Blue Note Napa’s Summer Session series kicks off this week with Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade. Blue Note Summer Sessions has a new home this year at The Meritage Resort in Napa. As its new home, Meritage offers enhanced traffic infrastructure with more onsite parking, plus upgraded culinary offerings and added hotel accommodations, which should all be welcomed by attendees and nearby residents alike throughout the expanded five-month program. Tickets available through bluenotenapa.com. 6:30pm, Friday, May 19, The Meritage Resort, 875 Bordeaux Way Napa.
At a recent Beatles-themed performance, Anna Moss hit the stage with a cover of “No Reply” that vaulted the early album deep cut waaaay up our long list of favorite Beatles songs. It was spiritual and straight bad-ass. Hailing from Arkansas and living in NOLA, Moss is touring with Anna Moss & the Nightshades. Opener Aviva le Fey is no slouch either. Expect to swoon to bass forward heart songs. 8pm, Saturday, May 20 at HopMonk Novato Session Room, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. $20 advance, $25 day of show. All ages. Tickets at wl.seetickets.us/HopMonkNovato.
“Do you wanna go to the prom with me?” “Like, DUH!” Crimp your hair and put on your cummerbund; you’re invited to the Totally Tubular ’80s Prom at the Flamingo Resort. Cut loose and dance the night away in this ’80s extravaganza, with pop up performances and a rad dinner buffet. And don’t forget—dress to impress! You may just find yourself to be king and queen of the prom! Prom starts at 7pm, Saturday, May 27. Tickets are $85. Flamingo Resort, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.
“A Night to Remember with Charles Lloyd and Gerald Clayton” closes the season for The 222 with Lloyd on sax and Clayton at the keys. Celebrating his 85th year, Lloyd rarely plays such an intimate-sized venue. The promoter emphasizes, “This is a once in a lifetime experience and will be sure to be a memorable evening of extraordinary music.” 7pm, Saturday, May 27 at The 222, located at 222 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Tickets are $150 to $250 and are available online at the222.org/charles-lloyd-gerald-clayton-duo.