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Cafe 21 Gaslamp

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802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
619.795.0721 https://www.cafe-21.com/

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District between E and F Streets, Cafe 21 is one of the most innovative restaurants in San Diego, we are committed to changing the way our guests think about food. Everything we do is made from scratch and with love, which is one of the many reasons we are referred to as Nature’s Kitchen. From our yeast-free signature breads to our fruit-infused sangrias, something is always cooking at Cafe 21. Committed to sustainability and a true farm-to-table experience, we work with the best ingredients from locally grown produce, hormone-free grass fed meat, wild seafood, and antibiotic free Mary’s chicken. With an eclectic and unique menu offering, we accommodate all dietary restrictions ranging from gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. We like to say that it is always happy hour at Cafe 21. We’re serving up brunch, dinner and a complete line of craft cocktails every day of the week. With the best Happy Hour in downtown San Diego running daily from 3PM to 6PM to our nightly live local music, an unforgettable experience awaits you at Cafe 21!

Let us make your night out in downtown San Diego California one to remember! Join us at Cafe 21 Gaslamp for a night of perfect sensory overload! Nature’s Kitchen eclectic and unique menu offering will connect you with all the beauty that our earth provides and awaken your palette with our superior food artistry and handcrafted cocktails. With an alluring atmosphere where the old world meets new and live music entertainment each evening, Cafe 21 has your full night out in San Diego covered!

April 2020

Rock Americana with the Sergio Gutierrez Trio

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Sergio Gutierrez is an American guitar player, singer, songwriter, and studio musician. The Sergio Gutierrez Trio plays several styles of music varying from country, rock, blues, Irish, Americana, and metal. Come listen to Sergio and meet a musician with the most colorful and positive attitude on and off the stage. Every show is playful, interactive, and fun. And with his hair almost as wild as his guitar skills, this show will be one to remember! Visit links to learn more…

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Pop + Soul with Fresh Play

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Fresh Play is a modern pop and soul band. You are guaranteed a “fresh” take on some of your favorite radio tunes along with some original music that is sure to challenge the mind, inspire the heart, and stir up the dreamer within. Come out and experience a great night of music with Fresh Play! From American Idol to The X-Factor Singing Competition, Perry and Felicia are now performing on stages across the country and living out their dreams together…

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Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Music that is inspired by early legends of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. To mention a few: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence Louis Prima, Perry Como, and Bobby Darin. Classical Operetta are part of the repertoire too, inspired by such artist as The Great Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza, Giuseppi di Stefano, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli. Roman Palacios and his band delivers an authentic, polished sound. From…

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Violin On Fire with Patrick Contreras

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Patrick Contreras “Violin On Fire” has branded his style of playing with influences of Rock and Latin to become one of violin’s rising stars with a completely unique sound. He thrills audiences wherever he goes with his original music and explosive interpretations of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Michael Jackson among others! Visit links below to learn more about Violin On Fire with Patrick Contreras! Facebook Instagram YouTube Spotify iTunes

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Art of Forró: Intro to the Brazilian Dance of Forró

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Forró {fo-haw} is a lively and fun dance from Brazil. It is very popular in Brazil and is growing fans from around the world as the dance dynamically mixes both close and open embrace, legwork, as well as turns. In this mini-introductory class, you'll learn the basic forró rhythm, footwork, and some turns. Class is $10 per person and runs from 6:30PM to 7PM. No partner needed and be sure to wear clothes and shoes you can move in. When…

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Brazilian Night of Dance + Music – Forró Forever with Cajuína

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Cajuína can’t get enough of Forró and neither can Cafe 21! Be sure to come and dance the night away with our live band Cajuína. The show is FREE and starts at 7 PM. — Connect on Facebook — Enjoy our Caipirinha Specials this Forró Evening! Caipirinha Classic - Leblon Cachaça, lime, cane sugar Hibiscus Caipirinha - Leblon Cachaça, lime, strawberry, hibiscus Cucumber & Jalapeno Caipirinha - Leblon Cachaça, lime, cane sugar, cucumber, jalapeno Cafe 21 Forró Dance Instructors*  Please…

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R&B + Soul with Rebecca Jade

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Rebecca Jade's voice, like her many looks, is versatile and timeless. Growing up in a home where she was exposed to music early and often, Rebecca can't remember a time where music wasn't a part of her life. Her mother, also a vocalist, exposed Rebecca to a diverse array of artists, genres, and styles, and as one might expect, Rebecca embraced her mother's love of music and followed in her mother's footsteps, becoming a talented vocalist in her own right.…

