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Five things you need to know about Jazz at 808

• It’s tonight (July 12), starting at 7 p.m.

• It’s in downtown Auburn at The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way

• Jimmy Robinson and Friends perform

• Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members, and are available at PlacerArts online Box Office at, at The Arts Building or by calling (530) 885-5670.

• The next date in this series is Sept. 13.

Market gate change Saturday

Due to the California WorldFest taking place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley this weekend, the Saturday Growers Market will be at Gate 8 this one time, says Linnie McNaughton, who may be reached at (530) 906-0831.

Try some music in the wine country

The wine country in Livermore, that is. If so, you might want to check out Concerts at Wente Vineyards, now in its 21st season. The lineup is:

July 24: Gladys Knight

July 26: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (with Swing Dance Party!)

July 31: Hootie & The Blowfish

Aug. 8: George Carlin (Adult Content)

Aug. 15: UB40

Aug. 16: Los Lonely Boy

Aug. 23: Huey Lewis & The News

Aug. 30: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Sept. 6: Vince Gill: The Friends and Family Tour Featuring Amy Grant and The Del McCoury Band

Sept. 12: Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton

Visit or call (925) 456-2424. To purchase tickets, visit Wente, whichclaims to be the country’s oldest, continuously operated family owned winery, is located at 5565 Tesla Road.

First-time festival at Lake Tahoe

A first-time happening that promises to be an annual feature at Lake Tahoe, the Lake of the Sky Music, Arts, & Eco Festival, is taking place on Saturday, July 14, at North Tahoe Regional Park.

Four stages will be filled with 12 bands, along with three DJs, open mic, comedy, poetry – the list goes on. It’s nonstop fun for the day. Go online at for more information or contact festival Commander Nick Catanella by phone (530-546-5968) or e-mail

– The Union staff

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