folk rock band plays in an outdoor garden venue

The Cool Beans play at the Murphys Pour House.

You may not be feeling very lively due to all of the extremely hot weather, but here at the Dunbar House Inn & Event Property, we’ve found a cool way to pick your spirits back up. Get your heart to beat like the wings of the birds that rise from the lakes to the trees by checking out some of these cool venues offering live music in and around Murphys and the Gold Country.

musician playing on an outdoor patio garden

Grover Anderson plays at Milliare Winery tasting room in Murphys.

Beat the Heat with the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance

Perhaps you read recently why Murphys is the coolest little town in the Mother Lode, but the Dunbar House Inn & Event Property has one more idea to offer: the “Beat the Heat” August live music series with the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance. Since August 2, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance began offering a weekend pass to three local wineries hosting live music concerts and plenty of opportunities to taste some chilled wines with a special welcome pour. Plus, you’ll get a commemorative wineglass to take with you.

This cool, fun-filled weekend kicks off on Friday nights at Prospect 772 for their Hot August Nights live concert series. Picnic under the stars while you listen to some awesome tunes. You can even bring your own food to grill or order a pizza from Todd Gunter. Prospect 772 Winery is located at 772 Appaloosa Road in Angels Camp, just a short, scenic drive from the Dunbar House Inn and & Event Property, and so worth it. Call (209) 736-9361 for more information.

Follow up with another great night on Saturday at Jazz Cellars in the heart of Murphys. Just a short walk down Main Street from the Dunbar House Inn & Event Property, Jazz Cellars offers some jazzy live music every weekend along with tastes of their award-winning wine. Be a cool cat and give them a visit at 380 Main Street, Murphys, or call them at (209) 297-3058.

Finish up your musical weekend on Sunday with Stevenot Winery at 2849 Batten Road, Vallecito (just off of Highway 4). You can kick back in their shaded patio while you sip their wine—or even order a mimosa—and listen to some amazing local musical talent. You can find out who’s playing by calling (209) 728-3485.

All of this for just $15. 3 days of jamming to live music and tasting fantastic locally grown wines? This deal is like music to our ears. Get your tickets today at the Calaveras Wine Information Center at 202 Main Street, Murphys (wow, just a short walk from the Dunbar House!). Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis to the first 30 guests on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, visit

or email

Audience sits listening to a live concert

Ironstone Amphitheater hosts a variety of big, live concerts here in the foothills.


Murphys is Alive with Music

The “Beat the Heat” event with the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance isn’t the only way to enjoy live music in the Mother Lode. There are so many venues that play live music in Murphys, California, you don’t have to look—or listen—far to find a place with music playing.

One way to find out who’s playing in Murphys is by visiting or check out their Facebook page at You can also check out these restaurants and tasting rooms for live music and concert schedules:

Alchemy –

Allegorie –

Aloria Vineyards –

Hovey Winery –

Bunting Wines –

Rob’s Place –

Outer Aisle –

Milliare Winery –

Murphys Creek Theatre –

Murphys Community Park –

Murphys Irish Pub –

Murphys Pourhouse –

Brice Station Vineyard –

Ironstone Vineyards –

Twisted Oak Winery –

Murphys is alive with music on a daily basis. If you step out on our shady wrap-around porch at the Dunbar House Inn & Event Property, you can hear the music chiming on the breeze from Main Street. Take a seat, kick your feet up, and have a listen.

Once the sun starts to set and evening cools off, you may want to take a short little stroll up Main Street to see who’s playing. It won’t be long before you find a tune you dig; once you do, step into the restaurant or wine tasting room and find your seat in the crowd.

No matter where you end up, you won’t be hard pressed to find live music playing in Murphys. Let the music wash away all the stress from work and life. That’s what you get when you stay in Murphys.


girl rock band plays for intimate audience

Bridgit, Nina, and Mara from the Rock Angels played their first professional gig at the Dunbar House and Event Property in Murphys.

If you’re a music lover looking for lively weekend getaway that will make your heart sing, stay with us here at the Dunbar House & Event Property. Since we’re so close to many fabulous venues that offer live music from some amazing local talent, we’re the perfect place for you to stay. Book a room with us by calling (209) 728-2897 or email


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