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Please note - Honky Tonk Heaven is on hold til we figure out this re-entry from the lockdown thing.



We've found a new home for our monthly series! Re-boot: Honky Tonk Heaven will be at The Golden Bull in downtown Oakland on the 4th Sunday of each month, beginning January 2020.  We'll be kicking things off with the return of The Bear Flag Trio (Jan.), local favorites Velvetta (Feb.), and a rare appearance of the elusive femme-fronted Neil Young cover band, Kneel (Mar). The shows will still be no cover (tips encouraged). 

Crying Time's long-running series moves into its new home at The Golden Bull in January 2020. The series has showcased some of the best country and honky tonk artists around, including The Muddy Roses, Moonshine Maybelline, Laura Benitez and the Heartache, Nashville Honeymoon, Velvetta, the Bear Flag Trio, the Bitter Diamonds, and many more. The scene has grown into a monthly gathering place for musicians, listeners, and dancers. The drinks are strong, the music is great, and there's never a cover charge!


Jan – Lucy & the Long Haul

Feb – Bear Flag Trio 

Mar – Stadler-Gibbons

Apr – Moonshine Maybelline 

May – White Limozeen

Jun – CT + Friends

July – Nashville Honeymoon

Aug – Lisa Marie Johnston


Jan – Bear Flag Trio

Feb – Kevin Russell

Mar – Val Esway & El Mirage

Apr – Tom Heyman

May – Evie Ladin 

Jun – Muddy Roses

July – Two sets of Crying Time

Aug - Kneel (Neil Young Tribute)

Sep – Danny Allen

Oct - Velvetta

Nov – CT + friends

Dec – REQ’D


June – Bear Flag Trio

July – Laura Benitez

Aug – Moonshine Maybelline

Sep – Loretta Lynch

Oct – Nashville Honeymoon

Nov – Maurice Tani

Dec – Bitter Diamonds

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