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MUSIC: Concerts, Gigs, Jams & Choirs - Sonoma County CALENDAR


MUSIC: Concerts, Gigs, Jams & Choirs - Sonoma County CALENDAR

by Vesta Copestakes

This Music for Everyone Calendar is the same as we publish in our print edition. BUT - if you have additions you would like us to make throughout the month - please e-mail me! For details on each of these listings, please visit our CALENDAR where events are listed by Day - Week - Month. Please send additions and corrections to

Auditions and Opportunities 

Healdsburg Jazz Festival Organization invites area high schools to participate in a new, free program for high school musicians: the Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC). The competition, which will take place in April 2017, is a friendly one, emphasizing feedback and poise in performance rather than strict judgment. We know from experience that within a jazz combo, young musicians learn to take their turn, find their voice, agree and disagree and come to a resolution—all qualities needed for survival in our world today.- Learn more about the SJCC

Mar 6 ~ Live at Juilliard Concert Series - Now accepting band submissions for the 2017 Live at Juilliard concert series. Deadline to apply for consideration is March 6, 2017 Jessica 707-543-4674.

MUSIC by Date:  

Mar 5 – 19 ~ English Country Dance - Join North Bay Country Dance (NBCD) for spirited dancing called to live music on Sundays Mar 5– 19. No partner necessary, beginners welcome, fragrance-free event.  $10 members, $12 non-members, 2-4:30p. Wischemann Hall, 465 Morris St. in Sebastopol., 707-535-0873 

Mar 11 ~ 17th Annual Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival - The Sonoma County Folk Society and the California Bluegrass Association have worked together on a great show this year. The lineup includes True Life Troubadours, Greenhouse, Jim Hurst, Rita Hosking, Good Ole Persons, Reunion and more. SCFS/CBA Members: $30 advance, $35 door with proof of membership. General Admission: $35 advance, $40 door. Advance tickets available at Peoples' Music, Sebastopol and Last Record Store, Santa Rosa, or 1 - 8p Sebastopol Community & Cultural Center, 390 Morris St. Sebastopol, 707-479-5529 or 707-861-9446. 

Mar 11 ~ Dirty Cello -Led by charismatic cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman, this unique, high energy band of accomplished musicians plays blues, rock and bluegrass like you’ve never heard it before: funky, sexy, electric, textured, fiercely rhythmic and only occasionally classical. The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers to get your heart thumping and toes tapping! $20 Advance/$25 at door, 8p,Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, 707-874-9392.  

Mar 11 ~ Cash & King - Benefit for Spreckels Theater -  International recording artist Steven Kent presents CASH & KING, a new high energy concert in 2 acts paying tribute to two of the most important figures in popular music history, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.  This is not an impersonator, or your typical “hits”, or “oldies” show.  CASH & KING digs deeper by bringing to the stage not only the hit songs, but also stories of their unparalleled careers.  Steven Kent shares his personal stories of meeting these two icons, and how they have inspired him throughout his performing career.  Steven throws in a few surprises from time to time when songs from some of Elvis' and Johnny’s friends like Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins slip into the set list.  It’s an exciting evening of music like no other when Steven and his band take the stage and bring these legendary songs back to life in CASH & KING  now LIVE ON STAGE! Visit:  Tickets begin at $45 Event begins at 6:30PM with concert at 8PM.  For information on sponsorship and/or tickets - Information, contact Gail or Jennifer at 707-588-3400 or email . Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theatre 5409 Synder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA  Box 707-588-3400

Mar 11 ~ Healdsburg Community Band Pops Concert - Songs of the American West -Directed by Randy Masselink, includes selections of light classics and favorites from stage and screen, including works by Aaron Copland, Elmer Bernstein John Williams and Oscar Hammerstein. $10, children under 12 FREE, 7:30p. The Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg, 415-407-5474,

Mar 11 ~ Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival - 17th Annual festival features six to seven bluegrass, old time, and folk acts. Check out the workshops and enjoy hearing some musicians just jamming. Great food and beverages onsite or within walking distance in downtown Sebastopol. This year’s line up in order of appearance are: Roustabouts, Evie Ladin, with Kieth Terry & Erik Pearson, Sourdough Slim, Blue & Lonesome, the T Sisters and Gene Parsons & David Hayes with Mike Beck. Advance tickets available at People's Music in Sebastopol and Last Record Store in Santa Rosa. Co-sponsored by the Sonoma County Folk Society and California Bluegrass Association.  Tickets start at: $30 1-8p - Sebastopol Community Center 390 Morris St. Sebastopol 707-479-5529 

