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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...
Jackson Browne
Upcoming
Redding Civic
August 8, 2019
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. His debut album...
CHEAP TRICK
Upcoming
Redding Civic
July 6, 2019
Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably...
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.
Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
February 16, 2019
Join us for the opening of Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol, on exhibit Feb 16 thru May 12 in the Museum! Admission to this exhibition is free for members and included with Park admission. From happy accident to complex chemistry, human beings have a long and storied relationship with alcoholic beverages. Wars are...
Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
January 26, 2019
Discover the unique partnership between cutting-edge western science and traditional indigenous knowledge in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, on display January 26 through May 5. Though the voices of elders and youth, storytelling, and hands-on activities, join the growing movement toward sustainability and the age-old ingenuity of indigenous practices....
Sundial Music Festival 2019
Upcoming
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...
Redd Sun Festival
Expired
September 29, 2018
Tickets on sale now! Get details, presale access, artist bios and more at ReddSunFestival.com. 100% of net proceeds from Redd Sun Festival ticket sales, plus $5 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Shasta Regional Community Foundations #CarrFire Relief Fund, and all the artists have been very supportive of the fundraising effort. Redd Sun Festival is coming to...
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
Expired
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...
MAMMA MIA
Upcoming
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
Upcoming
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...
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...
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...
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
Upcoming
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...
Shrek, the musical
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CASCADE THEATRE
April 5, 2019
Follow the adventures of Shrek, his sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and everybody’s favorite fairy-tale creatures. With an original new score, this show proves there’s more to the story than meets the eye. Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is a fantastical and hilarious fairy tale...
Sundial Music Festival 2019
Upcoming
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...
LITTLE FEAT – 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Upcoming
Redding Civic
May 29, 2019
Easily one of the hardest working bands in show biz, today’s Little Feat is a seven-member powerhouse that ably carries on the group’s tradition in both the recording and touring arenas. Their most recent studio album is Kickin’ It At The Barn, produced by Feat-ers Paul Barrere, Bill Payne and Fred Tackett. It’s named after...
AMERICAN EXTRAVAGANZA
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 18, 2019
The Shasta County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and Norcal Benefit Concerts present American Extravaganza on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00pm. Starring the world’s closest Frank Sinatra sound-alike, Jamie Goetz, plus the #1 Ray Charles Tribute Artist, Pete Peterkin. Hear Jamie at http://www.jamieslegends.com/ and find out more about Pete at https://www.youtube.com/user/PetePeterkin Tickets $24 each For tickets & information call: 530-246-1292
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
Upcoming
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
Expired
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
Expired
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...
Sundial Music Festival 2019
Upcoming
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...
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
April 13, 2019
Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to Cascade Theatre on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 (Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get...
Mr McFeely Speedy Delivery Kids Bike Ride
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California Street Labs
April 4, 2019
Join us at California Street Labs for First Thursdays as we partner with KIXE Independent Lens | PBS April 4th 5:30 PM Meet Daniel Tiger and watch original episodes of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” 6:00 PM Join in the Mr McFeely Speedy Delivery Bike Ride for children 7:00 PM Watch the Academy Award nominated “Won’t You...
Figuring Juncture: the contemporary art of Justin Patton & Karlo Henry Velazquez
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
January 11, 2019
Old City Hall Gallery is proud to present “Figuring Juncture – the contemporary art of Justin Patton and Karlo Henry Velazquez”. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Friday, January 11, from 5pm to 7:30pm. This exhibition will also be a part of the Annual Redding Cultural Cruise 2019 on Friday, January...
Lgbtq+ Christmas Day ~ Hot Cocoa & Warm Company
Expired
December 25, 2018
A simple get-together on Christmas Day. A hot beverage bar (non-alcoholic) and cookies will be provided. Nothing fancy – just a chance to check-in and chat, play a game or maybe watch a movie.
CHEAP TRICK
Upcoming
Redding Civic
July 6, 2019
Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably...
Sundial Music Festival 2019
Upcoming
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...
Nordic Daughter at the Gallery House
Upcoming
Armando's Gallery House & Restaurant
June 13, 2019
Nordic Daughter is more than a band, we are a movement that brings music to weary souls. Through fire and water, blood, sweat and tears we have fought for the souls of the fallen, and we Valkyries are here to bring justice. Melody should enlighten and inspire souls to return to a space of love and...
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...
Startup Coffee
Expired
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...
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
September 19, 2018
This free program allows parents, teachers, and/or community members to present reproductions of significant artworks to students in the classroom. Portfolio prints are organized into nearly 70 age-appropriate themes. Follow-up art activities are suggested for each portfolio. No artistic experience is necessary—merely an enjoyment of working with children and a belief that art matters. In...
Sugar Glass making Class
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Armando's Gallery House & Restaurant
September 10, 2018
Guest have been asking for me to do another Sugarmaking Class join us for a one day class on how to make sugar glass. Let me teach u all the shortcuts to the art of making sugar glass and candy. The class will take about 2 hours maybe a bit more but well worth the...
HOPS & SHOPS
Expired
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...
Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night
Expired
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...
Startup Coffee
Expired
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...
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
Upcoming
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...
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
April 13, 2019
Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to Cascade Theatre on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 (Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get...
From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights screening/fundraiser
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 16, 2019
A screening of the 2011 award winning film “From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights” documenting the African American history of early lumber towns in Siskiyou County. Fundraiser will support the creation of a new project “Voices of the Golden Ghosts.” This project, partially funded through a grant from Cal Humanities, will explore the little known...
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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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DOUBLE DARE LIVE!
October 25, 2019
Jackson Browne
August 8, 2019