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Cascade Christmas 2019 ~ Elf the Musical
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
November 29, 2019
Redding’s holiday tradition returns in the Cascade Theatre’s annual holiday spectacular. Featuring music, dance and illusion that brings a festive spirit to even the biggest Grinch, take a singing and dancing journey of the holiday in this touching, high-spirited romp for the whole family! Artistic Director: Regina Hope Mancha Director: John Truitt Music Director: Brandon...
DOUBLE DARE LIVE!
Upcoming
Redding Civic
October 25, 2019
On your mark, get set, GO! The messiest game show on TV is now the messiest game show on the road. Double Dare Live is coming to your town and will bring all the action and excitement of Nickelodeon’s hugely popular TV show to the stage. All the Slime soaking, pie plastering, and booger busting...
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Upcoming
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka”
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Produced by Jana Pulcini-Leard Directed by Eilyne Tracy Delicious adventures await in Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Filled with pure imagination and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka...
Iluminate
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Redding Civic
March 1, 2019
iLuminate’s Live Show is coming to Redding Civic Auditorium! Come with us on an action-filled journey of light and sound as we join a clique of 20-somethings who thrive to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical tempos. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a...
A Celtic Christmas
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
December 20, 2018
A Celtic Christmas: A favorite State of Jefferson holiday tradition, Tomáseen Foley’s heart-warming holiday frolic returns to the Cascade Theatre with all new stories, music and dances that celebrate Irish culture and the giving spirit of Christmas. A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in...
Cascade Christmas 2019 ~ Elf the Musical
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
November 29, 2019
Redding’s holiday tradition returns in the Cascade Theatre’s annual holiday spectacular. Featuring music, dance and illusion that brings a festive spirit to even the biggest Grinch, take a singing and dancing journey of the holiday in this touching, high-spirited romp for the whole family! Artistic Director: Regina Hope Mancha Director: John Truitt Music Director: Brandon...
MAMMA MIA
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CASCADE THEATRE
June 14, 2019
Directed by John Truitt The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Non-stop laughs, explosive dance numbers and hit music everyone can sing-along to combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll...
Gypsy
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CASCADE THEATRE
April 25, 2019
Speculated by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, entitled Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s...
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Upcoming
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
Foreign Films Downtown – Shall We Dance
Showing
California Street Labs
September 19, 2019
Come down to the labs to take in the 1996 Japanese film entitled “Shall We Dance”! Presented by Shasta Living Streets.
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
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CASCADE THEATRE
April 24, 2019
A Movie, A Party, An Experience!Party at 6:00pm, Film at 7:30pmWhere were you in ’62? It’s a sock-hop of nostalgia and muscle cars when “American Graffiti” roars onto the Cascade Theatre’s big screen during Kool April Nights. Bring your babe or beau for live music, dancing, themed drinks, a jewelry giveaway donated by Devons Jewelers...
CASCADE THEATRE
May 11, 2019
The North State Symphony’s season finale showcases Brahms’s most intense, emotionally charged and exuberant final symphony. Beginning the program is Samuel Barber’s unforgettable and heart-wrenching Adagio for Strings, music that is able to convey hope and courage in the face of tragedy. The gold medalist at the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition, Yinuo Wang, will...
A NORTH STATE NEW YEAR’S EVE
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
December 31, 2018
A NORTH STATE NEW YEAR’S EVE: To welcome in 2019, the North State Symphony is rolling out the Red Carpet (literally) at Redding’s Historic Cascade Theatre! “A North State New Year’s Eve” features a dynamic pops concert with special guests Alpin Hong on piano, and mezzo-soprano Molly Mahoney – plus a party at the theatre and a celebration of downtown Redding!...
The Artisanals
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The Dip
July 11, 2018
“The Artisanals… [bring] to mind the best of Tom Petty and the more fun aspects of Father John Misty and The War on Drugs” – Paste “The Artisanals pull off the neat trick of straddling the line between small-scale touches and anthemic choruses” – PopMatters Who are The Artisanals? :: WATCH THIS :: https://youtu.be/Cj95hb8rjfU About The...
Comedy on Tap Presents Benji Aflalo!
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WOODY'S BREWING CO.
August 12, 2019
We are celebrating Redding Beer Week with the hilarious comedian Benji Aflalo on Sunday, August 11th, 2019! Benji Aflalo is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor. In addition to touring as a headliner, he performs regularly at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Aflalo created and starred in the show Alone Together on the...
Redding Civic
June 28, 2019
Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non- stop theater tour...
JEFF DUNHAM: PASSIVELY AGGRESSIVE
Showing
Redding Civic
May 19, 2019
Comedian Jeff Dunham has announced his PASSIVELY AGGRESSIVE Tour, with his delightfully twisted cohorts; Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J, and of course, Achmed the Dead Terrorist. The tour, which includes stops in the US, Canada and Saudi Arabia, will unveil a brand-new character… Or two! Dunham has built an entertainment empire over years of...
SZLACHETKA (Full Band) at California Street Labs
Showing
California Street Labs
August 14, 2019
