McDonald to join the Doobies at B.R. Cohn
It's been 6 years since Michael McDonald joined the Doobie Brothers on stage at B.R. Cohn
For the first time in six years, Michael McDonald will join the Doobie Brothers on stage at the B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Tickets are on sale now for the 26th annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Gala Charity Auction Dinner and the Celebrity Golf Classic, which runs from Friday, Oct. 5 through Monday, Oct. 8.
The popular and lively charity auction and dinner will launch the weekend’s events on Oct. 5 at the B.R. Cohn Winery’s 140-year-old Olive Grove at 6 p.m. Preparing the spectacular five-course meal will be some of Sonoma Valley’s top chefs including Jeffrey Lloyd of the Michelin rated Cafe LaHaye, Peter J. Smith of the Lodge at Sonoma, Ari Weiswasser of the Glen Ellen Star, Sondra Bernstein and John Toulze of the Girl and the Fig, Carlo Cavallo of Sonoma Meritage and Scott Howard of Scott Howard Events.
Come Saturday and Sunday, it’s all about music, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, hear the sounds of the Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy in his first appearance at B.R. Cohn, War, the Turtles, Lara Johnston, Scars on 45 and other artists to be announced. Sunday’s line-up includes a repeat performance from the Doobie Brothers and friends, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason, the Turtles, Zen Road Pilots, Tyrone Wells and Pat Simmons Jr.
This year’s festival will be held in the memory of Michael Hossack, the longtime drummer of the Doobie Brothers who passed away this year. The festival’s olive grove stage will be renamed the Michael J. Hossack Memorial Stage. Performing thus far are Luv Planet, Bob Schnieder and Pat Simmons Jr.
“We are looking forward to this year’s festival,” said winery proprietor Bruce Cohn. “It is always special to have Michael McDonald sing with the Doobies, and of course Buddy Guy, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason and our good friends, the Turtles. I would get your tickets soon.”
VIP and general admission tickets for all events will also go on sale at www.brcohn.com or at the B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting Room. Back this year, after selling out last year, are on-stage VIP seats that include a meet-and-greet with performers as well as food and wine, all while sitting feet from the performances. VIP ticket prices range from $350 to $1,000 and general admission tickets are reduced to $85 this year, or $150 for both days.
The celebrity golf tournament returns again to the Sonoma Golf Club and will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, with tee-off at 11 a.m. Green fees are $300 which also includes a seat at Friday’s dinner. For more information on invitations to the tournament and auction dinner, call 800-330-4064, ext. 126, or go to www.brcohn.com.
Proceeds from this year’s festival will be spread among several charities including the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Redwood Empire Food Bank, the Guardsmen, Operation Homefront and American Legion Post #489.
B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen Ellen.