Sonoma County Summer Concerts 2018

Summer concerts Sonoma CountyHere’s your guide to summer concert series and music festivals in Sonoma County!

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Friday Night Live & Street Fair at the Plaza: Cloverdale Summer Concert Series
June 1 – Aug. 31

High-caliber, smokin’ hot music, food and drink; hand-crafted arts, crafts and other unique, locally made items, and kids’ activities. The Street Fair opens at 6:00 PM and music begins at 6:30 PM. Featuring Blue Water Highway, Afrolicious, David Luning Band, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings and more.
Free admission. Fridays, Downtown Cloverdale.

Cotati Accordion Festival
Sun, Aug.19,  9:30am – 7:15pm

A nonprofit, multi-generational, multi-cultural accordion festival featuring over 40 accordion bands and soloists.

The Cotati Music Festival – Sat, June 16, 12-6pm
Formerly the Cotati Jazz Festival, it’s now a celebration of Cotati as the musical hub of Sonoma County. Featuring The John Courage Trio, The Highway Poets, Derek Irving and His Combo, Danny Sorentino and Friends.

Johnson’s Beach “Feel Good” Beach Party
Sat, June 9, 10am-6pm

100th anniversary celebration featuring multi-platinum artists the Goo Goo Dolls and Shaggy, alongside Bay Area favorites The California Honeydrops, and local artists Royal Jelly Jive, David Luning, and Kingsborough! $60-125.
Johnson’s Beach & Resort: 16215 First St., Guerneville

Rockin’ The River Community Concerts
Every other Thursday, June 21-Sept. 13
Dancin’ in the Street Parties , featuring  The Everly Brothers Experience, San Francisco Airship, Midnight Sun and more.
Guerneville Plaza, Hwy 116 & Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville

Russian River Blues Festival – June 10
Robert Cray, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Taj Mahal Trio, the Elvin Bishop Big Fun Trio, Chris Cain Blues Guitarist, and Kara Grainger!  $60-125.
Johnson’s Beach & Resort: 16215 First St., Guerneville

Healdsburg Jazz Festival – June 1-10
The 20th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival blends together a collection of traditional and mainstream acts
Multiple locations in Healdsburg.
Marcus Shelby Trio
Tuesdays in the Plaza – May 29 to Aug. 28
Fabulous free music and great food in Healdsburg Plaza. Featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Shana Morrison & Caledonia, Dirty Red Barn, Petty Theft and more.
Concerts are 6-8pm. Food vendors 5-8pm; Free bike valet 5-8pm.
Free admission. Tuesdays, Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg Ave & Matheson St., Healdsburg.

Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series
Featuring great entertainers, award-winning wines, and local food purveyors at the scenic Concert Green & Terrace setting at Rodney Strong Vineyards.
Tickets starting at $89. Sundays, July 8, July 22, August 26, September 9. Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg.


Live at Lagunitas Summer Music Series
Free shows on various Mondays and Tuesdays, May 28 – Oct 2.
Featuring Deer Tick, Wild Child, The Soul Rebels, The Front Bottoms and more.
LaguMiniAmphitheaterette at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 North McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.

Petaluma Theatre Square Plaza Summer Music Series
Free live outdoor concert every Sunday, 3:30-6pm, May 20-Aug 19. Featuring John Courage, Highway Poets, Obsidian Sun, The Hots and more.
Theatre Square Plaza, 140 2nd St, Petaluma.
Highway Poets band

Petaluma Music Festival
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11:30am -9:30pm

Railroad Earth, The Brothers Comatose, Melvin Seals & JGB, Royal Jelly Jive, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, and more. This non-profit festival benefits Petaluma area public schools music education programs.
General Admission: $55 – $65 at the gate.
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma

