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Sept. 27th: Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang

What: Sly & Robbie & The Taxi Gang - Touring North America & Hawaii
When: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Where: Mateel Community Center, Redway, CA

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Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass), the arrangers, producers, songwriters, session musicians and developers of raw talent, are widely acknowledged as ‘the world’s greatest rhythm section’. ‘The Riddim Twins’ have been together for over 40 years….between them they are estimated to have played on or produced over 200,000 recordings. Their list of collaborators is a veritable who’s who – there’s every prominent Jamaican artist from Beenie Man to Sean Paul to Peter Tosh, Don Carlos, Michael Rose, Junior Reid, Shaggy, Cherine Anderson, Bitty Mclean, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Ini Kamoze; and they have played with and produced artists such as Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Sinéad O’Connor, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Joe Cocker, No Doubt, the Fugees, Michael Franti and countless others.

Oct. 9th: The Racket County Tour - The Lacs with Hard Target & Crucifix

What: The Lacs
When: Sunday, October 9th 2016, Doors at 8pm/ Music at 9pm
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: $25 adv (online only)/ $30 door / All ages show with bar for 21+

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On Sunday, October 9th the Mateel Community Center presents the Humboldt County debut of The Lacs.  Originators of a now-popular style of music blending country & hip hop- ala groups like Moonshine Bandits- The Lacs simply call it country- and they bring a loud and rocking good time straight from The South!  Doors open at 8pm with music at 9- and tour support TBA.  The Mateel kitchen will offer food and a bar will serve patrons 21+.  Get your tickets in advance- online only- and don't miss what is sure to be rowdy country-style harvest party with The Lacs on Sunday, October 9th!

The Lacs

Oct. 1st: Golden Tarp Awards

WHAT: Join us for the 3rd Annual Golden Tarp Awards. Northern California's Premier Light Dep Cannabis Cup.

WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: Mateel Community Center - 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560, United States

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The Golden Tarp Awards is a celebration of the Emerald Triangle’s cannabis culture and a cannabis competition highlighting flowers produced using light deprivation, a cultivation technique that manipulates the light cycle of cannabis plants with minimal electricity use.

An exhibitor’s fair will showcase cannabis brands and farmer-friendly businesses. Speakers and panels are scheduled for the Main Stage in the Mateel Hall, and Humboldt Cannabis College will hold classes throughout the day in an classroom canopy.

Twenty judges are picked randomly from the cannabis community and have access to the exclusive Judge’s Hall off-site. All entries are tested before being considered for the semi-finals in 4 categories (Fruit, Floral, Fuel and Earth). The Golden Tarp Award winner and the semi-finalists are announced at 6pm.

Oct. 15th: 7th annual Fall Splendor Fashion,Trashion Show Fundraiser

What: 7th annual Fall Splendor Fashion,Trashion Show Fundraiser featuring music by the Desert Dwellers!
When: October 15th, 6:30 Doors for Dinner and Cocktail Hour / 8:30 Doors for Fashion Show / 10:30 Doors for Desert Dwellers
Where: Mateel Community Center

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Burningleaf Productions and the Southern Humboldt Community Park are thrilled to announce the 7th annual Fall Splendor Fashion,Trashion Show Fundraiser, October 15th at the Mateel Community Center featuring music by the Desert Dwellers!

Journey to a vast Desert Oasis where magic, wonder and mystery abound. Creatures of all sorts roam here in this forgotten and limitless desert dreamland. A place where one wonders what is real and what is merely a mirage!

Travel with us on this "Caravan of Dreams”

Delectable Dining, Mouth watering Cocktails ,VIP Delights, Fashion Show, Trashion Show, Live and Silent Auction, Vendors, Live Dance Performances, AND Music with Marjo Lak & The Desert Dwellers!

Dress in your finest Desert Fantasy Regalia… be it a Moroccan Queen or Arabian Prince, a Slithering Sand Dragon or Wild Fire Fairy! Let your imagination run wild!

Tickets on sale soon! Contact burningleaf@asis.com for more information or to get involved.

