Shows

Jun
2
Sat
Duo @ Georis Winery
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Dave Holodiloff Duo featuring Michael Martinez (piano) for an afternoon of quality and diverse entertainment at Georis Winery in beautiful Carmel Valley Village, CA. This is a wonderful and intimate atmosphere, perfect to meet Dave if you are planning a wedding or event! 1 Pilot Rd. Carmel Valley, CA. https://www.georiswine.com/
FOLK TRIO @ Eat Play Love Fest
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Dave Holodiloff Trio is playing a set at the 2nd Eat Play Love Fest from 7-9pm os Saturday June 2nd 2018. More info below. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-play-love-2-summer-kick-off-tickets-45580206625

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Eat Play Love: A community harvest at Mesa Del Sol

EVOLUTION hosts an epic playdate and harvest of community at Mesa Del Sol tucked back next to the Arroyo Seco river. At this magical vineyard and historic ranch house, we will gather to sing, dance, play and break bread together. Its the perfect Summer kick off!

Your ticket includes:
  • 1 night of camping on this beautiful property
  • 4 delicious organic meals
  • daily yoga, dance, and song circles
  • live music all weekend
  • campfire magic
  • playtime at the pool and on the Arroyo Seco river
  • optional Thai massage sessions,
  • wine, honey and chai tastings and vineyard tours
You are welcome and encouraged to bring instruments, poems, and stories to share. Bring snacks and whatever you need to set up a cozy tent. There are a limited number of rooms/beds for those who want a little more cush. Below are some of the artists joining us for the weekend:

Debbie Nargi-Brown keeps the good vibes flowing:DSC_3983 (1)

Debbie has been leading dance and song for almost 30 years in Santa Cruz and beyond. Her singing circles promote the pure joy of singing, a connection with each other and to the sacredness of the song. She creates a nurturing environment so all are welcome to come and express themselves fully with their voice. She teaches simple songs with a call and response style that anyone can follow and will lead us playfully into connection with our hearts and each other.   Stay tuned for Debbie's next visit to EVOLUTION.

The Carolynn Sills Combo:

"The Carolyn Sills Combo’s flavor of gourmet country peels back the layers of western roots to tuck in genuine storytelling, solid musicianship, tight arrangements and good times.  Although Sills prefers to write songs from experience, she writes fantastic fiction. “Even Villains Once Were Babies” tells a tale of the lamenting mothers of outlaws. “I was listening to Marty Robbins and I thought, ‘How would he write a song from a woman’s perspective?’” Sills says.   Early country music is perpetually being digested through the combo. Ennio Morricone’s climactic soundtracks spawned a collection of their swing songs. Patsy Cline is Sills’ biggest vocal muse. Merle Travis influenced the way Egan picks his guitar, while Bob Wills’ legendary live performances inspire the band to put on a proper party for their audience."  - Monterey County Weekly

Jennifer Haydu:  The Dance of Yoga: Fluid Dynamics

Jennifer is movement artist, instructor and performer and the founder of EVOLUTION Transformative Arts. After many years of study and exploration with dance, yoga, and movement instructors all over the world, Jennifer offers a fluid yoga practice. She will offer practices at Eat PLAY love appropriate for all levels that will encourage fluid and joy in the joints, tissues and subtle body. She will also offer Thai Yoga massage session on Saturday.

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Summer Kick off at Mesa Del Sol

Join another epic Evolution playdate and harvest of community at Mesa Del Sol. At this magical vineyard and historic ranch house, we will gather to sing, dance, play and kick off the summer! What a line up of music: Dave Holodiloff and his bluegrass Trio, The Carolyn Sills Combo, and Rushadicous will create a joyous vortex of tunes, while Debbie Nargie-Brown leads us in song circles and Jennifer Haydu keeps the fluid dynamics of our yoga dance in motion.

Your ticket includes:
  • 1 nights of camping on this beautiful property
  • 4 delicious organic meals: lunch and dinner Sat/breakfast and lunch Sun
  • daily yoga, dance, and song circles
  • live music all weekend
  • campfire magic
  • playtime at the pool and on the Arroyo Seco river
  • optional Thai massage sessions, wine tastings and honey tastings
  • Tours of the vineyard
There will be free time to swim, explore the river, play acroyoga or just lounge around the pool and nap. You are welcome and encouraged to bring instruments, poems, and stories to share. Bring snacks and whatever you need to set up a cozy tent. There are a limited number of rooms/beds for those who want a little more cush. Contact Jen ASAP to reserve. DATES: Saturday June 2- Sunday June 3 Arrive 10am Saturday and depart 4pm Sunday $250 for the entire weekend of delight! $225 for early bird registered by May 12 $100 for Sunday only Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-play-love-2-summer-kick-off-tickets-45580206625 Call Jennifer for more information: 831 601-0427
Jun
13
Wed
Private Event in Carmel w/ the Piano Duet
Jun 13 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

