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Bands of Bakersfield is your online resource for music and live events from local musicians in and around Bakersfield and Kern County. We make it easy to find live music events and details about our local music artists.

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The Soda Crackers at The Nile – Johnny Owens & The Bakersfield Sound Band w/Stephanie Erin Wittmer
Feb
23

The Soda Crackers at The Nile – Johnny Owens & The Bakersfield Sound Band w/Stephanie Erin Wittmer

Venue: The Nile Theater, Bakersfield, CA
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Axon Orkestra/Jay Smith Group/Ghost Dance/Waxaholics Anonymous
Feb
24

Axon Orkestra/Jay Smith Group/Ghost Dance/Waxaholics Anonymous

Venue: The Nile Theater, Bakersfield, CA
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The Soda Crackers at Oasis Bar & Grill
Feb
24

The Soda Crackers at Oasis Bar & Grill

Venue: Oasis Bar & Grill , Taft, CA
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The Soda Crackers at Zingo’s 66th Annual March Meet Chuckwagon BBQ
Mar
1

The Soda Crackers at Zingo’s 66th Annual March Meet Chuckwagon BBQ

Venue: Zingo's, Bakersfield, CA
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The Soda Crackers at Primetime BBQ
Mar
2

The Soda Crackers at Primetime BBQ

Venue: Primetime BBQ, Bakersfield, CA
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The Soda Crackers at Snowline Saloon
Mar
2

The Soda Crackers at Snowline Saloon

Venue: Snowline Saloon, Oakhurst, CA
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Jerrys Pizza and Pub
Aug
10

A run of live events for late-summer!

Live music events are making a comeback! Two of these events are coming to Jerry’s Pizza and Pub, the all-ages music venue and pizza restaurant that has been part of our local music history for the last 30 years. With the Return of the All Ages Show, Jerry’s is finding a return to its all-ages form. Then comes Fest Fest 3, an all-day event split into three different stages throughout Jerry’s: upstairs, downstairs and right outside in the Wall Street Alley. Learn more at Bakersfield.com.

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Woolworths
Jun
11

The Woolworth’s Sessions: Music on the third floor

Undergoing preparation for its future life as business offices, retail space, and music venue, the historic Woolworth’s building’s magical third floor called out… and local musicians listened. Musicians gathered on the empty third floor of Bakersfield’s Woolworth’s building to perform and record the “The Woolworth’s Sessions.” Listen to the article at Bakersfield.com.

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Jun
10

Welcome to Bands of Bakersfield! Your online resource for local music entertainment.

Since time could talk there’s been music in Bakersfield. But the city hit it big in the late ’50s when a country twang rang out across our historic oilfields, sparking the musical heat we now know as the Bakersfield sound. The fire is still raging today, the city has since grown in its musical pallet….

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Culture Machine

Culture Machine

AlternativeRock
Bakersfield, CA
Canyon River Band

Canyon River Band

Country
Bakersfield, CA
Foreseers

Foreseers

AlternativeRock
Ridgecrest, CA
Labellum

Labellum

AlternativePopRock
Bakersfield, CA
Modern Wives

Modern Wives

AlternativeIndieRock
Bakersfield, CA
Cholo Biafra

Cholo Biafra

Punk
Bakersfield, CA

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BOB SE Episode 003 Fest Fest 4 with Ruben Val Verde3

Special Episode: Fest Fest 4 with Ruben Valverde

In this special episode of the Bands of Bakersfield Podcast, our host Mike Peters sits down with Nate Parrish and Dan Thompson to discuss the upcoming “Night at the Nile” music show on July 1st, 2023 at the legendary Nile Theater in downtown Bakerfield.

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BOB SE Episode 002 Nate Parrish & Dan Thompson3

Special Episode: Night at the Nile with Nate Parrish & Dan Thompson

In this special episode of the Bands of Bakersfield Podcast, our host Mike Peters sits down with Nate Parrish and Dan Thompson to discuss the upcoming “Night at the Nile” music show on July 1st, 2023 at the legendary Nile Theater in downtown Bakerfield.

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6 Midnight Dorsett

In this 6th episode of Bands of Bakersfield, our host Mike Peters sits down with Midnight Dorsett to discuss the history on how the band came together and the inspiration behind the songs performed on the episode.

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