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MarchFourth! Friday Sept 20th

You are invited to join us
for this Fall Festival as the evening cools and the stars come out

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20th

MarchFourth! It’s a musical
extravaganza and dance party!

Join us for this big band experience in
Downtown Redding

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DELICIOUS FOOD – FURNARI SAUSAGE
Bring your appetite! Delicious Furnari Sausage sandwiches
and garden pasta available for purchase.

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GET TICKETS
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite MARCHFOURTH
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230

MarchFourth is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires the audience in an atmosphere of celebration and joy. This show is a big band experience not to be missed!

“Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes a technicolor experience. – 5280 Magazine

MarchFourth is a 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section plus funky electric bass will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers.

What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR on March 4th 2003 appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes, and has become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.

March Fourth!
&
California Street Labs After Sunset
a new way to get together with friends
and have a great time on a Friday night

GET TICKETS TODAY!
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite MARCHFOURTH CA STREET LABS
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230 (No fees to you/Same for us)

Proceeds help to bring better bikeways,
walkable cities and vibrant public places.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
DOORS 7:00 SHOW 8:15

$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
Share the Fun!  Group tickets: Buy 10 tickets, get one free. Contact us.  530.355.2230
ALL AGES SHOW
YOUTH $10 10-19 years / At our office, or day of show at the door
KIDS FREE under ten years

LOCATION
California Street Labs
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

PRESENTED BY
Shasta Living Streets
better bikeways, trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places
Providing amenities • Creating community • Empowering people 

SPONSORS
Merchants Bank of Commerce
Jefferson Public Radio
KIXE-TV
Miracle Mile Records

Redding Roots Revival Festival
KKRN 88.5

MARCHFOURTH
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facebook.com/MarchFourthMarchingBand
twitter.com/M4MB
instagram.com/m4mb/

HOW TO GET THERE
BIKE.  Bike to the show, park your bike at the Bike Depot on site,  and receive a coupon for a free snack item.
DRIVE.  There is ample free parking in Downtown Redding.  Large parking lots directly adjacent: to the north, west, and south.

PLEASE NOTE:  No Smoking/No Vape, Please No Dogs
We are a no smoking & no vape venue.
For this show – please no dogs.  We normally welcome our canine friends, but best not to have them at this festival.

THREE FESTIVALS!
– SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS, Friday, Aug 9th
– MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND!  Friday, September 20th
– REDDING ROOTS REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, October 18, 19

CALIFORNIA STREET LABS
California Street Labs is a place for community members to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city. Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.   Open to the public twice per week.

MORE INFORMATION
530.355.2230
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

What’s Happening? at California Street Labs

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We invite you to come visit
Bring friends and family and enjoy art installations, games and activities, visit the Bike Depot.  Hang-out, have a drink with friends, and enjoy the space.

And we  have some great special events! 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 26, Thursday
Foreign Films Downtown – Blood Wedding
Come see a Spanish film from 1981, called Blood Wedding.
Presented by Shasta Community College.

October 12
Seeds of Regrowth Art Exhibition Opening
ArtFromTheAshes.org 

October 18 + 19 Friday night & Saturday
FESTIVAL:  Redding Roots Revival Festival

October 26
Halloween Party! KIXE and Seeds of Regrowth

December 17
EHS Students Pop-Up Art Show, Part of the Cultural
Cruise

Join us for a multicultural experience in the heart of Redding’s cultural district! Teams of Enterprise High students well produce artwork tailored to our warehouse spaces and the participatory nature of California Street Labs!

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CALIFORNIA STREET LABS

What we Hope to Achieve at California Street Labs
Increase activities in downtown
Create experiences for people to enjoy
Help connect the many people working to improve our city
Provide a space to prototype ideas for downtown
Build resources while major projects are underway

THEMES

Guiding Themes for Activities and Prototypes
Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.  These guiding themes are open to interpretation and broad enough to leave room for a wide range of topics, activities and speakers.

CONTACT

Contact Anne with questions or to discuss your ideas for events or activities you would like to offer to the community.  We look forward to hearing from you!
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org
530.355.2230.

Sister Sparrow! Downtown Festival at Sunset Aug 9

You are invited to join us
for this Summer Festival as the evening cools and the stars come out

FRIDAY AUGUST 9th

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
in Redding for the first time
for a Downtown Festival at Sunset!

Join us for this big band experience in
Downtown Redding

GET TICKETS
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite SISTER SPARROW
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230

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A big American band with an explosive brand of modern soul, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds bring humor and joy and invite people to get wild.  Singer Arleigh Kincheloe has one of the biggest voices in the business.  Prepare to be blown away!

