...shows



2012
12/29:  Deer Lodge. Ojai CA. 9pm
Come down to the Deer Lodge for an evening of tunes in celebration of the release of my new album Faith In Changes. Other stellar musicians on the bill include Lee Koch, Omar Velasco, and the Wayleons. Also in the lineup, Neal Casal, Eric Sullivan and the omnipresent Jesse Siebenberg.
11/12:  Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA. 8pm
Playing a solo acoustic set to benefit the Rob Machado Foundation.
10/28:  All Hallows Even. Ojai, CA. noontime
Community concert gathering at the Dancing Oak Ranch. I'll be playing a set with Eric Sullivan.
10/07:  Bound For Laurie. Ojai, CA. 2pm
Cancer benefit for some good people at the new Libby Bowl.
3/21:  Treehouse on Belongil. Byron, Australia. 8pm
With Jesse Siebenberg and special guests...
2/24:  Ojai Hootenanny. Ojai, CA. 8pm
At the Deer Lodge with the Wailiens, Aaron Embry, and Erich Lenk.
2/11:  Joe's Bar. Boulder Creek, CA. 7pm
With the Lonesome Heros.
2/10:  Zoey's. Ventura, CA. 7pm
With the Lonesome Heros.

2011
12/19:  Treebones Resort. Big Sur, CA. 6pm
Returning to the majestic coast for a solo acoustic dinnertime performance on the hill.
12/03:  Patagonia. Santa Monica, CA 7:00pm
As part of the Main St. Holiday Event in Santa Monica Jon will be playing music at the Patagonia Store accompanied by Jesse Siebenberg. Here's a link to the FB Event.
11/11:  Patagonia NYC. NY, NY 6:30pm
Playing a solo acoustic set at the premier of Sweetgrass Productions' new film Solitaire. Don't miss this if you're in (or near) NYC.
11/06:  Hawaii Spirit Festival. Turtle Bay, HI. TBD
Joining several other excellent performers for an afternoon/evening of music. Tickets available here.
11/04:  Ward Rafters. Honolulu, HI. 8pm
Jon is returning to Jackie Ward's attic for an intimate evening of stories and songs. Bring your dinner and some friends.
10/28:  The Skinny Pancake. Burlington, VT. 7pm
Music starts at 8pm. Admission free (suggested donation $10)
10/25:  Andy's Old Port Pub. Portland, ME. 7pm
Solo acoustic guitar and banjo set through the evening. Swing by for a quaff and a listen.
10/22:  Mount Snow Resort, VT. 6pm
Private event.
10/16:  Big Buddha Lounge. 7-9pm
Join Jon and friends at the Big Buddha Lounge every third Sunday through Ocotober.
10/13:  Zoey's Cafe. 8-10pm
Jumping in with Dave Palmer for an evening of musical exploration and surprises.
10/08:  Thom Olson Benefit Concert. Ojai, CA. TBD
Come down to the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, enjoy yourself and help fight cancer at the same time.
10/07:  Come Hell Or High Water Premiere. Ventura, CA. 7pm
Film will premiere at Patagonia Headquarters in Ventura with musical guests including Jon. Come early and get a good spot, bring a chair and a jacket.
9/21:  An Evening at Zoey's. 8-10pm
Teaming up with Ventura's own B Willing James for an evening of song and entertainment. Details forthcoming.
9/18:  Big Buddha Lounge. 7-9pm
Join Jon and friends at the Big Buddha Lounge every third Sunday through Ocotober.
9/10:  Rio Gozo Farm. 4:30-9pm
Joining a host of other musicians in support of local farming.
8/21:  Big Buddha Lounge. 7-9pm
Join Jon and friends at the Big Buddha Lounge every third Sunday through Ocotober.
8/19:  Zoey's Cafe. 8pm
Playing an acoustic set at Zoey's starting at 8pm. Come enjoy food, beverage and songs. $8 at the door.
07/26:  "23 Feet" in Tuolumne Meadows with Jon Swift. 8pm
Jon be playing a solo acoustic set in Tuolumne Meadows next Tuesday as part of a screening event for Allie Bombach's new film "23 Feet." Check this link for details.
07/16:  Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest. 7pm
Come down to Wrightsville Beach, NC if you are in the area. Should be a fantastic weekend of fun in the sun. Will be performing a set with special guest musician and world class surfer Rob Machado.
07/09:  Treebones Resort. 6:30pm
Big Sur, CA. Jon Swift returns to the Treebones Lodge, book your yurt or campsite now! Open to guests and non-guests of the Treebones Resort. Jon's set ends at 8:30pm, so don't miss it!
07/03:  The Barn . 8pm
Winthrop, WA. Pre-Fourth of July show at Winthrop Auditorium.
06/30:  Calypsos. 7pm
Coeur D'Alene, ID. Jon Swift will play a solo acoustic set at Calypsos Coffee on Lakeside Ave in Coeur D'Alene.
06/24:  Concert In The Park. 7pm
Dayton, WY. Jon Swift will open for the Teka Brock Band.
06/22:  The Black Tooth Brewing Company. 6pm
Sheridan, WY. Jon Swift joins members of the Teka Brock Band for an evening of live music.
06/16:  Third Thursday Street Festival. 5pm
Sheridan, WY. Jon will kick off his Wyoming shows at Sheridan's Third Thursday Street Festival.
06/05:  Day of Music. 3:20pm
Ojai, CA. Jon will play a short set at the Fountain Plaza stage.
05/25:  The Big Buddha Lounge. 8pm
Oak View, CA. On Hwy 33 between Ventura and Ojai.