pic by Sofi Glysson

The Dave Holodiloff Mandolin/Piano Duo with Michael Martinez will perform for a private event at Sunset Center in Carmel, CA. To book Dave and the band for your wedding, event, or festival, please email daveholodiloff@gmail.com
Jun
16
Sat
PRIVATE Wedding at Henry Miller Library
Jun 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Trio featuring Bill Sullivan (bass) and Gary Meek (sax/flute) performs for a private wedding at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA. To book Dave and the band for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to daveholodiloff@gmail.com
Jun
18
Mon
PRIVATE Folk Trio Event
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

photo: Bob Aronson

The Dave Holodiloff Folk Trio featuring Gene Mason (guitar/banjo) and Bill Sulivan (bass) plays a private event in Carmel Valley, CA. Book the band for your event by sending an inquiry to daveholodiloff@gmail.com
Jun
21
Thu
Private Solo-diloff Event
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"Solo-diloff" plays a private event in Monterey, CA! To book Dave (and the band) for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to daveholodiloff@gmail.com
Jun
22
Fri
Private Jazz Trio Event
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Jazz Trio featuring Peter Mellinger on violin and Bill Sullivan on bass play a private event in Carmel, CA. Book Dave for your event by emailing daveholodiloff@gmail.com
Jun
23
Sat
Private Winery Event in Carmel Valley, CA
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Dynamic Duet with Peter Mellinger on fiddle plays a private wine club party in Carmel Valley, CA. To book Dave and the band for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to daveholodiloff@gmail.com
Jun
24
Sun
Tune into live KPIG Radio 107.5FM
Jun 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tune into KPIG 107.5FM for "Please Stand By" with legendary radio host "Sleepy" John Sandige. The Dave Holodiloff Band plays some music and shares information on their upcoming show that night in Felton, CA at Flynn's Cabaret. Tune in live at www.kpig.com
Sextet at Flynn’s in Felton!
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-holodiloff-band-tickets-45971351550?aff=eac2
All are invited to Flynn's Cabaret for an unforgettable night of high energy original acoustic world-folk-fusion music with the Dave Holodiloff Sextet on Sunday June 24th 2018!
 
Who: Dave Holodiloff Sextet featuring Michael Martinez, Bill Sullivan, Peter Mellinger, Lex Olsen, and Steve Robertson
Where: Flynn's Cabaret
When: Sunday June 24th 2018
Time: 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm (open seating)
Tickets: advance $15/door $18 
Address: 6275 HWY 9 Felton, CA 95018
 
The Dave Holodiloff Sextet is making it's debut performance at Flynn's for another magical night of high energy acoustic music! Led by Monterey Bay native Dave Holodiloff on mandolin and vocals, the multi talented ensemble features some of the best musicians in the area including Michael Martinez (piano), Peter Mellinger (violin), Lex Olsen (guitar), Steve Robertson (percussion) and Bill Sullivan (bass). This is a rare not-to-be-missed performance!
 
The Dave Holodiloff Sextet is an original acoustic adventure that is equal parts jam and jazz, string band and symphony. A fantastic fusion of fun and sophistication, the music blends symphonic, traditional acoustic, and improvisatory elements to create a sound that is pure excitement. For fans of Bluegrass, Balkan, Celtic, World, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, or Funk, the music will both delight and surprise. The band brings high-energy fun performance and an all-age appeal.
 
Individual Bio's:
 
Piano prodigy Michael Martinez brings a polished new age jazz sound to the group...watch out for his otherworldly solos, they just might transport you to another dimension!
 
Fiddle phenom Peter Mellinger hails from Carmel Valley and is well versed in both Classical, Celtic, Jazz, World, and Bluegrass (a rare combination in any performer) and has been playing with Dave Holodiloff since 2010. 
 
Bill Sullivan is an all around stand up guy and stand up bass player who lays the groove down like nobody else! In addition to being a steady member of Dave's Band since 2012, Bill also freelances with Blues and Rock 'n' Roll groups across the bay.
 
Lex Olsen is a dynamic Gypsy and Jazz guitarist who cut his chops touring with gypsy jazz ensembles like Farouche in the Bay Area. He exudes a refreshing youthful energy and adds that unmistakeable "Django-esque" gypsy flavor to the ensemble.
 
