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May 7th: Moonshine Bandits Live with special guest Demun Jones in Concert

Moonshine BanditsOn Saturday, March 7th, the Mateel Community Center will present a highly anticipated performance by Moonshine Bandits...

Doors 8, Angels Cut at 9, followed by Demun Jones and Moonshine Bandits
A favorite of Humboldt County audiences for years, Moonshine Bandits mix hip hop and country music for a rowdy musical (and occasionally comedic) experience that has them topping the Billboard Country charts. Doors open at 8pm with opening act at 9pm. The Mateel kitchen will be slinging food- while a bar will serve patrons 21 and over. Get your tickets soon for this one!

Moonshine Bandits ~ Light It Up with Blacked Out


Demum Jones

May 26th: Stephen Marley - Fruit Of Life Tour - Live in Humboldt!

Where: Mateel Community Center – 59 Rusk Lane, Redway
When: Thursday, May 26 / 9pm


The Indigo Children Project presents STEPHEN MARLEY -Fruit Of Life-Tour

More info To Be Announced.
Tickets Available next week at local outlets & online.

Stay Tuned!

Stephen Marley

July 16: The San Francisco Mime Troupe

Where: Mateel Community Center – 59 Rusk Lane, Redway
When: July 16. Doors at 7pm with Mime Troupe band at 7:30 and curtain at 8pm.
Cost: $22 at the door with $2 discount for Mateel Members. Advance tickets are $18 and available online only


The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in Berkeley July 2 & 3, then San Francisco July 4 with its 57th season premiering "Schooled"

Education. It's like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That's how Livina Jones feels about her son Tom's new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. With it's old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and racist treatment of kids just like hers Livina believes Roosevelt is exactly the sort of school that can benefit from a little free-market common sense. The nanny-state government has failed to see students as individuals, and failed to give them the real-world skills they'll need to get ahead. So who says it isn't time for some big money, for-profit schooling? Edith Orocuru, for one. She's the long serving history/civics/American government/basketball coach at Eleanor Roosevelt, and she's willing to fight for her version of education as long as her reconstructed hips will allow. But is she fighting for a system that can be fixed, or is she just too blind by her past to see how times have left her and her school behind? And when an efficiency expert, Mr. Babbit, is assigned to improve her class is it a sign that Edith is behind the times, or a sign of something more sinister? And with privatization on the line, and a Wall Street heavy hitter lined up to fold the entire district into his conglomerate, suddenly the next School Board election is more about a hidden agenda than the open curriculum. And when did the hall monitors start wearing brown shirts and arm bands?


Reggae on the River®

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NOTE: Midnight on Wednesday, August 3rd will be the close of online sales and all ticket types, including single day for Fri Sat and Sun will be available at the gate.

Aug. 26th: Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst

What: Elect to Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one-man show
When: Friday, August 26th 2016/8:00pm doors, 8:30pm start time
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: $15 in advance. $20 at the door

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Make Me Laugh! Productions


Show Description –

Elect to Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one-man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80 minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities, accessing the topical through the jugular, as current as Bernie Sanders’ lead staffer’s latest tweet.

Winston Churchill called the American political process a circus wrapped inside a game show covered in poisonous weasel glitter. Well, he should have. And both sides of the partisan aisle can’t help but agree that the 2016 election season has spawned one of the most fertile, febrile and fecund campaigns in history. For mocking and scoffing and taunting purposes, that is. As a source for comedic material it has been an embarrassment of riches. Lush like a tropical rain forest – A cornucopia of delights – Like slam-dunking from a step-ladder.

Co -authored by the best joke writers in the business: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, not to mention the ubiquitous Sarah Palin, and ably assisted by the 535 hard working satirists in Congress- this show is more bipartisan than an Apple Pie Day Proclamation. Every political stance is taken to task with extra- special attention paid to the irredeemably dim. Of which there is more than a little.

Elect to Laugh: 2016 hits the hypocritical where it hurts the funniest chronicling the country’s torturously amusing path through the primaries, debates, ads, mud, spin, tears, flip- flops and flop- flips. It is comedy for people who read or know someone who does; political comedy for folks who don’t like politics. 

Will Durst’s Bio –

Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, commentaries, acting, voice- overs and most specifically- stand up, into a hilarious patchwork of outrage and outrageous common sense, guided by his abiding motto, “You can’t make stuff up like this."

