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THE DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE, featuring Gillian Welch, will perform on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale at noon today at gunbun.com/calendar.

David Rawlings, Gillian Welch at Gundlach Bundschu

We here in Sonoma Valley know that we are blessed when it comes to big-name music acts coming to town, with the B. R. Cohn shows bringing in names like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Gregg Allman, the Doobie Brothers and more. Jazz-Plus, though short-lived, landed Tony Bennett, Crosby Stills and Nash and more.

Natasha James will be performing on the Plaza horseshoe tonight during the Tuesday night market.

Natasha James performs on the Plaza

The Tuesday night market has Natasha James on the horseshoe lawn tonight, July 15, starting at 6 p.m. There will also be a children’s “jam session” by the children’s playground and all interested parties can bring their instruments and connect with Lita Davis.

TEN FOOT TONE will be playing at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park today at 6:30 pm. as part of Funky Fridays.

Gettin’ funky at Sugarloaf with Ten Foot Tone

It’s called Funky Fridays and every Friday throughout the summer season, local bands perform at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park as part of the effort to raise money to keep the park open. The fact that this even has to happen is bothersome and a blessing all at the same time, as music and performances that likely would not be happening are now plentiful at Sugarloaf, Jack London State Historic Park and many more around the state.

TOMMY THOMSEN will be playing at the Rive Gauche Dining Club at FAHA Manor on Thursday, July 10. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Thomsen at Rive Gauche Dining Club

The Rive Gauche Dining Club is back in action at the FAHA Manor in El Verano on Thursday, July 10, with Tommy Thomsen, for dinner and a show that kicks off at 7 p.m. For reservations and more info, call 996-0900.

THE SONOMA HOMETOWN BAND will be performing in the Plaza immediately after the July 4 parade today.

Musical Fourth around Sonoma Valley

There is lots of music coming up today, along with all the regular festivities of the Fourth of July around Sonoma, so let’s just get right to it. The Sonoma Community Center is presenting “An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July” celebration today, July 4, with the annual parade starting at 10 a.m., followed by patriotic music in the Plaza by the Sonoma Hometown Band. Then at 1 p.m. it’s Never Fear followed by Tudo Bem at 3 p.m.

JOHNN MURPHY, aka “King Daddy Murr” will be appearing in the Valley.

King Daddy Murr returns, will play Sonoma gigs

The Tuesday column is typically a lot of “who, what, when, where” but when someone as significant to the local music scene as Johnn Murphy, aka “King Daddy Murr” comes back to town, well, it’s going to be the headline. After retiring from a career of work at the Sonoma Developmental Center, Murr and his wife moved to the “Big Easy” and he’s been playing down in New Orleans almost non-stop.

WILDFLOWER WEED will be among the bands performing Saturday at the Annex Wine Bar’s Gypsy Jubilee that runs from 2 to 9:30 p.m.

Gypsy Jubilee at Annex Wine Bar

It’s a “Hippie Hoe-Down” of sorts, and they’re calling it the Gypsy Jubilee which includes a full day of music, arts and crafts and food on Saturday, June 21, at Annex Wine Bar, kicking off at 2 p.m. and running until 9:30 p.m. with a full slate of local music acts and local craft vendors as well.

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Huichica, Huichica, Huichica, back at Gundlach Bundschu

We just wanted to try to make you say it three times fast. The annual Huichica Music Festival returns to Gundlach Bundschu Winery this weekend, starting tonight, June 13, with a show featuring Mount Eerie and Vetiver. Friday night’s kick-off features special guest Alina Hardin out of Los Angeles and Michael Hurley, who was a… Continue Reading >>

THE JAZZ GROUP, Octobop will be playing in the Grinstead Amphitheatre at 6 p.m. Tuesday as the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society kicks off its summer jazz series.

Jazz takes over the Plaza Tuesday

The Tuesday night market has two shows tonight, June 10. The Sonoma Valley Jazz Society presents Octobop in the Grinstead Amphitheater at 6 p.m. The horseshoe lawn welcomes Jaydub and Dino that kicks off at 5:30 p.m The El Verano Inn has karaoke tonight, June 10, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. The Blue Moon Saloon… Continue Reading >>

THE BAND, COLD HARD CASH, a tribute band to Johnny Cash, will perform at 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Sonoma Moose Lodge. Submitted photo

Johnny Cash tribute to help local schools

“Cold Hard Cash” is coming to town and that’s exactly what they’re hoping to raise for a couple local schools. The act pays homage to the era when country star Johnny Cash was touring with the Tennessee Three and playing Folsom and San Quentin prisons. The act tours the United States reviving the music of… Continue Reading >>

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Ragtag Sullivan CD release party

