Private Solo-diloff Event
Jul 26 @ 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
9th Annual Jerry Garcia Bluegrass BDAY Bash!!!
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets: Michael’s On Main 2591 Main Street Soquel, CA Santa Cruz County Jerry Garcia Birthday Bluegrass Bash with Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band A broad, danceable selection of songs spanning Jerry’s career with the Dead, Old and In The Way & more Wed. Aug. 1 at 7:30pm $12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 + Dave Holodiloff is bringing the bluegrass band to Michael's On Main for his 9th Annual Jerry Garcia Bluegrass Birthday Bash Tribute Concert. The evening will feature a broad and danceable selection of songs (and acoustic jams) spanning Jerry Garcia's career with "The Grateful Dead", "Old and In The Way", and more. Get ready to ride that train with "Casey Jones" all the way to Bluegrass country! Driven by Dave’s high-energy mandolin and accompanied by a smoking hot string band, this annual tradition is sure to delight both "dead-icated" fans of Jerry Garcia and lovers of quality acoustic entertainment. Don't miss this once-a-year magical night of festive celebration and Bluegrass tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time! The band will be rocking the night away with two great sets, so get ready to party. Dave Holodiloff's "Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute" album will be available at the show. The CD features inventive arrangements of Grateful Dead favorites like "Friend Of The Devil" and "Scarlet Begonias" interspersed with original improvisations and even an acoustic Old-Timey psychedelic space jam on the more obscure "Mountains of the Moon".  Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and inspired partnerships with amazing musicians. Artist sites and sounds: Buy your tickets now at:
Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet!!!
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door - advance tickets available via Bill Sullivan Productions: or 831-236-9138
Please join Dave Holodiloff and his Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet on Friday August 3rd 2018 at St. James Episcopal Church in Monterey, CA!
Who: Dave Holodiloff Gypsy Balkan Sextet
When: Friday August 3rd 2018
Where St. James Episcopal Church
What: Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet Concert!
Time: 7pm Concert - doors open @ 6:30pm
Address: 381 High St, Monterey, CA 93940
Venue Phone: (831) 375-8476
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door - advance tickets available via Bill Sullivan Productions: or 831-236-9138
All are invited to attend what is sure to be a dynamic and intimate evening of quality acoustic entertainment by the Dave Holodiloff Gypsy Balkan String Projekt Sextet at St. James Episcopal Church! Dave will be continuing the celebration of his latest 2018 release, "Balkan String Projekt", with a full ensemble to bring the party. The evening's repertoire will include Balkan Folk-Fusion in addition to some of Dave's originals and some surprises;)
One night only! You won't want to miss this special evening of acoustic string band Gypsy Balkan Fusion at it's finest from Dave's talented ensemble of musicians. Jump on a musical caravan and be taken away to the beautiful melodies of Romania, Serbia, Greece, Moldova, Turkey, Bulgaria, and beyond!
The all star band features violin prodigy Peter Mellinger, upright bassist Bill Sullivan, gypsy guitar wizard Lex Olsen, percussionist extraordinaire Steve Robertson, and multi-talented local favorite Michael Martinez on piano! Band leader, singer, and mandolinist Dave Holodiloff pulls the best musicians of the Central Coast together in a united vision to create amazing music in a style that is all his own!
About the 2018 "Balkan String Projekt" CD: The concept for the album came about after Dave befriended traveling guitar player Zac Misri on tour in the USA with his Balkan-Gypsy Jazz Band from Europe. After playing a few Balkan tunes together and feeling the incredible synergy between the strings of the guitar and mandolin, Dave quickly added bandmates Bill Sullivan (bass) and Peter Mellinger (violin) to the mix and the Balkan String Projekt was born! The evolution of the group for live performance has currently expanded to include Lex Olsen on guitar, Steve Robertson on percussion, and Michael Martinez on piano.
Going beyond the old world melodies and dance rhythms of Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, the album often blurs the lines between jazz, jam, and traditional Balkan folk. Furthermore, the common theme of stringed instruments playing the lead melodies and improvisational solos adds to the unique sonic landscape the group is able to create. Michael Martinez adds a new age classical jazz piano sound on select tracks, taking the arrangements to an alternate dimension.
Dave's fresh take on songs of the old world will surprise and delight both fans of the mandolin and Traditional Balkan Folk music. Balkan folk dancers will love the diverse variety of Coceks, Geamparales, Ratchentitsas, Kopanitsas, Horas, and a host of other assymetrical rhythms to dance the night away to!
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Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door - advance tickets available via Bill Sullivan Productions: or 831-236-9138
Dynamic Duo at Georis Winery!
Aug 4 @ 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: 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"!
PRIVATE Wedding with the Trio!
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Trio featuring Peter Mellinger (violin) and Bill Sullivan (bass) perform for a private wedding celebration in Soquel, CA! To book the band for your wedding or event, please email today!
Private Contra Dance Wedding with the Quartet!
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The Dave Holodiloff Quartet featuring Bill Sullivan (bass), Gene Mason (banjo), and John Weed (fiddle) play for a contra dance wedding in Monterey, CA. To book your wedding or event with Dave and the band, please send an inquiry to
Dave Holodiloff @ West End Fest in Sand City, CA
Aug 18 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Dave Holodiloff will be performing live on the main stage (Independent Stage) at the West End Fest in Sand City, CA. More details here:
Quintet at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Quintet featuring Lex Olsen (guitar), Bill Sullivan (bass), Steve Robertson (percussion), and Michael Martinez (piano) perform at the annual "Evenings by the Bay" at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Info here:
Private Wedding with the Duo
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Duo plays a private Bluegrass wedding in Berkeley, CA. To book the band for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to
Private Wedding in Big Sur, CA
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Band plays a private wedding somewhere in beautiful Big Sur, CA. To book the band for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to
Duo @ PRIVATE Wedding
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PRIVATE Wedding at Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA w/ the Dave Holodiloff Duo. Please send booking inquiries to
PRIVATE Wedding at Henry Miller Library
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PRIVATE Wedding Ceremony and cocktails in Big Sur, CA. To book Dave and the band for your wedding or event, please email
Trio at Harvest Fest!
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

photo by Margarita

The Dave Holodiloff Trio returns to the Carmel Barnyard for Harvest Fest 2018! More info here: