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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!

March 2019

Rock Americana with the Sergio Gutierrez Trio

March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 17, 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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April 2019

Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

April 5, 2019 @ 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 June 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

One event on June 26, 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 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 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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June 2019

Rockabilly with The UpShots

June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on June 21, 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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July 2019

Rock with Shane Hall

July 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The sound of Shane Hall brings to life a soulful accounting of human conditions in a blues-driven Americana style. FEEL is the key ingredient as well as the inevitable result in the experience of pure Shane Hall sound. Visit links to learn more about Shane Hall! YouTube Facebook Instagram

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August 2019

Country with Ellis Bryant

August 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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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Flamenco with Luna Flamenca

August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 27, 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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September 2019

Blues + Funk with A Side of Beans

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 30, 2020 at 7:00 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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November 2019

Spanish Guitar with Oscar Aragón

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Oscar Aragón is a Spanish guitar artist who blends Flamenco and Latin Styles. An established San Diego musician, Oscar studied with the great masters of flamenco guitar and has performed at countless events in Southern California. At Cafe 21 he is always accompanied by guest musicians and singers. With his mesmerizing acoustic guitar, they bring to the stage beautiful latin, flamenco, and world music. Discography: In 2004, he released his first original collection of compositions entitled "Vida" featuring a blend…

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Vintage Blues with Mercedes Moore Band

November 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 6, 2020 at 7:00 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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December 2019

Art of Forró: Intro to the Brazilian Dance of Forró

December 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

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. — June 1st Facebook Event Info To Be Provided — 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…

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Jitterbug Swing Dance Class with Swing Dancing San Diego!

December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 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

December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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! — June 9th Facebook Event 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 San Diego (SDSD)…

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Salsa Ignite

December 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on June 25, 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

December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 25, 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. — June 25th Facebook Event 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 funk thrown in…

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January 2020

Blues + Funk with Dragontree

January 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

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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Celebrating Tea with Cafe 21

January 4 - January 31
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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To know Cafe 21, is to know that we love tea! We searched the world for the best teas and with San Diego in the middle of winter, we think it's perfect timing to come in and enjoy our our new organic tea menu. Don't forget with our new shop, Nature's Kitchen & Market, you can enjoy tea the Cafe 21 way in the comfort of your own home! In celebration of January, also known to tea enthusiasts as National…

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Jazz with The Charlie Arbelaez

January 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 20, 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 Jarien Jamanila Trio

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Jarien Jamanila is a saxophonist from San Diego, California currently studying at Juilliard in New York. Some of his biggest influences include Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington. Leading a jazz trio, you will hear original compositions as well as tunes from the Great American Songbook. Join us for a night of pure Jazz! Visit links to learn more about Jarin Jamanila! YouTube

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Pop + Soul with Fresh Play

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

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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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

One event on June 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 29, 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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Folk + Blues with Sister Speak

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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After several successful record release shows, Canadian artist Sister Speak has begun a world tour in support of sophomore record, 'The Stand EP.' The tour makes stops in USA, Canada, Central America, Germany and more. The live show combines engaging indie-rock, americana-blues, and touch of world music! Sister Speak’s startling debut album, Rise Up For Love, was released in 2014. Since then, the album has aired on radio throughout North America and Europe and Sister Speak has performed over 500…

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Country with Three Chord Justice

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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San Diego's only true REAL Country Honky Tonk band! Hailing from Missoula Montana singer/songwriter Liz Grace leads Three Chord Justice through a mix of country crafted originals as well as handpicked classics from Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and Dolly Parton! Time for little twang in this part of the world as San Diego's premier country band brings only the very finest in Americana Country to the stage. Visit links to learn more about Liz Grace and Three Chord Justice. Facebook YouTube

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February 2020

LOVE14 – Nature’s Kitchen & Market Shop

February 1 - February 16
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Everything we do at Cafe 21 is made from scratch and with LOVE. In celebration of Valentine's Day, get 14% off your entire order from Feb 1st thru Feb 14th. Just use the code LOVE14. With our new shop, Nature's Kitchen & Market, you can enjoy everything Cafe 21 in the comfort of your own home with curated find from around the world! Online or onsite, Cafe 21 will make sure you are situated with all your kitchen and home essentials. Click…

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Bellydance Show with the Lanuza Bellydance Ensemble

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Time to travel to the East as Gloria and her ensemble deliver an unforgettable experience of belly dance and live Middle Eastern music. Visit links below to learn more about Gloria Lanuza! Instagram - Gloria Lanuza Instagram - Gloria Lanuza Productions YouTube Twitter