Known far and wide as the impossibly big voiced leader of acclaimed soul collective Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Kincheloe has made an astonishing leap forward with her new album, GOLD.

For nearly a decade, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have been equally celebrated for their studio albums and electrifying live performances.  Sister Sparrow is excited to play in Downtown Redding for the first time, eager to introduce fans old and new to her expanded musical vision.
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Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
&
California Street Labs After Sunset
a new way to get together with friends
and have a great time on a Friday night

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GET TICKETS TODAY!
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite SISTER SPARROW
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230, 1313 California Street

FRIDAY AUGUST 9TH
DOORS 7:00 SHOW 8:15

$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
Share the Fun!  Group tickets: Buy 10 tickets, get one free. Contact us.  530.355.2230
ALL AGES SHOW
YOUTH $10 10-19 years / At our office or at the door day of show
KIDS FREE under ten years

LOCATION
California Street Labs
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

DELICIOUS FOOD – FUNARI SAUSAGE
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FESTIVAL FUN
Balloon Hats.  Blacklight room.  Facepainting.  Seeds of Regrowth Art from the Ashes.  Art & Murals.  Local vendors.  And more!
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PRESENTED BY
Shasta Living Streets
better bikeways, trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places
Providing amenities • Creating community • Empowering people

SPONSORS
Merchants Bank of Commerce
Jefferson Public Radio
KIXE-TV
Miracle Mile Records

Redding Roots Revival Festival
L
agunitas Brewing Company
KKRN 88.5

SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS
sistersparrow.com
instagram.com/sister_sparrow/
facebook.com/SisterSparrow/

HOW TO GET THERE
BIKE.  Bike to the show, park your bike at the Bike Depot on site,  and receive a coupon for a free snack item.
DRIVE.  There is ample free parking in Downtown Redding.  Large parking lots directly adjacent: to the north, west, and south.

PLEASE NOTE:  No Smoking/No Vape, Please No Dogs
We are a no smoking & no vape venue.
For this show – please no dogs.  We normally welcome our canine friends, but best not to have them at this festival.

THREE FESTIVALS!
– SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS, Friday, Aug 9th
– MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND!  Friday, September 20th
– REDDING ROOTS REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, October 18, 19

California Street Labs

California Street Labs is a place for community members to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city. Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.   Open to the public twice per week.

CONTACT
530.355.2230
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

 

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Join or Renew Today ~ Your donation will be doubled & bike tour raffle

providing amenities · creating community · empowering people

What are your dreams for a safe, connected bike network? For trails through the city? For a vibrant, walkable downtown? For community-wide active living excellence that boosts business and regional economy?  Our members make this success possible.

Please join us today and help build active living excellence in our community that will help revitalize our city and our region.

Two donations are better than one
YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED BY A GENEROUS DONOR
A generous donation from an avid Redding cyclist will double your contribution this season.  Please take advantage of this enthusiasm and kindness to join today and help grow the numbers of people working to create safe, connected networks for biking and walking, and vibrant public places in our city and region.

Bonus!
BIKE TOUR RAFFLE AS A THANK YOU

Each new and returning member will be entered into a raffle to win a Custom Pedal-Assist Bike Tour for you and your friends. We will raffle three tours for members joining through December 31st.

Ways to Give
JOIN OR RENEW TODAY – IT’S EASY!

Online.  You can join by giving here

North State Giving Tuesday.   You can schedule a donation today, or give on Tuesday, November 27th.   See our video and profile and give at this link  Northstategives.org/ShastaLivingStreets

Visit us in person.   At the Shasta Bike Depot at 1313 California Street, Downtown Redding.  Open to the public every Thursday & Saturday, 11 – 7PM, or call for appointment.  530.355.2230

Business Memberships.  Our business members are valuable partners to create the strong community support needed to build active living excellence that creates healthier citizens, attracts employees, builds a stronger local economy, and provides better transportation for everyone.

Doing Better at What We Do Best
YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES

Following the Carr Fire Shasta Living Streets is focused on doing better at what we do best. We build more prosperous communities by providing amenities, creating community and empowering people to develop great cities and active living excellence in our region.

In the past three years we have worked with our agencies and local community organizations who have come together like never before to revitalize our region.  The scope of new city and regional plans and projects is transformational, including two of the state’s largest Sustainable Community grants with transportation improvements and affordable housing.  But the projects are not yet built – we have lots of work to do, and then the fire hit, and our community is struggling.  Our region is poised to be a model for active living, but only If we continue to move forward and shape our future to benefit families and businesses.

