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June 2017
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STOOP: Nosotros, los de a pie

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
STOOP: Mission Stoop Fest
Sat, June 3 @ 12:00PM

“Nosotros, los de a pie” Homenajeando a los ciudadanos de a pie, a los ambulantes, los invisibles a la sociedad. Al inmigrante europeo, latino, africano, a ellos y ellas, los ciudadanos del mundo, sosten del planeta. ¡A quiene nadie les canta, ni dedica poemas, a quienes ningún pintor inspira! “We, The Ordinary Ones” We honor the ordinary citizens, the street people, those invisible to society. We honor the citizens of the world—from Europeans to Latinos to Africans—and the immigrants who…

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$15 - $20

Girl Named Nino: Indie, Soul, and Jazz

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Girl Named Nino: Indie, Soul, and Jazz
Sun, June 4 @ 7:30PM

Songwriter and producer Nino Arobelidze, born in the formerly Russian republic of Georgia and raised in Chicago, boasts a sound influenced by jazz, soul, indie rock, her time in a funk duo, and her travels around the world. For her Red Poppy debut, Nino will be joined by frequent collaborator Pablo Gordy on guitar and vocals. Featuring: Nino Arobelidze - vocals, guitar, keys Pablo Gordy - electric guitar, vocals (Special guests TBA) Learn more: Website | Facebook | YouTube  …

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$15 - $20

Zona Blu: Soul Jazz Collective

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Zona Blu: Soul Jazz Collective
Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30PM

Ready for an easygoing evening of friendly, familiar jazz tunes? Local quintet Zona Blu, whose Italian name is a nod to Milanese jazz club “blue zones” and Miles Davis’ iconic Kind of Blue, presents a laid-back night of Latin, funk, and swing grooves that’s sure to ease you into the weekend. Featuring: David Kaufer - guitar Jim Wasco - piano Steve Teich - alto saxophone/flute Greg Galli - drums Tom Donald - bass Learn more: Website   EVENT DETAILS  …

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$15 - $20

Opera on the Spot: Works by the Romantics

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Opera on the Spot: Works by the Romantics
Friday, June 9 @ 7:30PM

Bay Area performance troupe Opera on the Spot celebrates intense and passionate love, the sublime, the morbid, the beautiful, and the strange with a show dedicated to art songs and arias from the late 18th-century/early 19th-century Romantic era of Western classical music. Featuring: TBA Opera on the Spot is a group of young, classically trained singers embarking on professional careers in opera. With no set venue, they choose less-conventional places for performances, including bars, restaurants, and community spaces. Learn more:…

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$15 - $20

Ricardo Peixoto and Felipe Senna: An Evening of Brazilian Music

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ricardo Peixoto and Felipe Senna: An Evening of Brazilian Music
Saturday, June 10 @ 7:30PM

Bay Area-based Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto welcomes São Paulo pianist/arranger/composer Felipe Senna for an evening of original compositions, as well as selections of Brazilian classics, including choro, samba, baião, and bossa nova. Featuring: Ricardo Peixoto - guitar Felipe Senna - piano Originally from Rio de Janeiro, guitarist/composer Ricardo Peixoto is among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the U.S. today. His fluid, melodic style, original harmonic approach, and keen compositional sense explore Brazil’s rich and diverse traditions, both in…

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$15 - $20

Redwood Tango Ensemble: Modern Tango and Original Chamber Music

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Redwood Tango Ensemble: Modern Tango and Original Chamber Music
Sunday, June 11 @ 7:30PM

Oakland-based Redwood Tango Ensemble presents a concert of new works written by bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski. The sextet focuses on writing that is both fundamentally based in tango and reaching towards a personal and imaginative sound. The new works are influenced by contemporary tango groups in Argentina, modern chamber music, film music, and improvised music. Featuring: Charles Gorczynski - bandoneón Kendra Vernon - violin Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin Anton Estaniel - cello Elyse Weakley - piano Daniel Fabricant - double…

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$15 - $20

Alicyn Yaffee Trio: Pop, Jazz, and Rock

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Alicyn Yaffee Trio: Pop, Jazz, and Rock
Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30PM

Singer/songwriter Alicyn Yaffee makes her Red Poppy debut with an evening of indie-pop sensibilities, punk, jazz guitar, and soulful vocals. Her trio includes Santana bassist/musical director Benny Rietveld, who produced her debut album, Someone Else, which features Cindy Blackman, Ronnie Foster, and Rietveld. Featuring: Alicyn Yaffee - guitar, vocals Hamir Atwal - drums Jeff Cressman - trombone Learn more: Website | Facebook | SoundCloud | YouTube     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding…