An evening with Szlachetka‘s full band at California Street Labs! Shasta Living Streets & Redding Roots Revival Present: Rolling Stone hailed SZLACHETKA as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know”, describing his forthcoming album as “a soundtrack for both the highway and the heartland… a collection of road-dog roots-rockers and Americana ballads...
Alice Wallace Live at Vintage Public House
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VINTAGE WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT
August 10, 2019
www.AliceWallaceMusic.com NEW album – INTO THE BLUE – out now on Rebelle Road Records/JTM Music New video for “The Blue” named one of Rolling Stone Country’s 10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now 2017 California Country Awards Female Vocalist of the Year 2016 LA Music Critic Awards for Best Country/Americana Artist and Best...
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Downtown Redding Summer Fest
Showing
California Street Labs
August 9, 2019
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds come to Redding for the first time for a Downtown Summer Festival. Join us for this big band experience in Downtown Redding! A big American band with an explosive brand of modern soul, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds bring humor and joy and invite people to get wild....
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
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CASCADE THEATRE
April 24, 2019
A Movie, A Party, An Experience!Party at 6:00pm, Film at 7:30pmWhere were you in ’62? It’s a sock-hop of nostalgia and muscle cars when “American Graffiti” roars onto the Cascade Theatre’s big screen during Kool April Nights. Bring your babe or beau for live music, dancing, themed drinks, a jewelry giveaway donated by Devons Jewelers...
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night – matinee show
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June 10, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council presents a Redding Cultural District project: Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park (next to the Sundial Bridge) and prepare to laugh and ponder the wonders of falling in love!...
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night
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June 9, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council presents a Redding Cultural District project: Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park (next to the Sundial Bridge) and prepare to laugh and ponder the wonders of falling in love!...
DOUBLE DARE LIVE!
Upcoming
Redding Civic
October 25, 2019
On your mark, get set, GO! The messiest game show on TV is now the messiest game show on the road. Double Dare Live is coming to your town and will bring all the action and excitement of Nickelodeon’s hugely popular TV show to the stage. All the Slime soaking, pie plastering, and booger busting...
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Upcoming
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
Family 2nd Saturday: Bubbles!
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
August 10, 2019
Bubbles are back at Turtle Bay! Blowing bubbles, stacking bubbles, being inside a bubble… with so many activities to choose from, you and your family are sure to have some good clean fun. Free for Members / Included with Park admission. About Family 2nd Saturdays at Turtle Bay Every 2nd Saturday of the month, join...
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Upcoming
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
Sundial Music Festival 2019
Showing
Riverfront Amphitheater
June 21, 2019
Sundial Music Festival & Nor-Cal Jazz Festival come together for this special event at the Riverfront Amphitheater (next to Redding Civic Auditorium) on Summer Solstice (the only day of the year our Sundial Bridge is actually a sundial)! LINE UP- first act World Jazz (Dunsmuir) 6:15 – 7:10- Allison Scull and Victor Martin – with drummer Kenji Kato...
HOPS & SHOPS
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 23, 2019
Experience downtown Redding like never before! Merchants welcome the community through their doors to explore what shopping local is all about. Sample regional craft beers from microbreweries; each of whom will be sampling ales inside downtown shops. Receive a walking map of participating locations, sampling glass and custom re-usable bag. Rain or shine event. Event...
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Upcoming
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
Secret Neighbors – opening reception
Showing
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
August 2, 2019
When one from Redding wants to see Contemporary Art, they make the 3-4 hour drive to the Bay Area to the galleries and museums there. I doubt that they would think to drive an hour in the opposite direction up I-5 to the mountains of Siskiyou County. Surprisingly though they could encounter a selection of...
Haunted Summer
Showing
The Dip
August 1, 2019
Doors 8PM | FREE | 21+ w/ Valid ID Haunted Summer – Psychedelic, Eerie, Experimental, Dream Pop
SZLACHETKA (Full Band) at California Street Labs
Showing
California Street Labs
August 14, 2019
An evening with Szlachetka‘s full band at California Street Labs! Shasta Living Streets & Redding Roots Revival Present: Rolling Stone hailed SZLACHETKA as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know”, describing his forthcoming album as “a soundtrack for both the highway and the heartland… a collection of road-dog roots-rockers and Americana ballads...
Bourgeois Mystics at The Dip: The Most Spiritual Tour 2019
Showing
The Dip
August 13, 2019
Bourgeois Mystics is a for-profit, personal growth cult and “genre-defying dance party waiting to explode,” headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in late 2014 by four acquisitive ascetics, they slowly bloomed into a multi-national sonic powerhouse, focusing their expressive musical talents on a completely original sound reminiscent of the abstract wit of MF DOOM, zany cheesiness...
King Dream, Joshua James Jackson and the Dream Team
Showing
The Dip
August 9, 2019
