Craig Thomas

Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band - 8:00
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-5795
Price: 42.50

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.

JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-¬‐ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.

“Poco had been some real good-time music,” reflects Messina. “Loggins & Messina just took that a step further and made it more sophisticated and attainable. Through the years, the Loggins & Messina period yielded the stuff I’m most proud of.”

During the 1980s, Messina released three solo albums, as well as recording and touring with the original Poco for its 1989 reunion album Legacy, and two highly successful reunion tours for Loggins and Messina in 2005 and 2009.

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band - TBD
1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
212.582.2121

Private Engagement

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band - 7:30
215 Great Road (Rt. 2A)
Shirley, MA 01464
877-536-7190
Price: 65.00

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.

JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-¬‐ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.

“Poco had been some real good-time music,” reflects Messina. “Loggins & Messina just took that a step further and made it more sophisticated and attainable. Through the years, the Loggins & Messina period yielded the stuff I’m most proud of.”

During the 1980s, Messina released three solo albums, as well as recording and touring with the original Poco for its 1989 reunion album Legacy, and two highly successful reunion tours for Loggins and Messina in 2005 and 2009.

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Benefit for George Hawkins...Loggins & Messina w/special guests - TBA
1216 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Price: TBA

"George Hawkins Jr. Medical/Living Fund”

Dear Friends of George Hawkins Jr.,

Since being recently diagnosed with Plasmablastic Lymphoma, our wonderful friend, George, finds himself on an unexpected life-threatening journey and he needs our help. 

To begin the healing process, the Oncologist and Radiologist have scheduled a bone marrow biopsy as well as a brain MRI.  He will soon undergo an extensive series of radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  George has captivated us with his humor, his grace, his talent, his infectious spirit and generous open heart.  It's our turn to shine love and light back at him by easing his monetary concerns so that he can focus solely on his path to wellness.  Please help bring to George some Peace of Mind with your donations and prayers.  No contribution is too little-- every bit counts!

Prior to this diagnosis, George was set to tour Asia for 3 months with Japan’s beloved Eikichi Yazawa, with whom he’s toured since 1987.  Unfortunately, he will have to forgo this tour and the salary that he would have otherwise earned.  George is insured, but as you can imagine, there are expensive medical costs, alternative treatments, dietary needs and basic living expenses that are mounting and becoming unmanageable in the wake of this unexpected diagnosis.  That’s where you—his friends and family—can step in to show your love and support by helping George during this challenging time. 

As you know, George has led quite an extraordinary life wearing many hats as a touring musician for the last 40 + years.  He has contributed creatively on scores of records, films, TV projects and innumerable live concerts globally as a world-class and respected Bassist &Vocalist who has worked with countless brilliant artists and musicians.  His most fulfilling role is as a loving Father to four amazing young adults, Molly, Jenna, Jack & Uriah.

George has always been a healthy, vibrant and active man so he is ready to overcome cancer and get back to doing what he loves— sharing his incredible musical gifts on stage.   

 
Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.


Peace and blessings,
 

Family & Friends of GHJr.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The Jim Messina Band, Poco - 8:00
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030
Price: 59.00,49.00, 39.00, 29.00

For more than 50 years, Poco’s distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock. Still led by the band co-founder and multi-instrumentalist who wrote and sang their biggest hits, they are a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of Poco and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. He produced much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Jim Messina Band, Poco - 7:30
71 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 826-1100
Price: 49.50, 39.50, 29.50

For more than 50 years, Poco's distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock.  Still led by the band’s co-founder and frontman, Rusty Young, who wrote and sang their biggest hits, Poco remains a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. 

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of Poco and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music.  He has produced much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums throughout a successful music career that has now lasted more than 50 years.

Young and Messina formed Poco following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968 and created timeless hits, such as “Crazy Love,” “Call It Love,” “Heart of the Night” and many more.

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The Jim Messina Band, Poco - 8:00
13 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(877) 840-0457
Price: 68.00, 58.00, 48.00

For more than 50 years, Poco's distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock.  Still led by the band’s co-founder and frontman, Rusty Young, who wrote and sang their biggest hits, Poco remains a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. 

