Tess Dunn

Past Dates

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Tess Dunn / T3TRA Celebration - 7:30 pm
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $15 Adv / $20 Day of / $10 Students

Come hear all my latest T3TRA music! While you are there, help me celebrate my birthday (yes, there will be cake!) and raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (there is still no cure for CF). This will be fun, I promise you!

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

South Bay T3TRA Album Release Show - 4:00 pm
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free to All

My first show at Streetlight with my new T3TRA sound! I released my EP Polarity on October 1. Come here my exciting genre shift - and I'll play some Tess Dunn favorites for old times sake. I want to see you there!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Halloween Polarity Fest! - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
KSJS 90.5 FM
San Jose, CA
USA
408-924-5757
Price: Free on Air and Live Streamed

I am honored to be on KSJS' Subversive Rock show on Halloween! We'll be playing Polarity, and discussing the emergence of T3TRA. Listen and call in!

http://ksjs.org/listen/

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

SC Anniversary and Album Release Show
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Price: Free on the Beach!

The Stage on the Santa Cruz Main Beach:

Where else to release my latest EP Polarity?

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

An Intimate Solo Performance - 4:00 PM
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free! Donations Accepted for CFRI….

This is my first time back since my Streetlight Musical Residency last year. I look forward to sharing some new songs from my latest as-yet-unrelased EP. Maybe some of my musical friends will join me for a song or two. I want to see your beautiful faces there! Sweet treats and music - what's not to love?

To cap it off, I'm encouraging donations to Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI), an organization that funds research to find a cure, and which provides educational and psychosocial support to the CF community. In short, they are rad!

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Live on 90.5 FM Ground Zero Radio - 2:00 pm PST
Price: Free of Course! Tune In at www.ksjs.org/listen/

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Opening for Sophie B. Hawkins - 7:30 PM
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $20 Adv/ $25 Day of Show

I'll be doing this one solo. Such an honor to open for the incredible Sophie B. Hawkins!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Anaheim, CA 92802

I'll be playing a 30-minute set at Hohner's booth this year, as a Lanikai-endorsed artist!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Anaheim, CA 92802

I'll be playing a 30-minute set at Hohner's booth this year, as a Lanikai-endorsed artist!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Sofitel San Francisco Bay
Rose Tattoos & Rock Bands: Living an Engaged Life with CF - 12:00 pm
Twin Dolphins Drive
Redwood City, CA
Price: $95

I am honored to be the "Inspirational Speaker" at CFRI's National Education Conference. I'll be mixing it up with a multi-media presentation.

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Garden Concert in Bellingham
Barden Concert: A Benefit for CFRI - 8:00 PM
Bellingham, WA
Price: Donations to CFRI at the Door

Hello My Washington Friends, I am honored to perform in a beautiful garden setting, as the community comes out to support cystic fibrosis research and advocacy! If you are in the area, and would like to attend, please email me for details!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Hello Portland In-Store Show! - 6:00 pm
3158 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-8926
Price: Free

I love Music Millennium! And I love Portland, so this is a match made in heaven. 

 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Lithia Park
Pop-Up in the Park! - Sunset
Ashland, OR
Price: Free of Course!

I'm on my way to Portland and Bellingham, and Ashland is the perfect stopping place. Lithia Park is magical, and the people of Ashland are fantastic in their appreciation of music in the park!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Vans Warped Tour!!! - 11:00
One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-967-4040
Price: $39.50

My 7th consecutive year at Warped! Come find me in the Acoustic Basement!

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Wrigley's/University Business Park
First Friday! - 7:00 PM
2801 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
Price: Free

Have you been to the former Wrigley Factory lately? It has been converted to a very happening space, with galleries, artists studios and other creative endeavors. It is also where I filmed my last music video to "Stay." First Friday is a huge party, and there is no cooler place to celebrate. Come on down!

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Musical Residency: Show Five, i.e. The Finale! - TBA
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free to All!

I cannot believe that this is the final show of my Musical Residency! I will be rockin' with my full band at this grand finale! Come celebrate with me!

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Musical Residency: Show Four! - TBA
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free to All!

Show Four of my Musical Residency, which means that four of us will be performing! We are growing in numbers and sound! Come hang out with my band and me. Is it time to bring cookies?

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Musical Residency: Show Three! - TBA
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free to All!

Show Three of my Musical Residency! Those of you who have been following this know what that means: This time, I will be at Streetlight with two of my bandmates! It's getting a little more crowded on that stage. It would make me very happy to see you at this show. Sing along and dance in the aisles!

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Musical Residency: Show Two! - TBA
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free to All!

Show One of my Musical Residency! I'll have one member of my band with me. Favorite songs, keyboards, ukelele, keytar, what's not to like? Come say hi! Maybe I'll have snacks :)

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Musical Residency: First Show! - TBA
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free to All!

I am honored to have the first Musical Residency in the history of Streetlight San Jose! I will have a series of five shows through January and February. I will start solo, and with each subsequent show, add a member of my band, culminating in a rocking show on February 21st! But for this first show, it's all me! I will take over Streetlight's stage as my living room, and share some of my favorite songs. Come keep me company! But look out, I may just hand you a tambourine or glockenspiel and ask you to join me :)

 

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Sixty-Five Roses CF Benefit Show! - 7:00 PM
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $15 Advance/$20 Door; $10 students

Come party with me! This annual benefit concert at Moe's Alley will raise needed funds for CF research and support, and it is also my 20th birthdayReally! My band and I will perform songs from my new EP, "Daydreamers." In addition, we'll have a taco truck, silent auction, special guests, and birthday cake. What's not to love? Please make my day, and be at this show.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa
Wine for a Cure - 3:00 PM
4549 Cross Road
Livermore, CA
USA
650.404.9979
Price: $125

Wine for a Cure features fine wine, gourmet food, celebrities, live and silent auctions, and music by yours truly! I am very excited to be performing with Adam Topol, amazing drummer for Culver City Dub Collective and Jack Johnson! Adam played drums on my first album, and this will be our first reunion since 2009. All funds raised from this amazing event go to support innovative research and support programs for people living with cystic fibrosis.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Opening for Josh Damigo! - 7 pm
1055 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)299.BLUE

I'm excited to announce that I'll be opening for Josh Damigo at House of Blues San Diego on July 21st! I opened for Josh a few years ago, and I'm honored that he's asked me once again. 

It's going to be a lot of fun - Josh will have his full band backing him, and there will be another opener as well. Come on down for a good time!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Tess Dunn at Cozmic! - 8:00 PM
199 W. 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 338-9333
Price: $6 Advance/$8 Day of Show

I am delighted to perform at Cozmic in downtown Eugene! In addition to being in a cool old building that used to be an Edsel dealership, Cozmic has great pizza and libations. I am stoked to have a popular local band, Axis Salvation, opening for me. If you live near Eugene, come on down! If you don't, but know others who do, send them my way!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Indiegogo House Concert!
Special Indiegogo House Concert! - Sunset
Lake Oswego, Oregon

One of my top Indiegogo campaign pledgers lives in Lake Oswego, just south of Portland, and because I will be in Portland for Warped, the planets aligned and my band and I will give an intimate house concert in beautiful Lake Oswego. I'm bringing the fairy lights for this one too! 

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Portland Expo Center
Vans Warped Tour! - 11:00 AM
Portland, OR 97217
Price: $36.00

My sixth year playing Vans Warped Tour! The best days of my life! I will be rocking the Kevin Says Stage with my band.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Vans Warped Tour! - 11:00 AM
40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road
Auburn, WA 98092
(360) 825-6200
Price: $48.50

My sixth year playing Vans Warped Tour! The best days of my life! I will be rocking the Kevin Says Stage with my band.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Lithia Park
Busking in the Park! - Sunset
Ashland, OR 97520
Price: Free!

