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Ready for live music? Peacetown is back in Sebastopol

One of Sonoma County’s favorite free concert series is back at a new location. The Peacetown Summer Concert Series has traditionally been at Ives Park in Sebastopol, but because of the uncertainty of Covid restrictions, Peacetown is relocating to The Barlow.

Organizers say, “Peacetown 2021 is a community built of cooperation, collaboration, and creativity, a community that welcomes diversity and celebrates music, art, fine food, and nature.”

Concerts take place every Wednesday evening from 4:30-7:30 from July 7 to September 8.

There will be three stages at the Barlow, the Main Stage at the Event Center behind Blue Ridge Kitchen; a band at The Crooked Goat; and a band outside Woodfour and Fern Bar.

Love Choir will be singing at the Peacetown stage at McKinley. There will be music at People’s Music, Main Street Theater, and Hopmonk Tavern in the downtown area, while merchants in the footprint participate with sidewalk sales and other promotions.

Festival-goers can enjoy Sebastopol’s many art galleries and walk to the world-class Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Other walks include the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the Peace Garden with the Enlightenment Wheel, and Patrick Amiot’s sculptures on Florence Avenue.

Good food will be available at participating restaurants with specials, and Rialto Theater will have special times for movies.

Gator Nation play July 7 at Peacetown at the Barlow in Sebastopol
Gator Nation play July 7 at Peacetown at the Barlow in Sebastopol

Here is the lineup for Peacetown at the Barlow Event Center.

July 7: Gator Nation - Cajun and zydeco dance music

July 14: The Pulsators - Straight-up rock ‘n’ roll band

July 21: Burrows and Dilbeck - Funky original grooves

July 28: Tom Rigney and Flambeau - Fantastic fiddling

August 4: Soul Section - Big band swing

August 11: Sol Horizon - Reggae at its best

August 18: The Dirty Shames - Blues with guest Nick Gravenites

August 25: Onye and the Messengers - African jazz funk

September 1: Soul Fuse - Funky big band

September 8: Whiskey Family Band - Poor Man’s Whiskey lite

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