Music and Sponsors




Enjoy Live Music At Every Farmers' Market




Interested In Sponsoring A Farmers' Market Band?

Please contact our staff to find out more about how you or your business can support the NCGA farmers' markets by sponsoring a farmers' market performance. Sponsors will be included in our media promotions and each sponsor is invited to hang a banner behind the stage on the date of your sponsorship. 

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to be a sponsor this year! Find our sponsors listed within the schedule below. 


Interested In Performing At One Of Our Farmers' Markets this year? Click Here. 



Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market 2016 Music Schedule

* this list is updated regularly


4/2/2016: Bayou Swamis 

Back by popular demand, our first market will feature free live music by the Bayou Swamis, playing your favorite Cajun two-steps and Zydeco stomps, along with classic swing tunes, country standards and traditional '50s rock covers.


4/9/2016: La Musique Diabolique

Gypsy Jazz



4/16/2016: Huayllipacha, Music of the Andes

Huayllipacha (pronounced: why-lee-pacha) is a Peruvian musical group and performs traditional and contemporary music of the Andes.The band was conceived in 1987 by several Peruvian youths from the Andes. As a tribute to their culture, and with respect, honor and admiration of their Ancestors, these talented and dedicated musicians named the group using the ancient language of Inca-Quechua. "Huaylli" means "song of triumph", and "Pacha" means "the earth". To simplify, "Singing to the Earth".


4/23/2016: Latin Peppers

Hot Latin Dance band based in Humboldt County


4/30/2016: Asha Nan - Sponsored by Flying Blue Dog Farm & Nursery

Soulful blend of Brazilian, African, Reggae, Funk, and Hip-hop grooves.


5/7/2016: Kingfoot

A unique style of original Acoustic Americana music blending Country, Bluegrass, Russian, Ska, African, Celtic and Rockabilly into a melting pot of great music.


5/14/2016: Absynth Quartet

Fire Breathing Indie-Grass! 


5/21/2016: Lyndsey Battle - Sponsored by Kneenland Glen

Lyndsey Battle is a singer/songwriter from the Gulf Coast, currently calling Humboldt County home. Her unique perspective on life translates to songs that span across genres and appeal to an audience of all ages. Battle is playfuly with both rhythm and melody in ways that challenge listeners to let go of anticipation and embrace what is now.


5/28/2016: Kinetic Sculpture Race today! Find the farmers' market just off the Plaza on "I" Street near the Co-Op. We will not be hosting live music.


6/4/2016: No Good Redwood Ramblers 

Original contemporary bluegrass out of Humboldt County California. Fast paced, technically driven Americana with a pop bend. The No Good Redwood Ramblers are known for their lively performances, soulful song writing and unique collaborations.


6/11/2016: Compost Mountain Boys

Playing traditional bluegrass music in Humboldt County since 1991.


6/18/2016: Oyster Festival today! Find the farmers' market just off the Plaza on "I" Street near the Co-Op. We will not be hosting live music.


6/25/2016: Con Ritmo

Con Ritmo plays Afro-Cuban salsa, mambo, and latin jazz and features a full horn section and Cuban-style rhythm section. 


7/2/2016 - Latin Peppers - Sponsored by KHSU

Hot Latin Dance band based in Humboldt County


7/9/2016: Fire It Up!

Ranging from a trio to a quintet or more this group is always ready to FIRE IT UP! Material ranges from Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock to John Scofield plus Jazz standards.


7/16/2016: Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band

A bluesy, funky, soulful band from Eureka, California. Band members  are seasoned "team" players who value the groove above all else.  Playing originals and a wide variety of other material, this band's music has it's own distinctive sound and feeling. Band leader David Childers claims a wide variety of influences including King Curtis, The JB's, BB King and Ry Cooder to name just a few.


7/23/2016: Ju Drum - Sponsored by Paul Lohse



7/30/2016: Vintage Soul - Sponsored by Willow Creek Farms

Vintage Soul is an energetic, soulful, funky, rhythm & blues group that capture the essence of classic "old school" dance music. They'll heat up the room with groove based intensity and cool it down with soulful serenity. 


8/6/2016: Motherlode

Gritty sound of a 10-piece funktrain. Inspired by 70's soundtrack funk, James Browns JB's, Afrobeat and more.


8/13/2016: Falling Rocks - Sponsored by Claudia's Organic Herbs

Roots Country and Swing Music. Ken Jorgenson (acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals) and Hal Krohn (electric guitar, lead and harmony vocals) have been singing and playing together in the Northcoast region for many years. In Falling Rocks they are joined by Maria McFarlin on stand-up bass.