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of Poco and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music.  He has produced much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums throughout a successful music career that has now lasted more than 50 years.

Young and Messina formed Poco following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968 and created timeless hits, such as “Crazy Love,” “Call It Love,” “Heart of the Night” and many more.

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band, Poco - 8:00
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT
866-666-6306
Price: 99.00, 69.00

Hours of incredible music and collaboration are ahead of us. Jim Messina and his band are to perform first, Rusty Young of POCO will be joining them for a couple tunes, then after a short intermission, POCO hits the stage and Jim will join them for a few tunes, and then for the Grand Finale we will have both bands on stage rocking out Infinity Hall Hartford! This one of a kind show is not to be missed. The tickets will go fast, so fast that they might already be gone when you are reading this, so get your pair NOW!

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band - 9:00
28912 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818.879.5016
Price: 44.00, 34.00, 28.00

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.

JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-¬‐ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.

“Poco had been some real good-time music,” reflects Messina. “Loggins & Messina just took that a step further and made it more sophisticated and attainable. Through the years, the Loggins & Messina period yielded the stuff I’m most proud of.”

During the 1980s, Messina released three solo albums, as well as recording and touring with the original Poco for its 1989 reunion album Legacy, and two highly successful reunion tours for Loggins and Messina in 2005 and 2009.

Friday, March 16th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band - 9:00
24201 Valencia Blvd., Ste. 1351
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Price: 44.00, 34.00, 28.00

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.

JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-¬‐ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.

“Poco had been some real good-time music,” reflects Messina. “Loggins & Messina just took that a step further and made it more sophisticated and attainable. Through the years, the Loggins & Messina period yielded the stuff I’m most proud of.”

During the 1980s, Messina released three solo albums, as well as recording and touring with the original Poco for its 1989 reunion album Legacy, and two highly successful reunion tours for Loggins and Messina in 2005 and 2009.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band - 9:00
254 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Price: 48.00, 38.00, 28.00

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.

JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-¬‐ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.

“Poco had been some real good-time music,” reflects Messina. “Loggins & Messina just took that a step further and made it more sophisticated and attainable. Through the years, the Loggins & Messina period yielded the stuff I’m most proud of.”

During the 1980s, Messina released three solo albums, as well as recording and touring with the original Poco for its 1989 reunion album Legacy, and two highly successful reunion tours for Loggins and Messina in 2005 and 2009.

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

The Jim Messina Band, Connie Rae Fertitta and McClintock - 7:00
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930
Price: 39.50

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.

JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-¬‐ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.

“Poco had been some real good-time music,” reflects Messina. “Loggins & Messina just took that a step further and made it more sophisticated and attainable. Through the years, the Loggins & Messina period yielded the stuff I’m most proud of.”

During the 1980s, Messina released three solo albums, as well as recording and touring with the original Poco for its 1989 reunion album Legacy, and two highly successful reunion tours for Loggins and Messina in 2005 and 2009.

Past Dates

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Rhythmic Arts Project 20 Year Celebration - 8:00
33 East Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-0761
Price: 150.00, 75.00, 50.00

Join Michael McDonald and friends celebrating TRAP and 20 years of service to our friends with Intellectual and Developmental Differences locally and globally.

Also appearing, the band “Pockets” with Bill & Tamara Champlin, Táta Vega, Amy Holland, and Carl Graves. Jim Calire, keyboards & saxophone, Chris Pinnick, guitar, Steve Nelson bass, Eddie Tuduri, drums, Craig Thomas, saxophone, Bill Bodine, trumpet. Look for many special guests as well.