Ten Foot Tone will be at the Tuesday night market tonight, June 3, at 6 p.m. on the horseshoe lawn. The El Verano Inn has Karaoke tonight, June 3, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. The Blue Moon Saloon presents reggae night with DJ Saucy1 tonight, June 3, kicking off at 10 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub… Continue Reading >>

Melissa Etheridge will headline the B. R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20. Submitted photo

Feeling like we do in Glen Ellen

Once again, artist manager and philanthropist Bruce Cohn is bringing some of the biggest names in music right here to Sonoma Valley with the announcement of the headliners for the 2014 B. R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, to be held Friday, Sept. 19 – Monday, Sept. 22, at the B.R. Cohn Winery. The… Continue Reading >>

THE SUE ALBANO BAND will be performing tonight, Tuesday, May 27, at Murphy’s Irish Pub. Submitted photo

Sue Albano Band at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Sugarfoot will be at the Tuesday night market tonight, May 27, at 6 p.m. on the horseshoe lawn. The El Verano Inn has Karaoke tonight, May 27, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. The Blue Moon Saloon presents reggae night with DJ Saucy1 tonight, May 27, kicking off at 10 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub has the… Continue Reading >>

LARA JOHNSTON is the daughter of Doobie Brother Tom Johnston. Submitted photo

Lara Johnston at Burgers and Vine

Just because her dad wrote many radio hits of the ’70s classic rock era, don’t expect Lara Johnston to be riding his coattails. The young singer-songwriter is blazing a musical career all her own, with her first Sonoma Plaza appearance tonight, May 23, at Burgers and Vine at 9:30 p.m. Johnston has been paying her… Continue Reading >>

The Easy Leaves will perform at the opening night of the Little Vineyards Band Blend series. Internet photo

Little Vineyards kicks off Band Blend series

Sean Carscadden will be at the Tuesday night market tonight, May 20, at 6 p.m. on the horseshoe lawn. The El Verano Inn has karaoke tonight, May 20, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. The Blue Moon Saloon presents reggae night with DJ Saucy1 tonight, May 20, kicking off at 10 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub has… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA VALLEY CHORALE will be performing its spring show, “The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!” this weekend. Submitted photo

British invasion at the Sonoma Veterans Building

The British are coming! Well, kind of. The Sonoma Valley Chorale is presenting its spring concert, titled “The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!” this weekend for two shows, Saturday May 17, and Sunday May 18, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. The performances will feature songs by Andrew Lloyd Weber and also… Continue Reading >>

THE CARRTUNES will be the opening night act at the Jack London State Historic Park’s summer music series Thursday.

Jack London park music series kicks off Thursday

Plan Be will be at the Tuesday night market tonight, May 13, at 6 p.m. on the horseshoe lawn. The El Verano Inn has karaoke tonight, May 13, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. The Blue Moon Saloon presents reggae night with DJ Saucy1 tonight, May 13, kicking off at 10 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub has… Continue Reading >>

SONOMAN NIGEL ARMSTRONG will perform a violin concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. The performance is presented by the Sonoma Classical Music Society. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune file photo

Nigel Armstrong returns to Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

The Sonoma Classical Music Society is continuing its series of concerts on Sunday, May 11, at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards when they will present Nigel Armstrong accompanied by Miles Graber for a 3 p.m. show. Armstrong has been labeled a protégé, and declared as “an astonishing talent with exquisite technique,” “gifted” and “blazing” by the Chicago Tribune.

THE JAMI JAMISON BAND will be performing in the Plaza horseshoe at Tuesday night’s market. Submitted photo

Jami Jamison kicks off the Tuesday night market

The Jami Jamison Band kicks off the music season for the Tuesday night market tonight, May 6, at 6 p.m. on the horseshoe lawn. The configuration is a little different this year, with the act facing the palm tree and the backdrop being City Hall. The El Verano Inn has karaoke tonight, May 6, kicking… Continue Reading >>

THE SUE ALBANO BAND will kick off the summer music series tonight at the Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards. Submitted photo

Summer music series begins at Sebastiani Winery

The popular summer music series at Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards is back and tonight, May 2, the kick-off act is the Sue Albano Band. Albano has put together a formidable group of local musicians to back her, adding Chris Caselli on guitar to pair with her longtime guitar partner Mark Dennis. The act also boasts… Continue Reading >>

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Reggae night back at Blue Moon Saloon

The El Verano Inn has karaoke tonight, April 29, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. The Blue Moon Saloon presents reggae night with DJ Saucy1 tonight, April 29, kicking off at 10 p.m. HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Open-Mic on Wednesday, April 30, with sign-ups at 7:30 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes Amy Wigton on Thursday, May… Continue Reading >>

 
 

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