805 Blues & Brews and Speakeasy Bar & Whiskey Lounge

AVA LEMERT

Ava Lemert is an award-winning performer, songwriter, producer, and recording artist, considered for 10 GRAMMY Awards so far as of 2024. Rock, funk, blues, soul, jazz, disco, pop, you name it, Ava plays it! She performs originals and covers with her unique “Singing Saxstress™” style, combining her powerful, agile voice with her sizzling saxophone play.

ANALOG JAZZ BAND

Formed in 2008, Analog Jazz is a collective and creative endeavor. Featuring contemporary smooth Jazz, POP, Funk, and hits from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and beyond. They combine instrumental leads with some strategically placed vocal arrangements modestly tossed in. The musical influence of the group draws upon the early foundations of West Coast Jazz while simultaneously producing more modern arrangements. Any music fan will appreciate Analog Jazz’s arrangements of covers from such noted artists as Horace Silver, Grover Washington Jr.,  Herbie Hancock, and David Sanborn.
The band is not afraid to try almost anything and their repertoire shows it. We effortlessly blend custom covers of Traditional Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, and even Top 40 in an undeniably smooth approach. But don’t let the “smooth approach” fool you, the band likes to get funky and then turn around and serve up a nice groove that dancers find hard to resist. An Analog Jazz performance is a professionally crafted expression of music appreciation that people of all ages seem to really enjoy. Come join us sometime!

ERIC HENRY ANDERSEN & FUNDAMENTAL FORCE

Eric Henry Andersen’s signature emotive tenor voice and award-winning songwriting have captured the hearts of audiences for over a decade. His live performances along Fundamental Force invite fans on a musical journey, leaving them a bit more inspired, connected, and empathetic than before.

THE DREAMBOATS

Playing all of your favorite pop & rock hits from the 50s & 60s, The Dreamboats are keeping good ol’ rock n’ roll alive! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry and The Wonders, this quartet delivers a high-energy show that has audiences dancing and singing the night away!

TODD MORGAN & THE EMBLEMS

Perform both original material as well as a large amount of other artist’s music with an emphasis on exciting, up-tempo, danceable numbers from the first decade and a half of Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Performing songs ranging from extremely well-known favorites like “Hound Dog”, “Johnny B. Goode”, “A Hard Day’s Night” or “Satisfaction”, to slightly more obscure, but still highly influential numbers.  Whether seated in front of the bandstand or out on the dance floor, there’s always something in a Todd Morgan & the Emblems show for everyone who digs good music with a beat.

DELTA BREEZE

Delta Breeze is a refreshing blend of classic rock, jazz fusion, and contemporary blues. The group consists of guitarist Joey, bassist Elias, and drummer Eames. This trio comes out of Sacramento with occasional guest performers to spice things up.

FAT DADDY SPECIAL

LA-based All Original Hard Rockin Blues & Drivin Grooves Band.

FREEDOM HEARTSONG

What do you get when you cross Tom Petty with Jimi Hendrix? You would get something like Tom Hendrix, or Jimi Petty, but that’d be weird. But what you would also get, is something that might sound a bit like Freedom Heartsong.

KATIE KNIPP BAND

Top Ten Billboard Blues Charting Artist Katie Knipp, who just released her critically acclaimed 8th album “Me,” is making worldwide waves with her band.  From the musical director for Saturday Night Live calling her the Nor-cal Fiona Apple, to Walter Trout being knocked out with her creativity, to Sacramento News and Review crowning her best blues artist 2 consecutive years, to international publications like Blues Matters Magazine noting her latest album a “masterpiece with vocals rising like a primeval beast,” this is a band not to be missed.  Her all star line up includes Pancho Tomaselli on bass (War, Philm, Tower of Power), Steve Utstein on Hammond Organ (Bo Diddley, Junior Wells, Cafe R, and B), Chris Martinez on guitar (Sacramento Blues Hall of Fame Inductee), and Neil Campisano on drums (most in-demand drummer in the region).