Shasta Bike Depot, Phase I.  21st Century amenities to empower and encourage cycling excellence and trail tourism to raise Redding and Shasta County into the ranks of top places for active and healthy living.  Serves: people interested in biking, walking, trails, and transit.

California Street Labs.  A place for community members to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city.  The project supports artists, residents, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizational partners to refresh and uplift our city.  We invite people to create activities and prototypes, shows and entertainment to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.

DEADLINE FOR MATCHING GIFT DONATIONS AND RAFFLE
Donations and membership fees must be submitted December 31 to be eligible for matching and to enter the raffle to win a thank you gift of the Custom Pedal-Assist Bike Tour.

CONTACT
530.355.2230
Shasta Bike Depot is open every Thursday & Saturday, 11 – 7PM
1313 California Street, Redding, CA  96001

THANK YOU!
With your help Shasta Living Streets will continue to innovate new programs and services, help shift public vision and understanding, partner with local agencies and support projects that bring new amenities, more funding and breakthrough change to our community.

 

Join Us & Participate at the California Street Labs

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

Join us in this new venture where community members and groups come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city.

Like the idea – but not sure how you want to participate? 
Come visit, tour the space, and talk with us to learn about the many ways you can contribute.  Or contact us to discuss opportunities at info@shastalivingstreets.org / 530.355.2230.

THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS
SUMMER HOURS:  7:00 – 10:00 PM

 

What we Hope to Achieve at California Street Labs
Increase activities in downtown
Create experiences for people to enjoy
Help connect the many people working to improve our city
Provide a space to prototype ideas for downtown
Build resources while major projects are underway

THEMES

Guiding Themes for Activities and Prototypes
Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.  These guiding themes are open to interpretation and broad enough to leave room for a wide range of topics, activities and speakers.

CONTACT

Contact us with questions or to discuss your ideas.  We look forward to hearing from you!
info@shastalivingstreets.org
530.355.2230

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CALIFORNIA STREET LABS

More information in this overview document, with participation and pop-up vendor information.
Download CALIFORNIA STREET LABS OVERVIEW & FORMS

 

 

MarchFourth! at the Downtown Fall Festival

MarchFourth returns to Redding for a Downtown Fall Festival!

Friday October 26th
at the California Street Labs Courtyard

MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!  This is a big-band show not to be missed.  Join us!

“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It’s worth noting that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. It’s obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels.”   ~ USAToday

www.marchfourthband.com

Special Guest: Major 7th
Major 7th was formed three years ago by members of the Shasta High School Jazz Band. This summer they have been featured in a number of local festivals. Members of Major 7th are big fans of MarchFourth. They also have a female sax player in Emily Stolz. Members are: Jacob Akana, Emily Stolz, Rob Trent, Daniel Lindberg.

A DOWNTOWN FALL FESTIVAL AND MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

We invite you to dress-up in your carnival, halloween, fall-festival finest!  It’s October, it’s beautiful in Downtown Redding, and this is a new way to get together with friends and family and have a great time.

TICKETS

Adults $25 Advance.  $30 day of show.
Students 5-18 yrs, and w student ID $10
Under 5 yrs free

SCHEDULE

Doors open at 5:00.  Enjoy music by Major 7th & festival activities.  MarchFourth show starts at 6:30.

VIDEO

The promo for MarchFourth’s latest full-length album, Magic Number was created in Shasta County by Jefferson Thomas Creative. Watch here:  https://vimeo.com/257017991

LOCATION

The Fall Festival and music extravaganza will be in the fenced courtyard at the exciting new downtown venue, the California Street Labs. This is the first big outdoor show in this venue. California Street Labs

PRESENTED BY

This show presented by Shasta Living StreetsJefferson Public RadioMiracle Mile Records, and Redding Roots Revival Music Festival.

Proceeds support Shasta Living Streets programs to build prosperous communities by creating better bikeways and trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places – where active living excellence brings a strong and secure economy and enables all people to lead healthy and joyful lives.

California Street Labs

We are excited to announce that we have received a grant from TheMcConnell Foundation to serve as Activation Lead for Downtown Warehouse Activation!  This is located in the the renovated warehouse at the site of the former police station in downtown Redding.

Demolition is nearing completion, and the effort to salvage a portion of bricks has been successful.  The project was originally dubbed The Green Door Project for the distinctive green doors that have also been salvaged.  Now, as warehouse renovation nears completion to launch as early as September, the project has taken on its official name:  California Street Labs.

