Tom Petty Birthday Celebration Feat: Petty Theft - San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers w/ special guests The Blue Mixers
Tom Petty Birthday Celebration Featuring Petty Theft - San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers w/ special guests The Blue Mixers
Petty will always be an American Treasure and we want to celebrate all he gifted us. We hope you will join us for a special evening paying tribute to his career in music.
Tonight will feature local band, The Blue Mixers sharing some of Petty’s deep cuts along with San Francisco based Petty Theft who since 2003, have been touring the western United States performing Petty’s songs true to the originals and in the spirit of the Heartbreaker’s live shows. Petty Theft is not about costumes and get-ups - it’s all about celebrating the music of one of America’s most treasured songwriters…Tom Petty.
Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch. He was also a co-founder of the late 1980’s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and performed what would be their last concert a week before Petty's death in 2017.
$18 Advance / $22 Day of Show
JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre is UPSTAIRS in the historic Napa Valley Opera House in Downtown Napa
GENERAL ADMISSION. STANDING. There is no seating available.
Each person does require a ticket for entry. We welcome ages 8+ with children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
No Refunds. No professional cameras or outside food and drink.
There is dining available downstairs in the Blue Note club.There is a Bar available for drink purchases. Patrons attending a show upstairs in the Ballroom are welcome to dine in the restaurant starting at 5:30 pm if there is seating available.
Due to the historic nature of the Ballroom, there are no bathrooms located upstairs. Facilities are located downstairs through the Blue Note Club and are accessible via stairs or the elevator.
Ear Plugs are available for free at the Box Office
Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the JaM Cellars Ballroom!
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm, Sun 1 hr before doors)
At the forefront of legendary Rock and Roll bands, you are sure to find Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
Since 2003, San Francisco based Petty Theft has been touring the western United States performing Petty’s songs true to the originals and in the spirit of the Heartbreaker’s live shows.
Petty Theft is not about costumes and get-ups - it’s all about celebrating the music of one of America’s most treasured songwriters…Tom Petty
Voted Best Band San Francisco North Bay
– The Bohemian - 2011, 2012, and 2013
Voted Best Local Band - Pacific Sun – 2015
Voted Best Cover Band- Pacific Sun – 2018
About The Band
Adam “bagel” Berkowitz – Drums
Bagel’s musical career is a varied one. He has produced, engineered, mixed and drummed on over 30 albums, one charting at # 39 on the Americana Charts and another recently up to #16 on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts. Bagel was one of 25 “Up and Coming” unsigned drummers across America to receive an endorsement deal with Paiste Cymbals and has toured throughout the continental U.S. and abroad. A few of the many artists Bagel has or is currently performing with include: Jerry Hannan, Noelle Hampton, Larkin Gayle, The Mother Truckers and The 85’s. Besides his infectious groove, Adam is a performer you can’t help but watch as he works that kit!
Dan Durkin – Lead vocals, Guitars & Harmonica
Also a founding member of Petty Theft, Dan is a consummate lead singer and front-man who makes everyone feel like they were invited to the party and whose powerful vocals carry the room wherever they go. Dan also founded Marin County bands Frontline and East of Eden. His band East of Eden shared the stage with Michael McDonald, Chris Isaak, Bruce Hornsby and even drummer Pete Best of The Beatles. His left-handed/upside-down guitar playing fascinates audiences and has other guitarists scratching their heads wondering how the heck he does that.
Django Bayless – Bass & Vocals
Besides being a founding member of Petty Theft, Django has performed in many Marin County bands most notably Sapphire, Triad, and Gahundza in the late 80's and early 90's. Django also performs with The 85’s (80’s tribute band). Django solidifies the rhythm section with his steady bass playing and anchors the vocals with his pristine high harmonies.
Michael Papenburg – Guitar
Michael is a Bay Area native and sought after session player who has been performing in Bay Area bands since the early eighties. The list of artists he has worked with includes Matt Nathanson, Lilyvolt, Brittany Shane, The GoldDiggers, The Welcome Matt, Hey! Brontosaurus, Cameron Ember, Sebastian, The Mad Cattle Ensemble, Orange, and Missile Harmony. He loves playing slide guitar and has been a fan of Tom Petty since he bought "Breakdown" on 45 when it was first released.
Monroe Grisman – Guitar, Vocals
An accomplished veteran of the Bay Area music scene Monroe has performed with numerous local bands that have toured both domestically and abroad. Currently Monroe works as a Producer and session musician on local and international recording projects and is a member of one of the Bay Area’s most promising original rock bands American Drag. He also performs with The 85’s (80’s tribute band). Monroe brings an aggressive edge to PT with his electrifying solos and stage presence.
Flynn – Host, Vocals & Rhythm Guitar:
The Host of the MIX IT UP, Flynn is a Brooklyn, NY transplant living in the Bay Area since July of 2015. His history in music began in 1986 with his first guitar, a Memphis Les Paul. From then on, working in Television, Film, Live Events, and even Fire Performances, Flynn’s passion for music ranges between building guitars, DJing, Studio Recording & Live music, and has enabled him to work with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifa, Tori Amos, Bootsy Collins, and even the opportunity to demo Recording Software for Stevie Wonder while working the Studio Section at the world-famous Sam Ash Music in NYC. More recently, Flynn works outdoor and venue events as a sound engineer and stage tech. Check out the “Who the Hell is Flynn” video for a longer review. “When I’m not playing, I’m working behind the scenes.”
John Wheeler – Lead Guitar, Vocals:
John is the lead guitarist and front man for local surf band Guitarzilla! His credits include time with Dick Dale and the Del Tones and Ralph Woodson Purple Haze. John has been hosting open mic nights locally for past 10 years and loves jamming with the people who come up to play.
Tony Saunders – Bassist:
Tony is currently riding the success of his last CD “Uptown Jazz”. Tony plays all types of music. From Rock music with Ringo, David Crosby, Crosby, Still & Nash, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia and his Dad Merl Saunders to R&B & Jazz legends Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Etta James, Dr John and others. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Piano and arranging Tony has used his writing skills to help him win 2 Emmy’s. Tony is currently working on his fourth cd for San Francisco Records called “Sexy Somethin”. http://www.tonysaunders.com.
– “I Romance the Bass as I Romance Life”
Steve Trovao – Lead Drummer:
Steve is the owner/operator of SteveTrovaoDrums.com offering highly personalized drum instruction in a private acoustically tuned soundproof studio with pro kits. Drum Rentals are available for student and professionals alike. During his forty year professional has career played with Volker Strifler band, Little Wolf & the Hellcats, the Neutrals, Mac Attack and currently performing with heavy surf band Guitarzilla 60s-70s soul with Soul Kat and country artist JD Bauman.
Greg Rahn – Piano / Keyboards:
Greg Rahn has played keyboards with a diverse range of artists from latin jazz greats Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo, Juan Escovedo and Roger Glenn to rock guitar legend Ronnie Montrose and blues guitar hero Chris Cain. A passionate composer and audio engineer, Greg’s work can be heard on albums by Cake, The VW Brothers, Jim Chappel, C3 Fuzzion, and Pride & Joy, as well as over 165 video games such as Guitar Hero, Rugrats and Sponge Bob. He has also played on national TV ads for Hershey’s, Huggies and Rice a Roni. His soundtracks have been honored with various industry awards.