at Pops on Tuesday May 30 at 7 pm, and the entrance fee will be $7. Box Dinners will be available if you order by Sunday 10 am. See below.

The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. They became musical friends as students of Berklee College of Music, and started playing together  through the Berklee American Roots Program. From those experiences, they began to play music together more and grew from goofy friends who loved BBQ and bluegrass, into goofy band mates as well. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music and put new twists on old favorites. They like to blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country music, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole’ fashioned Roots Music.

Order Lunch box dinners for this show!

For the first time this summer, Pops will be offering box dinners. If you are interested in having a box dinner, please place your order by Sunday 10 am before the show to lunchboxdinners@gmail.com.

The Menu will be:

Organic Chicken Skewers with Harissa, a Moroccan spice paste (will not be spicy hot, as I use just a little harissa and yogurt for the marinade)

Orzo Salad- orzo pasta with fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and feta

Field Greens (mostly beautiful local organic greens with yogurt herb drizzle