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Rivertown Ball benefits Friends of the Petaluma River

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Rivertown Ball benefits Friends of the Petaluma River

By Bryce Dow-Wiliamson

After an amazing year of music in Sonoma County, our brimming cauldron of creativity has proclaimed its potency once again. We’ve found new support through collaborations and media (like this very paper!). This year, I was lucky enough to work with the production company Second Octave on twelve different SOMO Concerts pop up festivals (including Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday, Earle Fest and The Sonoma County Blues Festival), the Railroad Square Music Festival, The Next Level Showcase and Conference, three local cd releases, Levi’s Gran Fondo, music at the West End Farmer’s Market and Rivertown Revival. We were able to build onto the rich history of those that have inspired us and come before, trying to be a catalyst for local music and the scene as a whole.

The folks from Clementine Eco Events have built an amazing, dedicated community through their expanding events and we couldn’t wait another year create something new together. On December 31st Second Octave will unite with Clementine, founders of the Rivertown Revival, to present a fresh and fantastic Sonoma County New Year’s tradition: The Rivertown Ball!

So, you are cordially invited to the Petaluma Veterans Hall for fancy danceable evening, featuring San Francisco’s pioneering psychedelic soul band Monophonics, fresh off of a European tour and sold out show at The Independent as well as Point Reyes Station’s genre-defying possessed pop group El Radio Fantastique, and Sonoma County’s own ragtag purveyors of old time party music, Oddjob Ensemble. In true Rivertown fashion the evening will be bolstered by a wide variety of artistic creations from costume to sculpture, dramatic lighting and aerial silks. All this with daring libations from Lagunitas, Sonoma Cider, Wilibee’s, and Revive Kombucha whilst your spectacular vaudevillian host, Tobias the Mystic Man, performs magic and circus acts to delight patrons at every level of sobriety.

Monophonics, El Radio Fantastique & Oddjob Ensemble

Benefitting the Friends of the Petaluma River, a local non-profit dedicated to celebrating, conserving, and educating the community about the Petaluma River and its watershed. Throughout the year FOPR hosts river clean ups, free boating on sundays, a nature camp for kids, barn dances and more. Their mission is to celebrate the Petaluma Watershed through education and stewardship; because every great river needs a true Friend.

We thank you for your support and being an integral part of this thriving community and Happy Slough Year!