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Rockabilly with The UpShots

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Sovereigns of Surf Rockabilly, the Sultans of Sass. The UpShots kick start your heart with all your favorite numbers by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, The Stray Cats, and more. Catch the moonlit pin-up boys in their high flying death defying pyro-acrobatic Rock'n'Roll spectacle. Break out your tip money, your cell phones, your dancing shoes and get ready; these boys are the hottest San Diego craze to hit the streets with vibes cooler…

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Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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One event on April 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Music that is inspired by early legends of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. To mention a few: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence Louis Prima, Perry Como, and Bobby Darin. Classical Operetta are part of the repertoire too, inspired by such artist as The Great Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza, Giuseppi di Stefano, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli. Roman Palacios and his band delivers an authentic, polished sound. From…

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Jazz with The Charlie Arbelaez

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Alto Saxophonist and Bandleader Charlie Arbelaez makes powerful music with highly focused energy. Charlie Arbelaez with featured guest musicians performs with the deliberate intent to move and heal. Covering a wide range of musical styles including Bebop, Swing, Latin, and Blues, Arbelaez will be sure to captivate you and set the tone for a very musical and entertaining night. Visit links to lear more about Charlie Arbelaez! Facebook Instagram YouTube

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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Rhythm Sexion is an All-Star jazz trio based in San Diego, California, comprised of 3 of the hardest working session musicians in town. Christopher Cancelliere on drums, Jason Littlefield on bass, and Alex Ciavarelli on guitar. Their repertoire ranges from the birth of jazz to the current cutting edge and everything in between. Their dedication to the art form is unmatched and their individual virtuosity comes together seamlessly to create an incredible listening experience for fans of all types…

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Jitterbug Swing Dance Class with Swing Dancing San Diego!

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Learn the basic 6-count footwork and figures, so you’re ready to get your swing on to live music from 7PM to 10PM at Cafe 21 Gaslamp. All levels welcome, comfortable shoes and attire recommended. This mini-introduction class is $10 per person and runs from 6:30PM to 7PM. When you book, just be sure to show up about 5-10 minutes before the start of class and let the host know you are on the list for the Jitterbug Swing Dance Class! —…

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Gaslamp Swing with Gino and The Lone Gunmen

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Come swing the night away! No swing dancing experience required, just the desire to have fun! The show is FREE and starts at 7PM! Live performance by Gino and The Lone Gunmen! — MARCH 17th Cancelled — — APRIL 14th Info To Be Provided — *Cafe 21 Swing Dancing Instructors* Please note that instructors are onsite from 6:30-7PM for a mini-introductory class. The cost is $10 per person and if you are interested in participating, click here to learn more. Swing Dancing…

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Rock Americana with the Sergio Gutierrez Trio

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Sergio Gutierrez is an American guitar player, singer, songwriter, and studio musician. The Sergio Gutierrez Trio plays several styles of music varying from country, rock, blues, Irish, Americana, and metal. Come listen to Sergio and meet a musician with the most colorful and positive attitude on and off the stage. Every show is playful, interactive, and fun. And with his hair almost as wild as his guitar skills, this show will be one to remember! Visit links to learn more…

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Country with Ellis Bryant

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Ellis Bryant transports the audience to a simpler time when people would gather round and 'spin a yarn'. Listening to his fingerpicking guitar and southern influenced vocals transcends you somewhere in Texas, where 'folk enjoy the slow pace of country life'. With western influenced guitar and southern vocal stylings, this singer/song-writer with Nashville roots and SoCal love puts on a show to remember. It is an acoustic show not to be missed, filled with classic country hits and western influenced…

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Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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One event on April 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Music that is inspired by early legends of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. To mention a few: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence Louis Prima, Perry Como, and Bobby Darin. Classical Operetta are part of the repertoire too, inspired by such artist as The Great Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza, Giuseppi di Stefano, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli. Roman Palacios and his band delivers an authentic, polished sound. From…

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Flamenco with Luna Flamenca

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Luna Flamenca is a flamenco trio with all the right spices to transport you directly to the heart of Southern Spain. Be mesmerized by the old moorish sounds on the Spanish guitar, by the heartfelt songs and the sensual, yet furious rhythmic dancing. This passionate trio will keep you on the edge of your seat and may even bring you to your feet! Directed by world renowned dancer Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi”, Luna Flamenca features a variety of guest musicians…

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Rockabilly with The UpShots

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Sovereigns of Surf Rockabilly, the Sultans of Sass. The UpShots kick start your heart with all your favorite numbers by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, The Stray Cats, and more. Catch the moonlit pin-up boys in their high flying death defying pyro-acrobatic Rock'n'Roll spectacle. Break out your tip money, your cell phones, your dancing shoes and get ready; these boys are the hottest San Diego craze to hit the streets with vibes cooler…