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Swing with G and The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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A high energy group playing jazz that is heavily spirited with sounds from the 20's thru the 50's and influenced by legends Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington, and Jelly Roll Morton to name a few. This is not just jazz, but a show all together featuring the tap dance stylings of G! Where tap dancing serves two purposes, one of percussion for the band and another as a visual improvisational experience into the vintage jazz movements of the charleston, lindy, and…

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Rockabilly with The UpShots

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 6:30 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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Classic Rock with Carport

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Carport is a trio of band members of 3 Car Garage. Playing as a trio, this San Diego classic rock band will lift your spirits as you experience four decades of music. With deep harmonies and sizzling guitar jams, Carport delivers all of your favorites from Eddie Money, Tom Petty, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cars, Cheap Trick, Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Beatles, Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Pink Floyd, Third Eye Blind and more! Visit links below to learn…

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Rock Americana with the Sergio Gutierrez Trio

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:30 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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Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 28, 2020 at 6:30 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

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 8, 2020 at 6:30 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! This trio is directed by world renowned flamenco dancer Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi” and includes original music…

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Soul Jazz with Taryn Donath Trio

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 23, 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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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 6:30 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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Jitterbug Swing Dance Class with Swing Dancing San Diego!

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 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

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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! — Connect on Facebook — *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 San Diego (SDSD) has been offering classes…

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Rock Americana with the Sergio Gutierrez Trio

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:30 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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Spanish Guitar with Oscar Aragón

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Oscar Aragón is a Spanish guitar artist who blends Flamenco and Latin Styles. An established San Diego musician, Oscar studied with the great masters of flamenco guitar and has performed at countless events in Southern California. At Cafe 21 he performs in a duo, always accompanied by guest musicians and singers. With his mesmerizing acoustic guitar, they bring to the stage beautiful latin, flamenco, and world music. Discography: In 2004, he released his first original collection of compositions entitled "Vida"…

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50 Shades of Flavor – Valentine’s Day Event

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We have the perfect Valentine's night planned for you, so don't wait to get your tickets. Whether this is your first Valentine's Day as a couple or you've been together for decades... this is a night for the two of you to get to know and appreciate each other even more while enjoying a culinary experience you won't soon forget. Purchase your tickets today to secure your seat! Limited availability. This Cafe 21 Valentine's Day event includes a prix fixe…

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Jazz with The Charlie Arbelaez Quartet

February 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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Alto Saxophonist and Bandleader Charlie Arbelaez makes powerful music with highly focused energy. This quartet 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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Brazilian Music with Cajuína

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 28, 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

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 30, 2020 at 6:30 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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Renovations – Cafe 21 University Heights CLOSED

February 18
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One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Cafe 21 University Heights is in the midst of a bit of beautification. We will be closed ALL DAY on February 18th and 25th. Cafe 21 Gaslamp is OPEN, so be sure to make a reservation if you are looking for Cafe 21 eats, libations, and ambiance.

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Country with Ellis Bryant

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Blues + Funk with Dragontree

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Rock with Santana pa Ti

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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San Diego’s most elegant celebration to the music of Carlos Santana! Come join us for a night of food, drinks, and the tunes of Carlos Santana! Visit links below to learn more about Santan pa Ti! YouTube

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Blues + Funk with A Side of Beans

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 25, 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. On February 21st A Side of Beans will be featuring singer Mercedes Moore, so be ready for a little EXTRA with A Side of Beans! 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…

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Jazz with The Charlie Arbelaez

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 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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Rockabilly with The UpShots

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 29, 2020 at 6:30 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

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 30, 2020 at 6:30 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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Renovations – Cafe 21 University Heights CLOSED

February 25
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One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Cafe 21 University Heights is in the midst of a bit of beautification. We will be closed ALL DAY on February 18th and 25th. Cafe 21 Gaslamp is OPEN, so be sure to make a reservation if you are looking for Cafe 21 eats, libations, and ambiance.