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$15 - $20

Mari Black & the World Fiddle Ensemble: A Fiery Fiddle Odyssey

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Mari Black & the World Fiddle Ensemble: A Fiery Fiddle Odyssey
Friday, June 16 @ 7:30PM

Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black comes to the Poppy with a spirited musical adventure featuring dance music from around the globe: Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works, and more. Featuring: TBA Mari Black’s energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. Equally at home in a wide variety of musical traditions, Mari is a…

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$15 - $20

Kylland/Cinnamon Lips: Cinematic, Soulful Singer-Songwriters

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Kylland/Cinnamon Lips: Cinematic, Soulful Singer-Songwriters
Saturday, June 17 @ 7:30PM

Kylland and Cinnamon Lips present a night of all-original music that promises to take listeners from the green knolls of Ireland to the golden hills of Laurel Canyon. These two singer-songwriters blend flavors of traditional folk music with harmonically rich songwriting and cinematic storytelling, beautifully buoyed in the velvety sea of their strong vocals. Featuring: Kylland - vocals Lila Oleszkiewicz - vocals Kylland is an American-Norwegian-Japanese composer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Oakland. She will be releasing her debut…

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$20 - $25

Naomi Wachira: Afro-Folk

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Naomi Wachira: Afro-Folk
Sunday, June 18 @ 7:00PM

Kenyan singer-songwriter/guitarist Naomi Wachira comes to the Red Poppy from her home in Seattle for an evening of folk music influenced by gospel, the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, and a desire to create music that is poignant, hopeful, and life-giving. Expect brand-new songs from her latest release, Song of Lament. Featuring: Naomi Wachira - vocals, acoustic guitar Since her arrival on the Northwest music scene, Naomi Wachira has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Folk Artist”…

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$15 - $20

Jazz Mafia’s NOT a Brass Band: Chamber Jazz/Groove

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Jazz Mafia’s NOT a Brass Band: Chamber Jazz/Groove
Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30PM

Bandleader Adam Theis and this five-piece ensemble will present a night of new original compositions and arrangements, as well as tributes to artists who have influenced them. Expect a wide dynamic range, rock and EDM rhythms, plus melodies, harmony, and phrasing more common to chamber, jazz, and music from around the world – and a hint of New Orleans second line that occasionally surfaces for a wild horn romp. Featuring: Max Miller-Loran - trumpet/piano Charlie Gurke - baritone sax Adam…

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$15 - $20

David James’s GPS: Jazzy Border Crossings

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
David James’s GPS: Jazzy Border Crossings
Friday, June 23 @ 8:00PM

David James (Afrofunk Experience, Beth Custer Ensemble) brings his rhythm-horns-and-strings sextet back to the Poppy for an evening of stylistic border-crossing. This performance will feature songs from the acclaimed album Billionaire Blues, as well as new compositions and arrangements. Featuring: David James - guitar, voice Beth Custer - clarinets Alan Williams - trombone Ela Polak - viola Lisa Mezzacappa - bass John Hanes - drums GPS (Good People, Son) is a jazz-meets-chamber rock sextet led by celebrated guitarist and composer…

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$20 - $25

Molly Holm and Her Trio: Extended Jazz & Improvised Music

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Molly Holm and Her Trio: Extended Jazz & Improvised Music
Saturday, June 24 @ 7:30PM

Vocalist/composer Molly Holm, with her all-star jazz trio, makes her Red Poppy debut exploring the multicultural crossroads of improvised music through original compositions, straight-ahead and modal jazz tunes, and traditional folk songs. Molly's music, often intertwined with the elements of North Indian raga, experimental vocals, or playful free-form improvisation, also reveals the rhythmic and note-bending influences inherited from the music of the African diaspora. Featuring: Frank Martin - piano/arrangements Jeff Chambers - bass Deszon Claiborne - drums Molly Holm is…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, July 23 @ 2:00PM

Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Rumberos de Radio Habana are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.   EVENT…

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$15 - $20

The Helltones: Surf in a Suit

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
The Helltones: Surf in a Suit
Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30PM

Darwin Siegaldoud and his intrepid Helltones present an evening of music that ranges from surf to jazz to soul and back again, featuring classics by the likes of Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, and an Elvis song or two. Featuring: Darwin Siegaldoud - guitar, vocals Paul Bowman - drums Tim Eggerding - bass Victoria Sepe - vocals Kyle Debuff - vocals Jordan Edwards - vocals The Helltones were first conceived by high school friends and bandmates Darwin Siegaldoud and Paul Bowman…