Called the Crown Jewel of Ashland, Lithia Park is absolutely gorgeous. Last summer, en route to our gigs in Portland, my bandmates and I had an impromptu busking session in the park, which ended up drawing a crowd for a full set. It was absolutely magical. On the way to my Seattle Warped performance, my bandmates and I want to recreate the magic, but this time we're bringing sparkly lights for after sunset. If you are in Ashland, come say hello! I'll probably hand you a tambourine and make you part of the band.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Vans Warped Tour! - 11:00 AM
One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-967-4040
Price: $49.50

My sixth year playing Vans Warped Tour! The best days of my life! I will be rocking the Acoustic Basement with my band.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Pre-Warped Showcase In-Store! - 5:00 pm
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free!

I love playing at Streetlight! Independent music stores like Streetlight are a rare treasure, especially to the unsigned artist! Please come hear my band and me as we run through our Warped Tour set list, in anticipation of our performance at Shoreline Amphitheatre on June 21.

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Streetlight Records Santa Cruz
Pre-Warped Showcase on First Friday! - 7:00 PM
939 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Price: Free!

It's First Friday in downtown Santa Cruz, and if you are from these parts, you know it's all happening downtown! Galleries, pubs, and music venues are all hopping, and the sidewalks are full of happy people. I am stoked to be performing with my band at Streetlight Records, giving a pre-Vans Warped performance. This will be the first live performance of songs from my new EP. Come say hi and join the party!

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Kaiser Permanente Arena
Warriors Half-Time Show - 6:30
Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA

I am honored to perform "Daydreamers" live for the first time at the Santa Cruz Warriors semi-final game! A sold-out house!

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Cystic Fibrosis & Organ Donation Awareness Benefit Concert - 7:00 PM
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $15 Advance/$20 Door; $10 students

A Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. & Organ Donation Awareness! Sunday, December 8th, 7:00 PM, Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz). This is going to be the most incredible evening! In addition to rocking with my full band (and hearing some of those new songs I mentioned above), the incredible Urban Theory will be opening for me, we'll have a taco truck, raffle, silent auction, proclamations, and birthday cake! (Yes, birthday cake for me, as I turn 19 next month...) Very importantly, we will raise awareness of the critical need for people to register as organ donors. A person is added to the list every 10 minutes (from babies to grandparents), and unfortunately, many people do not survive the wait. If you haven't registered, you can do so at the show. Join me please!

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Kidrageous Carnival! - 1:00
Downtown Watsonville
Watsonville, California 95076
Uni
831.724.9100
Price: Free!

A benefit for Jacob's Heart, a program that provides support to children with cancer and their families.

 

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Backspace Portland - Opening for Dresses! - 8:30 PM
115 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-2900
Price: $8.00

I am delighted to be opening for the wildly popular Portland-based duo Dresses, at Backspace - a very cool venue! I will be joined by two of my bandmates, and we promise to rock you. Please come listen, clap, sing along, and say hello afterward. Portland music fans, I want to meet you!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

In-Store Performance - 6:00 PM
3158 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-8926
Price: Free!

Please join me at Music Millennium for a free in-store show! This will be my first performance ever in Portland! Music Millennium, whose slogan is "A place where the music and people still matter," is a gift to the independent, unsigned musician. I will be joined by two of my bandmates, and look forward to making new friends. I will be performing at Backspace in Portland the next night, so this will give people a musical sample. Please come by and say hello!

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Inaugural SCMF - Local Version of SXSW - 10:0 PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center - 320 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
Price: $30

The Santa Cruz Music Festival, AKA SCMF, will have its inaugural run on July 20th! Think of it as SXSW done Santa Cruz style. $30 tickets give you access to 7 venues and over 50 acts! I am honored to perform at the fabulous Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Come hear your favorite artists (I hope I am included on that list!) and hear some new ones. I hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Vans Warped Tour!
Vans Warped Tour 2013! - TBA Day-Of
Shoreline Amphitheatre - One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-967-4040
Price: $45

I love Warped!

