If your dad digs the blues, then there's only one place to be this Father's Day: The annual Father's Day Blues Festival in the Tower District.
The event offers up an afternoon of blues from around the state on the lawn at the Chapel of St. Therese, 855 E. Floradora Ave.
Headlining is Bay Area blues guitarist Daniel Castro and his band, along with the Gary Mendoza Band out of Sacramento, featuring 19-year-old harmonica player Kyle "Rockin' " Rowland.
Local acts Electric Grease and Square One round out the lineup.
The festival starts at 2 p.m. on June 17 and runs until 7. There's food, a beer garden and wine tasting planned. Admission is $10; kids 9 and younger are free.
Details: towerdistrict.org or (559) 497-8362.
A busy week in Visalia
The usually busy concert promoters at the Sound N Vision Foundation in Visalia have a particularly busy week ahead.
It starts June 16 with a show at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., featuring two female-centered indie rock acts, Sister Crayon and Sea of Bees. It starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5.
Sunday, June 17, brings a show with famed singer Jenny Lewis at the College of the Sequoias Theatre, featuring Visalia's own Nik Freitas (7:30 p.m., $15).
Bay Area psychedelic rockers Sleepy Sun return to The Cellar Door on Wednesday (9:30 p.m., $5), and then The Cellar Door hosts funky-soul group Thee Satisfaction on Thursday, June 21 (9:30 p.m., $7).
Hello, Kristi Warner
Kristi Warner, the Clovis-bred country singer who is making a go of it in Nashville, is back in town for a visit and is performing Saturday night.
You can catch her at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Bullfrogs Bar & Grill, 38743 Highway 99, in Kingsburg.
MoFo at ApCal
Beloved Fresno blues band the MoFo Party Band plays Saturday night, June 16, at ApCal Winery, 32749 Ave. 7, in Madera, to kick off its Saturday night concert series.
ApCal's Friday-night concert series is already chugging along, but now the Saturdays are starting up, too. Music starts at 7 p.m. Cover is $5.
Want to take a chance on an emerging band? Go see L.A.'s The Mowgli's, playing Wednesday, June 20, at Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St.
They're an eight-piece band that plays good ol' fashioned rock 'n' roll with a bit of sunny soul mixed in.
Catch 'em with fellow SoCal'ers Vanaprasta and The Rocketboys. 9 p.m. $5.
- L.A. indie duo The Violet Lights stops at Audie's Olympic, 1426 N. Van Ness Ave., June 15. 9 p.m. $5.
- Rock/Americana band The Yawpers roll into Full Circle Brewing Co., 620 F St. to play at 8 p.m. June 15.
- Loyd Vandergriff, a top-notch local blues/rock player, surfaces for a local gig June 15 at 8 at Fibber McGee's, 6650 N. Cedar Ave. Vandergriff has released four CDs as "The Human Project."
7:30 p.m. June 15 / Kuppajoe, 3673 N. First St. / $8 / kuppajoe.com
Bay Area rock band Via Coma comes to longtime all-ages venue Kuppajoe to celebrate the release of its debut album.
The band -- whose sound has been compared to The Mars Volta, Muse and Thrice -- released its album "Figures" earlier this week, after two years of work on it. Via Coma is joined by I Do Not Exist, Atlas and Le Wolves.
Greg Ginn & The Royal We
9:30 p.m. June 16 / Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. / $8-$10 / fulton55.com, (559) 412-7400
Greg Ginn, best known as the leader of punk band Black Flag, brings his new electronic music project to Fulton 55 on Saturday, June 16.
Greg Ginn and the Royal We features Ginn playing guitar, bass, theremin and synthesizer. Rolling Stone said his 2011 album, "We Are Amused," sounded like "Black Sabbath scoring a Godzilla movie." Already this year, the band has played at the prestigious Coachella music festival.
9 p.m. Saturday, June 16 / The Express, 708 N. Blackstone Ave. / $15 / thefresnoexpress.com
Superstar drag queen Sharon Needles, who won the fourth season of the reality TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race," visits Fresno on Saturday, June 16.
Needles will perform at The Express nightclub in a Halloween-themed party.
There will be prizes awarded for most shocking costume and best Sharon Needles impersonator.
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