The Melali Sessions Band US Tour:
05/08:  Orlando, FL @ The Social.
Doors at 7:30pm.
05/07:  Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room.
Doors TBA.
05/06:  Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live.
Doors 8pm.
05/04:  Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm.
Doors 8pm.
05/03:  North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues.
Doors at 8pm.
05/01:  Norfolk, VA @ The Norva.
Doors at 7pm.
04/30:  Washington DC @ National Geographic.
Doors at 7:30pm.
04/29:  Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony.
Doors at 7pm.
04/28:  New York, NY @ The Lounge — Gramercy Theater.
Doors at 7pm.
04/14:  Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour.
Doors at 8pm.
04/12:  San Francisco, CA @ Slim's.
Doors at 7:30pm.
04/07:  Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones.
Doors at 8pm.
04/06:  Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater.
Doors at 6pm.
04/05:  Solana Beach, CA @ The Belly Up.
Doors at 7pm.

03/29:  Treebones Resort. 6:30pm-8:00pm
Big Sur, CA. Jon Swift and percussionist Erich Lenk will play a live acoustic show in the Treebones Lodge.
03/16:  The Village Jester. 9pm
Ojai, CA. Jon Swift-The Electricity Experiment. A rare electric show with Jon Swift (electric guitar, vocals), Greg Prinz (bass), and Taylor Fulton (drums).
02/23:  Songwriters Round hosted by Jon Swift. 8pm-10pm
Ventura, CA. Jon will be joined by fellow musicians Matt Cline, Lee Koch and Elijah Behar for a round-robin showcase of original tunes.
02/26:  Jon Swift, Acoustic Set. 6pm-8pm
Oak View, CA. Come check out Oak View's newest spot for food, drinks, and live music. Big Buddha Lounge, 530 N. Ventura Ave, Oak View, CA, 93022.
01/05:  Songwriters Round at Zoey's Cafe 8pm-10pm
Ventura, CA. Jon will join Josh Damigo, Jenni Alpert and John Torres for a round-robin showcase of original music.

