Basin Street Regulars to Host Midiri Brothers in Pismo Beach in July

Joe Midiri

The Basin Street Regulars have two truly outstanding events coming up in July. The incredible Midiri Brothers are making the trip to California to perform at a venue in Palos Verdes and they got in touch to see if the BSR would like to host them in Pismo Beach first. Of course, the answer was “Yes!”

Due to the date of their performance in Southern California, the Basin Street Regulars will welcome them on Saturday, July 20th. The schedule for that day will be a little bit different, the music will start at noon and end at 5:00 pm. There will not be a jam session.

Paul Midiri

In addition to the July 20th show at the Vet’s Hall, the Basin Street Regulars will also be hosting a meet and greet BBQ with the Midiris on Friday, July 19th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Cardinal house. This will give fans a unique opportunity to break bread with the Midiris in a casual setting and also see them perform in the gazebo. Suggested donations for this event will be $25, which includes an expertly prepared tri-tip BBQ meal, beer, wine, and tableware. Please RSVP to Shonda Croly at: [email protected] or put your name on the list at the June Sunday sessions. Money will not be collected in advance. Donations (cash and checks) will be accepted at the door. Checks should be made out to the Basin Street Regulars. Any money collected over expenses will be donated to BSR.

These will be the only opportunities to see the Midiris on the Central Coast in 2024.

Pat Mercuri

The quartet that is coming from back east includes Joe Midiri on clarinet and Paul Midiri on vibes and trombone, Jack Hegyi on bass and Pat Mercuri on guitar. Their drummer is not joining them in Pismo, so we have recruited local favorite, Jim Stromberg to perform with them Saturday at the Vet’s Hall. See more information about these fantastic musicians later in this article.

Not only will the Midiris be performing that day, but we will be opening with the Barrelhouse Wailers. This fantastic band from Ventura has played for us many times and features a collection of talented and eclectic musicians

Hot Jazz Jubile

The Barrelhouse Wailers are an eight-piece powerhouse collective from Ventura, California, that seamlessly blends traditional style hot jazz and vintage blues with original compositions to create a sound that’s as timeless as it is electrifying. With their roots deeply embedded in the rich soil of American musical traditions, this dynamic ensemble has been captivating audiences since 2013 with their high-energy performances and masterful musicianship.

Driven by their passion for authenticity and innovation, The Barrelhouse Wailers deliver a sonic experience that pays homage to the classics while pushing the boundaries of contemporary music. Their infectious energy and tight-knit chemistry on stage promise an evening of entertainment that will have you on your feet and moving to the rhythm.

Barrelhouse Wailers
Barrelhouse Wailers

They have released two albums featuring original music and standards, “Day In, Day Out” (2019) and “Never Look Back” (2023). Both albums are available for digital download on Bandcamp and on all major streaming platforms. For more information, music, videos, and upcoming shows, please visit

Pricing for the entire show will be $10 each for Silver Members, $20 each for regular members, and $30 each for non-members. Only 280 tickets will be available, and this show may sell out. After July 1st, the prices will go up to $15 each for silver members, $25 each for regular members and $35 each for non-members. These are fantastic prices to see these two bands, made possible by generous donations from BSR members.

We want everyone to purchase their tickets in advance. Advance tickets are available on-line at My805Tix ( As a further incentive to buy online, we are going to internalize the fees for My805Tix, so on-line pricing will be the same as purchasing at the Vet’s. Using your credit card for an advance My805Tix purchase from home will be very simple, will insure you a seat at the show and will simplify the lives of BSR front desk volunteers!


The Oxford Suites in Arroyo Grande is offering us a special rate that weekend. There will be King Suites: $280.00, plus tax, or Family Two Queen Suites: $315.00, plus tax. To get these rates, please contact the front desk of the Oxford Suites at 805.773.3773 Ext 1 and reference The Midiri Show.

Rhonda Cardinal is Festival Director of Jubilee by the Sea, an annual event hosted by the Basin Street Regulars in Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande, California. Visit the festival/club website at

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