This will be my fifth year performing at the SF Bay Area stop of the tour.

This is one incredible day, with multiple stages and endless acts. Go to http://www.vanswarpedtour.com/ to see the line-up and get tickets before they sell out.

And from last year:

[Photo credit to Kalyani Graff]

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Warped Tour Preview! - 7:00 PM
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free!

I love playing at Streetlight Records! This store is a true friend to independent artists, and I am honored that they sell my CDs!

This show will be a blast: My band and I are doing a run through of our set list in anticipation of our performance at the Vans Warped Tour show at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View on June 22nd.

Come say hi! I'll have a free drawing for those of you who come. It will be a party!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Headlining at The Catalyst - 9:00 pm
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-1336
Price: $5 adv/$10 door

I will be headlining in the Catalyst Atrium, something I have never done before and am stoked for! Urban Theory, another local band (that my guitarist, Rory, drums in) will open for be at 9 pm sharp. Get your tickets in advance: http://www.catalystclub.com/event/238951-tess-dunn-santa-cruz/

Be there or be square.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Comcast Spring Break! - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz, CA
Price: Free

Hey Everyone! I am thrilled to return to the beach stage at the Comcast Spring Break. After riding the Giant Dipper, come pull up a beach chair in the sand and listen to my band and me as we rock it! A Santa Cruz Beach party - what's not to love? :]

And from last year's performance:

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Opening for James Durbin - 8:00 pm
1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-1336
Price: $15 adv/$20 door

I am excited and honored to announce that I will be opening for the amazing James Durbin at the Catalyst! This will be a rocking gig. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance - you don't want to miss this!

 

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Opening for Cruzmatik: Benefit for Grind Out Hunger - 8:00 pm
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $12 adv/$14 door

Santa Cruzans unite to Grind Out Hunger! This will be a fun show, and be ready to dance!!!

Cruz Matik featuring DJ Tone Sol are putting this show on, and I am honored to be invited to support the cause. I'll be playing with my full band, and I am having fun putting a dance spin on some of my songs.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Opening for Wooster - Acoustic Show - 9:00 pm
1134 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 429-6994
Price: $12

Wooster has developed a devoted following, thanks to their energetic performances and "party-ready" sound. They describe themselves as "a mix of California reggae and Aretha Franklin-esque soul, spiced up with hints of Motown, surf, Latin rock, funk and hip-hop." I am thrilled to be opening for them at the Crepe Place! This is an acoustic show.

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Nina Storey with Tess Dunn! - 8:30 pm
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $15 adv/$20 door

I am stoked to open for my friend and musical mentor Nina Storey! Nina is releasing her latest album, and will be rockin' it with her full band. I will open with my full band, and look forward to a duet or two with Nina. I apologize to my under 21 friends that this is a 21 and over show...

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Streetlight Records Santa Cruz
Acoustic In-Store with Nina Storey - 5:00 pm
939 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Price: Free

In anticipation of our show at Moe's Alley, Nina and I will each perform at Streetlight! Come get a taste of the music acoustically, before Saturday's performances with our full bands!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Streetlight Records Santa Cruz
Free In-Store Performance! - 4:00 pm
939 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Price: Free!

I love Streetlight Records! They are incredibly supportive of unsigned independent artists - myself included - and I am honored that they carry my CDs in both the Santa Cruz and San Jose stores. This will be a rocking acoustic show with my talented band. Please come say hi. I will have a free drawing for some of my CDs and shirts for those of you who show up :] And think about all the people you can buy gifts for while shopping in Streetlight! It's a win-win proposition!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Live In-Store With My Band! - 4:00 pm
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free!