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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Rhythm Sexion is an All-Star jazz trio based in San Diego, California, comprised of 3 of the hardest working session musicians in town. Christopher Cancelliere on drums, Jason Littlefield on bass, and Alex Ciavarelli on guitar. Their repertoire ranges from the birth of jazz to the current cutting edge and everything in between. Their dedication to the art form is unmatched and their individual virtuosity comes together seamlessly to create an incredible listening experience for fans of all types…

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Soul Jazz with Taryn Donath Trio

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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From 60s soul jazz, swing, funk, Latin and straight up boogie-woogie, the Taryn Donath Trio will impress. Taryn is recognized as one of the most tenacious and creative piano players around, with a voice that is soulful and captivating. She’s accompanied by her talented drummer and saxophonist who are equally as musical and creative. They each put all their passion into every performance making every show an experience! Visit links to learn more about Taryn Donath! Video Facebook    

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Blues + Funk with Dragontree

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Dragontree consists of San Diego native Rhythm Turner and mystery guitar-man Domonic Michael, along with some of the finest rhythm section players on the scene, including Nick Hein on bass, Jules Steward & Phil Cullin on drums, and Nathan Samuels on keys and trumpet. The project blends sounds of classic funk, soul, psychedelic rock, and "medicine blues" for an uplifting, inspired, and healing musical experience. It is all about creating that deep connection with each other and oneself through music…

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Salsa Ignite

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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If you've ever wanted to learn salsa, here's your chance! In this salsa class, you'll learn footwork and turns along with some patterns. We'll also cover best practices for leading and following. Class is $10 per person and runs from 6:30PM to 7PM. No partner needed and be sure to wear clothes and shoes you can move in. When you book, just show up about 5-10 minutes before the start of class and let the host know you are on…

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Latin Night of Dance + Music – Latin Fire with Kimba Light

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on April 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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With a live musical performance by Kimba Light, you will understand how this Latin night of dance and music got the name Latin Fire. This will be a night to remember, featuring live Latin music, drinks, and delicious food. The show is FREE and starts at 7PM. — MARCH 26th CANCELLED — — APRIL 23rd Info To Be Provided — Kimba Light is a tropical, high-energy, dance-provoking Afro-Cuban band, fusing salsa, timba, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton, with a touch of hip-hop and…

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Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Music that is inspired by early legends of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. To mention a few: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence Louis Prima, Perry Como, and Bobby Darin. Classical Operetta are part of the repertoire too, inspired by such artist as The Great Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza, Giuseppi di Stefano, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli. Roman Palacios and his band delivers an authentic, polished sound. From…

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Brazilian Music with Cajuína

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on April 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Cajuína is a San Diego based band that plays high energy Brazilian Forró, Samba, Bossa Nova, Musica Popular Brasileira, and more! Featuring guitar, vocals, saxophone, percussion, and drumset, this band keeps good vibes going all night long. Whether you are a longtime lover of Brazilian music or just stopping in for a handcrafted Cafe 21 cocktail, you won't be able to resist tapping your toes or hitting the dance floor once Cajuína hits the stage. Visit links to learn more…

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Vintage Blues with Mercedes Moore Band

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Four-time San Diego Music Award nominee Mercedes Moore puts her own stank on vintage American music. Mercedes sings an obscure repertoire of vintage blues, soul, R+B, gospel, and rock. She is a natural entertainer who brings passion, power, and style to her live performances. With an engaging stage presence and soulful charisma, she has that special way of delivering song. It's mesmerizing and draws you in, you feel as if she has lived every word that she sings. Visit links…

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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Rhythm Sexion is an All-Star jazz trio based in San Diego, California, comprised of 3 of the hardest working session musicians in town. Christopher Cancelliere on drums, Jason Littlefield on bass, and Alex Ciavarelli on guitar. Their repertoire ranges from the birth of jazz to the current cutting edge and everything in between. Their dedication to the art form is unmatched and their individual virtuosity comes together seamlessly to create an incredible listening experience for fans of all types…

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Blues + Funk with A Side of Beans

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on April 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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A Side of Beans is a three-piece soul, funk, rock, and blues outfit performing instrumental arrangements of essential tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Song book ranges from Otis Redding to the Beatles to Parliament, Tom Petty, and many more. Led by bassist, Elkin Zuluaga, A Side of Beans is a dynamic trio also featuring guitarist, Dan Rabb, and drummer, Patrick Knightly. The Beans sound is atmospheric, funky, and refined, ultimately creating those cool lounge vibes for a groovy…

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American Classics with Liz Grace & The Swing Thing

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Liz Grace & The Swing Thing is a dynamic, high energy trio that brings the best of the Golden Age of American Music. Timeless classics, beautiful melodies, and danceable tunes from iconic artists like Frank Sinatra, Billy Holiday, and more! Visit links to learn more about Liz Grace & The Swing Thing! Facebook YouTube 

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