After years of nearly nonstop touring, singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist and yer boi Joshua James Jackson is finally taking a crew up to make a record. Catch this ace quartet – the Dream Team- bringing folk rock, soul, and eccentricism to Redding on their journey to OK Theatre King Dream is the new project from...
When Salmon Speak forum
Upcoming
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
September 25, 2019
The When Salmon Speak forum is part of the two-week Run4Salmon prayer journey led by the Winnemem Wintu. Learn more at Run4Salmon.org At this very moment, Big Ag billionaires are lobbying state and federal politicians to push their California water policies and projects that will export even more North State water to their industrial farms...
Constellations
Showing
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
September 19, 2019
Axiom Repertory Theatre kicks off its 4th season with Nick Payne’s “Constellations,” a contemporary tale of a young couple in love, parallel universes and quantum physics. Can one word alter the course of your life? John Truitt directs this fascinating play that follows the life of Marianne & Roland as their relationship plays out over...
Coffee With Jake
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August 13, 2019
We’d like to invite you to coffee! Whether you’re a longtime Chamber Member looking to connect with our President & CEO, a brand new member who hasn’t yet met Jake or you’re somewhere in between, this event is for you. It will be an open forum that will allow our members to ask questions, voice...
Wizdum//Hip Hop//Dance
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The Brasserie
July 26, 2019
Live Hip-hop & dance music two nights in a row, downtown Redding. On tour from the midwest, Wizdum stops at The Brasserie Friday, July 26th and Brew Craft Coffee Saturday, July 27th. DJ music by spiritualeyes. Genre bending music & spoken word Poetic Ink Matt Balane, hip hop by Mr Grinch, and more TBA Doors...
Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 22, 2019
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals. Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome! Hope Is Alive! is not a talent show. First timers are encouraged to take to the...
Secret Neighbors – opening reception
Showing
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
August 2, 2019
When one from Redding wants to see Contemporary Art, they make the 3-4 hour drive to the Bay Area to the galleries and museums there. I doubt that they would think to drive an hour in the opposite direction up I-5 to the mountains of Siskiyou County. Surprisingly though they could encounter a selection of...
Sensory Hour at the Museum
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
July 27, 2019
Join us for Sensory Hour at the Museum, a FREE access program for children on the Autism spectrum, taking place Saturday, July 27, 9am-10am. The Musem lights will be dimmed, creating a quiet and a relaxed atmosphere. Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment for children to explore the Museum with a variety of...
Open Mic at The Brasserie
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The Brasserie
March 2, 2019
The Hub presents Open mic nights for Spoken Word and Poetry at The Brasserie at 1418 Yuba Street, in the Promenade mall downtown Redding. Three dates in March, every other Saturday, 2nd, 16th, and 30th.
Citizen Journalism
Upcoming
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
October 5, 2019
Let’s face it, access to local news in Shasta County is changing and a new breed of coverage is evolving. Award winning journalist Lisa Loving, author of ‘Street Journalist: Understand & Report News in Your Community’ will help you learn how to sort through your ideas, research them, and then put them into a format...
Summer Sewing Camp
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Redding Fashion Alliance
June 10, 2019
Join us for our Summer Sewing Camp Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm 1698 Market Street Redding, Ca 96001 Open all all students 7-17 Cost includes a snack and drink. Fabric and notions not included. Beginning – Advanced Sewers Welcome. Session 1: June 10-13 Session 2: June 17-20 Session 3: June 24-27 Session 4: July 8-11 Session...
Startup Coffee
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January 30, 2019
Join founders, funders, and creatives for a chance to meet and network over free morning coffee. This is a free-form event: after brief introductions, aspiring and successful local entrepreneurs will have a chance to connect. Anyone is welcome to attend! Note: This is a meetup where we are trying to connect startups and entrepreneurs with...
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How can Redding benefit from California Cultural District designation?
Re-develop. Re-connect. Re-invent.
Revitalize Downtown

The District's marketing and branding plan will cast vision and help to draw night-time activity, farmer's markets, concerts, events, arts training and enterprise to the Downtown core. These activities will assist in a walkable, bikeable environment. Wayfinding signage, bicycle paths and active store fronts will slow down traffic, which will help downtown businesses and increase pedestrian traffic.

Cultural Tourism

It will increase overnight stays in Redding thus bumping up our Transient Occupancy Tax to local government and traffic to local business. It will also enhance our downtown residents' lives and well-being with anticipated redevelopment. Major music acts frequent Redding as an overnight on the way to the Bay Area or Los Angeles from Portland or Seattle. Our theater community is poised to become yet another theatrical attraction on I-5 as we are just two hours south of Ashland, Oregon, renowned for its Shakespeare Theater Festival and we have a vibrant local scene with world-class theater structures.

Improve Living Conditions

The District designation will assist with affordable housing for artists and creatives and induce further creation of affordable live-work spaces. Several low-income housing units exist and residents are looking forward to an improved life downtown, one that includes fresh food options, more to do after 6pm, a safer environment due to increased pedestrian traffic, improved infrastructure like lighting and sidewalks and attention to blight.

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