“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 Johnny Cash and in 2013, when long-time friends Mike Hengehold and Sean Riebli saw the act, they thought of school music programs on the decline and how to help. They persuaded the act to include Sonoma on their West Coast swing in 2014 and the act will be playing in Sonoma at the Moose Lodge tonight, June 6, for a show that starts at 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Portions of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the Sonoma Valley High School Band to fund new instruments and to St. Francis School, where a portion of proceeds will go toward school athletics.
Tickets are $35, and to acquire them in advance, point your browser to paypal, with the payment going to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about the evening, contact Sean Riebli at 704-6467 or Mike Hengehold at 415-516-1275.
Running on the success of the previous shows, where funds to air condition the historic building were raised, the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club is once again presenting Plan Be for a dance party, this time to help with landscaping with the hopes of renting the venue for weddings and parties.
The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, and the dance starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Funky Fridays begins the summer season tonight, June 6, with a series of concerts at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park to help raise funds for the facility to keep it open to the public. The “Friends of Sugarloaf” have put together a nice series that kicks off with the Volker Strifler Band. Strifler pushes the blues envelope to all points of the compass, with explorations into rock, jazz, and Latin rhythms, with several stops in New Orleans along the way.
Members of the band are Volker Strifler on guitar and vocals, Chip Condon on keyboard, Steve Froberg on bass, Carl Bowers on trombone, David Schrader on saxophone and Gary Silva on drums. Tickets are available at the venue.
For more info, point your browser to funkyfridays.info.
Burgers and Vine presents Full Chizel tonight, June 6. Don’t let the instruments fool you. At first glance, one might expect some languid folk music from an acoustic guitar, fiddle and percussion ensemble, but this trio packs a punch by covering multiple genres of ’70s and ’80s hits, with a few toe-tapping originals mixed in just for good measure.
Saturday, June 7, it’s T-Luke and the Tight Suits, featuring Luke Domingue. Domingue is the son of the late, great, Richie Domingue, founder of Gator Beat, and on the passing of his father, young Domingue picked up the torch and is carrying on in his father’s footsteps by laying down zydeco and Cajun dance music. The night is a celebration of his late father’s birthday. The new act has been making the local music scene take notice as of late. Both shows kick off at 9:30 and there is no cover.