Big Dave Holodiloff Sextet Concert at CSA Pacific Grove!!!
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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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:
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 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.  
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PRIVATE Wedding in Big Sur with the Trio
Jul 14 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Trio plays a private wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at beautiful Rancho Rico in Big Sur. 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:
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 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: