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Today's Events

Upcoming Events for Sonoma County

No matter if you're a first time visitor, return visitor, or you've lived here your whole life, there is always something new to discover around Sonoma. Events in Sonoma include festivals, farmers markets, winery events, outdoor celebrations, music concerts, art galleries, wine tours and more! Check out the upcoming events in Sonoma County for great and fun things to do!

To get your event on our list, email with "New Event" in the subject.

Upcoming Events

August

27

Sean Hayes

In his 20-year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He’s duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$25

Location:
HopMonk - Sebastopol

Website:
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/

27

Jeff Campbell

Jeff's onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and have found him have found him sharing the stage with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, opening for multiplatinum selling, multi-Grammy-winning band Train and performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

Selected as the winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition out of over 13,000 entrants in 2013, Jeff Campbell released "In Spite of Everything", a 5 song EP produced by 6x Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks, late that year. The EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock EPs and Singles Charts.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
Free

Location:
HopMonk - Sonoma

Website:
http://www.hopmonk.com/sonoma/

September

2

Session Americana

Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag."

Times:
9:00 PM, 8:00 PM Doors

Price:
$15

Location:
HopMonk - Sebastopol

Website:
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/

3

T-Luke and the Tight Suits – Zydeco

T-Luke & The Tight Suits is one of the North Bay Areas newest and hottest zydeco/funk bands. Formed in late September of 2012 by band leader Lucas Domingue, and original member Tony Schena. They’ve been performing around the North Bay Area ever since. The name originated when they performed their original song “Sharp Dress.”

T-Luke is the son of Richie Domingue(Lafayette, LA native) who founded Gator Beat in 1988, a well known west coast cajun zydeco band. With a very unique sound, blending original music, Gator Beat originals, cajun/zydeco, Blues, Funk, Rock, & Soul. This band is sure to rock the house, and leave you ready to let the good times roll!!!

Times:
8:30 PM - 11:45 PM

Price:
$5

Location:
Rossi's 1906

Website:
www.rossis1906.com

4

Abbey Road - A Tribute To The Beatles

With their tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world. 

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$22

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
www.mystictheatre.com

4

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction

The flagship event of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction is Sonoma County’s largest and most fun fundraising event, bringing together the wine community and caring donors to raise essential funds that make our world-class wine region a better place by supporting our kids and our community.

 

Times:
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Price:
$500

Location:
Chateau St. Jean

Website:
http://sonomawinecountryweekend.com/

7

An Evening with Ray LaMontagne

Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne will be making his first appearance at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on September 7, 2016! This new tour coincides with the launch of his 6th studio album, Ouroboros. Ray LaMontagne has previously released 5 studio albums (TroubleTill The Sun Turns BlackGossip in the GrainGod Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, and Supernova) and sold out numerous tours across the US. Ray’s 2010 album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow”. Ray’s last single, “Supernova” off the album of the same name became one of Ray’s fastest growing singles at AAA radio, with the song rocketing into the top 5 within two weeks of impact.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$59, $79, $99

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

9

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25

Left Edge Theatre presents The Big Meal

A comedy by Dan LeFranc

Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in roughly ninety minutes, The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family.

Times:
Fri. & Sat. 8:00 PM, Sun. 2:00 PM

Price:
$25, $40 VIP

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

9

The Tri Tip Trio - Zydeco

Bruce and Lloyd’s musical chemistry began in 1991 with the formation of the Zydeco Flames. Their magic sounds come alive again with the Tri Tip Trio. With Lloyd’s mesmerizing washboard, harmonica, and soulful vocals, Bruce’s funky, bluesy accordion, and Tyler’s stick to it and do it drums, Tri Tip is a fireball of hot dance hall music.

Times:
8:30 PM

Location:
Rossi's 1906

Website:
www.rossis1906.com

10

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas. She is a performer, writer, and actress. 

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$200 (VIP), $59.50, $49.50

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts - Person Theater

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2157

Phone:
707.546.3600

10

The Rock Collection

For the jam band fans among us: The Rock Collection is a thrilling, all-star musical and songwriting collaboration between Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band/JGB), Greg Anton (Zero), Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends/JGB), Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz (ALO) and Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir's RatDog).

 

Times:
9:00 PM, 8:00 PM Doors

Price:
$25

Location:
HopMonk - Sebastopol

Website:
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/

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11

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

The annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival is back at Johnsons Beach in Guerneville on September 10-11, 2016. Enjoy this two day, outdoor music festival surrounded by the beauty of the Russian River and towering redwoods.

