Second tour date announced for Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam concert in Grass Valley |

Second tour date announced for Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam concert in Grass Valley

Brett Bentley
Staff Writer

Those who didn't get tickets to the sold out Dave Mason Traffic Jam concert Oct. 3 in Grass Valley are in for a pleasant surprise.

The tour was set to make a stop at the Uptown Theater in Napa Sept. 27, but due to earthquake damage, has now been postponed. Because his show had sold out here, Mason's agent reached out to the Center for the Arts to see if they would want a second show.

"Super glad we had the date open and could help out the artist on tour due to the earthquake in Napa," said Executive Director Julie Baker.

The Uptown Theater is currently closed while crews repair damage to the venue.

Mason is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the band Traffic, which he started with Steve Winwood while they were both teenagers. He is expected to perform a lot of material from his Traffic days, according to the Center.

He's penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot, according to his bio.

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Tickets to the Sept. 27 concert are $55 for members of the Center, $65 for the general public and are on sale now online at They will also be available at the Center's Box Office in person, by phone at 530-274-8384 ext. 14, or at BriarPatch Co-op.

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Features Editor Brett Bentley can be reached at or by calling 530-477-4219.

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