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Added by Patrick Contreras on March 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Arthop w/ Teresa Flores @ Tower Violin Studio. Music by Abigail Nolte & Patrick Contreras

Arthop from 5-8pm this Thursday Feb. 4 with Artist Teresa Flores at Tower Violin Studio locoated on 1468 N. Van Ness Ave just down the street from Audie's Olympic. Live music from Abigail Nolte and Patrick Contreras.

Added by Patrick Contreras on February 2, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

"Duende" w/ Patrick Contreras

Saturday February 6th at 8pm Patrick Contreras takes the stage to perform a night of flamenco, mexican, cuban, tango, and brazilian music. Omar Nare will be on piano and guitar, and Jason Williams on drums and percussion, Desiree Castro will be playing her cello and Bronson Garza on Bass. Special guests for the evening include local mandolin virtuoso Eva Scow. Admission is Free, and seating is first come first serve. "Duende" is the spirit that makes you laugh or cry. You don't have to know the… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on January 27, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Patrick Contreras and Friends EMERGENCY concert at Audie's to help Fresno's Homeless Children

"OK Tomorrow night at Audie's Olympic at 8pm. I'll be giving a emergency concert to raise money for homeless kids, bring toys , blankets and flashlights to get in...none of them have to be new...I"m inviting all my music buddies to come and play and thrown down some jams for a great cause. ..lets get these kids something!!!"... Patrick Contreras (comment on Facebook) Hosted by Joey Fernandez aka Lola La Chola Special Thanks to Joe Osejo for the flyer Thanks to The Pancho Villa Riders for their… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on December 23, 2009 at 12:54am — 1 Comment

"Christmas at The Revue" with Patrick Contreras FREE CONCERT!

Bring your whole family and enjoy a cozy night of Holiday music at the new "Revue Theater" in the The Revue Coffee House in Tower District. This Theater has been renovated to have a classical movie house look and complete with theater seating it's the perfect place to get a warm coffee, snuggle next to a loved one and listen to Patrick Contreras as he performs some of the most beautiful Christmas music written. Guitarist Steve Ono will be accompanying but be on the lookout for special guests of… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on December 8, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Tower Violin Studio - sign up for lessons with Patrick Contreras!

I'm excited to announce I've opened my own violin studio in the Tower District!. I teach Classical/Rock/Fiddle/Irish/Mariachi/Jazz/Improvisation and my students range from 5 to 87, so your never to old to start :) me, or pass this info along to someone who you think is email is or ph. # is 559-375-3559, info is on the flier on well. thank you! - Patrick Contreras

I also will be hosting arthops, October is already booked but the rest are… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on September 8, 2009 at 9:23am — No Comments

here's a video of me playing at the tower theater last saturday.

its the tail end of a long violin solo i did. i wrote a variation on asturias by isaac… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on July 14, 2009 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Music Video: "Purple Haze" Shot at night on top of Irene's Cafe in the Tower District

you want to go.

you want to take your friends.

well hypnotism didn't work, huh?

how bout a little straight - forwardness.


Patrick Contreras Band's CD release Block Party Saturday June 20th

Behind The Tower Theater

Gates open at 6pm, music at 7.

don't mess… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on June 20, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

This Saturday!! get ready for our CD release block party!

Just wanted to let you know we're working hard to make sure this is an awesome event and we're looking forward to seeing you this Saturday!. Musically the band is ready to go and at the highest level we've ever been, and we can't wait to get on stage this Saturday. Just to give you the times, gates open at 6pm, Music is at 7pm. Our CD release block party happens behind the Tower Theater, you won't miss it, they'll be the smell of BBW and you'll see the HUGE stage Bud Light is setting… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on June 16, 2009 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Patrick Contreras' CD release BLOCK PARTY in the Tower District!

Join The Patrick Contreras Band June 20th for their Tower District CD release Block Party of "The American Rock Violinist". there will be a BBQ from Seqouia Brewing, Pizza from ME'n'EDs, a beer garden, margaritas, and cool giveaways. The Concert will be held street party style behind the Tower Theater! gates open at 6pm and TIX are $10, for more info contact or go to…


Added by Patrick Contreras on May 20, 2009 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

Patrick Contreras rips Purple Haze.

6/20/09 - Tower Theater Parking Lot - 6pm. Be… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on May 7, 2009 at 1:37pm — 6 Comments

An Evening of Latin-American Music w. Patrick Contreras.

Patrick Contreras - limon restaruant

Join me this Friday, May 8th, at 9pm on the dot! at Limon Restaraunt in The Rver Park to hooters ;)...

I will be performing music from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Peru and Argentina.

my ensemble will feature Dustin Peterson on Acousic Guitar and Jason Williams on Cajon, Congas, and other hand… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on May 3, 2009 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Patrick Contreras on San Francisco LIVE

This is the journalist that has been covering me from that went on San Francisco Live to talk about the site and gave me some love. my part is from 3:45 to 6:15. check it out!

The Full Segment of me giving an on air concert has been airing every Friday for the last couple weeks.…


Added by Patrick Contreras on April 27, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

got a mention in the LA times today.

here's the article:

cool things in the article.

--Bobby Joe Neely gets a mention as well, another local musician.

--they call me a "Fresno Musician, Patrick Contreras"...

--the article was a big one.

things that didn't get mentioned, but shoulda.

--fresno's own Matthew Schwartz from who put some serious effort in to making this… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on April 27, 2009 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Patrick Contreras Video Blog - recording "The American rock VIolinist

here's a quick little message to let you know what we're up to with the CD, if ya want to wish us luck, say hi, or tell us you can't wait for the cd..leave a comment up on the new blog at or leave one here for us on!! it will give us strength to rock harder!!

The Patrick Contreras Band - Vlog - Recording from Patrick Contreras on… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on April 8, 2009 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

Partying with Patrick: trip to San Francisco

Yesterday I went to San Francisco to melt faces, this is my story....

Yesterday I took a trip out to San Francisco to do a interview/video-shoot/mini-documentary with Taylor Rogers from and to record a segment/mini-concert for local station AccessSF(ch.29). here are some memorable moments from the trip.

-- on the way over we stop at a Mcdonald's to use the restroom, and as I'm eyeballing the massively over-detailed wallpaper when I see and old ad from the Fresno's… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on April 3, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Getting Fresno's Music Scene on National TV, - Patrick Contreras at Starline

If there's ONE show of ours to come to this year,

it's this one...

We're shooting video and also a segment for FUSE TV, it should be a crazy good time!

We Need all the locals support, lets show FUSE TV that Fresno has a thriving scene.

See you there...

This is an ALL AGES show, so everyone gets in!

- The Patrick Contreras Band…


Added by Patrick Contreras on November 1, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Patrick Contreras Plays The Crossroads - Saturday Aug.2

I've had a few places I feel that I can call a musical home in Fresno. Somewhere I feel a slight less prick of insecurity and am free to express myself through my music. Full Circle Brewing, Arte Americas, and lastly The Crossroads. THis might seem like an unlikely choice. Believe it or not this place is turning out to be "the" place to be for music in Fresno. I know we have starline and club fred(audie's olympic), but I dont' think theres a place that has such a vast array of music explored… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on July 30, 2008 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

Join Violinist Patrick Contreras @ The Cellar Door in Visalia!

Come enjoy downtown Visalia Saturday July 12 and Join The Patrick Contreras Band at The Cellar Door on Main St. doors open at 9pm!
Cellar Door Show 7/12/08

Added by Patrick Contreras on July 5, 2008 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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