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
237 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212)997-4144
Price: 80.00, 42.50, 50.00 at the door

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
234 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-3700
Price: 225.00, 213.00, 117.00, 97.00

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA 01760
Price: 65.00, 60.00

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(877) 503-1286
Price: 65.00

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
125 Grand Avenue
Steelville, MO 65565
(573) 775-2400
Price: https://wildwoodspringssales.com/concerts/events/jim-messina-sep-23-2017/

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
252 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 307-2053
Price: Sold Out

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
609 Lafayette Street
Nashville, TN 37203
615-324-1010
Price: 55.00, 50.00, 45.00, 40.00

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN 38133
(901)385-6440
Price: 50.00, 40.00

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Standing Sun Winery
Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
92 2nd Street
Buelton, CA 93427
805-691-9413
Price: 68.00, 93.00

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Standing Sun Winery
Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
92 2nd Street
Buelton, CA 93427
805-691-9413
Price: 68.00, 93.00

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 5:00
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Price: varies...contact venue

A singer-songwriter whose infectious hits graced the Billboard Charts for much of the 70’s, Jim Messina helped usher in the soft rock era. As a founding member of both the country rock supergroup Poco and the pop juggernaut Loggins & Messina (“Danny’s Song,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance”), the veteran troubadour has already made his sizable mark on rock and roll. Thankfully, he’s still going strong.       

Scored a Top Ten hit with "Your Mama Don't Dance"

 

Jim Messina first came to prominence as a key contributor to the iconic 60’s group Buffalo Springfield, producing, engineering and playing bass on the group’s final record Last Time Around in 1968. Following the dissolution of that band, Messina and fellow Buffalo Springfield alum Richie Furay formed the influential band Poco. With Poco, Messina acted as singer, guitarist and producer, the band’s fusion of honky-tonk and rock and roll forming the template for what would become the genre of country rock. His standout track “You Better Think Twice” became the unofficial anthem of the band. Messina recorded two studio records and one live album before leaving the band to focus on producing and engineering.

The hiatus from performing didn’t last long however. Messina hooked up with a little known songwriter named Kenny Loggins with the intention of producing the talented young singer. The two had an immediate chemistry and formed the basis of the soft rock hit-making machine Loggins & Messina. Their first record Sittin In jumped out of the gates quickly, scoring a huge hit single with “Danny’s Song” in 1971. The duo’s popularity only increased with their eponymous sophomore effort, which featured the FM rock staple “Your Mama Don’t Dance.” Throughout much of the 70’s, Loggins & Messina remained a recording and touring success, in all releasing six studio albums and two live records.

Messina’s solo career began in the late 70’s, highlighted by 1979’s Oasis which featured shades of Latin Jazz elements.  He released two more well-received records on his own name in the 80’s, and took part in a handful of Poco reunion tours throughout the last 25 years. In 2005 and again in 2009 Messina reunited with Loggins for extensive nationwide tours. In recent years, Messina has returned to solo material, coming out with the Latin-tinged Under the Mojito Moon in 2009, and a live CD/DVD in 2012.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Price: 35.00 advance, 40.00 door

Jim Messina’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-­ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert.  He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music. After the mid-­‐60s, while acting as producer and recording engineer for Buffalo Springfield, Messina joined the temperamental band as bassist. After Buffalo Springfield split up in 1968, Messina’s friendship with group founder Richie Furay led to the creation of Poco. Jim switched to playing lead guitar, and the band went on to define a new musical genre that came to be known as country-­‐rock. In 1971 he began a collaboration with newcomer Kenny Loggins and the resulting duo, Loggins and Messina, went on to record 9 albums over a period of 7 years, amassing 16 million in sales. After a series of acclaimed solo acoustic tours, Messina has formed a dynamic new band, featuring Poco alum Rusty Young, which features selected hits from all three of his past bands, as well as new material. This summer we welcome Jim Messina to Boothbay Harbor for a memorable night of music. Advance tickets $35, day of show $40. Tickets on sale March 1.

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
39 Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
603-536-2551
Price: tickets start at 39.00

As a member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins & Messina, Jim Messina’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-­changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
53 Old Post Road
Arundel, ME 04046
Price: 60.00-70.00

Jim Messina is an American musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, recording engineer and record producer. He was a member of the folk rock group Buffalo Springfield, a founding member of the country rock pioneer Poco, and half of the soft rock duo Loggins and Messina with Kenny Loggins. His solo work has a latin feel, is upbeat and a treat to witness!