RED’S BLUES BAND

Red’s Blues is a four-piece Sacramento Blues Hall of Fame band from Sacramento, California, featuring Beth Reid-Grigsby, aka Sacramento Red, on lead vocals and harmonies, RW Grigsby, bass and vocals, Doug Crumpacker, guitar/harmonica and vocals and Tim Wilbur, drums/percussion and vocals.  They specialize in traditional blues, as well as a lot of original Americana/Roots music, and have been twice nominated for a SAMMIE award for best blues band in the NorCal region.  Beth and RW founded Red’s Blues in 2012.
The band has released four CDs, the newest being Old Diamonds and Uncut Gems, recorded live at the Starlet Room in October ‘23, with an excellent lineup of musical guests, and was released on April 17, 2024.  Broke Down in the Fast Lane was released July 1, 2020, during the pandemic.  You Knock Me Out was released in 2017 and the self-titled CD, Red’s Blues, was released in 2014. Over the years our CDs have featured some of Northern California’s finest guest artists, such as Rick Estrin, Johnny Burgin, Sid Morris, John Cocuzzi, and Kyle Rowland.  RW, in July 2023, released a solo CD of his own songs, titled Grigsby’s Truck Stop.  He sings lead and Beth backs him up on harmonies.  There’s an all-star list of musicians on his work of Americana/Roots music.

ROD STINSON BAND

Rod Stinson Band (RSB) is a West Sacramento-based 6-piece band featuring a father-son duo, drummer, bass, and horn section.  RSB plays original songs and cover songs alike to cater to a wide range of audiences.  The band’s sound is a cross between Sublime, Jack Johnson, and Van Morrison.

ROWLAND & TUMBLIN’

Kyle Rowland and his band, Rowland & Tumblin’, have dominated every festival and juke joint they have stepped foot in. From traditional Chicago and Texas-style blues to mid-century soul, funk, and Rock-N-Roll, Rowland & Tumblin’ will have your toes tapping till the next morning!

THE INTERLUDE JAZZ BAND

The Interlude is a jazz fusion band made up of Sacramento locals. The band was created to maintain interest in music specifically jazz and other popular genres during the summer when usual schedules stop. Made up of students from different backgrounds, the band collaborates to create new works and experiment with reimagined classics!

THE STEVE KIMBALL BLUES BAND

The Steve Kimball Blues Band is made up of Sacramento Blues Hall of Famers which will surely be a sight to see when performing.

BLUE HOUSE

Throughout his life, Los Angeles-based singer/guitarist Blue House has experienced a truly unpredictable and unprecedented journey. From admiring Led Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page to performing for him, from attending Berklee College of Music to playing some of the most famed festivals in the world as Lollapalooza – Blue House has done all of these things. Now, with his new solo career under his artist name, BLUE HOUSE, he’s setting off on his biggest adventure yet – musically, spiritually, and personally.

TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU

Tom Rigney is one of the premier Roots Music fiddle players on the planet, and his band–
Tom Rigney and Flambeau–specializes in blazing Cajun two-steps, low-down Blues, and funky New Orleans grooves.
Flambeau showcases Rigney’s fiery, virtuoso fiddling, his charismatic stage presence, and his range and originality as a composer/songwriter. He and Flambeau have forged a unique sound that blends American Roots styles into something original and HOT–mixing irresistible grooves with deep musicality and spectacular soloing.

ZOLA MOON BAND

Over the last decade, Zenny has led the ZCrew through multiple performances that have included Sacramento Kings games, the CA State Fair, Filipino Fiesta, Bario Fiesta, Sacramento Mardi Gras, and private events that included Zumba classes for Garth Brooks’ wife Trisha Yearwood.  Zenny also teaches fitness classes at various gyms and venues throughout the Sacramento region.

THE BARE MINIMUM

The Bare Minimum band brings sonic excitement to any stage. From the driving guitar on classic rock tunes to the melodic vocal enchantment of alternative, blues-rock, and pop, The Bare Minimum offers up a unique musical experience for everyone.