Times:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price:
One-Day: $55, $90; Two-Day: $110, $190

Location:
Johnson's Beach

Website:
http://russianriverfestivals.com/

10

Sonoma Plein Air Festival: Art Exhibits and Sale

During Plein Air Week, September 5-10, 2016, nationally renowned Plein Air artists will come to Sonoma to paint 8-12 paintings. During the festival, view art exhibits, Plein Air art demonstrations, browse art sales, enjoy live music and have some family fun at the children's art area hosted by Sonoma Community Center. Proceeds from the weeks' events sponsored by the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation fund Art Education for youth in Sonoma Valley.

Times:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Price:
Free

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://www.sonomapleinair.com/sonoma-events.html

10

Dennis Johnson and The Mississippi Ramblers

Dennis Johnson, one of the elite slide guitar players performing today, is regarded internationally as a "Master" of the slide guitar and often compared to greats such as Roy Rogers. His electrifying shows incorporate elements of Roots, Americana, Blues, New Orleans, Rock, and Swing.

Times:
Noon - 3:00 PM

Location:
Viansa Winery

Website:
http://www.viansa.com/

16

G Love & Special Sauce

Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut and eight years since their last live performance together, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce return with their first album in nearly a decade. Built on the trio’s signature hip-hop blues sound, Sugar finds vocalist/guitarist/harmonica player G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton), upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens breathing new life into their groove-heavy, Chicago-blues-infused brand of stripped-down rock & roll.

Times:
9:00 PM, 8:00 PM Doors

Price:
$30

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
www.mystictheatre.com

16

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - 50 Years of Dirt

The Iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandcelebrate 50 years of making hard hitting country rock and American Roots Music. Cementing their legendary status through a riveting live performances and a string of unforgettable hits, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is looking forward to another “50 Years of Dirt”!

Times:
7:30 PM, 5:30 PM Gates

Price:
$25

Location:
Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center

Website:
http://gmc.sonoma.edu/event/3140770-nitty-gritty-dirt-band-50

17

Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival

Twenty North Bay breweries will be showcasing their craft beer specialties along Petaluma's historic riverfront at the annual Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival. Sip local brews and Petaluma's mighty food bites! Delight in a walk on the promenade by our famous river and enjoy the craft beer specialties of the area. Admission includes a souvenir beer glass and tickets for beer and food tastings.

Times:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Price:
$40

Location:
Downtown Petaluma Riverfront

Website:
http://www.petalumarivercraftbeerfest.org/

17

Earle Fest 2016

Featuring Lucinda Williams, The Mavericks, and The Paladins.

 

The Earle Baum Center of the Blind, SOMO Concerts, The Krush 95.9 and Notable Talent team together as the Earle Fest benefit finds a new, larger home at the Sonoma Clean powered SOMO Village. Earle Fest has been a tremendous success in its first nine years and the event is now drawing the cream of the Americana scene.

Times:
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Price:
$55

Location:
SOMO Village Event Center

Website:
http://www.somoconcerts.com/upcoming/

17

Sonoma County Oktoberfest

German Beer, German Food, Sonoma County Style.

Beer, food, and Polka, we don't know how life can be better.  But it can be, all proceeds benefit under-served youth in Sonoma County through the Active 20-30 club of Santa Rosa #50.

Times:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Price:
$30, $50

Location:
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building

Website:
http://www.socoof.com/

23

Mad Caddies

Since their inception, during high school in California nearly two decades ago, the Mad Caddies have toured the world countless times delighting fans with their unique blend of reggae, punk, ska and pop, and with their newest album Dirty Rice the Mad Caddies have proven they’re just as impassioned and energetic as ever. In many ways the band’s first full-length in seven years sees them coming full circle, demonstrating while trends and times have changed, the Mad Caddies’ commitment to creating dynamic music has only grown stronger.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$17

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
http://www.mystictheatre.com/

25

The Soul Rebels & Talib Kweli

The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. The band has settled on an eight-piece lineup and have built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party like atmosphere of a dance club.

After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished Hip Hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$25

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
www.mystictheatre.com

30

Emmylou Harris

One of the most admired and influential women in music and 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. With more than 25 albums, Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$49, $69

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2093

October

1

Tracy Morgan: Picking Up the Pieces

Comedian Tracy Morgan’s Picking Up the Pieces tour is coming to Santa Rosa. Don’t miss your chance to see the “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star live at the LBC!

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$49, $65

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2417

7

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9

Sonoma Music Festival

The Bruce Cohn Charity Events 30th Annual Sonoma Music Festival is a weekend extravaganza showcasing amazing music acts in the heart of wine country. 

Friday - John Fogerty and Andy Velo

Saturday - Steve Miller Band, Dave Mason, Paule Barrere & Fred Tackett, and Greg Douglass Band

Sunday - Toby Keith, Andy Velo and The Curly Wolf

Times:
Varies

Price:
$89 and up

Location:
Field of Dreams, Downtown Sonoma

Website:
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/bruce-cohn-charity-events-7984643980

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