Mar 11 ~ Blues Night in Cloverdale - Rock and roll with the fun Cloverdale community! Doors open at 7p. Walk in musicians can sign up at the door for the second set. $5 - 7:30 - 9:30p - Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. David Garland 707-894-2738 ( Next date is: April 8 ) 

Mar 11 ~ Brad Mehldau - Three Pieces after Bach -Genre-crossing pianist Brad Mehldau performs his Three Pieces after Bach - an innovative work of reflection and contrast, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. To many jazz pianists, the thought of creating an original composition inspired by the baroque archetype himself, J.S. Bach, would seem like an unnatural undertaking. Not the case for Brad Mehldau. A maverick in the jazz world, this masterful improviser has been crossing genre boundaries since his debut. Tickets starting at $25, 7:30p Weill Hall at the Green Music Center 1801 East Cotati AVe. Rohnert Park 1.866.955.6040,

Mar 11 ~ Live Music: Dead Again Plays at the Museum - Sonoma County-based Grateful Dead tribute band. They've played together since February of 2016. $0-$10, 12-4p History Museum of Sonoma County 475 7th St. Santa Rosa

Mar 11 ~ The Music of Billie Holiday - will be the theme of this Spirit Bar performance featuring the Tiffany Austin Quartet with Muziki Roberson, Heshima Mark Williams, and Sly Randolph, exploring the great jazz singer’s songs and legacy. Free 6:30 – 9:30p.,  Hotel Healdsburg 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg

Mar 12 ~ The Yale Slavic Chorus - Perfect for International Women’s History Month, this is a touring performance group of young women undergraduates from Yale University with a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds who share a common passion for the music of Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia among other regions. $15., 5p., Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, 707-874-9392.  

Mar 12 ~ Bija Children's Choir – 7th Annual Storyconcert festival featuring storyteller Ane Carla Rovetta, the Bija Choirs, and many other special guests for a musical presentation of the Tukuna Tribe folktale, The Wings of a Butterfly.  Enjoy Amazon rainforest eco-educational tables, family creative arts stations, Brazilian dance demonstrations, paleo snacks, and more. $15 adult/ $5 youth. Opening acts begin at 2p, storyconcert at 4p. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center,  390 Morris Street, Sebastopol., 707-695-6865

Mar 12 ~ North Bay Sinfonietta - Chamber orchestra under the auspices of the Santa Rosa Junior College, will present a concert under the direction of its Founder/Conductor Cynthia Weichel. Features outstanding local keyboardist Robert Young playing the King of Instruments in Handel’s Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Op. 4 No. 1. $8., 4p, Church of the Incarnation 550 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa 707-528-8884

Mar 13 ~ Live Concert with Taina Asili - After a successful performance at the women's march in Washington D.C., Asili, will showcase her latests 2 CD's freaturing a blend of social justice songs from various musical genres (Afro-Latin, reggae, rock and hip-hop), Free. 7:30 - 9p Bertolini Student Center SRJC 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Mar 16 ~ Cahoots - The Cloverdale Arts Alliance’s Americana Night will keep it real with North Bay favorite, Cahoots, playing their own blend of═× Sonomacana═č– bluesy, grassy, folky and danceable Sonoma County roots music. From original songs and Americana classics to country blues and rockabilly, Cahoots always gets the crowd going with their infectious sound. Cahoots features Dan Imhoff, Craig Anderson, Andy Dru Rodgers, Andy Tester, Ashley Holmberg and Eric Backman. $15/Cloverdale Arts Alliance members -$20 for non-members. 7:30 – 9:30p. Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery, 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale 707-894-8500,,  mark@cloverdaleartsalliance.

Mar 17 ~ Multi-Media Concert featuring Celtic Legend Ensemble - Celeste Ray will be performing with her group Celtic Legend in Santa Rosa on St. Patrick’s Day, as a benefit for First Congregational United Church of Christ. Ms. Ray will be performing on the Celtic bowed psaltery, a harp-styled instrument that originally dates to the 1400s’s. The Shiloh Step Irish Dancers with the poetry and photography of David Parks Ramage and Christopher Kerr will also be featured at this exciting multimedia event. $20, 7:30p First Congregational Church  2000 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa.,

Mar 18 ~ The Red and Black BallGradina (Balkan choral and instrumental ensemble) and Druzhina (Balkan instrumental ensemble) dance. Druzhina includes Ken Genetti, tambura and guitar; Gaelen Genetti, kaval; Karen Guggenheim, gajda; and Jana Mariposa Muhar, accordion and percussion. Special guests will also sit in on some numbers. A great time to check out the Balkan dance scene. Potluck snacks, and don't forget to wear red and black! $5 7:30-10:30p, with dancing starting at 8:30p. Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa,

