Metallica is on the second leg of its WorldWired tour, which stopped at the Save Mart Center arena in Fresno, CA, Dec. 9, 2018. It is one of the last shows of the 2018 for the metal band and its first in Fresno since 2008.
Fleetwood Mac was at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA, on Dec. 6, 2018. The two-plus hour concert was part of a tour featuring the band’s new lineup that includes guitarists Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House.
Hawthorne Heights was part of the “emo” scene that drove the Vans Warped tour in the early 2000s. The Ohio band, touring in support of it latest album “Bad Frequencies,” plays Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at Fulton 55 in Fresno, CA.
The Cellar Door existed for 15 years and was a pillar of the music scene in Visalia, CA, before shutting down in August 2018. The nightclub and music venue will be reopened under new ownership, possibly in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.
A 90,000-square-foot entertainment complex opens Nov. 30, 2018 in Lemoore, CA. The Coyote Entertainment Center is located next to Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino and includes a movie theater, bowling alley, billiard tables and arcade and restaurant.
Jenny Toste was named CEO of ValleyPBS Nov. 8. 2018. Toste was a reporter and an anchor at both KSEE24 and CBS47 before working as a social media specialist at Fresno State. She also hosted the local reality show “Realty Rescue.”
Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pasties is a queer-centric body-positive grrl-gang punk band from Fresno, CA. The band hosts an LP release show Nov. 18, 2018 at Strummer’s. It is one of 7 top entertainment choices in Central Valley, CA, this week.
Full Circle Brewing Company, which operated in downtown Fresno, CA, will expand in 2019. The craft brewery is opening a tap room in the Tower District in the spot that once housed Audie’s Olympic Tavern. The spot was empty for two years.
Rock band Cake played a benefit concert for Democrat Andrew Janz at Crest Theater in Fresno, CA, Friday night, and encouraged the audience to embrace its political frustrations by voting out Devin Nunes.
Detroit, MI, rock and roll legend Bob Seger added seven shows to his final tour with the Silver Bullet Band. That includes a stop, Feb. 12, 2019, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. Tickets are on sale Nov. 9. 2018.
Sacramento, CA, rock band Cake is back with new music and playing political events in advance of the mid-term elections. Singer John McCrea is interviewed in advance of the band’s Nov. 2 performance at the Crest Theatre in Fresno, CA.
Kiss, the over-the-top rock band from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, is heading out on its End of the Road tour. It includes a stop Feb. 8 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. Tickets are on sale Nov. 2.
After losing the lease on a building in Concord, CA, the owner of Ghost Golf decided to move the business to Fresno, CA. The 18-hole miniature golf course, designed as a graveyard, complete with animatronic skeletons, opened Oct. 22, 2018.