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$15 - $20

Amanda Abizaid: Bridging East and West With Song

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Amanda Abizaid: Bridging East and West With Song
Friday, June 30 @ 7:30PM

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Abizaid makes her Red Poppy debut with an evening of sophisticated pop, lyrics for peace and equality, touches of her Lebanese heritage, and a special appearance by San Francisco pop band Anna Karney and Beautiful Losers. Featuring: Amanda Abizaid - acoustic guitar, flute, vocals Lindsay Gillis - acoustic guitar Kim Manolius - bass Jeff Herrera - drums Lebanese-American artist Amanda Abizaid, best known as the vocalist on the theme song "A Place In…

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July 2017
$15 - $20

Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Alexa Morales: Latin Jazz

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel ft. Alexa Morales: Latin Jazz
Saturday, July 1 @ 7:30PM

Grammy-winning singer Alexa Morales joins Brian Andres and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel for a night of original compositions and classic Latin jazz standards. Featuring: TBA The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, rooted firmly in a Bay Area Latin jazz tradition that includes artists from Cal Tjader to Armando Peraza and John Santos to Wayne Wallace, was formed to contribute its own mark to that storied history. Led by Brian Andres and featuring Grammy Award-winning musicians, as well as esteemed music educators, the…

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$15 - $20

Eileen Torrez/Maya Hall/Dyllan Hersey: Acoustic Night

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Eileen Torrez/Maya Hall/Dyllan Hersey: Acoustic Night
Thursday, July 6 @ 7:30PM

Local singer/songwriter/guitarists Eileen Torrez, Maya Hall, and Dyllan Hersey present a night of soulful, folky acoustic originals. Featuring: Eileen Torrez - guitar, vocals Maya Hall - guitar, vocals Dyllan Hersey - guitar, vocals Eileen Torrez performs a powerful and unexpected blend of folk-pop and neo-soul. Her music builds on themes of resilience, community, anti-capitalism, and women's empowerment. Vocalist Maya Hall, born in Fukuoka, Japan, moved to San Francisco in 2014 in search of bigger musical pastures. The self-taught guitarist/songwriter’s chord…

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$15 - $20

Trio Colibrí: Classic & Original Latin American Music

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Trio Colibrí: Classic & Original Latin American Music
Friday, July 7 @ 7:30PM

Trio Colibri is comprised of John Santos, Jose Roberto Hernandez, and Manuel Constancio, three stalwart Bay Area musicians drawn together by a common passion for the lyrical and poetic music of Latin America. Using guitars, Afro-Latin percussion, and beautiful vocal arrangements, they transport audiences to other countries, realms, and eras – always with an element of originality – while honoring profound musical traditions and innovators. Mambo, bolero, son, joropo, and guaracha are some of the rhythms they use, igniting dancers…

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$20 - $25

Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet
Saturday, July 8 @ 7:30PM

The Red Poppy is proud to present an evening of works by four masterful composer/improvisers, each of whom has developed original concepts towards creative music, informed through a lifetime of exploration and reaching beyond an array of musical traditions. Featuring: Hafez Modirzadeh - saxophones Mark Dresser - bass Diane Moser - piano Vijay Anderson - drums Mark Dresser is a Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, composer, and interdisciplinary collaborator. Diane Moser has been a featured performer and composer throughout…

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$15 - $20

CANCELLED – Joanna Wallfisch: Post-Folk Art Music with Ukulele & Looper

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Free

Renewal: Artist Reception w/ Mimi Herrera-Pease

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Renewal: Mimi Herrera-Pease
On exhibition June 27 – August 21

The Red Poppy invites you to join the artist and curators of Renewal, its third exhibition of 2017, which will be on view until August 21. For her first solo exhibition at the Red Poppy Art House, Mimi Herrera-Pease picks up the tempo with spring and summer shades on canvas. Come by and feel the harmony between the sonic and visual arts!   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mimi Herrera-Pease is a San Francisco-based painter who was born in Mexico City. Under…

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$15 - $20

French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
French Oak Gypsy Band: French Jazz Manouche & American Dixieland Swing
Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30PM

French Oak Gypsy Band, led by vocalist Stella Heath and guitarist Thierry Gabriel Pirard, makes their Red Poppy debut with an evening of songs in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Roma, Catalan, and English. Expect a fresh spin on French and American swing-era classics, as well as a setlist packed with French chanson, jazz manouche, and Dixieland jazz. Featuring: Stella Heath - vocals Thierry Gabriel Pirard - guitar, harmony vocals James Inciardi - bass, tenor, and soprano saxophones TBA - bass Learn…

