Great No Cover Entertainment & Events
In addition to our Main Stage Ticketed Shows, we offer no cover entertainment and events on various nights of the week. Don’t miss our live bands and performing groups Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. along with our very popular Movie Madness Mondays with a new feature film at 8pm and happy hour pricing all night long!
Please check our Entertainment & Events Calendar to see the current lineup of all our great no cover nights.
New feature film most Mondays at 7:30pm
ANDY ANDERSON & NATHAN FRY
Most Wednesdays from 7pm-10pm
JANICE EDWARDS & NATHAN FRY
Fridays from 7pm-11pm
TORI ROZE & THE HOT MESS
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month from 7pm-11pm
Saturdays from 7pm-11pm
RIA CAREY & DON L
Sundays from 8pm-10pm
GET TO KNOW SOME OF OUR REGULAR PERFORMERS
Before the age of 29, the only singing Andy ever did was with Barbra Streisand. In his room as a teenager singing duets with her (she never knew…). At 29 he decided to audition for the San Diego Opera to make some extra money. He found a vocal coach in the Reader, learned an opera song that he could audition with and was signed to be in the chorus for ONE opera.
He stayed with opera for quite a while. During that time he sang a pop song with his new vocal coach and decided he loved to sing that music. The rest, as they say, is history.
Andy went to Inn at the Park and was invited to sing with piano player Kristi Rickert. He sang, received a lot of applause, and was hooked.
Andy has been entertaining audiences in San Diego for many years now. He often performs with Nathan Fry. Andy says this about their partnership, “The perfect musical blend of baritone/tenor, preparation/improvisation, control/mayhem, head/heart, accident/intention. What are you waiting for? See you there – wherever there is.”
Don has been involved in theatre for the past 30 years, getting his start at Moonlight Amphitheater, then on to staff accompanist at SDSU, many productions as band leader at Lamb’s Players, Musical Director at Performance Riverside for 7 years, and is currently resident Musical Director/Conductor/Orchestra Contractor for San Diego Musical Theatre. He was nominated for an Ovation Award for Performance Riverside’s production of 1776 in 2004, honored with a San Diego Theater Critics Circle Award for Outstanding musical direction for SDMT’s inaugural production of The Full Monty in 2007, and for The Sound Of Music in 2013. Don L and Ria Carey, his fabulous singing partner of almost 20 years, have worked together at MA4, Inn at the Park, and the Imperial House.
The soulful Janice Edwards says, “Singing has always been a part of my life. Music is God’s universal language of the world. What would we do without it? I love singing all music. I have sung everything from funk to country, but my love is gospel and jazz.”
Janet Hammer’s music career is multifaceted. She actively performs throughout Southern California with multiple bands and has toured worldwide, opening for such name acts as Sheryl Crow, the Pointer Sisters, and the Platters. She has worked with musicians from groups including Maynard Ferguson, Natalie Cole, Gordon Goodwin, and the Righteous Brothers. Her recordings include radio jingles, studio work, and several CDs, one of which was nominated for best jazz recording of the year by San Diego Music Awards.
Born and raised in New Orleans, LA., much of Ken Ard’s early musical training consisted of jazz and blues. He began playing piano with a Dixieland combo at age 9, and played professionally in combos during his high school years at Holy Cross. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano Performance) from the University of New Orleans, he went on to receive a Master of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, later studying with jazz great Ellis Marsalis.
“The Delta Queen” and “Storyville, A Sweet Sportin’ Proposition” (co-written by Lyla Hay Owen), are two of Ard’s complete, two-act original musical theater productions which have been produced to date.
Kenny moved to San Diego in 1987 and continues to perform and teach. He currently sits on the faculty of Grossmont College and San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, and is a member of the Academic Senate at Grossmont. Kenny is well-known around San Diego for his distinctive New Orleans Jazz and Blues style as well as his R&B, Retro-Soul and Soul stylings.
Nathan Fry, a San Diego native, studied piano and organ from the age of five. He studied trombone and saxophone in school and attended summer sessions at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in Festival Choir and Stage Band. While in High School Nathan served as organist for the Community Church of Poway, then attended California Institute of the Arts studying voice and composition. He has performed for long term engagements at local venues such as Hotel Del Coronado, Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort, L’Auberge Del Mar and Rancho Bernardo Inn. Nathan has sung with the San Diego Master Chorale and other community and church choirs. Beginning in 1994, Nathan served as Musical Director for The Unity Center for two years.
Ria Carey is a local celebrity in the piano bar circuit and the San Diego theatre community. Ria, known for her sultry alto belt and comic one liners, has appeared at many local theatres including Comic/Lyric Opera and Coronado Playhouse as well as appearing in the National Tour of SUDS. She’s also performed at Inn at the Park, The Caliph, Bistro Sixty, and many other popular San Diego venues.
Ria often performs with Don L. Their harmonies inspire audience participation and create a unique atmosphere of musical moments. With powerful renditions of Country, Soft Rock, Pop, Motown, Classical Standards and Broadway Showtunes, they have been referred to as “the human jukeboxes.”
Kevin McCully & Rick Rutti
Tiffany Jane & The Kicks is well-known for great vocals, fabulous instrumentation, and unique and catchy arrangements of R&B, Blues, Soul and Pop. They released their newest album “Discovery,” in 2015 to rave reviews.
They’ve played in numerous venues including The House of Blues (SD and LA), Magnolias, Ruby Room, Queen Bees, The Terrace, PB Fest, The Irenic, 98 bottles, Gastro Public House, NoHo Arts Center, and Claire de Lune. They’ve also appeared in many local festivals including December Nights, Gator By The Bay, and Art Walks.
The Kicks’ sets are extremely versatile. Their set list ranges from their own tunes to covers of jazz chestnuts, with some Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones and Michael Jackson and more in between.
Seeking nothing more than to shed light on the human experience, Tori Roze is a key artist in conveying the emotional intent behind a song. If you are seeing her live, hold on tight because you might not be the same after she opens her mouth. “Hearing Tori Roze’s sultry voice for the first time is like learning that Santa Claus isn’t real: It absolutely breaks your heart. Roze seduces you with her Erykah Badu-esque flair, and just when you think she can’t be any smoother, she claws her way into your ears with her rocking roars” (San Diego City Beat 2011).
The Hot Mess, comprised of five exceptional jazz-infused musicians that literally bring the house down (one of which is her mother), is sure to leave you reeling with toe-tapping excitement. Since the release of their “old school jazz” style debut album “From the Hip” (recorded in one day and completed in three by multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer Alan Sanderson), Tori Roze and The Hot Mess have been blazing a trail with local & regional media not to mention playing alongside the likes of The Bird & The Bee, Margaret Cho, and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound.
Although their first “official” release as a group, the album was nominated for Best Blues Album in the 2011 San Diego Music Awards. “If you combined the music of Erykah Badu, Ella Fitzgerald, and Janis Joplin, you would acquire what our sound is. We like to put some stank on it, bottom line,” Roze says of their fearless musical style.
Their edge being that of heart-driven souls mixed with the nitty gritty truth, Tori Roze and The Hot Mess are sure to leave you with a sense of relative human connection and an original style that is absolutely unforgettable.