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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

July

29

Bebel Gilberto

World-renowned singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto, who has earned multiple Grammy nominations over the course of her career, brings her captivating electronic bossa nova sound to Wine Country.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$27

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

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

Phone:
707.765.2121

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August

4

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." 

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$59, $75

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

Phone:
707.546.3600

5

Quiles & Cloud

With two guitars, two voices and upright bass; San Francisco-based Quiles & Cloud weave together modern folk songs with a symphonic elegance.

Since 2011, Quiles & Cloud have performed hundreds of shows across the US and Ireland, and released two studio albums; "Long Time Coming" in 2012, and "Seminole Star" in 2014.

In September, 2014 Maria and Rory received Best Duo at the FreshGrass Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival in North Adams, MA. The prize included studio time at Compass Records in Nashville with extraordinary banjoist and producer, Alison Brown. The session took place in July 2015 and is scheduled for release in early 2016.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
Free

Location:
HopMonk - Sonoma

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

7

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road again in 2016, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to audiences all over the US.

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years. First as young thrash metal fans in their native Mexico City, then as innocents abroad and street musicians in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the millennium, and finally as the globe-straddling, film-scoring, record-breaking artists they are today.

Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchez's fiery lead lines and Quintero's phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$69, $89

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

9

Culture Club

Culture Club were one of the biggest pop bands of the 80s, racking up seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK and nine Top 10 singles in the US.

Central to the band's appeal was the flamboyant front man Boy George, whose cross-dressing and heavy make-up created an image which was completely unique on the pop scene. George was also noted for his biting wit and frequently came up with cutting quips that won Culture Club media exposure on both sides of the Atlantic

Although they drew influence from the 'New Romantic' movement, Culture Club was also inspired by the music and fashion of 'Northern Soul', which helped to create a broader appeal.

Culture Club was the first band since The Beatles to achieve three top 10 hits from their debut album on the Billboard chart. Their hit single, "Time (Clock of the Heart)" has also been included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$79, $99, $149 VIP

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

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10,000 Maniacs

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$25

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

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

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43rd Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair

The 43rd annual Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held on August 13 and 14 under the shade of majestic oaks in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned fun! There’s something for everyone with live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, contests and activities, and excellent local food, craft beer, cider, & wine. There will be numerous engaging venues, including the Children’s Corner, Chef’s Tent, Artisan Tasting Lounge, Do-It-Yourself Arena, and Life on the Farm.Of course, Sebastopol’s famous heirloom Gravenstein apples will be celebrated and available in many forms. They’re the best for pie. Grab a slice before they sell out, or take some apples home with you for future baking and canning.

Discount tickets are available in advance at Oliver’s Markets and Copperfield’s Books locations and through the Farm Trails office: Adults ages 13 and over $12, Children ages 6 to 12 $8.

Times:
10am-6pm

Price:
$8-$12

Location:
Ragle Ranch Park

Website:
http://www.gravensteinapplefair.com/

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Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs

Until a few years ago, Danny Click was one of Austin’s best-kept secrets, a musician’s musician who’d won the respect of some of alt-country’s biggest names but hadn’t yet found widespread recognition.

That changed when Click’s latest CD, Life Is A Good Place, was released in April, 2011 and spent more than 12 consecutive months on the Country, pop, and Americana radio charts.

Times:
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:
Rossi's 1906

Website:
www.rossis1906.com

14

Chardonnay and Croquet

Wear your whites and enjoy a unique experience playing a 150 year old game of croquet on world renowned croquet courts. Upon arrival, a reception of cheeses and chardonnay will await you along with instruction of “fun” tournament play. Your visit will conclude with a delightful gourmet picnic lunch.

Times:
11am-5pm

Price:
$50

Location:
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

Website:
http://www.sonomacutrer.com/age-verification

16

Scott Stapp: The Voice of Creed

It was 1997 when My Own Prison, the debut multi-platinum Creed album, kicked off Scott’s musical journey in spectacular style. As the lead vocalist and sole storyteller, Scott sculpted his own aesthetic. From the start, his spiritual conflicts galvanized a worldwide audience. Three other mega-selling records followed—Human Clay (1999), Weathered (2002) and Full Circle (2009), in addition to Stapp’s successful solo venture, The Great Divide (2005). Awarded a Grammy in 2001 for his number-one hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” Scott was celebrated, in the words of one Rolling Stone writer, as “a singer with an enormous emotional range and a composer of startling originality.”

Times:
8:00 PM , 7:00 PM Doors

Price:
$33, $108 VIP, $208 Meet & Greet, $533 Directors Chair

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

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

17

Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy

One of the most influential guitarists in music, Jeff Beck helped shape the sounds of blues rock, psychedelia, and heavy metal, inspiring guitar players for decades with his unique style. While Beck’s groups may have been short-lived, the impact they made and his aggressive style, encompassing screaming, bent, sustained notes, distortion, feedback, and fast, crisply articulated passages, continues to influence and entice musicians and fans alike. Jeff Beck is a seven time Grammy award winner and a two time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a Yardbird and as a solo artist. Beck was ranked fifth on the list of “100 greatest guitarists of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine.

At age 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$79, $99, $149 VIP

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

20

Winemaker's Vineyard Hike

Join West Wines Winemaker sampling grapes for harvest. Walk one of West Wines vineyards with the winemaker and owner Katarina. West Wines will pick grape samples, and field test sugar, pH and of course, taste. She will also share how to decide when to harvest and other winemaking topics. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. Max 10 participants.

Times:
10am

Price:
$30

Location:
West Wines

Website:
http://www.westwines.com/events/

20

11th Annual Taste of Petaluma

Embark on a culinary walking journey of Petaluma’s finest restaurants, galleries, shops, wineries, breweries and food purveyors. At Taste of Petaluma you’ll sample Petaluma’s upscale culinary and art scene in one afternoon, strolling through historic downtown. Various entertainers will be performing at multiple venues, as well. Buy tickets and receive your map and menu showing 50 different participants to choose from, ready to tempt you with great food and wines. Benefits Cinnabar Theater.

Times:
11:30-4pm

Price:
$40

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

Website:
https://tasteofpetaluma.com/

20

Aki Kumar

Front man and harp player for the San Francisco Bay Area band Tip of the Top, Akarsha Aki Kumar is an ardent student of the blues and a master of the amplified Chicago blues sound.

Kumar derives his style mainly from American harp masters Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Walter Horton and George Smith, among others. His own playing reflects elements of these players, blended in with a signature sound of his own.

He has shared the stage with some of the finest contemporary harmonica players alive: Rod Piazza, Lazy Lester, Gary Smith, Rick Estrin, Mark Hummel, Charlie Musselwhite and Lee Oskar.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
Free

Location:
HopMonk - Sonoma

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

23

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. Frampton was recently inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, played an integral part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. by performing on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles.” His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and remains one of the top-selling live records of all time. In addition, he continues to tour non-stop including Frampton’s Guitar Circus and Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour. Frampton’s latest album Acoustic Classics is available now, featuring stripped-down versions of his classic hits including “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Lines On My Face,” “Do You Feel Like I Do,” “Show Me The Way” and more.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$69, $85, $185 VIP

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

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/

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

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/

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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/

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/

October

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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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