2010
12/08:  Songwriters Round hosted by Joel Eckels! 8pm-10pm
Zoey's Cafe, Ventura, CA. Jon will join Joel Eckels, Justine Bennett, and Trevor Menear for a round-robin showcase of original music.
11/26:  Zoey's Cafe. 8pm-11pm
Ventura, CA. Jon will be opening for local favorites Seth Pettersen & The Undertow.
11/19:  Hurley HQ. 7pm-9pm
Costa Mesa, CA. The Melali Sessions Band will perform a live score to Rob Machado's new film Melali: The Drifter Sessions. More information here.
11/06:  Farmer and the Cook. 6pm-9pm
Meiners Oaks, CA. Come enjoy an all-organic, vegetarian, farm-fresh dinner and free music in the beautiful Ojai Valley. Erich Lenk will start off the evening. Call 805-640-9608 for dinner reservations.
10/16:  Isla Vista Fall Fest. 3pm-8pm
Anisq'oyo Park. A day of music in the park featuring Ted Lennon, Jon Swift, Chelsea Williams, and Vaughn Montgomery.
10/09:  Malibu World Surfing Reserve Fundraiser and Celebration. 7pm
Duke's Malibu. Please join the global surfing and environmental communities in dedicating Malibu as the first World Surfing Reserve on October 9th, 2010, with a day of activities including a paddle out ceremony, a dedication celebration and an evening social event at Duke's Malibu with music by Jon Swift and others.
09/09:  Channel Islands Surf Shop - Los Angeles. 7pm
Join Jon along with members of the Melali Sessions Band for a live music performance preceding a screening of the film Melali: The Drifter Sesssions
09/08:  Channel Islands Surf Shop - Santa Barbara. 7pm
Join Jon along with members of the Melali Sessions Band for a live music performance preceding a screening of the film Melali: The Drifter Sesssions
08/27:  Summer Fun on the 101. 7pm
Encinitas, CA. Jon will be performing a solo acoustic set. Seth Pettersen to open.
08/12:  La Paloma Premiere. 7:30pm and 9pm
Encinitas, CA. The Melali Sessions Band will play at the La Paloma premiere of Rob Machado's new surf film, Melali: The Drifter Sessions. All original band members will be performing together live for the first time. Come join us for an evening of friends, music, and the surf footage from Indonesia you've all been waiting for.
07/31:  Benefit for Bryan Ingraham. 4pm
Solana Beach, CA. Please join us for a benefit show to support our friend, Bryan Ingraham, who is in need of a kidney transplant. Jon will play an acoustic set with Fernando Apodaca and Rob Machado early with Red Fox Tails to close out the event. There will also be a silent auction, original artwork, surfboards, gift certificates, and giveaways.
07/19:  Nike 6.0 Roundhouse. 8:00pm
Hossegor, France. Jon and Rob Machado perform songs from the new Melali soundtrack as well as other Jon Swift originals in conjunction with a screening of Melali: The Drifter Sessions.
07/01:  FestivAlma 2010. 8:30pm
São Paolo, Brazil. Jon and The Melali Sessions Band present their original songs from the soundtrack of Rob Machado's Melali: The Drifter Sessions. The band will perform live to the film.
06/26:  Switchfoot Bro-Am After Party. 8pm
The Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA. The Melali Sessions Band (Swift, Machado, Hannigan, and Apodaca) will join the line up at the Bro-Am After Party.
06/19:  Roost House. 8pm
House Concert, Carmel, CA. Jon Swift, Sam Bolle, and Fernando Apodaca play new and old songs on guitar, banjo, standup bass and violin. Walter Rose will open.
06/05:  Zoey's Cafe. 8pm
Ventura, CA. Jon will be supporting Todd Hannigan at the new Zoey's on California Street.
05/27:  Life Is A Wave: Annual Fundraiser for Save The Waves Coalition 7pm
Live music by Jon Swift, Funky C, Xperimento, DJs, surf films, raffle, and live and silent auctions to benefit Save The Wave's environmental programs.
05/05:  The Penny Arcade: A Live Music Showcase. 8pm
in SF at the Make Out Room, with Eric Shea, The Aerosols and Mantra. Jon will play a solo acoustic set at 8:15.
04/28:  Backroad Pizza. 7pm
Jon will play a solo acoustic set starting around 7pm on his way through Santa Fe, NM.
04/23:  Momo's Club. 8pm
Austin, Texas.
04/18:  The Black Box Theatre. 7pm
Las Cruces, NM. Don't miss a special evening of old and new material by Jon Swift.
03/30:  Songwriters At Play! Music Showcase. 7:15pm
in San Luis Obispo at the Steynberg Gallery. Jon plays a guest set at 7:15. Showcase from 6:30-9:30pm.
03/26:  A Surfers Benefit for Chile. 8:00pm
at Brushfire Records in LA. Save The Waves Coalition fundraiser for earthquake and tsunami relief in Chile. Limited tickets by invite only.
03/25:  Songwriters At Play! Music Showcase. 7:30pm
in Santa Margarita at the Porch Cafe. Jon plays a guest set at 7:30. Showcase from 6:30-9:30pm. Featured Act: Laura Meyer. Guest sets by Jon Swift, Robert Jon, John Sandoval, and James Matteis.
01/30:  E Street Cafe. 7pm
Free, all ages show in downtown Encinitas. Fernando Apodaca will be joining Jon for the performance.

2009
12/06:  Wailua Community Center in Haleiwa, HI. 8pm
The Drifter premier show comes to the North Shore of Oahu. Tickets $10 at the door.
12/05:  The Bonzer Front. 8pm
The Bonzer Front in Haleiwa celebrates 40 years of Campbell Brothers Surfboards. Click here to see the poster.
12/03:  Ward Rafters. 7pm
Todd Hannigan and Fernie Apodaca join Jon for a evening of music at this unique venue. Come down to 3810 Maunaloa Avenue, between 15th and 16th Avenues in Kaimuki. Bring your dinner, drinks, and a merry mood.
11/25:  Zoey's Cafe: 8pm
Jon will be in Ventura playing round robin style with Todd Hannigan, Rey Fresco, and others.
11/20:  Patagonia, Cardiff: 7pm
The last of the California Drifter premier shows...
11/19:  Laguna Beach, CA @ South Coast Theater.
Doors at 7pm.
11/18:  San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater.
Doors at 7pm.
11/17:  Santa Cruz, CA @ Del Mar Theater.
Doors at 7pm.
11/16:  Santa Francisco, CA @ Victoria Theater.
Doors at 7pm.
11/15:  Santa Barbara, CA @ Victoria Hall Theater.
Doors at 7pm.
11/12:  Manasquan, New Jersey @ Algonquin Arts Theatre .
11/11:  Virginia Beach, VA @ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia.
Doors at 7pm.
11/09:  Wrightsville Beach, NC @ Blockade Runner Beach Resort.
Doors at 7pm.
11/07:  Cocoa Beach, FL @ Coconuts.
11/05:  Los Angeles, CA @ Ricardo Montalbán Theater.
Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm.
11/04:  Encinitas, CA @ La Paloma Theater.
2 shows, doors at 7pm and 9pm.
05/10:  The Bonzer Front. 8pm
Stop by to see the premiere of Rochelle Ballard's new yoga video, visit with friends, and hear some good old fashioned songs.

2008
12/20:  The Doris Duke Theater. 6:30pm
Theater performance to precede screening of Sliding Liberia.
12/18:  Green Drinks. 6:30pm
Come by Breakers on this Thursday for socializing and sustainability. Music provided by Jon Swift and guests.
10/25:  The Bonzer Front. 7pm
Solo acoustic set to accompany the Oahu premeire of the film One Track Mind. For details see the flyer.
10/18:  The Big Sur Spirit Garden. 7:30pm
Jon will be perform a solo acoustic set in Big Sur, CA on the same bill as Todd Hannigan and Rey Fresco
07/26:  The Bonzer Front. 10pm
Acoustic set to accompany the Oahu premeire of the film Sliding Liberia. See the flyer here. The evening will include catered LIberian cuisine and music performances by Hope Atz, Kelli Heath, and a West African music ensemble.
06/08:  The Balcony. 8pm
Acoustic set with Rob Machado and Timmy Curran in Kuta, Bali.

2007
08/16:  Regency Lido Theater. 8pm-ish
Jon will be showing up at the Lido to play some new (and old) tunes. Also playing: Timmy Curran and The Watson Twins. This show is one of a three part concert series at the Lido called Live Catch.

2006
09/16:  Billy O's. 9pm-ish
Jon will be playing a show in Ventura, CA on Saturday evening around 9pm. The local band Plotz! will be finishing off the night with brilliant, up-tempo flashes of musicianship. Please come by for a nice evening of song and music.
09/15:  Table 13. 10pm
The American Red Cross is putting on a benefit on the behalf of Donnie Solomon at Table 13 in Ventura, CA on Friday night. Todd Hannigan, Shane Stoneman, and Kent Doonan will also be performing.

2005
05/21:  Anisq' Oyo' Park. 12:30pm
Come down to the park for some beer, food and music and support the Surfrider Foundation in their efforts to save the Naples Coast from development. Admission is free.

2004
01/31:  Ventura Theater. 8:30ish
Jon and the band will be at the majestic theater to play selected songs from the new album, "Coming & Going". They will be sharing the night with the Jonathan Raffetto Band, Crosby Loggins, and the premier of an east coast surf film.

2003
12/19:  Zoey's Cafe. 8pm
Jon will be joining Todd Hannigan, Fernie Apodaca and others for an acoustic show. The Jonathan Raffetto Band plays after.
11/13:  Martini Ranch. 9pm
Jon will be doing a solo performance. Also playing: White Buffalo and Tristan Prettyman.
09/28:  Hansen/Machado Surf Classic. 4pm
On the main stage located at the north end of the parking lot at Cardiff Reef in Cardiff, CA.
09/25:  Martini Ranch. 6pm
On Highway One in Encinitas, CA. Happy hour solo performance.
09/12:  Riding Waves Premier. 8pm
Solo acoustic performance at the Rio Theatre in Capitola, California.
09/04:  Riding Waves Premier. 5pm
Solo acoustic performance at The Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.
09/02:  The Moonshine Festival.
At seven-degrees in Laguna Beach, California. Featured artwork by Thomas Campbell and many others. Live music performances from Jack Johnson, G-Love, Ray Barbee, and Xavier Rudd. Jon will be performing with Fernie Apodaca and Joshua Grange.
06/05:  Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. 2pm
Acoustic performance with Fernie Apodaca sitting in. Chris Mueller and Ananda also performing.
06/04:  Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. 2pm
Appearing at Oceanfest 2003 as part of an innovative 10 piece musical group with the working title The Best Dead Men. Participants include Fernie Apodaca, Mike Watt and Joshua Grange.
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