Blackhawk Museum

Jonathan Butler Concert
Jazz and R&B


South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century.

Born in Cape Town, Butler was the youngest of 12 children. He discovered a gift for music early in life and began singing and playing guitar at age seven. As a child, he traveled all over South Africa performing with a troupe of 100 children, getting a firsthand look at the country’s disturbing dichotomy---devastating poverty and extreme affluence that existed under Apartheid.

Butler signed his first record deal as a teen and in 1974 became the first black artist played on white South African stations with his song titled ‘Please Stay,’” which won a Sarie Award, the South African equivalent of a Grammy. He was an admirer of South African stars like singer Miriam Makeba, but he was also hip to the American soul and jazz artists who lived thousands of miles away in the United States. Stevie Wonder became a major influence, and so did former-hard bop-guitarist-turned-R&B/pop-singer George Benson.

Butler has toured the world with such acclaimed artists as Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz and Ruby Turner. The veteran performer has earned Grammy nominations and received accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields.

This concert is part of Blackhawk Automotive Museum's Music at the Museum Concert Series. The Museum will open two hours before the concert begins so that attendees will have a chance to enjoy the exhibitions and purchase appetizers and cocktails. Bottles & glasses of wine will available to purchase and enjoy at your seats before, during and after the concert. Seats will be assigned before hand and all tickets will be available through will call on the night of the event.

**Members receive a 10% discount per ticket and should call 925.736.9593 to purchase their tickets. To become a member join today at our online store and enjoy the benefits of being a member.
Preferred Seating - $75
General Seating -$45


Nothern California Corvette Association
Legends on Display

Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 8:00am to 4:00pm

The Northern California Corvette Association will be holding their Legends on Display car show at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. They will be parking corvettes from every generation in the parking lots of the Blackhawk Plaza. For more information, please visit NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CORVETTE ASSOCIATION.


Nothern California Corvette Association
Legends on Display

Sunday, April 27, 2014 | Noon-2:00pm

Everybody knows Peter Brock for a different reason. To historic Corvette fans he's the guy who penned the lines of the original Sting Ray racer and by extension the production 1963 Corvette.

To Cobra fans, meanwhile, Peter’s the guy who took the brick-like Shelby Cobra roadster and turned it into the slippery Cobra Daytona Coupe – the first American car to beat out the European regulars and grab the FIA’s GT World Championship, motorsports' ultimate prize in worldwide sports-car racing. Today Pete credits that shape to the 1930s research of Wunibald Kamm's group, plus some very careful reading of the FIA and ACO rulebooks in search of every loophole. However the credit is shared, America got its first World Championship-winning sports car, and Peter got a firsthand education in negotiating the world of provincial race officials. That education was about to serve him well.

Datsun devotees love to remember the Peter Brock of Brock Racing Enterprises during the late 60s and early 70s; that fun-loving hipster who, behind his crowd-pleasing polka-dot scarves and hip-hugging slacks, coolly called the shots as BRE took the SCCA C Production National Championship the first two years of the Datsun 240Z's existence and BRE's 510 coupes decimated the Alfas and Porsches of the Trans-Am 2.5 series.

This lecture is Free with admission to the Museum and Museum Member's are Free.

Blackhawk Cars & Coffee

Sunday, May 4, 2014 | 8 am to 10 am


Monaco Historic Races & The Mille Miglia 2014

May 8 thru 16, 2014 - in Association with Steve Austin's Great Vacations

Tour Dates: May 8th – 16th, 2014 9 days
Tour Price: $6,350 per person, twin occupancy Single supplement $2,100
Air not included
Arrival Airport: Nice, France
Departure Airport: Malpensa Milan, Italy

Tour Dates: May 8th – 12th, 2014 5 days
Tour Price: $5, 280 per person, twin occupancy Single supplement $1,480
Air not included
Arrival/Departure Airport: Nice, France

For a full itinerary go download the pdf RIGHT HERE or call 1-800-452-8434.

Carroll Shelby Memorial Classic

Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 10am-1pm

Team Shelby – Pacific Coast Region in partnership with the Blackhawk Automotive Museum, conveniently located in the SF East Bay suburb of Danville, is excited to bring this inaugural event honoring the legacy of Carroll Shelby to NorCal "Powered by Ford" enthusiasts. This memorial car show will feature Shelby, Ford GT, Cobra and Boss vehicles. Although show entry requires a nominal fee, spectator attendance is free to all. Several special guests have been invited and are expected to attend. Tim McGrane, Executive Director of the Blackhawk Museum (and a former Barrett Jackson executive) will be on hand to help judge entries and issue some neat trophies!

RSVP's and pre-payment of a donation entry fee of $30 (or more if you wish :-) per vehicle is required for this event so we can anticipate parking layout on the Museum's photo-op perfect plaza. Entries will be limited to 40 vehicles. Please use the GoFundMe link below to facilitate this transaction. When your payment is confirmed, this will be noted on the roster below. Donated entry fees will be shared with the Carroll Shelby Foundation and Wheels for Wheelchairs.

Payment Link: - Reservations are requested by Sunday, May 4th. So mark your calendars and post-up if you're interested in joining us with your entry - or as a spectator, for a great day at the Blackhawk Museum. Please note the year and model of your vehicle when replying so trophy categories / quantities can be determined in advance based upon expected attendance.

The show starts at 10am and ends at 1pm. Owners entering their vehicles in the show should arrive by 8:30am to allow adequate time for staging, and once on the plaza, will not be able to exit until sometime after 1pm. Please note that parking at one edge of the plaza is sometimes subject to overspray from the water fountains in windy conditions, although this is rare. Also, there are several restaurants in the complex to enjoy lunch at.

Blackhawk Automotive Museum Father's Day Car Show 2014

Sunday June 15, 2014 | 10am-2pm

Bring a rod, classic, or muscle car. Dad’s can bring their favorite vehicle regardless of make because it's Father’s Day. Drivers will receive free admission to the Museum and a goodie bag for the first 300 cars. You can register your car online or by mail for $10 before the event, or $20 the day of the event.


There will be a variety of family oriented activities in the Museum and on the Plaza in front of the building. Music will be provided by Juke Joint and there will be food available for purchase. To find out more or to register your car for the event, visit: If you would like to be a vendor at the event please contact Nora Wagner at 925.736.2277 x238.

Scott’s Catering will be hosting a brunch inside the Museum with reservations available at 925.648.1434. (Members of the Museum receive 10% off brunch tix)

Post Pebble Beach Open House

Monday, August 18, 2014 | 10am-5pm

Join us for the Annual Post Pebble Beach Open House at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. The Museum is always open on the Monday following the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Admission is free to the Museum on this day and we invite car aficionados from around the world to visit.

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