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.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has “The All-American Music Festival” in the alley with the Gentlemen Soldiers, Frankie Boots and the Country Line and the Jami Jamison Band today, July 4, kicking off at 11 a.m.
Viansa Winery in Carneros presents the Tuneriders today, July 4, for a noon start time. The band will be playing “unplugged” with just two guitars and a bass, they play beloved 1960s and ’70s tunes with hushed, emotional harmonies. There is no cover, but outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Aventine Restaurant in Glen Ellen is having its grand opening today, July 4, with music from the Little Big Band, kicking off at noon.
Palooza in Kenwood has Fallen Anjel today, July 4, starting at 7 p.m.
HopMonk Tavern Sonoma presents Bobby Jo Valentine on the beer garden stage today, July 4, playing “hopeful pop and folk music” for a 5 p.m. show.
Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards presents the Rett Hamer Blues Band, playing, well, blues tonight, July 4, in the tasting room for a 6 p.m. show. The venue is child and dog friendly, and there is no cover. No outside alcohol, including beer is allowed, per ABC regulations
Funky Fridays continue at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park tonight, July 4, at 6:30 p.m. with the Cork Pullers. Members of the band are Tim Curley on vocals and multiple string instruments, Gary Halter on vocals and guitar, Bo on vocals and bass guitar, and Mark Gallagher on vocals and percussion. This is a family-friendly event with food and beverages available on-site or you can bring a picnic. For more info, point your browser to funkyfridays.info.
The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, July 4, with Charlie Hickox, Snakebite Jacobs and Tim Eschliman playing New Orleans-style music kicking off at 7 p.m.
The Plaza Bistro welcomes Bryan Girard Quartet tonight, July 4, at 7 p.m. A veteran of the Bay Area jazz scene, saxophonist Bryan Girard has performed in virtually every major venue with many of the region’s top musicians. There is no cover for the show.
And if you’re still not ready to go home after the fireworks, Burgers and Vine has Dan Martin and the Noma Rocksteady Band for a night of reggae music tonight, July 4, starting at 10:30 p.m.
The Annex Wine Bar welcomes King Daddy Murr along with JMB and the Big O laying down acoustic classic rock and more, Saturday, July 5, for an early start at 4 p.m. Friends of King Daddy will likely be showing up as well to jam, so expect a lot of surprises. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only.