2024 WCA Events

Westhaven Center for the Arts presents Third Friday Jazz!
Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Trinidad Town Hall
Funky Bluesy Soul-Series: Let’s Groove! w/ Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band

They will play all your favorite funk, soul, blues, R&B and rock! Come find the groove with this great line-up!
David Childers, guitar, lap steel and vocals
Jenni Simpson, vocals, baritone and alto Saxophone
Julie Froblom, tenor Saxophone and vocals
Paul DeMark, drums and vocals
Doug Marcum, guitar and vocals
Justin Hobart Brown, electric bass

$5-20 sliding scale. $10+ suggested donation; Snacks and Drinks available.
Call 707-834-2479 for information!

Coming Soon: Trinidad Art Nights!
Last Saturday of the months, April – September 2024
5:30-8:30 pm

Join Us Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 5:30 – 8:30 for our Kick-Off Event!
Saunders Plaza East
The Bayou Swamis and much more…
Stay tuned for event details!

You’re Invited! Participate in our Members Exhibit
Friday, May 10, 2024 @ 5-8 pm
Umpqua Bank, Arcata. 

We are excited to get back to our tradition of yearly membership shows, and as we reflect back on our history of Spring Flings during this time of year, we think May will be the perfect time for all of us to come together for this special show! The show is limited to WCA members only, and your support is very much appreciated and needed.

Individual Membership is $30, Student Membership is $25.
Entry Days will be:
Monday, May 6th, from 9 am – 5 pm,
Tuesday, May 7th 10 am – 12 pm, No entry fee! 
We can accept 1-2 pieces that are ready to hang. Walls only, no sculpture. The exhibit will run May 10- July 5, 2024.
To request entry forms, member forms, or for more information, contact Ann Anderson at 707-677-0128 or [email protected] or simply hit ‘reply’ to this email.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Westhaven Center for the Arts presents Third Friday Jazz!
Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Trinidad Town Hall 
RLAD and Christopher Boa: Sax at the Edge

Get down, tap your toes and enjoy! Christopher Boa has his roots in reggae but quickly evolved his sound to include funk, afrobeat and jazz. With a long list of local and regional projects under his belt including Bump Foundation, Afromassive, Sun Hop Fat and Moogot2, he is is currently writing a new Album for Sun Hop Fat as well as his own acid jazz ep. He has has played with the likes of Seun Kuti, Fred Wesley, Ray White (Zappa) George Porter Junior, Brian Haas, Lettuce, and toured with Monophonics, and Polyrhythmics. He has a distinct voice both lyrical and at times full of passion emotion and edge- always searching, reaching for that moment when he disappears and only the music remains. RLAD is Tim Randles, piano, Ken Lawrence, electric bass, Mike LaBolle, drums and Doug Marcum, guitar.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
$10-20, Suggested donation
Info, 707-834-2479
Drinks and Snacks available.

Get Ready! Our WCA Members Exhibit is planned for May at Umpqua Bank, in Arcata. We’ll share more information about that soon!

Westhaven Center for the Arts presents LodeStar Annual Birthday Celebration Show &Tribute to songwriter Linda Fay Carson
Feb. 21, 2024 @ 7:30 pm Soul-A-Mente | 8:00 p.m. LodeStar
Siren Song, 325 2nd Street, Eureka

LodeStar continues their tradition with ‘Original Rockin’ Cosmic Folk Grass’ with their Annual Birthday Celebration Show and Tribute to Linda Faye Carson. From the folksy, back porch to the hinterlands- hear an eclectic mix of folk-rock with an indigenous element, featuring Goodshield Aguilar (Vocals, guitar, banjo), Caterina Delaisia, Keyboard/vocals, Rob Diggins, synth-violin, Jolie Einem, bass, and Alex Litzenger, drums.

Cover: suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away. Soul-A-Mente is Goodshield with Mignon Geli, flute.

Sponsored by Westhaven Center for the Arts. “Organic, home-grown music; naturally good for you!”

Westhaven Center for the Arts presents Bayou Swami’s: Let’s dance!
Feb. 16, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Trinidad Town Hall

A concert with the Swamis gets yer toe tapping and yer face smiling. Hear music of Louisiana and swampy originals by Jeff Landen, guitar/vocals, with Randle Lundberg, button accordions, fiddle and vocals, Kate Koemel, T-fer, rubboard and vocals, Marla Joy, bass and Tommy Fitzmaurice, drums. $5-20 sliding scale. Snacks and drinks available. for info call 707-834-2479, or visit us online at westhavencenter.org.

Westhaven Center for Art’s presents the first show of 2024
Third Friday Jazz

January 19, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Music will be flying at Trinidad Town Hall as RLAD jazz quartet and featured artist Rob Diggins, synth-violin, present their program J.G. “Jes Grew” Bach and Jazz Fusion

Learn a little background about tunes of Chick Corea, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson, Fred Hersch, J.G. “Jes Grew” Bach, Angela Bofill, Steve Erquiaga, Joe Sample, Jay Beckenstein, Freddie Hubbard, Don Grolnick and Rob Diggins, while groovin’ to this uncommon and amazing music! RLAD: Tim Randles, keyboard/piano, Kenneth Lawrence, electric bass, Mike LaBolle, drums and Doug Marcum, guitar.

Danceable tunes, Wood dance floor, Drinks and Snacks available, Doors open at 6:30 pm.
$10-20 suggested donation. Call 707-834-2479 for information.

“Rob Diggins continues to use his violin as a wizard’s wand.” –John Apice / No Depression / April 2016.