War, Zen Road Pilots added to B.R. Cohn lineup
War will return for the 26th annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival
In addition to Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason, the Turtles, Tyrone Wells Pat Simmons Jr. and perennial favorites the Doobie Brothers, War and Zen Road Pilots have joined the lineup of the 26th annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, which also includes the Gala Charity Auction Dinner and the Celebrity Golf Classic.
The dinner takes place Friday, Oct. 5; with the concert set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7; and the Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 8.
On Saturday, expect to see the Doobie Brothers and friends, the great 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 offers another taste of the Doobie Brothers and friends, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason, the Turtles, Tyrone Wells, Zen Road Pilots and Pat Simmons Jr.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for the concert both days. There is additional parking, with shuttle transportation, at the Sonoma Developmental Center.
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, where Fairhaven, Bob Schnieder and Pat Simmons Jr. are set to perform.
Tickets are on sale now, available online at brcohn.com.
Back this year after selling out last year, on-stage VIP seats will be offered that include a meet and greet with performers and gourmet food and wine. VIP ticket prices range from $350 to $1,000 and general admission tickets were reduced to $85 this year.
The popular and lively charity auction and dinner on Oct. 5 at the B.R. Cohn Winery’s 140-year old olive grove takes place at 6 p.m. Tickets are $200.
Preparing the five-course meal will be a who’s who of Sonoma Valley chefs including Jeffrey Lloyd of 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.
The celebrity golf tournament returns again to the Sonoma Golf Club on Oct. 8.
Tee-off is at 11 a.m. Green fees are $300, which also includes a seat at Friday’s dinner.
For more information regarding invitations to the tournament and auction dinner, call 800-330-4064, ext. 126; or visit 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 Home-front and the American Legion Post # 489.
The B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen Ellen.