Hello Rancho Music Fans!
Seasons Greetings once again amigos-
How these holidays reappear so rapidly I will never figure out. But we are ready to serve and entertain you. That's right, no cooking, no dishes and no relatives except the ones YOU choose to bring with you to Rancho Nicasio! And entertainment, well there's fun for the whole family, starting with our annual Thanksgiving Dinner and ending with our annual New Year's Eve with our favorite party band, THE ZYDECO FLAMES.
Some highlites in between ........ Saturday night, December 6th, RED MEAT, brings their Bakersfield style Honky Tonk back to follow up their wonderful BBQ appearance this summer accompanying WANDA JACKSON. Ms. Jackson was quite late, but nobody missed a beat because RED MEAT is too much fun. Great band, great people, and a lead singer named Smelly Kelly! No kiddin! (you know how good you have to be with a name like that??!!)
BIG SANDY & His Fly Rite Boys make an all too rare visit on Saturday, December 13th. Western Swing with Sandy's smooth as butter voice. Welcome back guys.
Possibly the most family fun show, (besides Santa Claus & Tim Cain of course) will be the long awaited reunion of THE COVERLETTES on Sunday, December 14th. This legendary, fictitious group, from "the wrong side of Vermont," look, sound and talk the '60s like no others. Think THE RONETTES, THE CRYSTALS, THE SHIRELLES, or MARTHA and the VANDELLAS. They absolutely nail it. It's an early 7pm show.
December 19-21, we will have a Crab Feed Weekend. On the Friday night, we are having a House Party in the Bar. It will feature Mike Duke and Angela of course, but also some other folks who work here that will surprise you as well.
Saturday night, LAVAY SMITH and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers will bring their big band to the Rancho Room for the first time in several years. This is swing, blues and jazz music at it's finest and we are excited about Lavay's return. Come out and let them know you want them more often. Crab Feed on Sunday night too, after Mr. & Mrs. Claus make their visit.
So that lead us up to our now ANNUAL GOSPEL CHRISTMAS EVE dinner show. This night has become my family's favorite. It's just a warm, soulful way to celebrate Christmas together and the PRIESTHOOD bring a great mix of pure gospel and great uplifting dance music for all. Also an early 7pm start.
So explore our calendar offerings, pick your spots, stay healthy,
have a great year-end and enjoy the time wherever you are.
On behalf of all your friends at Rancho Nicasio,