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Pockets Band featuring Tata Vega - 8:00
435 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
805-648-3161
Price: 15.00

Táta has been recognized as one of the most successful session singers of today and has sung back-up for a number of artists including legendary entertainers, Sir Elton John, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and new artists' such as Iggy Azalea, Natasha Beddingfield, Rahsaan Patterson, Melody Gardot and countless others.
In January 2013, Táta's long awaited dream was fulfilled when she along with Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill premiered "Twenty Feet From Stardom".A film that explores the lives of the women behind the biggest headliners today, The Backing Vocalists, often referred by Táta as the "Frame for the Painting". In March 2014, “Twenty Feet...” went on to win The Academy Award and Grammy for Best Documentary and Best music in a film.
Táta will be joined by her friends, the band "Pockets"
with Eddie Tuduri, drums, Chris Pinnick, guitar, Jim Calire, keys and sax, Carl Graves, vocals, Craig Thomas, sax and vocals, Steve Nelson, bass.

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
1034 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 286-3663
Price: 75.00, 39.50

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Thrasher Opera House
Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
506 Mill St
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-4279
Price: 50.00

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band, John McFee - 7:00
33 East Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-0761
Price: 125.00-VIP, 75.00, 60.00

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
24 W Temple Ave
Sellersville, PA 18960
(215) 257-5808
Price: 59.50, 42.50

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973)720-ARTS
Price: 60.00, 45.00, 35.00, 30.00

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
215 Great Road
Shirley, MA 01464
Price: 60.00, 65.00 at the door

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
70 Sanford St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203)259-1036
Price: 58.00

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band, Pure Prairie League - 7:30
405 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33760
(727) 791-7400
Price: 59.50, 49.50, 39.50

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Price: 49.50-59.50

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 7:00
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA 90263
Price: 50.00, 45.00, 30.00, 22.00

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
Soquel & Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-689-0923
Price: 48.00, 28.00

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
815 East Olive Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728
Price: 60.00, 45.00

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95071
Price: 60.00

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Pockets with Tata Vega, Bill & Tamara Champlin - 7:00
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805)962-7776
Price: 40.00

Pockets is:

Tàta Vega, Carl Graves, Jimmy Calire, Chris Pinnick, Rick Geragi, Bill Bodine, Craig Thomas, Eddie Tuduri, Steve Nelson, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Dion Cornejo.....with special guest, Amy Holland.....

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
126-130 N High Street
Millville, NJ 08332
(856) 327-6400
Price: 40.00, 45.00

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
20 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-228-2828
Price: 25.00, 30.00, 35.00

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Price: 34.00, 44.00

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-4545
Price: 49.50

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 7:00
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Il 60202
(847) 556-9756
Price: 32.00, 88.00

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 6:00, 9:30
254 1st Avenue SW
Carmel, IA 46032
(317) 661-1760
Price: call or email venue

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 7:30
1601 University Boulevard
Hamilton, OH 45011
513.785.3157
Price: 32.00, 30.00 seniors, 24.00 college students

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

175 East Main Str.
Kent, OH 44240
(330)677-5005

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Ojai Bowlful Of Blues - 3:00 PM
210 S Signal Street
Ojai, CA 93023
United States
805-272-3881
Price: 35.00, 40.00, 45.00

The Ojai Bowlful Of Blues at the Libby Bowl in Ojai, CA

 

I'll be playing with the Calire_Marx Quartet......

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band
150 Flathead Lodge Rd
Bigfork, MT 59911

Crown is proud to announce that Jim Messina and his Band will be in residence this summer! He will also be teaching a very special intensive Workshop class on Monday Aug 29th, limited to the first 12 participants to register for the Singer/Songwriter Workshop (18 years of age on up only!).

All of the 2016 Artists-in-Residence assist with the Workshop classes as guest speakers and performers. Register Today to secure your place in class with the likes of Dweezil Zappa, Jon Herington, Liz Longley, Chris Eldridge, Julian Lage and more!

 

I'll be in residence through September 4th.