The McConnell Foundation has made a ten year commitment to downtown revitalization.  We begin with California Street Labs, a project that is temporary by design.  Leveraging the tools of tactical urbanism, this project is intended to invite the public to experience a sampling of what is possible in a vibrant downtown.  – Rachel Hatch, Program Officer for Community Vitality with The McConnell Foundation.

The Foundation is working with community groups to activate the warehouse.  To activate means to program the space with people and objects to enliven it.  Today, the Foundation announces a grant to Shasta Living Streets, who will serve as the Activation Lead on the effort.   This builds on Shasta Living Streets’ successful 2015 pop-up venue, Market Hall at 1729 California Street (described in Enjoy Magazine, August 2015 here http://bit.ly/2AXf9g4).

It is more important than ever to give our community a place to participate and connect. We see this as a bright spot in our city as downtown development projects and community revitalization are underway.  – Anne Thomas, Executive Director of Shasta Living Streets.

Examples of activities that will happen in the space include: art installations, pop-up retail, music performances, film screenings, bike-related activities, meet-up groups, and more.  Community participation will revolve around 7 key themes:  Civic Life, DIY (Do It Yourself), Future City, Real Play, Science & the Natural World in the City, Culture, Arts & Entertainment, and New Economy.

For more information:
California Street Labs Invitation

You are invited to participate, share your interest with us:
PARTICIPATE
REGISTER RETAIL

Community members who are interested in learning how to participate in the California Street Labs should attend the

SNEAK PEEK EVENT
Wednesday, September 5th from 4-7 PM 
Drop by 1313 California Street, meet the team from Shasta Living Streets, tour the space, and learn how to take part in this exciting endeavor.

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About Shasta Living Streets: Shasta Living Streets is a local organization that since 2010 has been dedicated to building better bikeways and trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places in Shasta County.

About The McConnell Foundation: This year marks 30 years of giving for the foundation located in Redding with a mission of “helping build better communities through philanthropy.”  For updates on downtown projects, see: https://www.mcconnellfoundation.org/community-vitality/the-latest/

Bike station & gathering place in Downtown Redding

Providing amenities • Creating community • Empowering people

Visit us at our new downtown location at 1416 Yuba Street in the pedestrian mall in Downtown Redding.    530.355.2230

We look forward to meeting you.

 

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With your support a major trail project moves forward along the river

Two years ago we spearheaded a collaborative project & raised funds.  There is happy news to report – Remember when we said this?

Imagine: Improvements that enhance boating access and extend the River Trail behind the Posse Grounds along the river

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It’s happening!  City of Redding recently received a $560,000 grant.  This will begin the first of three phases :

  1.  Extending the riparian and park area along the river
  2.  Making improvements to river access and the boat ramp area
  3.  Adding trail improvements and amenities

We call this the Redding Riffle project because of the very important fish habitat in the river adjacent to this area.

Improvements starting now in Phase I include:

  • Increasing the riparian and park area
  • Installing permeable-pavement parking further from the river
  • Increasing native plant cover and removing invasive species
  • Alignment will be created for the trail 
  • (Boat ramp improvements and trail amenities to be added later) 

Thank you to our members and supporters and to the collaborative organizations.

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Gary Larson receives our first Active Living Innovator Award

The Active Living Innovator Award recognizes excellence in active living, bringing people wellness, prosperity, and joy.

We are so pleased to recognize Gary Larson for his achievements over many decades as owner of Chain Gang bike shop in Redding.   He long-ago put Shasta County on the map as a world leader in cycling.

Gary led the first organized mountain bike race in the world, the Whiskeytown Downhill.  The first ever – right here in Shasta County, starting in 1981 it grew to a race of 500 riders.  Then in 1985, his shop led the Vulcan Tour, a local stage race held in Redding that attracted the worlds top racers in road riding.  Gary devoted his business and his time and attention to support many cycling efforts in our community.  We all benefit now as we build on his accomplishments.  Thank you to Gary and his family, and the many people who have worked in his shop and partnered with him on projects.

 
IMG_1077What is that golden trophy?   It’s a Skyway TUFF Wheel!  The first-of-it’s-kind wheel was developed by Chuck Raudman and manufactured by Skyway in Redding starting in 1976.

As a major cycling innovation, a Skyway TUFF Wheel hangs in the Smithsonian Institute.

We figured it’s a great physical representation of active living excellence in Shasta County!  Thank you to OnCourse signs and engraving for turning it into a trophy.

 

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