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Blues + Funk with A Side of Beans

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 25, 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. On February 21st A Side of Beans will be featuring singer Mercedes Moore, so be ready for a little EXTRA with A Side of Beans! 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…

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Folk + Blues with Sister Speak

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

One event on March 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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After several successful record release shows, Canadian artist Sister Speak has begun a world tour in support of sophomore record, 'The Stand EP.' The tour makes stops in USA, Canada, Central America, Germany and more. The live show combines engaging indie-rock, americana-blues, and touch of world music! Sister Speak’s startling debut album, Rise Up For Love, was released in 2014. Since then, the album has aired on radio throughout North America and Europe and Sister Speak has performed over 500…

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Salsa Ignite

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 26, 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

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 26, 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 7 PM. — Connect on Facebook FEBRUARY 27th — — Connect on Facebook MARCH 26th — Kimba Light is a tropical, high-energy, dance-provoking Afro-Cuban band, fusing salsa, timba, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton, with a touch of…

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Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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One event on March 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 27, 2020 at 6:30 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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Classic Rock with 3 Car Garage

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This San Diego classic rock band will lift your spirits as you experience four decades of music. With sizzling harmonies and dual guitar jams, 3 Car Garage delivers all of your favorites from Eddie Money, Tom Petty, Eagles, Rolling Stones, Cars, Cheap Trick, Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Beatles, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Pink Floyd, Rush, and more! Visit links below to learn more about 3 Car Garage! Facebook Instagram Vimeo ReverbNation Reader  

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March 2020

Jazz with The Charlie Arbelaez

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 1, 2020 at 6:30 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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Art of Forró: Intro to the Brazilian Dance of Forró

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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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Rock Americana with the Sergio Gutierrez Trio

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:30 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

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Rockabilly with The UpShots

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 29, 2020 at 6:30 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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Great American Songbook with Roman Palacios

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 27, 2020 at 6:30 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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Beats N Brunch

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for a morning of fun-filled beats and musical vibes as Club Indigo gets your day started with some organic tunes! For those attending CRSSD Fest, get a bit of pep in your step before dancing the day away! Based in LA, Club Indigo, has a mission to uplift the community with music and dance. With a versatile music selection of worldly beats and various electronic genres, Sarah B. creates live remixes with the use of intriguing samples, original production,…

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Violin On Fire with Patrick Contreras

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 13, 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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Pop + Soul with Fresh Play

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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NKM Shop

March 9 - March 31
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Celebrate Spring with us! Check out our organic teas to our adorable pink ceramic pigs and use code SPRING21 for 21% off site-wide and in-store purchases! Click here to shop online to check out our NKM shop!

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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 30, 2020 at 6:30 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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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

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

One event on June 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

One event on June 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 29, 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 Dragontree

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Soul Jazz with Taryn Donath Trio

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:30 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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Spanish Guitar with Oscar Aragón

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Oscar Aragón is a Spanish guitar artist who blends Flamenco and Latin Styles. An established San Diego musician, Oscar studied with the great masters of flamenco guitar and has performed at countless events in Southern California. At Cafe 21 he is always accompanied by guest musicians and singers. With his mesmerizing acoustic guitar, they bring to the stage beautiful latin, flamenco, and world music. Discography: In 2004, he released his first original collection of compositions entitled "Vida" featuring a blend…

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Rock with Shane Hall

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The sound of Shane Hall brings to life a soulful accounting of human conditions in a blues-driven Americana style. FEEL is the key ingredient as well as the inevitable result in the experience of pure Shane Hall sound. Visit links to learn more about Shane Hall! YouTube Facebook Instagram

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Novruz – Cultural Nights at Cafe 21

March 14 - March 15
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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NOVRUZ is a celebration of Spring and a perfect time for Cultural Nights at Cafe 21. Amazing food, drinks, dancing, and live music awaits you at Cafe 21 Gaslamp. Experience the exquisite and unique tastes of Azerbaijan as Chef Leyla prepares a family style dinner. To enhance your Azeri dining experience, enjoy the musical stylings of special guest Sahib Pashazade, famous artist and cultural gem of Azerbaijan. He will be performing one of kind Mugam on the traditional musical instrument of…

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Jazz with The Rhythm Sexion

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 30, 2020 at 6:30 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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Cafe 21 Takeout March 17th thru April 30th

March 17 - April 30
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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You can start your online order by checking out our Cafe 21 Takeout menu and clicking ORDER NOW. Automatically receive 21% off your first online order. *Pick up is only currently available at Cafe 21 Gaslamp: 802 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. 

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April 2020

NKM Shop Local Delivery

April 1 - April 30
Cafe 21 Gaslamp, 802 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We love and miss our locals! Free delivery on orders of $50 or more! Just use the code LOCAL at checkout. *Address must be located within the limits of the City of San Diego. Promotion runs from April 1st thru April 30th.

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