The California Honeydrops Confirm Return to The ELM and Wilma

R&B/soul rock outfit The California Honeydrops will return to Montana for two concerts in Spring 2024, playing at The ELM in Bozeman on Friday, April 19th and The Wilma on Saturday, April 20th.

The California Honeydrops draw on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line. From humble beginnings busking in an Oakland subway station to headlining international tours, The Honeydrops continue to grow their fanbase with energetic live shows and infectious dance-party vibes. Their concerts feature extensive jamming, improvisation, and crowd interaction.

In 2023, The California Honeydrops celebrated their fifteenth year together and released a deluxe version of their newest studio album, Soft Spot. Their latest single “Bye Bye Baby” came out a few months ago.

The Honeydrops toured through Montana last year and delivered a couple of outstanding performances to some of the largest crowds they’ve ever had in the state (photos). Don’t miss your chance to catch their incredible live show this time around — get your tickets soon!

Tickets/Event Details

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets are on sale now at The Top Hat box office, The ELM box officeonline, or by phone at 1 (800) 653-8000. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.

About The California Honedrops

“The California Honeydrops…evoke the greasy rumble of Booker T and channel the spiritual ecstasy of Sly and the Family Stone.” -Rolling Stone

Formed in the subway systems of Oakland, retro-soul outfit The California Honeydrops are an electrifying group that defy convention at every turn. They’ve become a mainstay at festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest (Australia), Outside Lands, Monterey Jazz, Lightning In A Bottle, and touring with B.B. King, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, and Allen Toussaint. Led by the enigmatic and energetic frontman, Lech Wierzynski, and drummer Benjamin Malament, each member of the band is a virtuoso in their own rite — Yanos “Johnny Bones” Lustig on saxophone, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards/guitar, Beaumont Beaullieu on bass, and regularly accompanied by Scott Messersmith on percussion, Oliver Tuttle on trombone, Leon Cotter on saxophone/clarinet, and Miles Lyons on trombone/sousaphone — navigating through a vast repertoire of original songs and timeless classics every night. But what truly sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to the art of improvisation – a skill so finely honed that they have completely abandoned the use of set lists and no two shows are ever the same. Off stage, their music has been streamed more than 200 million times, and placed in a variety of TV and films, including “Dead To Me,” “Alaska Daily,” “Black-ish” and more. They are currently touring North America in support of their new deluxe album, ‘Soft Spot’.