Mar 19 ~ Dervish, Magical Music from Ireland - Wowing audiences all over the world with their seasoned brand of Celtic music, Dervish has risen to the top of their genre over the past ten years. They’ve shared the stage with such popular acts as REM, Sting and Britney Spears in front of a crowd of 250,000 at Brazil’s Rock In Rio music festival, the first Irish band to perform at this event. They’ve toured the world including Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Israel, Switzerland, Sweden and Greece, as well as their native Irish homeland and have proven that they deserve the reputation they’ve earned as of one of the best Irish bands playing today.  $22 - $27 - 8p - Sebastopol Community Cultural Center - 390 Morris St. Sebastopol  -

Mar 19 ~ Celtic Evensong - Music, meditation andpoetry that speaks to seasonal themes of the universal human journey. Each Celtic inspired service will include music of Hildegard of Bingen sung by Karen Clark and feature solo instrumental classical music, congregational chanting of psalms, Celtic and Taizé music and silent meditation following readings of Mary Oliver, David Whyte and other contemplative poets. $20 5p St. John's Episcopol Church 40 5th St. Petaluma

Mar 24 ~ Katharine Gunnink, Soprano with Jacob Zdunich, Piano - Internationally acclaimed soprano performs selections from Puccini, and the Great American Songbook, including Gershwin, Copeland, and Cole Porter. 7:30p  Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. Tickets are available online or in person at Mail Center, Etc., 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale 707-894-3222,   

Mar 24 ~ Celebration of India Concert ~.  Celebration of India Concert at Cloverdale Senior Center.  Sitar Music with Peter van Gelder, noted disciple of late Ali Akbar Khan, accompanied by visiting tabla master Samraat Kakkeri of Hyderabad, India.  Peter is a senior instructor at AACM in San Rafael. Benefit for Cloverdale Senior Center: suggested donation $10. Tasty snacks!  6pm at  at Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N Main St, Cloverdale, CA 95425 Info 707-894-4826

Mar 24 ~ Wild Jane Sings Jazz, Blues, Scat & Torch.Janie Roberts with John Simon, Tom Shader, Kendrick Freeman 7-10p  Main Street Bistro 16280 Main Street Guerneville 

Mar 25 ~ Sarah Baker with Nina Gerber & Mona Gnader - present a ‘Herstory’ of women’s blues, along with some soulful originals. Don’t miss this powerful collaboration of musical talent onstage at OCA for Women’s History Month  $20-$25 8p Occidental Center for the Arts - 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental 707-874-9392

Mar 25 ~ WomenSing - Moments of Water - is an auditioned chorus based in Lafayette, California, renowned for its vibrant and beautifully blended sound. Offering repertoire that includes both the traditional and the unexpected in great landmarks of the women’s chorus repertoire, seldom-performed works, new music, commissions from nationally recognized composers, and familiar music from all eras, The special WomenSing event, Moment of Water, will benefit Global Partners for Development. $10 -$35, 3p, Green Music Center - Schroeder Hall1801 E Cotati Ave. Rohnert Park, Sara HenningLocal: 707-588-0550, 

Mar 25 - 27 ~ "Bring on the Strings" Santa Rosa Symphony (SRS) presents “Bring on the Strings,” a special classical concert featuring three principal players from the SRS orchestra. Maestro Bruno Ferrandis "string-sational" program begins with Hovhaness "Meditation on Orpheus" and concludes with two works by Sibelius. Featureing SRS principals Joseph Edelberg, violin, Elizabeth Prior, viola, and Adelle-Akiko Kearns, cello. Pre-concert talks with Kayleen Asbo start one hour before each performance (except Discovery Rehearsal). Mar 25 and 27 8p, Mar 26 at 3 p. Discovery Open Rehearsal, Mar 25 at 2 p. . $20-$85 Weill Hall, Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.