Rohnert Park

SOMO Concerts Summer Series
All Ages Live Music Events – Sat., June 2: Social Distortion, with Low Cut Connie and Aaron Lee Tasjan; Sat., June 23: Y&T headlines Rock & Wine Fest with Dokken and Frank Hannon.
Fri., July 13: California Roots Presents bring Rebel Music Series VOL. 1 featuring Toots and the Maytals with Anthony B.
Thurs., Aug. 16: Rebel Music Series VOL. 2 with Steel Pulse, Tribal Seeds + The Green. Find details for each on our calendar.
SOMO Village Event Center, 1400 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park.
SOMO concerts

Santa Rosa
Country Summer Music Festival
Saturday June 16-18, 1-10pm

Northern California’s biggest country music festival and Sonoma County’s biggest party.
$89. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Concerts Under the Stars at Montgomery Village – May 24 – Oct 11
Free concerts on Thursdays, , 5:30-8pm in Village Court. Featuring Pride & Joy, Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Ensemble, Foreverland, Unauthorized Rolling Stones, and more.
Montgomery Village, 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa

Funky Fridays at The Hood Mansion
June 1 to Aug. 31

Exciting 15-week live music series to raise money for Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and Sonoma County Parks Wildfire Recovery. Featuring The BluesBurners, Poyntlyss Sistars, Gator Nation, Dylan Black Project and more.
Admission $10. Fridays, Hood Mansion, 389 Casa Manana Road, Santa Rosa.
Gator Nation

The KRUSH Backyard Concerts
Free, all-ages. Backyard opens at 5:30pm. Music starts at 6pm.Lagunitas beer, wine from Sonoma-Cutrer, food available for purchase. Featuring Achilles Wheel, Two Lions Band, Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Sonoma County Super Jam and more.
Free admission. The KRUSH, 3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa.

Live at Juilliard Concert Series
Fridays, July 1- Aug. 5

July 1: Burnside, July 8: La Gente, July 15: Savannah Blu, July 22: Rainbow Girls, July 29: Onye and the Messengers, August 5: Anthony Presti and the Tusslers.
Free admission. Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.

Railroad Square Music Festival – Sunday, June 10
5 stages of music, 20+ regional artists,; CircusMaximus; local food, wine, craft beer; Farmers Market; Family/Kids Area. Featuring Frankie Boots, Ismay, Burnside, One Grass Two Grass, Sol Horizon and more.
Free admission. Railroad Square, 4th St. & Davis St., Santa Rosa.

Rockin’ Concerts in Village Court, Montgomery Village- June 2-Oct. 6
Featuring Paperback Writer, Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads, California Beach Boys, Nathan Owens & Legends of Motown, and more.
Free admission. Saturdays and some Sundays, 12-3pm in Village Court.
Montgomery Village, 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Fair Concert Series – Aug. 2-12.
Featuring Blood Sweat and Tears, Domingo de Fiesta, Sawyer Brown, Arkangel R-15 and more. Concerts are included with fair admission ticket purchase.
Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Sunday Concerts at the Terrace at Montgomery Village – June 3- Oct 7
Featuring Wendy DeWitt , Gator Nation, Urban Outlaws, Poyntlyss Sistars and more.
Free admission. Sundays, 1-4pm.
Montgomery Village, 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa

Peacetown Summer Concert Series  – July 4-Sept. 12
Each concert features two great bands, along with cold Lagunitas Beer, fine wine and food trucks. Safe, family fun. Featuring Bottle Shock, Big Brother & the Holding Company, The Rainbow Girls, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Poor Man’s Whiskey and more.
Free admission, Wednesdays, 5-8pm.; Ives Park, 7400 Willow Street, Sebastopol.
Tom Rigney & Flambeau band

Huichica Music Festival- June 8 & 9
Featuring a line-up of national and regional indie and folk acts.
$46 – $121. Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma.


Windsor’s 17th Annual Summer Nights on the Green Concerts – June 7 to Sept. 6
Featuring Soul Fuse, Tommy Castro And The Painkillers, Wonderbread 5, Beatles Flashback, plus Farmers Market, games, and live music
Free admission. Thursday nights,  (excluding July 5), 5-8pm.
Windsor Town Green, 701 McClelland Dr.