The Nickel Slots take you on a journey through hard times and desperation that always carries hope that better things are just around the corner. With influence from early roots Americana music as well as a touch of rebellious ’70s punk, The Nickel Slots draw the line that connects Johnny Cash to The Clash. From the sentimental folk tune to the foot-stomping, raucous sing-along, their rocking Americana brings you back to a long-lost memory or shared experience of pain, joy, heartache, love, hope, and redemption.
The Nickel Slots began performing together in November 2008. In 2010, 2011, and 2015 they won Sammie Awards for Outstanding Americana/Alt-Country, they also won the Sammie for Live Performer in 2015. The band has toured twice in Europe and in 2015 shared the stage with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Their debut music video for “The Devil’s Chain Gang” won Best US Music Video at the 2015 American Online Film Awards and two awards at the 2013 Sacramento Film and Music Festiva. In 2016 they were inducted into the Sammie Hall of Fame.
Lead singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Tony Brusca’s songs tell unique stories and he has a knack for connecting with audiences. Bassist and mandolin player Paul Zinn’s backing vocals add an extra dimension. Christopher Amaral, versatile drummer, lays down train beats and adds distinctive power to the band’s sound. His brother, individual Sammie Award winner electric guitarist Steve Amaral, throws down tasteful licks.
Locals Night at the Blue Note
Locals artists are featured on the stage and all are welcome; however, upon presentation of an ID, locals will not be requested to pay the music fee for this night. Also, a special Locals Night menu is available
BLUE NOTE NAPA
Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 150-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with Wine Country Comfort market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic sharing plates, desserts and wonderful main courses while you take in the show.
BOOTHS: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available for sale in units of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are sold on a general admission first-come, first-serve basis. We will seat you when you arrive. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/person.
TABLES:Table seating from 1-14. First-come, first-seated, with the full menu available. Pairs are seated across from each other. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/person.
BAR AREA: Great View!! Bar Chairs with cushioned seat and back are first-come, first-seated, standing room area is also available. There are under counter purse hooks available too. Dinner is also served at the bar. Each ticket is your reservation. Must be at least 21 to sit at the Bar. 1 ticket/person.
Unless otherwise specified, shows are Ages 8+ (Under 16 accompanied by an adult)
A portion of each ticket’s fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.
Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.