Mar 26 & 27 ~ Bring on the Strings - Santa Rosa Symphony - this program Maestro Ferrandis celebrates the talent of our own Santa Rosa Symphony musicians. Concertmaster Joseph Edelberg and principal violist Elizabeth Prior step out from the orchestra to perform Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola; principal cellist Adelle-Akiko Kearns shines in Fauré’s Éégie for Cello. $20-$80, 8-10p, Green Music Center1801 East Cotati Ave. Rohnert Park,, 707-546-8742

Apr 1 ~ Eilen Jewell - Packed with vivid lyrics, steel guitars, and hot licks, Jewell’s Americana-driven brand of country music sounds tailor-made for sweltering, stagnant summer nights. Doors open at 7:15p Tickets start at $18. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center 390 Morris St. 707-823-1511

Apr 6 ~ Tiffany Austin Quartet - Jazz vocalist Tiffany Austin will delight The Jazz Club with arrangements that vary from classic swing to contemporary R&B in the manner of Robert Glasper or Jose James. $15 for Cloverdale Arts Alliance members/$20 for non-members.  This performance will start earlier than usual with doors to open at 6:30p, music at 7p. The Jazz Clubb at The Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery is located at 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. To receive reserved seating privileges purchase advance tickets online at or at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance. 707 894-8500  

Apr 8 ~ Tim O'Brien - A master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music - it doesn't matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favorite singers. Door open at 7:15p Tickets start at $25 Sebastopol Community Cultural Center 390 Morris St. 707-823-1511

Apr 9 ~ SonoMusette - Reviving the enchanting and evocative sounds of the music of mid-twentieth century Paris, SonoMusette combines French chanteuse, musette accordion, gypsy-jazz guitar, piano, upright bass and drums to deliver a moody, melancholy and evocative afternoon of music inspired by artists such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Django Reinhardt. This music has retained its power to charm and transport listeners, and SonoMusette taps that nostalgia with artistry in both vocals and instrumentation.7:30p $15-$30. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma., 707-763-8920

Apr 15 ~ Disney's Choo-Choo Soul With Genevieve - Disney's hit TV show Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve! is rolling into town for an exciting live performance! Come join the singing conductor Genevieve and her beatboxing and breakdancing engineer DC as they perform their funky hip-hop renditions of the ABC's and 1-2-3's. This incredibly hip duo, with their contagious energy and music, are sure to delight kids and parents alike! Tickets start at $25 | Kids price $10, 12p Weill Hall At The Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park.

Apr 16 ~ Celtic Evensong - Music, meditation andpoetry that speaks to seasonal themes of the universal human journey. Each Celtic inspired service will include music of Hildegard of Bingen sung by Karen Clark and feature solo instrumental classical music, congregational chanting of psalms, Celtic and Taizé music and silent meditation following readings of Mary Oliver, David Whyte and other contemplative poets. $20 5p St. John's Episcopol Church 40 5th St. Petaluma

Haute Flash Quartet ~  
Mar 4  ~ Barley and Hops, 3688 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, 6:30-9:30p
Mar 15 ~ Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 6:30-8:30 p

Mar 31 ~ Main Street Bistro, 16280 Main St., Guerneville, 6:30-9:30 p

Michael Hantman ~ plays 12 string guitar "smooth rock"
Mar 7th, 14th, 21th, and 28th ~ 6-8PM Blue Heron Restaurant, 25300 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills. Michael Hantman on 12 string guitar and vocals playing "smooth rock." No cover.
Mar 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th ~ 6-9PM Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. Michael Hantman on 12 string guitar and vocals playing "smooth rock." No cover.

Music by VENUE:

Cloverdale Arts Alliance is located at 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale (Doors open at 7 Event starts 7:30p-9:30p) www.cloverdaleartsalliance  

Mar 2 ~ The Jazz Club presents: The Ray Obiedo Quartet
Mar 11 ~ The Blues Session
Mar 16 ~ American Night Presents: Cahoots
Apr 6 ~ The Jazz Club presents the Tiffany Austin Quartet  

Cloverdale Ale Company131 E. First Street, Cloverdale. No cover 707-849-9610. All shows 7-10p.

Mar4 ~ Greenhouse 
Mar 11 ~ John Roy Zat  
Mar 18 ~ Wild Green Irish  
Mar 25 ~ Megan McLaughlin  

Gaia's Garden ~ 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 544-2491 No cover, $5 minimum purchase per person.

Live at

The Lounge at Flamingo Resort ~ 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa • Phone: (707) 545-8530 Email: All shows 9:30p unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar ~ 16280 Main St,

The Mystic Theatre ~ 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 707-775-604
Feb 1 ~Prof, Finding Novyon, Metasota, Willie Wonka - $17. Door open at 7:30 
Feb 4 ~  David Luning $17.00 Doors open at 7p
Feb 10 ~ Pride and Joy $20 - Doors open at 7:30p
Feb 11 ~  Dixie Giants with the Highway Poets & Oddjob Ensemble $16 - Door open at 7:30p
Feb 13 ~ The Revivalists - $24.00 Doors open at 7:30p 
Feb 18 ~ Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown - $22. Doors open at 7:30p
Feb 21 ~ Legendary Scorpions Guitarist Uli Jon Roth $24. Doors open at 7:30p
Feb 25 ~ Moon Hooch $15. Doors open at 8:30p
Mar 3 ~ Wonder Bread 5 - $24. Doors open at 8:30 

Redwood Arts Council 707-874-1124
Feb 12 ~ TEE Trio with Special Guest Catherine Manson; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Eric Zivian, piano; Eric Hoeprich, clarinet  4:00pm   Individual tickets are $30.00 for general admission,   ( Occidental Center for the Arts,  )
April 29 ~ Hermitage Piano Trio ( Occidental Center for the Arts, 7:30pm)

Redwood Cafe 8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati. 707-795-7868.
Open Mic with DJ Loisaida on Mondays except for the first one. (6p, no cover)

Mar 3 - Bootleg Honey
Mar 5 - Gypsy Kisses
Mar 6 - Open Mic with DJ Loisaida 
Mar 10 - Harrison Stafford & The Professor Crew ($20 Advance/$25 DOS)
Mar 12 - Celtic/Irish Jam
Mar 13 - Open Mic with DJ Loisaida
Mar 14 -  The Tule Alltet
Mar 16 - Disclaimer -Jazz is Hope
Mar 18 - Luv Planet
Mar 19 - Gold Coast Jazz Band 
Mar 20 - Davina & The Vagabounds ($12 Advance/$15 DOS)
Mar 23 - Buzzy MartinFri  Mar 24 - Soul Fuse
Mar 27 - Open Mic with DJ Loisaida
Mar 30 - Afrolicious ($12 Advance/$15 DOS)
Apr 20 - Pablo Moses
Fri Apr 21 - Sang Matiz

Rio Nido Roadhouse Most events begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 14540 Canyon Two, Rio Nido, 707-869 0821,


Santa Rosa House Concert Presents:  2015 Season Tickets. For info: HouseConcerts@Monitor.Net

Santa Rosa Symphony ~  Green Music Center, Weill Hall 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Tickets and more info at or 707-546-8742. 

Mar 25 - 27 ~ "Bring on the Strings" Santa Rosa Symphony (SRS) presents “Bring on the Strings,” a special classical concert featuring three principal players from the SRS orchestra. Maestro Bruno Ferrandis "string-sational" program begins with Hovhaness "Meditation on Orpheus" and concludes with two works by Sibelius. Featureing SRS principals Joseph Edelberg, violin, Elizabeth Prior, viola, and Adelle-Akiko Kearns, cello. Pre-concert talks with Kayleen Asbo start one hour before each performance (except Discovery Rehearsal). Mar 25 and 27 8p, Mar 26 at 3 p. Discovery Open Rehearsal, Mar 25 at 2 p. . $20-$85 Weill Hall, Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center ~ 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol 707-823-1511

Mar 5 ~ First Sunday Love Fest -FREE
Mar 12 ~ Bija Childrens Choir - Story Concert Festival 
Mar 19 ~ Dervish, Celtic Music
April 1 ~ Eilen Jewell
April 8 ~ Tim O'Brien


The Hotel Healdsburg -  25 W. Matheson, Healdsburg - Saturdays 6:30p - 9:30p

Jan 28:  “Flamenco Latin Fusion” with the David Correa Quartet with Tommy Hill, Dane Lundy and Rami Ziadeh. Two guitars, bass and percussion. At passionate and distinctive blend of instrumental Latin Guitar World Fusion, combining Spanish guitar with Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms from Mexico & Central America with a hint of Middle-Eastern influenced melodies.

Dry Creek Kitchen, 317 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg - Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. 
Jan. 23: Susan Sutton and Piro Patton Duo (piano and acoustic bass)Tuesday, Jan. 24: Walter Savage and Leo Cavanagh Duo (guitar and acoustic bass)
Jan. 30: Christian Foley-Beining and Tom Shader Duo (guitar and acoustic bass)Tuesday,
Jan. 31: Carlos Henrique Pereira and Tyler Harlow Duo (piano and acoustic bass)


Main Street Station - 
Live music nightly - SPECIAL EVENTS: 1st Friday Art Walk -  Special guest artist nite  - Women’s Weekend - Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament   and Memorial Day Holiday Wknd, 16280 Main St, Guerneville INFO: 707-869-0501,

Daily ~ Jazz/Cabaret ~ SPECIAL EVENTS: 1st Friday Art Walk -  Special guest artist nite  - Women’s Weekend - Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament   and Memorial Day Holiday Wknd, 16280 Main St, Guerneville ~ 707-869-0501 ~ ~

Mon ~ Wings of Glory Gospel Choir ~ 7-9pm.  Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St., Petaluma ~ 707-763-4196 ~

Tuesday ~ Blues Up the River ~ with host Robert Feuer. 6-7pm, KGGV 95.1 FM ~ 869-1131 ~

Mon—Fri ~ Touch ~ public-affairs analysis & commentary with Milo. 5:00-6:00 pm, KGGV 95.1 FM ~ 869-1131 ~

Alternate Wed ~ Living Sound ~ 6pm, Devi Yoga Center, 7151 Wilton in Downtown Sebastopol.

