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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 part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s and is still going strong.
The festival, presented by Jeff Bundschu and Eric Johnson, focuses on bringing up-and-coming indie rock acts to the winery that might not get the chance to be seen at such an intimate venue. The big show is Saturday, June 14, that kicks off at noon and features David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Mount Eerie, Vetiver, Kelley Stoltz, Magic Trick, EDJ, Michael Hurley, Meg Baird, The Cairo Gang, Extra Classic, Light Fantastic, The Blank Tapes, Houndstooth, Golden Gram, Alina Hardin.
The day will also feature intimate acoustic sets from Hurley and Mount Eerie and others throughout the day and DJ-ing by Golden Gram and EDJ. There will also be specially created wine pairings featuring Gundlach Bundschu wines created by food purveyors such as Bunk Sandwiches, Salumeria, Rancho Gordo and Q Craft. Festival-goers will have the chance to try the pairings and vote for their favorites. Tickets can be purchased at the door, if available, and for more info, point your browser to huichicamusicfestival.com.
The historic Sebastiani Theatre presents two shows this weekend, starting tonight June 13, when Dead on Live will perform in support of the Sebastiani Theatre’s preservation and will be recreating the Grateful Dead albums, “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” in their entirety. That show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door. The big show is Saturday, June 14, also at 8 p.m. when the Blue Rose Ball goes down. The Blue Rose Ball came together as a way of honoring the spirit and life of Joe Capone.
To celebrate his passion for music, a bill of amazing talent has been assembled. To celebrate his passion for life, the event benefits the Joseph Capone Scholarship Fund at the Old Adobe School. The Joseph Capone Scholarship Fund focuses on quality early childhood education with emphasis on diverse cultures and the arts.
Anchored by the tribute band Dead on Live, the Blue Rose Ball also features Grateful Dead extended family such as David Gans, Steve Forbert, Mark Karan, Josh Joplin, Jason Crosby, Kelly Fitzgerald, Drew Harrison and Tim Gorman. Legendary local artist Stanley Mouse will be producing one more Blue Rose Ball poster in honor of the evening. Mouse produced the classic Blue Rose image that once graced the poster for the last show at Winterland on December 31, 1978. Tickets can be purchased at the Sebastiani Theatre box office. Showtime is 8 p.m. For more info, point your browser to blueroseball.com.
There’s live music on the Sonoma Plaza this Saturday, June 14, when BackTrax plays at 2 p.m. as part of the Native Sons of the Golden West’s Flag Day celebration, which includes a microbrew fest and chicken barbecue. The day is also special as it is the 100th anniversary of the placing of the Bear Flag Monument and many local political luminaries will be making the scene. There will also be a re-enactment of the revolt in the barracks at 1 p.m.