The Chico Wildflower Century? has been listed in Bicycling magazine as a Top Ten Century. The 2017 Wildflower will be a great day for everyone who loves to eat, breathe, drink, and pedal! Registration is open!
Saturday, April 29, 2017: WildFest pre-ride party complete with Rider Check-In, vendors, beer garden, live music, KidZone, and Fork In The Road Food truck gathering
Sunday, April 30: Ride Day and Day-of Rider Check-In. Learn more at http://www.wildflowercentury.org/
The Nor-Cal Jazz festival returns to the Big Room for an evening of music that stretches from the blues legend himself, Lazy Lester to jazz giant Kurt Ribak. Born in 1938, Lester career spans 6 decades. His 1958 hit ‘Sugar Coated Love’ began a career with whom he performed with such greats as: Slim Harbo, Ligthnin Slim and Katie Webster. His songs have been covered by The Kinks, The Flamin’ Groovies, Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Edmunds, Raful Neal, Anson Funderburgh, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
In 2003, Martin Scorsese included Lester in his blues tribute concert at Radio City Music Hall, a record of which was released as the film and album Lightning in a Bottle. The group photograph inside the album depicted Lester grinning, dead-center among peers and musical progeny including B.B. King, Solomon Burke, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Chuck D, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, John Fogerty, and Aerosmith.
Headlining the show will be bassist Kurt Ribak and his Quartet that features Lincoln Alder on saxophones, Greg Sankovich on keyboard and Alan Hall on Drums. Kurt is fresh off his latest album “I Got One More” which is getting tremendous air play on jazz stations across the country. Kurt says what he’s trying for in his music is; “Mingus meets The Meters”. A must see wherever he performs, Kurt Ribak’s visit to Chico is sure to be a memorable night for lovers of world class Jazz. Join us for this special musical celebration.
Stemming from the southern tip of the Appalachian Range,
Porter Oaks displays their American roots with music reminiscent of grassroots Americana.
With songs of both love and misery, Porter Oaks captures attention with catchy melodies and harmonies.
Join us for another Back Porch Revival with the Porter Oaks from 2pm to 5pm.
Amphitheater Stage - -Mills River - 2pm to 5pm
With over 30 million people in the United States living with diabetes, chances are someone you know (work, family, friends) is living with this disease. As the 7th highest contributor to death in the US, it is what leads our nearly 2600 participants to help raise funds for research, education, and cures. In preparation for the 25th annual Tour de Cure I am reaching out to companies asking for assistance in making this our best year ever. As one of the most successful events for the American Diabetes Association, in the country, we are pushing forward towards a $1.5 million goal for our next event. The Tour, will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Veterans Home of California in Napa Valley. In previous years we have been lucky to have a few beer sponsors that have stayed with us for quite some time. We are looking to branch out, we are seeking a new partnership and we are hoping that you are up for the challenge, for our great cause. Our hope is that you would be willing to donate $2500, 300 pieces of swag and bring your beer truck out to our event to allow us to sell your product during the day. As a sponsor your company will be featured on our t-shirts for volunteers and riders (approx. 2000 people) as well as on our social media pages, website, and other promotional materials. In addition we would like to have your logo featured at our start/finish line and other areas around the venue. The swag will be featured in our champions bag which go to our special individuals that have raised over $1000 each to our cause. Learn more at http://tour.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TC_homepage
Join us on our Back Porch for the First Annual Crawfish Boil from 5pm until 8pm (or until the crawfish run out)! We will have cold beer, live music and hundreds of pounds of the sweet, delicious Cajun mudbugs.
Back Porch - Taproom at Mills River - 5pm to 8pm