3rd Wed ~ Songwriters Competition ~ 7pm (6:30 signup), Aqus Café, 189 H St, Petaluma ~ 778-6060 ~

Wed ~ Pacific Empire Chorus Rehearsals ~ 7-10pm, First Presbyterian Church activity room, 939 B St., Petaluma ~

Wed ~ The Mystery Train ~ with conductor Stephen D. Gross.  KGGV 95.1FM “The Bridge”, 6-8pm

Wed ~ The Roots of Mexican Music ~ Hosted by DJ Natasha 8pm-9pm on KGGV 95.1FM “The Bridge”

Wed Chris Bramble acousitc sets during Kashi's 6p yoga class at Devi Yoga Center, 7151 Wilton in Downtown Sebastopol.

Thu ~ The Mark & Bill Show ~ Jazz, Rock, Country Standards.  7-10pm, TRIO, 16225 Main St, Guerneville

Fri ~ Live Music ~ $5. 7pm, Highland Dell, 21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio ~ 865-2300 ~

2nd Fri ~ Pipe Organ ‘Mini’ Recitals ~ Launch your weekend with an enjoyable 1/2 hour of organ music. 6:00 pm, Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa ~

Fri ~ The Borderline Boys at the Kenwood Restaurant starting August 28. 5pm TO 7:30pm. No cover. Wonderful cuisine and wine country atmosophere. Shaded patio with amzing views. Play dates:8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/3011/6, 11/13, 11/2712/4, 12/11, 12/18

2nd & 4th Fri ~ Sing Along with David Baker ~ Join us regularly for a casual evening of sing alongs with local musician David Baker. suggested $5 donations. All events at the ShareExchange: 531 5th Street, downtown Santa Rosa. 583-7667

2nd Sat ~ Saturday Blues Session ~ sponsored by Cloverdale Arts alliance; Featuring an all-star lineup of local musicians, bringing the best in local live performance. Enjoy two solid hours of popular and classic songs from a variety of genres. 7:30-9:30p, $5 cover (proceeds to Cloverdale Arts Alliance) 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd 

Sat ~ Rockin’ at the Roadhouse ~ Eat, drink, & Rock! Cover $5-$10. 6-10pm at Rio Nido Roadhouse, 14540 Canyon Two ~ 869-0821 ~

Sat ~ Live Music at Ruth McGowan's Brewpub ~ Live bands every Friday and Saturday at 131 E. First Street, Cloverdale from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. No cover.  894-9610.

5th Sunday's ~ Folk Society Music Jam and Potluck ~ 1p at the Sebastopol Grange



Mon ~ Coffee Catz ~ 6-10 pm. 6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol ~ 829-6600 Mon ~ Toad in the Hole ~ 9:00 pm. 116 5th St, Santa Rosa ~ 541-6397 ~
Every Mon ~ Main Stree Bistor - Country Dan - Karaoke Mondays 16280 Main St, Guerneville Main St. Bistro 
Tue ~ Hopmonk Tavern ~ 8:30. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol ~ 829-7300 ~
Tue ~ Last Day Saloon ~ Karaoke at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 120 5th Street, Santa Rosa. FREE
Wed ~ Aubergine ~ 7:00 pm. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol ~ 849-9758 ~
Wed ~ Open Mic Night & Group Beginning Guitar Lessons Meet for an evening of learning, performing and showing off. Family friendly, a good summer evening pastime.  6- 6:45 p.m.: Group beginning guitar lessons. 7-9 p.m. Open Mic. Art performers of all skill levels are welcome. Not a performer? Enjoy the evening as a supportive audience. July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th, October 22nd at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5/personat the door ($20/family up to 6) Location: Historic Church of One Tree 492 Sonoma Ave.
1st Wed ~ Aqus Café ~ 7:00 pm. 189 H St, Petaluma ~ 778-6060 ~
Thu ~ Tiny Town Cafe ~ Forestville. 7-9pm, sign-ups at 6:30pm. All art forms welcomed.
3rd Thurs ~ Kenwood Depot ~ Warm Springs Rd. Kenwood. Family atmosphere. Children welcome. 6:30-9pm Sat
Sun ~ Smiley’s ~ 8:00 pm. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas ~ 415-868-1311 ~
1st Sun ~ The Fluidity Showcase ~ 10pm – 1am at the Tradewinds Bar, 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. Call 707-795-7878 for more info. 
2nd & Last Sun ~ Main St Station ~ 7:00 pm. 16280 Main St, Guerneville ~ 869-0501 ~
Last Sun ~ Aubergine ~ Celtic sessions 5:00-8:00 pm. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol ~ 849-9758 ~



