The Venue

The Monday Club, owned by the city of Fortuna, is one of the most unique venues in the area. This warm and inviting building was designed during a simpler time and unlike many converted lodges and churches, it was designed with the express purpose of providing entertainment in a comfortable, yet charming setting. The intimate stage, combined with the closeness of the audience, provides a unique atmosphere -- many have compared the Monday Club to the small European theatres of Shakespeare's day.

Built in the 1920s, the building provides a large open space with an arched ceiling that works with both spoken word and music. Its unique setting provides performers and listeners a comfortable and intimate environment to experience the joy of live music performances.

The Fortuna Monday Club is located at the corners of 6th and Main Streets in Fortuna.

The Music

The Fortuna Concert Series is an eight-performance event that continues through the winter to fall. These professional musical programs feature talented local groups and individuals, as well as nationally and internationally known performers. The rich and diversified programming includes classical, jazz, folk, ethnic, vocal and instrumental music.

The Series is great music, performed by world class musicians, at an affordable price. The Fortuna Concert Series offers a slice of the best of life itself to the community and to those who love music. In 2013 the Series was honored by the presentation of the Floyd A. Glende Award by the Board of Directors of Chamber Players of the Redwoods. The award was given in appreciation of the work the Fortuna Concert Series does to foster chamber music and other musical genres in the North Coast region of California.

What is a Concert Series and how are the concerts chosen? The Fortuna Concert Series is a private, non-profit corporation formed in 1990 for the purpose of bringing quality music to Fortuna and the Eel River Valley. Performers are selected by the Board of Directors each season with an attempt to strike a balance of old and new, familiar and unfamiliar with a wide repertoire of music that crosses historical and cultural boundaries.

Explore and experience the Fortuna Concert Series -- inspiration, joy, verve, adventure, discovery, and all the wonderment of music awaits!