The Bootleg Music Cafe & Tiki Lounge is located in the Sacramento, Hollywood Park Neighborhood.

Address will be provided with RSVP Confirmation

All your donations go directly to the Artists and Sound Engineer

Reservations are required

2nd Summer Series at the BMC&TL!

Misner & Smith

Misner & Smith can shake the walls like a freight train and then quiet the room to a whisper in a single song.

With two singers who could easily lead a band independently, Sam and Megan sing with one voice, with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment.

The band’s sound harkens back to the bedrock of american rock & folk, but the diversity of styles and genres are one of the things that set M&S apart.

Close your eyes and you’ll be swept up in a sound that you’ll swear is a full band. The combination of musical dexterity and vocal prowess packs a punch that will linger with you for a long time to come.

A Dynamic Duo

At well over a million miles of roadwork, including two stints as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, Pete and Maura Kennedy show no signs of slowing down either on tour or in the creative realm.

Originally based in Austin, Texas, they now reside in the East Village in New York City. The Kennedys are known nationwide as the hosts of the late lamented Dharma Café program on Sirius Satellite Radio, and on Broadway, they are regular cast members of Theatre Within's annual tribute to John Lennon — working in that capacity with Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper and a host of others.

Life on the road and time spent in the creative ecosystem of the Village have informed their songwriting over the course of 14 duo albums and half a dozen side projects, with The Kennedys' music having been described as uplifting, empowering and encouraging.

Photo Credit: Hub Wilson

Katie Kuffel lit up the Tiki Lounge in November, and now the Trio returns to the Music Café stage to bring her original music to a larger audience. Her first Bootleg Concert was highlighted in the Sac Bee Tickets Sections: “Upon opening up Katie Kuffel’s sensuous new record “Take It Up,” rich aromas of Regina Spektor or Norah Jones will immediately waft up. The comparisons are as well-deserved as they are apropos, but this collection of songs feels like a potentially self-defining “hello, world” moment for a Seattle songwriter teeming with sultry, refined classical talent and a corralled intensity that holds on just tight enough to ensure safety while traversing its emotional rawness.”

– Aaron Davis, Sac Beearious Small Flames

The Cups…Are Back!

Saturday, July 20th!

The Cups are Tracy Walton, Chris Webster, and Kathy Elzey, accompanied by Tom Phillips on guitar. They have played both the Bootleg Cafe’ and the Tiki Lounge, selling out both concerts and leaving those who attended, aflutter with the joy that these 4 Artist bring to music you just don’t get to hear anymore.

“We sing songs from the ’40s in three parts, a la the Boswell Sisters and the Mills Brothers,” Walton says. “We just love it! So will you.”

I’m crazy like Cocoa Puffs for Chris & Nina,

but let me share a couple of quotes from someone less crazy…

San Francisco Bay Examiner:

“Webster’s magic derives from those ineffable qualities of vocal grain, emotional nuance, timing and phrasing possessed by the truly great and moving singers of any style.”

"Remarkable accompanist... A star in her own right... Gerber's contribution is magnificent...

My Personal Bootleg Dream Band

Willie Ray Phil & The Sob Sisters brought a Winter Series Tiki Lounge Audience to tears, to cheers, and to our feet, with soulful, cowgirl music that makes one long for a campfire under a giant moon sky.

I’ve asked them to play a summer series concert in the more intimate Tiki Lounge, and to my sheer delight, they have agreed. It will be special - be one of the few.

30 Years!?!

That’s right, Mumbo Gumbo has been bringing the rock, the funk, the zydeco, the jam, the blues, the LOVE for 30 years, and this anniversary year has brought a renewed joy in what they do so well, and with such groove.

This is truly a rare opportunity to see them in such an intimate setting. There will be space for dancing that will not block the views of those who prefer their Gumbo seated.

When asked by Folio Weekly Magazine: Nearly 70 percent of Flagship Romance’s shows are intimate house concerts. What’s that like as an artist?
Shawn Fisher replied:

We realized we don’t have to be “famous” to have an impact on people. In Phoenix, a man told us that the music video for “Scare Yourself” led him to have a genuine conversation with his 16-year-old son for the first time. In Leesburg, Virginia, a young girl told us that same song was her anthem when she was gaining the courage to come out to her family and friends. Our stories and songs about mental illness have connected with countless individuals dealing with the same fears, anxieties and insecurities. Showing up at a stranger’s home on a daily basis to gather around the hearth of music and find our commonalities in real time has shown us firsthand the vast differences and underlying similarities we all have as human beings.