Well, she was never really off the bill, but after some back and forth with their management, no one was really allowed to talk about it until now. But now the line-ups for the 2014 B. R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival are official. Melissa Etheridge, performing solo, will be headlining the Saturday, Sept. 20, show, along with the Wallflowers, Los Lonely Boys, John Waite, of the Babys, Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett and Kenny Gradney of Little Feat and the Curly Wolf.
Sunday, Sept 21, the acts are Peter Frampton, Huey Lewis and the News, Los Lonely Boys, John Waite, Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett and Kenny Gradney of Little Feat and the Curly Wolf.
John Waite will also be performing at the auction fundraising dinner on Friday, Sept. 19. Tickets are available now at brcohnfallfestival.org or in the winery tasting room.
The Rockin Heart Hoedown, formerly Cur-Ville, held in Kenwood is looking for a number of volunteers for the Saturday, Aug. 16, show.
The festival boasts two stages and a number of performers, including the David Thom Band, the Crux, Kevin Russell, Doug Blumer, Megan McLaughlin and more. For tickets and more info about the festival and to volunteer, point your browser to rockinheartmusic.com
The Annex Wine Bar welcomes the Bee Rays tonight, Aug 1, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Saturday, Aug. 2, it’s Mark Dennis and Friends playing rock and folk covers. Showtime is also 7:30 p.m. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only.
Burgers and Vine presents the Whiskey Thieves on Friday, Aug. 1, playing original rock and blues, kicking off at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, it’s Driven playing original rock, also at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover either night.
Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards presents the Hellhounds playing Chicago and delta blues tonight, Aug. 1, 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.
Palooza Gastropub in Kenwood presents 3 Friends tonight, Aug. 1, for a 7 p.m. show. Sunday, Aug. 3, it’s “Sangria Sunday” with a show from Chris Hanlin, playing rock and roll. That show kicks off at noon.
The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, Aug. 1, with Caroline Dahl, Tim Eschliman and Bowen Brown kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, it’s Macy Blackman’s Praline Trio, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night, but there is a $10 minimum.
HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Benjamin Winter and the Make Believe playing “newish” folk music on the beer garden stage today, Aug. 1, for a 5 p.m. show. Later, on the tavern stage, it’s Full Chizel playing acoustic rock at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, the beer garden stage welcomes Brian Keith Wallin playing blues for a 1 p.m. show, later that night, the tavern stage has the Hellhounds playing blues for an 8:30 p.m. show. Sunday, Aug. 3, it’s an afternoon show on the beer garden stage at 1 p.m. with the Gypsy Jazz Caravan playing jazz. There is no cover and the shows are family-friendly.