Open Auditions for Tenors and Baritones ~ Cantiamo Sonoma, a 20-member a cappella chamber choir based in Santa Rosa, has an immediate need for tenors. We sing a variety of repertoire from the Renaissance to the present. Seeking experienced sight-singing choral singers. To set up an audition, please contact Artistic Director Carol Menke 707.542.0452

 Join the Cinnabar Singers! We’re a community chorus, and we welcome newcomers. We sing a variety of gorgeous music, from classical to contemporary. We meet Tuesdays, Feb. 23 through May 17, 7:15-9:45 pm, at Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. The semester culminates in a public concert on May 21. Tuition is $150 (payable at rehearsal). To learn more, phone (707) 763-8920 or contact Newcomers: Please arrive at 7 pm on Feb. 23 to determine placement in chorus. 

WANT TO SING? Wings of Glory Community Gospel Choir sings in the style of Black Gospel music, uplifting and enriching for all.  Now beginning its Fall Season, the group is looking to expand, inviting all singers to join, no matter what part they sing or how accomplished they are.  The group is ethnically diverse, but spiritually united.  We rehearse in the traditional gospel fashion, learning mostly by rote (you don’t need to know how to read music,  and there are no auditions), just a desire to make a joyful sound. Rehearsals are held each Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker Street, Petaluma. For more information please go to our website, or contact Patty Graham at  7

Freedom Jazz Choir ~ The Freedom Jazz Choir is open to ALL ages who want to participate, including new singers! No experience is necessary. There is no cost to join. The only requirements are that you commit to four rehearsals and participate in a March 4th performance, a special free to the public Black History Month concert with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble at the Raven Theater.   The four required rehearsals prior to the performance will be at the Hilliard-Comstock Middle School, 2750 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403 from noon to 3pm. Rehearsals are Saturday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. on the following dates: January 9, 30, February 6, 27. Registration closes on Jan. 9. Fill out the sign-up form at this link or come early and sign up at the first rehearsal. 

The Healdsburg Chorus, open to singers of all ages and abilities, will have its first rehearsal on Monday, August 25th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Healdsburg Community Church, 1100 University Ave., Healdsburg, California 95448.   The chorus, directed by Jim Humphreys of Santa Rosa and accompanied by Susan Nelson, will be preparing for its holiday concerts on December 7th (Santa Rosa – the Glaser Center) and December 14th and 15th (Healdsburg – the Healdsburg Community Church).  If you love to sing, come to the first rehearsal and see how much fun it is to practice and perform with the Healdsburg Chorus!  For more information call Margaret at 838-4557 or Janet at 495-5620.

Bija Children's Choir ~ Thursday afternoon classes at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  Leveled classes for 5-18yrs by age and ability, 10 week sessions for $150 (payment plans and scholarships available).  Free trial class first day Sept 25th.  Visit or email Director Maria Bija for details.

CALL FOR SINGERS ~ SING WITH THE OLD WORLD CAROLERS! Bass and tenors especially needed this year. Starting auditions and practice now for the holidays. Traditional, haunting, and unusual European holiday music in 4 part harmony. Meeting in downtown Sebastopol Thursday nights. Listen to samples: . Questions:

The Calling All Choir is an inclusive, service-based community singing organization. We are building a broad community of people who want to sing, from those who haven’t sung before to seasoned professionals. The gatherings will function not just as rehearsals for performance, but also as a laboratory for developing new ways of engaging communities in singing. We also share the joy of singing with underserved communities such as retirement homes, residential treatment centers, and developmental disability programs. The group is led by composer/music educator Mark Growden and is open to anyone who desires to sing and is committed to making music. Participants range in ages from 8 through mid-80s. There are chapters of the choir in four regions: Sonoma County, Marin County, San Francisco, and the East Bay. These chapters rehearse separately, but usually join together for Bay-area wide performances. The best way to learn more is to visit For those who do not have access to the internet, you may call 415-997-3000