8/20/2016: Horn Band


8/27/2016: Pan Dulce

Vibrant 20 piece Steel Band, performing the traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago.



9/3/2016: Jim Lahman Band


9/10/2016: Kenny Ray & the Mighty Rovers - Sponsored by Shakefork Community Farm  and Ewe So Dirty

Roots Country and Honky Tonk Swing


9/17/2016: North Country Fair today! Find the farmers' market just off the Plaza on "I" Street near the Co-Op. We will not be hosting live music.


9/24/2016: Cold Blue Water

The band’s faithful dedication to the classics sets them apart from other acts as all live performances and recordings are conducted with vintage instruments including Les Paul guitars, tube amps, PAF pickups, Leslie speakers and antique microphones. The addition of a Hammond B-3 organ and a hearty horn section define Cold Blue Water’s specific sound as they capture the raw tone and credibility of the Jazz, Blues and Rock era.


10/1/2016: Blue Rhythm Revue & Pastels on the Plaza - Sponsored by Luna Farm

Directed by soul artist Samantha Toste's vocals, Blue Rhythm Revue's R&B-based funk ensemble has a distinctive and sensual sound that any age group can enjoy. The band explores funk, soul and disco with a smooth collection of dance-floor driven hits like "Brick House," "Chain of Fools" and "Signed, Sealed and Delivered." 


10/8/2016 - Timbata

Timbata is an instrumental group that plays Afro-Cuban popular dance music and other African and Caribbean styles.



10/16/2016: Delta Nationals - Sponsored by Humboldt Honey Wine



10/22/2016: Striped Pig String Band - Sponsored by Mycality Mushrooms and Earthly Edibles

“Our favorite gig is a dance, and a hot, sweaty hall is a great thing!”


10/29/2016: Bayou Swamis - Sponsored by KHSU

Cajun two-steps and Zydeco stomps, and they also swamp up classic swing tunes, country standards and traditional '50s rock. 


11/5/2016: Lizzy and The Moonbeams



11/12/2016: Bump Foundation

Grounded by a driving rhythm section and lifted by in the slot horns, organ, and soulful vocals, The BUMP FOUNDATION brings you the pulse-pounding excitement of a full on FUNK SHOW!!!


11/19/2016: The LaPatinas



Back in Time...


2015 Music Schedule:

4/4/2015: Bayou Swamis

4/11/2015: Latin Peppers

4/18/2015: Huayllipacha, Music of the Andes

4/25/2015: Cherry Pickers

5/2/2015: La Patinas

 5/9/15 Compost Mountain Boys

5/16/15 Blue Rhythm Revue

5/23/15 Kinetic Sculpture Race - No Music

5/30/15 Dynasty One

6/6/2015 Lyndsey Battle

6/13/2015 Jim Lahman Band

6/20/2015 Oyster Festival - No Music

6/27/2015 Fire It Up!

7/4/2015 4th of July festivities on the Plaza - No Music

7/11/2015 Falling Rocks

7/18/2015 Pan Dulce

7/25/2015 Delta Nationals

8/1/2015 Mad River Rose

8/8/2015 Horn Band

8/15/2015 Motherlode

8/22/2015 Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

8/29/2015 No Good Redwood Ramblers

9/5/2015 Hip Joint

 9/12/2015 Asha Nan

9/19/2015 North Country Fair on the Plaza - No Music

9/26/2015 Striped Pig String Band

10/3/2015 Pastels on the Plaza - Blue Rhythm Revue

10/10/2015 Pandemic

10/17/2015 Lizzy and the Moonbeams

10/24/2015 Bump Foundation

10/31/2015 Bayou Swamis

11/7/2015 Latin Peppers

11/14/2015 Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band

11/21/15 Fire It Up!


2014 Music Schedule:

April 5  Bayou Swamis

April 12 Huayllipacha- Music of the Andes

April 19 Jim Lahman Band

April 26 Falling Rocks

May 3 Blue Lotus Jazz

May 10 Latin Peppers

May 17 Blue Rhythm Revue

May 24 Kinetic Sculpture Race

May 31 Blackberry Bushes Stringband

June 7 Old Dog

June 14 Oyster Festival

June 21 Steel Standing

June 28 Absynth Quintet

July 5 Raising Grain

July 12 Delta Nationals

July 19 Jim Lahman

July 26 Latin Peppers

August 2 Compost Mountain Boys

August 9 LaPatina Band

August 16 Horn Band

August 23 Motherlode

August 30 No Good Redwood Ramblers

September 9 Asha Nan

September 13 Pan Dulce

September 20 North Country Fair

September 27 Blue Rhythm Revue

October 4 Mad River Rose

October 11 Fire It Up

October 18 Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers





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