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Village Of Lake Success
Jim Messina and Band - 7:00
Great Neck, NY

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-5795
Price: 42.50

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
20 Greenwoods Rd W
Norfolk, CT 06058
(860) 542-5531
Price: 44.00-59.00

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Jim Messina and Band - 8:00
37 West Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-969-1101
Price: 65.00, 70.00

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Jim Messina with Rusty Young Sitting In - 7:00
33 East Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-0761
Price: 105.00, 59.00, 49.00

Don’t miss a special evening with legendary singer/songwriter JIM MESSINA and his band with special gues RUSTY YOUNG “sittin’ in.” Enjoy all the hits from Poco, Buffalo Springfield and Loggins & Messina in the intimacy of the Lobero Theatre.

Loggins & Messina went on to record eight best-selling albums, becoming one of the most popular rock/pop groups of the 1970‘s selling over 20 million records. Rusty Young continued as the leader of Poco creating a rich musical legacy over the past 40 years for the group with hit recordings such as Crazy Love and Heart of The Night.

In the late-1960s, JIm Messina was the recording engineer/producer/bass player for Buffalo Springfield featuring Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay. After Buffalo Springfield disbanded in 1968, Jim co-founded Poco with Richie Furay and Rusty Young, one of the original and most influential country/rock bands. In 1970, he left Poco to concentrate on record producing and soon met a young singer/songwriter named Kenny Loggins, producing the record Kenny Loggins with Jimmy Messina – Sittin’ In.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Jim Messina with Rusty Young Sitting In - 8:00
487 Fair Oaks Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805-489-9444
Price: call box office

Don’t miss a special evening with legendary singer/songwriter JIM MESSINA and his band with special gues RUSTY YOUNG “sittin’ in.” Enjoy all the hits from Poco, Buffalo Springfield and Loggins & Messina in the intimacy of the Clark Center.

Loggins & Messina went on to record eight best-selling albums, becoming one of the most popular rock/pop groups of the 1970‘s selling over 20 million records. Rusty Young continued as the leader of Poco creating a rich musical legacy over the past 40 years for the group with hit recordings such as Crazy Love and Heart of The Night.

In the late-1960s, JIm Messina was the recording engineer/producer/bass player for Buffalo Springfield featuring Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay. After Buffalo Springfield disbanded in 1968, Jim co-founded Poco with Richie Furay and Rusty Young, one of the original and most influential country/rock bands. In 1970, he left Poco to concentrate on record producing and soon met a young singer/songwriter named Kenny Loggins, producing the record Kenny Loggins with Jimmy Messina – Sittin’ In.

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Tequila and Taco Festival - Santa Cruz with Victor Vega & the Bomb - TBD park open 11:00-5:30
137 Dakota Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Price: 10.00

General Admission - SUNDAY 10.00

General Admission tickets includes entry into Sunday's Mas Margaritas festival and access to Food Vendors, Craft Beer Booths, Margarita Booths and three Live Bands! Food and Drinks are not include in your ticket. Kids 12 and under are Free.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Tequila and Taco Festival - Santa Cruz with Victor Vega & the Bomb - TBD park open 11:00-5:30
137 Dakota Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Price: 40.00, 35.00, 10.00

Premiere Two Day Pass 40.00

Premiere Two Day Pass Includes Entry into the Festival Saturday for Tequila Experience, (1) Souvenir Tasting Glass, (6) half-ounce Samples of Tequila (Saturday only), PLUS Entry into the Festival Sunday, (1) Souvenir Glass and (1) Margarita. Food/Tacos are NOT included in your ticket. All ticket holders will have access to Food Vendors, Craft Beer, Margarita Booths, and Live Music. You Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to purchase the Premiere Two Day Pass. Saturday Tequila Sampling times are from 11 am-3 pm Only.
Saturday Tequila Experience   35.00
Tequila Experience Includes Entry into the Festival and (6) half-ounce Samples of Tequila and (1) Souvenir Tasting glass! All ticket holders will have access to Food Vendors, Craft Beer, Margarita Booths, and Live Music. Food/Tacos are NOT included in your ticket. You Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to purchase either the Premiere Two Day Pass or Tequila Experience. Tequila sampling times are from 11 am-3 pm on Saturday only.
General Admission - SATURDAY  10.00
General Admission tickets includes entry into Saturdays festival and access to Food Vendors, Craft Beer Booths, Margarita Booths and three Live Bands! Food and Drinks are not include in your ticket. Kids 12 and under are Free.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hill Carrillo Adobe
TRAP Benefit with Pockets and Special Guests - 4:00-7:00 PM
15 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
8056804219
Price: call for ticket prices