I love Streetlight! Come to this rocking acoustic show! Streetlight Records is incredibly supportive of the unsigned independent artist - I am honored that they carry my CDs. Come say hello. It is so much more fun to perform with a crowd. And it's free :]

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Kidrageous Carnival! - 2:30 pm
Downtown Watsonville
Watsonville, California 95076
Uni
831.724.9100
Price: Free!

I am honored to perform at the Kidrageous Carnival, a benefit for Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Services. This program provides incredible support to children and their families as they cope with childhood cancer. I will be performing with my band in Watsonville's downtown plaza at 2:30. Come say hi, and show your support for Jacob's Heart.

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Concert! - 7:30 pm
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $10

I'll be performing with my band at my favorite venue - I call Moe's my second living room! All proceeds from this show go to CFRI (Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc.), an amazing organization that funds cutting edge CF research, as well as providing education and support services. Please join me! This will a concert and a party all wrapped up into one! And this is a rare all-ages show at Moe's!

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Tess Dunn With Her Band - TBA
5027 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
408-266-0550
Price: $11.65

This is the first time I am performing at the Britannia Arms, and I am really hoping to have your support. Tickets are available online: https://tickets.aftonshows.com/TessDunn

There are other bands playing as well, so you can enjoy a full evening of music!


Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Vans Warped Tour - The Acoustic Basement - 12:50 pm
San Francisco, CA

This marks my fourth consecutive year at Warped! This year, my band and I will be in the "Acoustic Basement," an up-close-and-personal performance tent. Come listen and say hello!


From last year:

[Photo by White Menace]

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Crocker Theater - Cabrillo College
Bravo! Work4Youth Talent Showcase - 7 pm
Aptos, CA

Times are tough, and Santa Cruz County's summer job program for teens has been cut from the federal budget. This is a benefit to support this vital program, which prepares youth for the workforce. I am honored to be an invited performer, and to support this cause!

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Cocoanut Grove - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
"Interact Spring Send Off" - TBA
Santa Cruz, CA

I am proud to be the musical guest for the regional Interact group - which is comprised of hundreds of teens who are community minded leaders. Funds raised by Interact members support health programs, including an AIDS prevention program in Africa.

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Comcast Spring Break at the Beach - 6:00 PM
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz, CA
Price: Free!

I am stoked to headline at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's "Comcast Spring Break!" I'll perform with my band on the beach stage at 6:00 PM. Plan to be at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Friday April 6th - this will be rockin'! 

Friday, February 24th, 2012

"Honesty Box" Album Release Concert! - 7:30 pm
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 479-9421
Price: $16 advance

Come celebrate the release of my second EP, "Honesty Box," which I recently recorded at White Buffalo Studios in Los Angeles. I am very proud of this collection of new songs. Thanks to Snazzy Productions for producing this event! For tickets, go to http://www.snazzyproductions.com.

TessKuumbwaFlyer.PDF

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Good Morning Monterey Bay - 8:30 am
Santa Cruz, CA
Price: Free! KSCO Livestreams!

It is always fun to perform on Rosemary Chalmers' morning show! She is one of the only people who can get me up so early. I will be performing a few songs with my talented bandmates, and talking about my upcoming album release concert at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center (which will be held February 24th).

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Please Stand By - 11:00 am
1110 Main St. Sweet 16
Watsonville, CA 95076
Office 831-722-9000
Price: Free! KPIG Live streams!

I am honored to be on John Sandidge's weekly live music show "Please Stand By." I will be accompanied by my talented bandmates, and we will give you a taste of the new songs from my latest album which I will release on February 24th at Kuumbwa. Tune in! Call in!

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Live In-Studio Show - 3:30 pm
1241 Franklin St
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-260-2999

Tune in to listener-supported KKUP! I will be talking about my upcoming album and performing live.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Album Release Interview - 9:00 PM
203 8th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Listen to some cuts from my soon-to-be released album, "Honesty Box."

