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Sat, Mar 09


Wild Eye Pub

Aki Kumar's Birthday Blues Dance Party! Ft. special guest Johnny Burgin!

Hailed as a star among the next generation of West Coast blues artists and versatile in many different styles of roots music, Aki Kumar is joined for this one special night by Chicago blues master and world performer Johnny Burgin! Get your tickets early for this rare double treat!

Registration is Closed - there may be tix left at door. Call 446-6668.
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Aki Kumar's Birthday Blues Dance Party! Ft. special guest Johnny Burgin!
Aki Kumar's Birthday Blues Dance Party! Ft. special guest Johnny Burgin!

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 6:30 PM PST

Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

About the event


Aki Kumar AND Johnny Burgin?!?! 

Not one, but TWO blazing bluesmen burning down the stage!? We better check the fire extinguishers - it's gonna get HOT in here!

Aki Kumar, a bonafide blues harmonica star and vocalist in the vibrant San Francisco Bay blues scene, has made a big splash in the blues world with his ground-breaking record Aki Goes to Bollywood.  Aki frequently tours, near and far. Delmark recording artist Johnny Burgin, veteran guitarist/singer, has played and recorded with many of Chicago's greatest traditional blues players. His highly acclaimed seventh CD, Neoprene Fedora is a career highlight, showcasing his best work as a guitarist and front-man. 

Burgin and Kumar have a powerful and unique musical partnership, combining the most exciting elements of Chicago and West Coast blues. Their collaboration has resulted in a number of successful tours of the United States and Europe (Finland, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, France).

The two are joined by Aki's killer band: drummer June Core, guitarist Rome Yamilov, and bassist Bob Welsh. On this one special night, they all join forces for a rockin' good time, to celebrate Aki's birthday, and the blues!


About the venue: Wild Eye Pub is an all-ages event venue, with a restaurant and bar: freshly crafted local & organic food, full bar with regional brews and craft spirits, and nightly events in a comfy 'supper club' style with an easy vibe.

This event is on our large dining room stage. Seating/service starts 1.5 hours ahead, at 5pm. Our events are served "supper club" style: Table service of food/drinks is (quietly) offered before & during the show. 

Our limited seating often fills before the day of the show. Reservations strongly suggested! You can make reservations while buying your advance tickets. 

Your table is yours for the whole evening. The sliding-scale fee for events helps our venue pay and feed our wonderful performers. Thank you for supporting live artists!

Pub has free parking. More parking is at Mill & McCourtney, a 2-min walk. Across from the Pub, French Ave has parking on a gentle hill.

Questions? Call us, or leave a message by phone or email, 24/7.  530-446-6668 or


  • Aki Kumar/Johnny Burgin 3-9-24

    These tickets are specially priced as "pay what you can" to stay affordable, starting at $20/person. We suggest a sliding scale of $20-$30 per person, as you're able. If you can, thank you for adding a few extra bucks. It helps us pay the band better, and helps us, too. xo ***No need to print!*** Your purchase puts your name on our guest list.

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