Airto Moreira, Diana Purim, Krishna Booker, Dion Cornejo, JIm Pugh, Luis Conte, and our old friends Bill & Tammy Champlin will Join Táta Vega and Carl Graves with "Pockets" August 21 in Santa Barbara.
A Cavalcade of Soul, R&B and Gospel music, great food by Lance Toro, wine, beer, soft drinks and one of our best auctions yet featuring lots of great gift certificates from local restaurants, lots of musical instruments, wine baskets and unique artwork. 
Hosted once again by Lin Aubuchon of KTYD.
Doors will open at 3:30 at The Hill-Adobe, 15 East Carrillo in the heart of the city between State and Anacapa. Only 100 tickets for sale, call Eddie @ 805 680 4219

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The Gypsy Blues Band with special guest Craig Thomas - 8:00-10;30
546 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
United States
(805) 874-2232
Price: no cover

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Craig Thomas at Cielo in Morongo - 7:00-10:00 PM
49750 Seminole Dr
Cabazon, CA 92230
(800) 252-4499 ext. 6
Price: no cover

Soft jazz to highlight your romantic dinner.....

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Craig Thomas at Cielo in Morongo - 7:00-10:00 PM
49750 Seminole Dr
Cabazon, CA 92230
(800) 252-4499 ext. 6
Price: no cover

Soft jazz to highlight your romantic dinner date....

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

California Beer Festival - Santa Cruz with Victor Vega & The Bomb - 12:30-2:00
100 Aptos Creek Road
Aptos, CA 95003
United States
(831) 464-2900
Price: 10.00, 25.00

Sunday Beer Ticket - Hamburger & Hops Music Festival 25.00

Bring the family, blankets and chairs to Sunday Funday in the Park! There will be the best Gourmet & Fusion Burgers along with other incredible food choices, Craft Beer and an amazing live entertainment lineup. This ticket includes: Entry into festival, (1) CBF souvenir pint glass and (1) 12-ounce Craft Beer. No food is included. All Ticket Sales are final, no refunds. You must be 21 years or older to purchase this ticket. There is NO beer sampling on Sunday, beer and food will be available for purchase. Children 12 and under are FREE (Sunday ONLY)
Sunday General Admission - Hamburger & Hops Music Festival 10.00
This ticket will get you in to Sundays Hamburger & Hops Day! Bring the family, blankets and chairs to Sunday Funday in the Park! No food is included. All Ticket Sales are final, no refunds. There is NO beer sampling on Sunday, beer and food will be available for purchase. Children 12 and under are FREE (Sunday ONLY)

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

California Beer Festival - Santa Cruz with Victor Vega & The Bomb - 3:45-5:00
100 Aptos Creek Road
Aptos, CA 95003
United States
831-464-2900
Price: 25.00, 50.00. 75.00