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Pre-Concert Release Show - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz, CA
Price: Free of course! KZSC Live stream

If you want a sneak preview of my new album, then listen in! "Sleepy John" Sandidge of Snazzy Productions will be hosting me on his show, in anticipation of my Snazzy produced album release concert! I'm bringing the advance copy of the EP for your listening pleasure.

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Alternative Music at the Alternative Cafe! - 8:00 pm
1230 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955
831-583-0913
Price: $10

I am taking over the Alternative Café with my band! This is my second show at this awesome venue, and I am thrilled to be back.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Live Show - Streaming Live! - 8:00 PM
Pebble Beach, California
Request Line : 831-625-5078
Price: Free!

I'll be in the studio for an interview to promote my November 19th show at The Alternative Café in Seaside. This is a very rad station run by the students at Stevenson School. Tune in and call in!

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Cruzapalooza - A Benefit for the Santa Cruz Teen Center - 4:15
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-6177
Price: Free!

Come out and support the Santa Cruz Teen Center at this all-ages, family-friendly fundraiser featuring live music (I go on around 4:15 - The White Album Ensemble goes on at 6:30), kids’ carnival and skate ramps, games, and spaghetti and ice cream! We need to keep the Teen Center open!

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Tess Dunn Acoustic Show - 8:00 pm
1209 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Nex
831.469.9900
Price: $10

My band and I are playing an acoustic show in the hip Backstage Lounge. Great food, great music venue! 

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Kidrageous - 2:30
Downtown Watsonville
Watsonville, California 95076
831.724.9100
Price: Free!

I am proud to perform at the annual Kidrageous event, which supports Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services. This is a fun all-ages carnival. Come show your support! I will post my performance time soon.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Live In-Store - 3:00
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free!

It's a big day at Streetlight! First, a big record swap event, then live music! This will be fun for all.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Vans Warped Tour! - 11:00
One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-967-4040
Price: $34

I'll be playing on the Kevin Says Stage! Come for a packed day of rad music. 

From 2010:

[Photo by Joel Hersch]

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

TEDx Santa Cruz - 3:00 pm
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Uni
Price: $75

I am honored to be one of many speakers/musicians at the TEDx Santa Cruz event. This is from the TEDx Santa Cruz website:

TEDxSantaCruz will feature more than 20 extraordinary speakers who will share their passionate views on a variety of subjects addressing the theme: “Engage!” You will hear a full day of visionary talks that will change the way we think about our life, work, and world.

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Santa Cruz Pride Festival - 2:15
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831)420-5260
Price: Free

Please note the venue change - Blame it on the rain!

I am part of the festival's musical line-up.

I'm proud to be an ally. NOH8.

Come enjoy a day at the Civic!

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Josh Damigo and Friends - 10:00 PM
4603 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 507-7223
Price: $10

Opening for the amazing Josh Damigo [www.joshdamigo.com]. 

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Tess Dunn In-Store Acoustic Hot Topic Show! - 5:00 pm
1855 41st Ave
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 476-7718
Price: Free

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS.
Note: Yes. I know it's Hot Topic. It's also an acoustic in-store performance, will all proceeds going to a good cause. Touché, right?
Hey everyone! This is an acoustic in-store performance at Hot Topic. It's completely free [though I'll have shirts, music, and possibly stickers] and a walk-in show. It's up close and personal and it'd mean a lot to me if you went. 

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

DIVA7 - 9 pm
1011 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-1336
Price: $13 in advance, $18 at the door

Tammi Brown, Gedina, Gina Rene, Alysha, Natalie Singley, DJ Don-Ette G and Special Guests will be joining me. It'll be a fun show! For more info, click here.

