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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

There has been lots of activity around the changing of the years.  It has been hard to keep up with the absolute whirlwind.  Beatnik has been changing fast and growing up.  We purchased a new building, hosted our 5th annual craft fair, began a new era of gallery exhibitions, worked and worked some more.  There have been lots of blood sweat and tears in the past couple months but we are highly motivated to push on and continue to build our dream.  I can't say thank you enough to all of the people who have helped along the way.  We couldn't possibly be here without continued love and support from our friends and family.  Please drop by and chat any time.  We love our city and our community and will be staying for a long time!
Love and Thanks,
The beatniks  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


 Jazz night at Beatnik is the perfect way to unwind and forget about the wild and mad world for an evening.  It's a unique and moving live music experience unlike anything else around.  The casual atmosphere is perfect for catching up with old friends and making new ones.  It's an intimate and cozy night where you can share some laughs and hear some world class live music.  I can't say enough about the work from Jeff Alkire and Mindy Giles to organize this awesome event and line up these top notch artists.  Every month I am amazed by the talent and passion of the musicians.  Every month I get excited when 3rd Thursday is around the corner.
-Wes Davis

Vivian Lee, featured at the first Jazz Night at the new location.  723 S street.

Lindsay's Grandpa loves Jazz Night.

Lindsay with Jennifer and Kenneth Teeter.  Jen and Ken tied the knot at beatnik a couple weeks later. 

 Here's a few images from one of the last Jazz nights at the old 17th street location.  

Jazz Night is always on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  Next Jazz night is Jan 16th and features the Tulga Brothers.  You can see the event page here

Monday, December 2, 2013

5th Annual Beatnik Craft Fair

This year the Handmade Holidays event at Beatnik will be better than even in our beautiful new location at 723 S street.  Beatnik's craft fair unlike any other holiday bizarre of the year... we feature a huge variety of artsy, tacky, beautiful, stylish, fun, fragrant and shiny handmade gifts from over 30 local artists and crafters.

This event is just a couple days before Christmas so you can do all your last minute splurging!  

Sunday  •  Dec, 22

11am  -  5pm  

for more info please email

Happy Holidays!  See you soon! 

Beatnik has a new location!

We've moved!  Beatnik has been working ourselves to the bone to PURCHASE our very own building!!!  We have successfully purchased a beautiful gem of a building on S street between 7th and 8th. We also have some awesome new neighbors including Insight coffee, Fox and Goose, Old Ironsides and many others.   We are thrilled to be the newest addition to the Southside Neighborhood and R street Corridor area of Downtown Sacramento!  Come visit soon!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Third Thursday Jazz Nights

Beatnik Studios Third Thursday Jazz Soiree featuring the Jeff Alkire Quartet

@ Beatnik Studios August 15

(Sacramento, CA) Beatnik Studio's "Third Thursday Jazz Nights Series,"  the art+music+food soiree really brings it this month on Thursday, August 15.
The evening's performance will be recorded for future CD/iTunes release.

Alto sax man and composer, Jeff Alkire leads a heavy all star group of players this night. Alkire toured with Ray Charles for nine years and has many famous fans, including
Joe Farrell who said Alkire is "One of the most soulful alto players on the planet."
Here is Jeff with Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding on his album, One Summer in Winters :

The Jeff Alkire Quartet is:

Jeff Alkire: Alto Saxophone (Ray Charles, Esperanza Spalding, John Lee Hooker, Terry Gibbs, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, Art Lande,                     Eddie Marshall, John Patitucci)  
Tim Metz: Drums ( David Garibaldi, Rufus Reid, Conrad Herwig, Lynn Seaton, Don Braden, Dr. David Demsey, Steve Wilson, Horacee Arnold, John Riley, Spiraling, Nova Social)
John Stowell: Guitar ( Dave Freisen, Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Herb Ellis, Bill Watrous, Mundell Lowe, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Dave Liebman

“John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn’t use any of the clich├ęs; he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator.” --Larry Coryell

Andrew Emmer: Bass (Lee Konitz, Jeff Clayton, Allison Miller)

 The level of musicianship on Third Thursdays Jazz Nights equals the elegance and classic late night feel of the venue. Renowned painter Jack Alvarez, who was featured  at the gallery last year, has had three of his paintings grace the covers of alto sax player/composer Jeff Alkire's albums. Alkire plans to use one of Alvarez's painting for this new album.

Celebrating five years along the Broadway Corridor/Tower District, Beatnik continues to bring genuine cultural life to the area. Curated by Kelly O'Connell, Beatnik presents the work of exceptional artists, many of whom are world renowned, but new to this gallery. The  current art exhibition " Mountain and Tessellation" by Mehran Mesbah runs through
 September 19.

Third Thursday Jazz Night Soiree 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 
2421 17th Street
Sacramento California 95818

7 -10 pm
$10 suggested donation

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beatnik Studios 5 year Anniversary dinner party

Beatnik Studios 5 year anniversary dinner party.

May 10th  5pm - 10pm

Beatnik is turning 5! We are excited about the growth of our business and the possibilities for the future.

Let us wine and dine you in style with amazing selections of local food and beverages.  Feast your eyes and ears with some beautiful musical performances, wonderful art and charming company!

Tickets $50 available here:

Tickets include:
•Locally crafted food with vegetarian and vegan options.
•Local Beer and Wine.
•Local and national live music and piano performances.

Music performances by:
•Mandy Zeboski                                               5 - 6pm
•Jeff Alkire and friends                                     6 - 7pm 
•Brooke Campbell                                            7 - 8pm 
•Justin Farren, Brian Rogers, Aaron Linkin      8 - 10pm 

We are only selling 75 tickets to this event so get yours soon!

Get tickets here!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Final Friday - March 29th

Final Friday March 29th

Swing by on March 29th to check out some amazing new artwork and wonderful live music. As always, Final Friday is free and open to all ages. Bring the kids, bring the dog, bring Grandma and Grandpa and experience a unique Sacramento arts and cultural event.