2nd & 4th Mondays ~ Singing Parties in Sebastopol ~ If you love to sing and would like to participate in an evening of spontaneous musical expression and creative collaboration, come join the Party! We will play vocal and movement games; improvise melodies, rhythms and harmonies; and share in the creative collaboration of music making in the moment. 7-9p at The Downtown Dance and Art Space, Sebastopol; $5-20 donation; 172 B North Main Street

2nd & 4th Mondays ~ Bluegrass Jam at Sebastopol Grange ~ 7p - 6000 Sebastopol Rd.,   Call Peter for details - 707-829-9052 or email:

Tues ~ River Choir ~ 7:30 pm, Guerneville Community Church, Armstrong Woods Rd ~ 869-0516 ~

Tues ~ Song of Sonoma ~ 7pm at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 600 Acacia Ln, Santa Rosa ~ (707) 696-SING

Wed ~ Love Choir ~ 7:30p at the Sebastopol Community Center Annex, Sebastopol ~ 823-5849 ~

1st & 3rd Wed ~ Celtic Sessions ~ 6:30pm, Main St Station, 16280 Main St, Guerneville ~ 869-0501 ~

4th Wed ~ Bluegrass/Old-Time ~ 7pm, Aqus Café, 189 H St, Petaluma ~ 778-6060 ~

4th Wed ~ Slow Celtic session at Gaia's Garden. 1st Thu ~ Celtic Night ~ 7pm, Aqus Café, 189 H St, Petaluma ~ 778-6060 ~

Every Thur ~ R & B Music Jam - 7p - Sebastopol Grange; 6000 Sebastopol Rd. 

Alternate Thu ~ Open Session Night ~ 5:30 pm, Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E 1st St, Cloverdale ~ 894-9610 ~

1st & 3rd Fri ~ Sing-Along ~ 1pm, Russian River Senior Center, 15010 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville ~ 869-0124

Sat ~ Old-Time Jam ~ 2-5pm, Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol ~ 829-6600

2nd Sun ~ Celtic Jam ~ 4-6pm, Redwood Café, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati

 Ukulele Jam ~ 2-4pm, Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol ~ 829-8867


Music Festivals


Country Summer Music Festival

Country Summer Music FestivalJune 16 - 18, 2017 ~ Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa CA.
Recent Country Music Association award-winner Thomas Rhett, a dominate country music force, headlines the Chevy Silverado Stage on June 16. Crowds will hear hits from his newly released Tangled Up Deluxe album, including his new single “Star of the Show.” His platinum-certified sophomore release has produced three chart-toppers, including “Die a Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn” and “T-Shirt.” Justin Moore, a platinum-selling entertainer with six No. 1 singles and three No. 1 albums, and Randy Houser, a chart-topping artist described by Rolling Stone Country as “one of country music’s biggest voices,” headline on June 18. While the June 17 headliner will be announced at a later date, A Thousand Horses, whose No. 1 debut single “Smoke” made history on the country charts, performs in the 4:30 p.m. time slot. Maddie & Tae, the CMA award-winning duo for their No. 1 platinum-selling “Girl in a Country Song,” performs at 6:15 p.m. on June 16. In its fourth year, Country Summer has become a destination country music festival – a country music celebration with top artists, attractions, food and libations. In 2016, the event attracted more than 27,000 fans from 35 states and four foreign countries and was voted Press Democrat’s Best Music Festival of the year.  Country Summer is a collaboration between Impact Entertainment and Amaturo Sonoma Media Group – local owner of Froggy 92.9 and other leading radio stations serving Sonoma County. Alan Jacoby, executive producer, and Lawrence Amaturo, owner of Sonoma Media group, had a vision to create an annual country music spectacular that would be the foremost of its kind in Northern California. The vision is now a reality. Gates open at noon, and music begins at 1:30 p.m. each day of the Country Summer music festival. Remainder of the lineup will be announced at a later date. In addition to the Chevy Silverado Stage, local groups will also keep concert-goers entertained with performances on the Santa Rosa Stage between main acts. Tickets are on sale now. Early-bird general admission tickets are $69 per day, and three-day early-bird general admission passes are $189 through February 14, 2017. General admission prices increase on February 15, 2017. Single-day reserved seat tickets start from $109. The Pit, which was a huge success in its inaugural year, will offer a limited number of standing room only tickets up close to the stage. Single-day pit passes are $119. To purchase tickets, go, visit the fairgrounds box office or call 800-514-3849 to order by phone.