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Tess' Birthday/Concert/CF Benefit Bash! - 7:30, doors open at 6
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $10, kids are 2 for 1

SO!
I'm having a concert as a birthday bash on the 19th and YOU are invited.
Tickets are $10 in general, and kids are 2 for 1.
There will be cake, and it will be stress/hassle free, so definitely come, even if just for a little bit.
Invite anyone you want to - this is an all-inclusive event!
For more information, here's the website. CHECK IT OUT and come help me celebrate my 16th birthday! :]

http://www.moesalley.com/artist.php?id=1040&artist=TESS_DUNN_&_Friends

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Tess Dunn at Alternative Cafe with Adrienne Pierce - 8 pm
1230 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955
831-583-0913
Price: $10

I'll be playing in Seaside with the lovely Adrienne Pierce. It'll be more acoustic, and very cozy - the venue only holds about 40 people. So be one of those 40! I'd love to see your face there.

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

KZSC 88.1 FM
Tess Dunn on Girls With Guitars - 7:30 pm

I'll be on KZSC's Girls With Guitars with DJ Jules, playing new songs with Nico Spence. Make sure to listen in :]

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Tess Dunn on KKUP - 3 pm
1241 Franklin St
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-260-2999

Make sure to tune in! I will be promoting my show [which is later that day] and playing songs from my upcoming album with Nico Spence and Conner Bruce.

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Tess Dunn at Streetlight Records San Jose - 5 pm
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404
Price: Free!

I will be playing new songs with Nico Spence and Conner Bruce. Come listen! It's free :]

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Bay Area CF Concert Series - TBA
333A Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965
415.389-5072
Price: Ticket info: miller_marissa@yaho

Also performing, Rose Logue Harting (http://www.facebook.com/RoseLogueMusic) and Mike Gibbons (www.mikegibbons.net).

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

John Madden's Goal Line Studio
Third Annual “Wine for a Cure" [Cystic Fibrosis Benefit] - TBA
5959 Coronado Lane
Pleasanton, CA 94588
USA
Price: TBA

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Tess Dunn Headlining at Don Quixote's - 8:00
6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
(831)335-2800
Price: $10

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

WARPED TOUR '10 - 11 am - 7 pm
One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-967-4040
Price: $30

Come early and see a load of alternative/rock/indie/ska/screamo bands perform! It'll be fun. Promise.

From 2009:

[Photo credit goes to Siri Vaeth]

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Nina Storey with Special Guest Tess Dunn! - 8 pm
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Young Performers Showcase - 7:30 pm
Soquel & Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-689-0923

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Performing at Streetlight Records San Jose
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
408-292-1404

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Performing at Streetlight Records Santa Cruz - 4 pm
939 South Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
1-888-648-9201

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Opening for Scout Niblett - 9 pm
1134 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 429-6994

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Live Performance at KKUP
1241 Franklin St
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-260-2999

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Nina Storey with Special Guest Tess Dunn! - 6 pm
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Opening for Karla Bonoff - 7:30 pm
Soquel & Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-689-0923

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

KZSC 88.1 FM
Live Performance and Interview at KZSC

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Celebrating Sleepy John
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831)427-2227

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Opening for The Rhythm Angels - 7:30 pm
6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
(831)335-2800

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Live Performance with Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce
1110 Main St. Sweet 16
Watsonville, CA 95076
Office 831-722-9000

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

"Breathe Easy" Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Concert - 3 pm
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Pier 30/32
WARPED TOUR '09 - 11 am - 7 pm
San Francisco, CA 94107

This is my first year at Warped Tour, and I'm beyond excited! Come out and see a bunch of awesome bands perform, including myself!

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Opening for Iris Dement - 7:30 pm
Soquel & Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-689-0923

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

The "Don't Miss This Show" Show - 7 pm
Soquel & Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-689-0923

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Cayuga Vault
Tess Dunn - Flavor the Moment - 7:30 pm
1100 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 421-9471

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Warped Tour Seattle! - 11:00 AM
40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road
Auburn, WA 98092
(360) 825-6200
Price: $48.50

My sixth year playing Vans Warped Tour! The best days of my life! I will be rocking the Kevin Says Stage with my band.