Saturday VIP Early Bird Experience Craft Beer Heaven! 75.00

This exclusive 300 ticket VIP experience is ideal for the true hardcore Craft Beer Fans. VIP guests will take place one hour prior to the gates opening to the general admission ticket holders. Take advantage of this great opportunity to taste reserve or signature beers from participating breweries and get a chance to meet the brewers them selves! VIP Tickets Includes: Early entry into festival (11:30 am), 3oz beer samples, Meal Ticket (good at any food booth for entree plus side), (1) CBF souvenir pint glass and (1) bottled water. Please note: souvenir pint glass can only be redeemed during CBF hours. Pick up your Pint Glass at the CBF Booth on your way out. You must be 21 year of age or older with a valid ID to enter CBF. All Ticket Sales are final, no refunds.
Saturday General Admission Craft Beer Heaven!  50.00
(Gates open at 12:30 pm / Sampling Time 1 pm - 4:30 pm) Saturdays Craft Beer Heaven - This is a chance to expand your mind and educate yourself on new and old styles of beer! Craft Beer Heaven Ticket Includes: (1) CBF Souvenir Tasting Cup, Samples of Craft Beer and Live Music and Entertainment. You must be 21 year of age or older with a valid ID to enter CBF. Sampling Times are from 1pm-4:30pm. All Ticket Sales are final, no refunds.
Saturday Designated Driver Craft Beer Heaven  25.00
Don't drink but still want to go to CBF and hang out with friends and family making sure they get home safe? Well then the DD ticket is perfect for you! Designated Driver Ticket Includes: Entrance into the festival (DD Ticket Holders can NOT sample Beer) (1) Free meal from any food vendor and (1) Bottled Water, live music and entertainment You must be 21 year of age or older with a valid ID to enter CBF. All Ticket Sales are final, no refunds.

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Craig Thomas and Bluetopia at Blues In The Afternoon - 3:30-6:30
3520 Arundell Circle Unit 107
Ventura, CA 93003
United States
805-233-1453
Price: no cover

Blues In The Afternoon at Plan B Wine Cellars in Ventura is a Ventura County Blues Society Event.

It's an outdoor concert with great food and drink. Bring a lawn chair and come on down and relax to some blues music....

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Craig Thomas at Cielo in Morongo - 7:00-10:00 PM
49500 Seminole Dr.
Cabazon, CA 92230
(800) 252-4499 ext. 6
Price: no cover

Craig Thomas on saxophone and vocals doing jazz standards and some R&B, with Karen Hammack on piano.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Craig Thomas at Cielo in Morongo - 7:00-10:00 PM
49500 Seminole Dr.
Cabazon, CA 92230
(800) 252-4499 ext. 6
Price: no cover

Craig Thomas on saxophone and vocals doing jazz standards and some R&B, with Karen Hammack on piano.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The Session Welcomes Craig Thomas - 8:00
143 S. California St
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-4404
Price: no cover

Tommy Marsh of Crooked Eye Tommy hosts a blues jam each week at the Bombay Bar & Grill. This week he welcomes singer saxophonist Craig Thomas.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Craig Thomas & Bluetopia - 6:00-9:00
454 E. Main Street
Ventura, California 93001
United States
805-641-0053
Price: no cover

The Craig Thomas Saxophone Organ Trio with Craig Thomas on vocals and saxophone, Jan Garfinkle on organ and Bryan Head on drums, playing the best R&B, Blues and Chitlin' Jazz.....no cover, just great food, wine, and beer...

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Bakersfield Rock and Country Music and Art Festival - All Day
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
United States
Price: General Admission 145.00

Performing with Jim Messina

This festival includes the following performers on three stages:

LeAnn Rimes, Kellie Pickler, Ricky Skaggs, Clay Walker, Gloriana, Eddie Money, Lou Gramm "The Voice of Foreigner", John Kay & Steppenwolf, Chubby Checker & The Wildcats, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, BJ Thomas, Jim Messina, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Asleep at the Wheel, Little River Band, Pam Tillis, Juice Newton, Mitch Ryder, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Ambrosia, Stephen Bishop, Jose Feliciano, Brenda K. Starr, Badfingers Joey Molland, Denny Laine formerly of The Moody Blues & Wings, John Ford Coley of England Dan & John Ford Coley, Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, Robbie Dupree, Mike Pinera formerly of Iron Butterfly, Chris Montez, Shirley Alson Reeves formerly lead singer of The Shirelles, Ron Dante of The Archies & Cufflinks, Kathy Young, and Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

First United Methodist Church
Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra - 4:00
1338 E. Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
United States
805-643-8701
Price: 20.00 suggested donation