Fall Splendor

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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Opening act: HIRIE


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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!

Oct. 22nd: Savage Henry Presents Comedian Nick Thune

What: Comedian Nick Thune

Where: Mateel Community Center, Redway, CA

When: Saturday, October 22nd.  Doors at 8:30/ Show at 9pm

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Nov. 4th: Save the Date - EPIC Fall Celebration Friday

WHAT: The Environmental Protection Information Center proudly presents the 39th Annual EPIC Fall Celebration.

WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016/ Door 6PM

WHERE: Mateel Community Center - 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA 95560, United States

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The Environmental Protection Information Center proudly presents the 39th Annual EPIC Fall Celebration at the Mateel Community Center on Friday, November 4, 2016. This year EPIC will honor Greg King with the Sempervirens Award and feature some of our favorite local musicians: Joanne Rand, Woven Roots and Object Heavy.


6PM: doors open for cocktail hour with music by Joanne Rand

7PM: Sempervirens Award Ceremony honoring Greg King will be accompanied by a gourmet vegetarian dinner catered by Uniquely Yours.

9PM: Music by Woven Roots and Object Heavy


Photo by: Mary McKernan

Photo by: Mary McKernan

This year, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Headwaters campaign, and the 20 year anniversary of the largest forest protection actions ever, we thought that it would be most appropriate to honor Greg King for dedicating a lifetime of work to environmental activism. Greg discovered Headwaters Grove, named it, and was the impetus for the Campaign to Save Headwaters Forest. He is now the Director at Siskiyou Land Conservancy where he continues his efforts to protect the environment throughout the region.


Joanne RandJOANNE RAND For 30 years visionary songsmith Joanne Rand has brought her “Psychedelic-Folk-Revival” across the United States. Matrix Magazine calls Rand’s stage presence “electrifying,” Portland Southeast Examiner calls her “An unforgettable force of nature,” and the N.Y.Times-owned Santa Rosa PD called Rand’s music “Nothing short of brilliant.” This year Rand released her 14th CD of original songs, Still a Real World, co-produced with Stephen Hart (David Bowie, White Stripes, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and featuring violinist Jenny Sheinman (David Byrne, Ani DiFranco, Norah Jones).    

Woven RootsWOVEN ROOTS harmonizes rich roots reggae and dub styles from the deep wilderness of Humboldt county. Inspiration for the powerful lyrics and beats comes from living close to the earth in the beautiful woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. This young group of musical visionaries are on a quest to create original music using nature as a model of how to maintain the continuity of life on earth. Stepping away from the mainstream path of exploitative and destructive technologies of advanced industrial economies, Woven Roots seeks to use music as a vessel to spread a message of love and understanding for our planets finite resources.

Object HeavyOBJECT HEAVY is one of our local bands based out of Arcata, California. Their music draws from the sound of soul music. Inspired by the parameters of Rock, Funk, Blues, R&B and Hip Hop, the band features Two voices which really capture their versatility with lyrics, reminding us of a world in need, a world to love and a place to be free. Their self-titled 1st album features Bill Summers, percussionist of the acclaimed “HeadHunters”. DJ Logic shows up on two tracks, and you’ll get to hear the Legendary Fred Wesley with his signature trombone.


You can purchase tickets for this not to be missed event at Wildberries Market Place, Redway Liquor or online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600874

$60 for dinner, awards and music beginning at 6pm or
$20 for music only after 9pm.


If you can volunteer or if you have an item that you can donate for our silent auction, we would love to hear from you! Please email amber@wildcalifornia.org or call our office at 707-822-7711.


Please join, share and invite your friends to the event on Facebook 🙂
We can’t wait to see all of you there!

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EPIC Staff

Kimberly, Natalynne, Amber, Tom & Rob

EPIC Fall Celebration

Nov. 6th: Slightly Stoopid plus Fortunate Youth and Perro Bravo

What: Slightly Stoopid a co-production of Ineffable, Cali Roots, and MCC on Nov 6.
When: Sunday, November 6th, 2016 / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm / All ages
Where: Mateel Community Center

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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