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THURSDAY LOWDOWN: 'Bluegrass and Beyond' and Beyond

Your Humboldt Thursday is particularly music heavy. Some highlights: 

More details on those shows and more in your Lowdown listings below.


Luffenholtz Beach Trail Grand Re-Opening Event

Luffenholtz Beach / 1:30 p.m. / Free

It's official! Trinidad Coastal Land Trust is now the land owner and manager of the 8-acre Luffenholtz Point and Beach Trail! It's all thanks to a land transfer from California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Come celebrate with us at our grand re-opening event.

677-2501 / benm@trinidadcoastallandtrust.org / Web site

Eureka Summer Concert Series

Madaket Plaza / 6 p.m.

This week featuring Journey tribute band Journey Revisited. The Eureka Summer Concerts Series is celebrating its 21st season! The concerts are free to the public Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

442-9054 / Web site

Humboldt Folklife Festival: Bluegrass and Beyond

Dell'Arte / 6 p.m. / $12 / $5 kids under 12 / $10 HFS members

Join Compost Mountain Boys, The Kentucky Warblers and Old Dog for a beautiful evening outside under the stars at Dell'Arte's Rooney Amphitheatre, behind the main building.

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Fortuna Rodeo Week: Fireman's Games

Main Street, Fortuna / 6:30 p.m.

Hopefully, nothing catches fire in Fortuna Thursday, our local heroes will be occupied with the annual Fireman’s Games. Also: Thursday Night Barrel Racing.

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Eleanor Murray

The Sanctuary / 8-10 p.m. / $10

Songwriter, producer, and artist Eleanor Murray has spent the past twelve years creating and recording music out of the Pacific Northwest.

822-0898 / music@sanctuaryarcata.org / Web site

KEET-TV’s Story & Lyric Contest

KEET-TV / 2 a.m.-11:59 p.m. / Free / 18+

In Celebration of the New Ken Burns documentary “Country Music,” KEET-TV is holding a story and lyric writing contest. Have the events in your life made you think “I could be in a country song?” Now is your chance to make that happen.

445-0813 / kwhiteside@keet-tv.org / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the Henderson Center farmers’ market on F Street!

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Fortuna Community Wellness Garden Drop-In Volunteer Time

See Event Description / 2:30-4:30 p.m. / Free

269-7073 / garden@opendoorhealth.com / Web site

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

Eureka Natural Foods-McKinleyville / 3:30-6:30 p.m. / Free

Freshen up your week and celebrate the bounty of fresh, Humboldt-grown food and plants at the McKinleyville farmers’ market!

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

SoHum Sudden Oak Death Education and Outreach Meeting

See Event Description / 4 p.m. / Free

We have identified extensive areas of dead trees that could pose a serious wildfire threat. Hundreds of acres of standing dead timber are visible on satellite images.

986-7429 /

Willow Creek Farmers' Market

See Event Description / 4:30-7:30 p.m. / Free

The perfect spot to beat the heat while you freshen up your week. Stop by on your way back from the river to enjoy farm fresh, locally grown, and GMO-Free fruit and veggies, wine, prepared food and more.

441-9999 / info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org / Web site

Free Sketchbook Workshop

See Event Description / 5-6 p.m. / Free / $20 sliding scale donation / $5 sliding scale donation

This free sketchbook workshop focuses on a different technique each month.

442-8413 / conversationsaboutpower@gmail.com / Web site

Vacation Bible School

First Presbyterian Church of Eureka / 5:30-8 p.m. / $20 / $10 second child, $30 max. per family

445-1618 / mariejream@gmail.com / Web site

Dinner Music

Humboldt Bay Provisions / 6 p.m.

Each Thursday a local musician comes and serenades the crowd!

Live Music at The Humboldt Cider Co. Tap Room

Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room / 6-9 p.m. / Free / 21+

497-6320 / maricela@humboldtcidercompany.com / Web site

Humboldt Folklife Festival

See Event Description / 6-10 p.m. / Free / Free All Day Free Festival / $10 Barn Dance / $12 Bluegrass & Beyond / $16 Under the Stars / $10 Songwriter Night / Free Country Music Documentary / Free Annie & Mary Day / Free Festival Kick-Off

humboldtfolklifefest@gmail.com / Web site

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15 p.m. / $8

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Open Mic with Mike Anderson

Old Town Coffee And Chocolates (Old Town) / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / Free

Usually some singer/guitarists, a couple spoken word guys and then that one wildcard oddity that makes you go "hmm."

445-8600 / OldTownCoffeeEureka@yahoo.com / Web site

Seabury Gould and Evan Morden

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Laidback Lounge

Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge / 7:30 p.m.

Fraktal Productions and The Historic Eagle House present Laidback Lounge every Thursday featuring local DJs playing jazz, soul, funk, Latin and more.

444-3344 / Web site

Husky Burnette

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / Free

Husky Burnette plays the Brew with a View the Third Thursday of every month!

839-7580 / friends@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site

Family Movie Night: A Healy Senior Center Fundraiser

Gyppo Ale Mill / 8:30-10:30 p.m. / $5

Ready to enjoy an outdoor movie under the Lost Coast stars all the while raising some money for the much loved and needed non-profit organization, the Healy Senior Center?

986-7700 / family@gyppo.com /

GOAT Karaoke Nights 🎤🐐🎵

The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / 21+

Sing at The Goat!

630-5000 / richardsgoat@gmail.com / Web site

No Covers

The Basement / 9-11 p.m.

Jennie & David & Sweet Soul Band

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

668-9770 / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /


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