Die Schӧpfung (The Creation)     F. J. Haydn

Soprano, Tenor, Bass Soloists

Channel Islands Choral Association and Chancel Choir, First United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra - 4:00
2222 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, California 93010
United States
805-383-1368
Price: 20.00

Die Schӧpfung (The Creation)     F. J. Haydn

Soprano, Tenor, Bass Soloists

Channel Islands Choral Association and Chancel Choir, First United Methodist Church

 

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Cadillac Zack's Monday Night Blues Party! Featuring the R&B Bombers - 9:30, one show only
18389 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
United States
818-344-0034
Price: 10.00 suggested donation, 2 drink minimum

The R&B Bombers with Morganfield Burnett, the nine piece wonder band will do a long set of original tunes and blues chestnuts from their CD's "The R&B Bombers" and "Bad Behavior." This is a weekly gathering of the blues community of Los Angeles. Not to be missed! Doors open at 7:00 with music starting at 8:00. 

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Craig Thomas with the Gypsy Blues Band - 8:00
143 S. California St
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-4404
Price: no cover

Craig Thomas will be the featured artist with the house band, Jerry McWorter on drums and vocals, John Marx on guitar and vocals, and Brent Harding on bass, at the Gypsy Blues Room, this week at the Bombay Bar & Grill.

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Private Event - 8:00
281 W. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
United States
8056418633
Price: Private Party...Invitation Only

with the R&B Bombers

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Magic Town Music Festival - 5 PM
San Miguel de Allende
Mexico
Price: Various

Playing with Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, along with various artists. This is a two day festival on March 14th and 15th.

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Hill Carrillo Adobe
The TRAP Winter Concert And Auction - 4:00 until 7:00 PM
15 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
8056804219
Price: 65.00

A benefit concert and auction featuring Bill and Tamara Champlin and special guest, Brenda Russell. 

The band Pockets with Tata Vega

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

The Santa Barbara Blues Society Presents The R&B Bombers - 8:00 PM doors open at 7:00
100 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
8057228155
Price: 30.00 general admission, 40.00 VIP, Members of any Blues Society 5.00 off with up to 3 guests. college students 20.00, high school students 15.00

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

First United Methodist Church of Ventura
Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra - Celebrating Youth - 3:00 PM
1338 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, California 9300
United States
8056438621
Price: 20.00 donation, children under 18, free

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra - Celebrating Youth - 3:00 PM
2222 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, California 93010
United States
805-383-1368
Price: 20.00 advance, 25.00 at the door

On October 11th and 12th, Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra launched its twelfth season of bringing outstanding musical performances to Ventura County audiences. Clarinetist David Singer provided two masterful performances of Mozart's Concerto in A major, followed by his personal interpretation of Gershwin's "Embracable You" as an audience-pleasing encore.  The orchestra was in fine form with the Overture to Don Giovanni and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

December 13 and 14, David Etterbeek gave two superb performances as soloist in F. J. Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. The CHICO strings opened the first half of the program in fine form with selections from Montiverdi's Orfeo and the second half with Mozart's Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."  The full orchestra rounded out the program with Harty's setting of G.F. Handel's Water Music and Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony.

In January, we will be presenting our annual performance of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf for fourth-graders.  On January 17 and 18, performers selected in our young artist auditions will be featured in the "Celebrating Youth" concert.  Pianist David Gatchel will play the first movement of Prokokiev's Piano Concerto No. 3; Cellist Madeline Offerman will play the first movement of Kabalevsky's Cello Concerto No. 1; Soprano Haley Slade will sing Offenbach's Doll's Aria and Gershwin's Summertime;  Baritone Adam Hedelund will sing Gluck's "Che faro senza Euridice" from Orpheus and Schubert's Ave Maria.  In addition, the orchestra will perform Suite No. 2 from Bizet's Carmen.  

Following concerts for the 2014-15 season will include performances Of Bevan Manson's Santa Monica Mountains for Jazz Guitar and Chamber Orchestra with Hans Ottsen as soloist, Maurice Ravel's Concerto in G with Miriam Arichea as soloist and F.J. Haydn's The Creation in our annual Choral-Orchestral Spectacular.