« Week of September 8, 2013 »
Start: 09/10/2013 8:00 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.


Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 8:00 p.m.

Start: 09/11/2013 8:00 pm

Claudia SchmidtClaudia Schmidt doesn’t like to be boxed into one category. Her music draws from folk, jazz, and blues, but she prefers to describe herself as a “creative noisemaker.” Over the course of 14 albums and close to four decades as a touring professional, she has used her 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer, along with her dazzling voice, to create her own uniquely agreeable sound, a little jazzy, a little folky, a little funky, and a whole lot of fun.

Start: 09/12/2013 8:00 pm

Cheryl WheelerHave you ever seen Cheryl Wheeler at the Freight? If so, you already know. She tells hilarious stories, sings heartbreakingly beautiful songs, and makes an unforgettable connection with her audience. Singout! Magazine calls her a “rare artist” and praises her “strong poetry, complex melodies, and clever wit.” According to the website acousticmusic.com, “She has a rare gift for writing songs with lush melodies and lyrics of incredible beauty. On the other hand, she is a master of quick wit.

Start: 09/13/2013 8:00 pm

Bill MonroeThere wouldn’t be bluegrass if it weren’t for Bill Monroe.

Start: 09/14/2013 11:00 am

Cascada de FloresCascada de Flores returns to the Freight to present a bilingual music and dance program for children. As roster artists with both Young Audiences of Northern California and Performances to Grow On in Ventura, they have performed in over 300 Western US schools, reaching over 50,000 students with their educational program. In addition, Cascada de Flores was featured twice in World Arts West’s arts education program People Like Me.

Start: 09/14/2013 8:00 pm

Paul ThornHailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and went on to box in more than 50 professional bouts, including one with Roberto Duran—but that’s another story. Paul’s music mixes the hard-driving boogie of the Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt.