An Afternoon with Michael Amen, Author of “The Dream Bowl”

An Afternoon with Michael Amen, Author of "The Dream Bowl"

Please join us for a very special author event and signing with Michael Amen, author of “The Dream Bowl: Where Goodman, Ellington, and the Grateful Dead Convene,” a fun afternoon of music and Vallejo history.

The Dream Bowl, located on the Napa-Vallejo highway, was a popular music venue back in the day, hosting big bands fronted by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, Country & Western stars including Johnny Cash and Buck Owens, jazz greats John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, and big names like Jerry Garcia and Jerry Lee Lewis. Michael Amen grew up with The Dream Bowl as a landmark, and as a lifelong music lover, decided to write a book about the hot spot and the acts that played on its famous stage.

We’re so thrilled to host Michael on November 17th at 3 pm, so please come down to hear him read from “The Dream Bowl” and discuss its incredible history. Whether you grew up in Vallejo or Napa and remember those days or are a music fan, this event is not to be missed!


Date(s) - Sun, Nov 17, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Alibi Bookshop
624 Marin St., Vallejo


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