2024 Summer Series Public Events have been scheduled! Tickets go on sale on Wednesday April 17th at Noon!
Event Information

Jimbo Scott

July 27th, 2024  8:30pm

Performer: Jimbo Scott

Astronomy Speaker:  Dr. Sanjana Curtis

Jimbo Scott

Jimbo Scott, photo credit Mitchell Glotzer

Have you ever been walking down the street, and suddenly heard a voice that made you walk into a venue to see whose it was? That is Jimbo Scott’s voice – a bell, magnetic and the definition of a powerhouse. A favorite of the Bay Area’s folk and Americana scene, Jimbo Scott has been entertaining audiences far and wide for more than a decade, including 2 years as a member of the famed NorCal Jamgrass band, Poor Man’s Whiskey. His solo work evokes traditions of Tennessee country and bluegrass, Oakland soul in sepia toned California landscapes and life-scapes.

Described by Tahoe Weekly as “Honest Honey-Eyed Americana”, Jimbo’s music casts reflections around the room, flashing from honest self-deprecation to cinematic retrospectives on our part in shaping our communities and accounting the consequences of our actions and inactions.  His signature baritone voice has moved many an audience including The Kate Wolf Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Salmonfest and the Fillmore.

At the end of 2022, Jimbo teamed up with an all-star lineup of musicians to form Jimbo Scott and Yesterday’s Biscuits.  Featuring Kiel Williams (the Risky Biscuits) on Guitar and Pedal Steel, Andy Merrill (The Risky Biscuits) on bass and Rob Hooper (Carolyn Wonderland, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Patrice Pike) on drums, Jimbo Scott and Yesterday’s Biscuits are a rising force in the NorCal Americana Scene, not to be missed and best to be consumed with reckless abandon.

If you like Jason Isbell, Zach Brown, Leftover Salmon or Paul Simon then you will like Jimbo Scott.

More information about Jimbo Scott at jimboscottmusic.com.

Lecture Information

Dr. Sanjana Curtis (UC Berkeley)

“We are stardust: the story of cosmic alchemy”

Dr. Sanjana Curtis
Dr. Sanjana Curtis is currently working on many interesting problems in astrophysics – supernovae, merging compact objects (e.g. neutron stars), and the origin of the chemical elements. Her primary motivation is to understand how fundamental forces and particles interact under extreme conditions. She utilizes both theoretical and computational methods for her research.
Dr. Curtis is an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. Before joining Berkeley, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago. She has lived and worked in India, the Netherlands, and all four US time zones. She also is a science communicator, publishing articles in popular science magazines such as Scientific American.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite starting April 17, 2024 at Noon.

Join Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) and Get Tickets Early
If you’d like to purchase tickets as early as noon on April 10th, 2024, join our Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) program by March 1st, 2024. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you’ll get special access to purchase tickets before they go on sale for the general public.

More information about tickets and pricing is available at Music of the Spheres.

Program Information

7:30 pm Doors Open Brief Telescope Visits
8:30 pm Concert, Main Hall
9:30 pm Science Talk, Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
10:30 pm Science Talk (repeated), Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
1:00 am Doors Close

Gift shop is open from 7:30pm-8:30pm, and reopens after the concert until 11:30pm.

Detailed Event Program

More general information about the event is available at Music of the Spheres.