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$15 - $20

Rini: Dramatic Art-Rock and Indian Electronica

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rini: Dramatic Art-Rock and Indian Electronica
Friday, July 14 @ 7:30PM

New York-based singer, composer, and violinist Rini comes to the Poppy with her cadre of international musicians, who draw inspiration from Indian classical music, electronica, art rock, and jazz, presenting groovy, pulsing music. Featuring: Rini - vocals, violin, electronics Aleif Hamdan - guitar Achal Murthy - bass Yogev Gabay - drums Íñigo Galdeano Lasheras - saxophone, ewi Harini “Rini” Raghavan has recorded and performed with Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman, headlined festivals in the U.S. and India, and performed as a…

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$15 - $20

Shimkas Jazz Group: Standards, Soul, and More

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Shimkas Jazz Group: Standards, Soul, and More
Saturday, July 15 @ 7:30PM

Vocalist Audrey Shimkas, heavily influenced by Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and contemporaries such as Mary Stallings, Kenny Washington, and Madeline Eastman, brings her ensemble to the Poppy for a night of American and Brazilian jazz standards, as well as contemporary material by Blood, Sweat & Tears, Prince, Lorde, and Billy Childs. Featuring: Audrey Shimkas - vocals Jason Martineau - piano Peter Barshay - bass Kelly Park - drums Learn more: Website | Facebook   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM…

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$15 - $20

Matt Munisteri w/ special guest Rob Reich: Virtuosic Guitar, Accordion & Piano

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Matt Munisteri w/ special guest Rob Reich: Virtuosic Guitar, Accordion & Piano
Sunday, July 16 @ 7:30PM

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri brings Red Poppy favorite Rob Reich back to the Poppy for an evening of accordion, piano, guitar, and vocals. Whether singing his own songs, presenting his unearthed and discarded treasures of the American Songbook, or simply playing guitar, Munisteri will demonstrate a distinctly pre-rock sensibility that allows for emotional directness without the gauzy veil of retro-chic. Featuring: Matt Munisteri - guitar, vocals Rob Reich - accordion, piano Called one of “New York’s finest vintage…

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$15 - $20

Cellista/Joshua Icban/Ransom Dance: “Testimony”

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Cellista/Joshua Icban/Ransom Dance: “Testimony”
Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30PM

“Testimony,” a reprise of Cellista’s performance art piece “Wants,” confronts issues of identity, loss, displacement, and acceptance within the Bay Area arts community, is an avant-garde response to the experiences of artists during these uncertain, sour times. The evening features sound design and performance by Cellista, choreography by Lilith Ransom of Ransom Dance, and the ambient music of composer and guitarist Joshua Icban. Featuring: Cellista - cello, live score Lilith Ransom - choreography, dancing Joshua Icban - guitar Cellista is…

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$10 - $20

Honey Whiskey Trio: Folk, Bluegrass, and Melody

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Honey Whiskey Trio: Folk, Bluegrass, and Melody
Friday, July 21 @ 7:30PM

The Honey Whiskey Trio celebrates the release of their new album, Rye Woman, by exploring harmony in folk, bluegrass, and melody on a Friday night at the Poppy. With body percussion, haunting melodies, and powerful yet sweet harmonies, this show promises to be a special one. Featuring: Courtney Politano - vocals, mandolin, body percussion Ann Louise Thaiss - vocals, guitar, body percussion Christina Wilson - vocals, banjo, body percussion In 2013, after singing together for only five months, Honey Whiskey…

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$15 - $20

Lavay Smith: The Great American Road Trip

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Lavay Smith: The Great American Road Trip
Saturday, July 22 @ 7:00PM

Bay Area favorite Lavay Smith returns to the Poppy for a musical road trip that celebrates America's cities, states, and regions. Expect favorites like “Basin Street Blues,” “Bourbon Street Parade,” “Goin’ To Chicago Blues,” “Kansas City,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Take The ‘A’ Train.” Featuring: Lavay Smith - vocals Jules Broussard - tenor and alto saxophones Danny Armstrong - trombone Ron Belcher - bass Chris Siebert - piano Learn more: Website     EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 6:30PM /…

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Free

Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House,
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Rumberos de Radio Habana: Monthly Community Rumba
Sunday, July 23 @ 2:00PM

Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Rumberos de Radio Habana are bringing their own contribution to the Red Poppy for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.   EVENT…

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