Steve Robertson is a multi-dimensional percussionist and educator. He brings a wealth of jazz and world music knowledge to the ensemble and keeps the heart beating within all of us. A graduate of San Jose University with a BA in Music Performance and Education, Steve has been active in performing, producing, and teaching in the Bay Area for more than 25 years.
Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and ability to inspire partnerships with amazing musicians. Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist, bringing the party to weddings and events throughout Northern California and beyond. A devoted craftsman on the mandolin, his diverse recordings include Original Music, Balkan, Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic, World Favorites, Holiday Classics, and even a Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute.  
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-holodiloff-band-tickets-45971351550?aff=eac2
Jun
28
Thu
Private Solo-diloff Event
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"Solo-diloff" plays a private event in Monterey, CA! To book Dave (and the band) for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to daveholodiloff@gmail.com
House Concert w/ the Dynamic Duo!
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Dynamic Duo with Peter Mellinger is performing at a house concert in Monterey, CA on Thursday June 28th. To attend, you must RSVP to the hosts, Laura and Russell Frank for the address and info. Potluck at 6pm followed by concert at 7pm. Suggested $20-$30 donation. Contact: laura.knarf@gmail.com This should be super fun!!!
Jul
4
Wed
Private 4th of July BBQ!
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Solo-diloff plays a private patriotic 4th of July BBQ celebration! To book Dave and the band for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to daveholodiloff@gmail.com
Jul
7
Sat
Dynamic Duo at Georis Winery!
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Dynamic Duo with Peter Mellinger (violin prodigy) will perform for the afternoon at beautiful Georis Winery in Carmel Valley, CA from 2-4pm. 1 Pilot Rd. Carmel Valley, CA: https://www.georiswine.com/ This is a great opportunity to meet Dave in a casual and intimate setting if you are planning a wedding or event. Additionally, Dave will have CDs available for purchase, including the latest "Balkan String Projekt"!
Jul
13
Fri
Big Dave Holodiloff Sextet Concert at CSA Pacific Grove!!!
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Buy advance tickets and save: https://www.centerforspiritualawakening.org/store/p871/Dave_Holodiloff_Band.html
Who: Dave Holodiloff Sextet featuring Michael Martinez, Bill Sullivan, Peter Mellinger, Lex Olsen, and Steve Robertson
Where: Center for Spiritual Awakening
When: Friday July 13th 2018
Time: 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm (open seating)
Tickets: advance $20/door $25 
Address: 522 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Advance Tickets: available at the Mindshop 522 Central Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 372-2971 or online: https://www.centerforspiritualawakening.org/store/p871/Dave_Holodiloff_Band.html
 
The Dave Holodiloff Sextet is returning to Pacific Grove's Center for Spiritual Awakening for another magical night of high energy acoustic music! Led by Pacific Grove native Dave Holodiloff on mandolin and vocals, the multi talented ensemble features some of the best musicians in the Monterey Bay including Michael Martinez (piano), Peter Mellinger (violin), Lex Olsen (guitar), Steve Robertson (percussion) and Bill Sullivan (bass). This is a rare not-to-be-missed performance, a night to awaken the musical spirit within!
 
The Dave Holodiloff Sextet is an original acoustic adventure that is equal parts jam and jazz, string band and symphony. A fantastic fusion of fun and sophistication, the music blends symphonic, traditional acoustic, and improvisatory elements to create a sound that is pure excitement. For fans of Bluegrass, Balkan, Celtic, World, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, or Funk, the music will both delight and surprise. The band brings high-energy fun performance and an all-age appeal.
 
Individual Bio's:
 
The Center for Spiritual Awakenings beloved musical director and piano prodigy Michael Martinez brings a polished new age jazz sound to the group...watch out for his otherworldly solos, they just might transport you to another dimension!
 
Fiddle phenom Peter Mellinger hails from Carmel Valley and is well versed in both Classical, Celtic, Jazz, World, and Bluegrass (a rare combination in any performer) and has been playing with Dave Holodiloff since 2010. 
 
Bill Sullivan is an all around stand up guy and stand up bass player who lays the groove down like nobody else! In addition to being a steady member of Dave's Band since 2012, Bill also freelances with Blues and Rock 'n' Roll groups across the bay.
 
Lex Olsen is a dynamic Gypsy and Jazz guitarist who cut his chops touring with gypsy jazz ensembles like Farouche in the Bay Area. He exudes a refreshing youthful energy and adds that unmistakeable "Django-esque" gypsy flavor to the ensemble.
 
Steve Robertson is a multi-dimensional percussionist and educator. He brings a wealth of jazz and world music knowledge to the ensemble and keeps the heart beating within all of us. A graduate of San Jose University with a BA in Music Performance and Education, Steve has been active in performing, producing, and teaching in the Bay Area for more than 25 years.
Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and ability to inspire partnerships with amazing musicians. Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist, bringing the party to weddings and events throughout Northern California and beyond. A devoted craftsman on the mandolin, his diverse recordings include Original Music, Balkan, Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic, World Favorites, Holiday Classics, and even a Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute.  
Buy tickets here: https://www.centerforspiritualawakening.org/store/p871/Dave_Holodiloff_Band.html