TONIGHT: Food and drink rule. If you’re in Fresno, consider Creative Fresno’s bartender challenge at Veni Vidi Vici, pitting Jaime Holt against Chris Acree in a battle of air vs. water. In the South Valley, treat your taste buds to the annual Taste of Downtown Visalia, which offers samples at 30 locations.
TOUR STOPS: Rehab (Wed. at Fulton 55), Felsen w/ ex-Fresnan Rich McCulley (Thurs. at Tokyo Garden), Futurebirds (Fri. at The Cellar Door), Gallagher (Sat at Tower Theatre), The Le Boeuf Brothers (Saturday at Heroes) and Picture Me Broken (Sat. at Starline),
CELEBRATE THEM LOCAL INTERNETS: This year’s Frebby Awards get handed out on Thursday at Fulton 55, honoring the good stuff from the local interwebs. Here’s a little something-something from The Bee and an interview from CBS 47 this morning.
FALL FLING VS. FALLTINI: Just read this.
BEATLEMANIA: Tower Theatre hosts SoCal-based Beatles tribute band Abbey Road on Thursday (they’ve become a popular group in Visalia). Then on Friday, Abbey Road performs as part of the “In My Life” live theater production about The Beatles, which is at Visalia’s L.J. Williams Theater.
PICK YOUR FESTIVAL: Two music festivals of note: The Kings River Bluegrass Festival happening at The Grove near Sanger, Friday-Sunday. For the younger crowd, there’s Orosi’s Spanspek Music & Arts Festival, which has seven bands playing, including Strange Vine.
MCLANE JAM: No, not Heather. Fulton 55 hosts a Sunday afternoon gathering from McLane High alums from 1969-1973, with a bunch of musicians who came out of there playing. Folks like Folley’s Pool, Roger Gonzales, Executive Rockers — it’s like a Fresno music history class. More info here.
Let the posters guide you.