The New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic working in the country today." Fox News agrees, "He’s a great political satirist," while the Oregonian hails him as a “hilarious stand- up journalist.” This former radio talk host, oyster shucker, and margarine smuggler currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, and his scribblings have appeared in Esquire, George, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Lampoon, The New York Times and scads of other periodicals.

He is a 5 time Emmy nominee; has been fired by PBS three times; told jokes in 14 countries; racked up 7 nominations for Stand- Up of the Year; and his 800+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, the BBC and many more. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run of his one man show: “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was turned into a book of the same name by Ulysses Press.

His hobbies include pinball, the never-ending quest for the perfect cheeseburger and his heroes remain the same as when he was 12… Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny.

Durst's performances are made possible by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Reviews and Quotes –

Here’s a recent review from Michael Anthony of the Minneapolis Star- Tribune:

“The 63-year-old Durst brings a refreshing, occasionally surreal sense of amused bafflement and outrage to the crazy world around him, framing his observations in rich, literate language that borders on the Shakespearean.”


“Will Durst is the natural successor to Mort Sahl.”

-The New York Post.

“He’s perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy, taking on politics and war and rhetoric.”

-The New Yorker Magazine.

“A great political satirist. One of the funniest guys around.”
-Fox News

“One of the greatest commentators of all things political. He’s one of the best.”
-Rachel Maddow.

“Will Durst might possibly be the best political comic working in the country today.”
-The New York Times.

“We laugh in order not to cry.”
-Abraham Lincoln 

Samples of the show, so far...

Donald Trump says he wants to run the country like a business, which is worrisome, because he looks like the kind of guy who would burn it down for the insurance.

Good news out of the Bernie Sanders camp. The candidate just got a clean bill of health from his paleontologist.

Senator Sanders should use his experience as a plus. When history starts to repeat itself, he’ll be the first to know and can alert the rest of us.

Hillary Clinton says she’s going to concentrate on picking up women voters, which co- incidentally mirrors her husband’s agenda almost exactly.

Obama could discover a cure for cancer and Republicans would complain he’s anti- Big Pharmaceutical.

Ted Cruz is quite mad. Doubt if he could win a majority of the voices in his own head.

Chris Christie was always destined to disprove that whole “too big to fail” theory.

One thing Donald Trump has right. If he’s elected President, Mexico will indeed build a wall – To control our immigration.

Trying to make Hillary Clinton cuddly is like gluing goose down to the side of a barracuda.

Donald Trump is the candidate for everyone who could never cozy up to the intellectual elitism of Sarah Palin.

No matter what you think of Obama’s policies, you got to admire his ability not to get involved
with them.

Elect to Laugh

Oct. 20th: Nahko and Medicine For The People- HOKA


What: Nahko and Medicine For the People - HOKA
When: October 20, 2016
Where: Mateel Community Center, Redway, CA

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On Thursday, October 20th, the Mateel Community Center will welcome a return performance by Nahko and Medicine For The People.  Touring in support of their new release, HOKA, the band's highly anticipated third album- the show will feature new material and is guaranteed to be an electrifying live performance like only Nahko can deliver.  Doors open at 7:00pm, with support act at 8:00 and Nahko and MFTP at 9:15- so don't be late!  The Mateel kitchen will be open and a bar will serve patrons 21 and over.  Get your tickets early for this concert since it is sure to sell out!

The "Usual Outlets"

Many events offering advanced tickets may also be found at the following locations:
Note: Call to verify availability! Not ALL outlets may hold tickets for given show. We've included their phone numbers below for your convenience.)

All Mateel events (including Reggae On The River® Tickets Outlets)

  • Humboldt Threads, 1143 Main Street, Fortuna, CA, 707-617-2506
  • It Takes Two to Tangle, 44800 Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA, 707-984-8688
  • Main Street Music, 65 South Main Street, Willits, CA, 707-459-4747
  • People's Records, 725 8th Street, Arcata, CA, 707-822-7625
  • Redway Liquor, 3362 Redwood Drive, Redway, CA, 707-923-3913
  • The Works, 434 2nd Street, Eureka, CA, 707-442-8121
  • Ukiah Natural Foods, 721 South State Street, Ukiah, CA, 707-467-9720

Reggae On The River® Tickets Outlets ONLY

  • Cornerstone Reggae Culture , 6971 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol, CA, 831-359-0360
  • The Last Record Store, 1899A Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 707-525-1963
  • Wildberries, 747 13th Street, Arcata, CA, 822-0095 ext 10