Single-day BottleRock music fest VIP passes available

Robert Plant A limited number of single-day VIP passes are now available for the third annual BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, running May 29-31 at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa. Imagine Dragons, which recently released its newest album, "Smoke + Mirrors," will kick off the festival [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Fest lineup announced

Eddie Palmieri. (Photo by Juan Cruz) The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, scheduled to run from May 29 to June 7, will include a two-day mini-festival titled “Jazz and the Music of the Americas,” featuring prominent Latin musicians with a jazz connection, and jazz artists with a feel for Latin [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Smokey Robinson stars at Kate Wolf Music Festival

The godfather of soulful Motown music headlines at a festival named for a beloved California folksinger, when Smokey Robinson stars in June at the Kate Wolf Music Festival in Laytonville. The 20th annual festival held in honor of Wolf, who died in 1986 at age 44 of leukemia, will run [...]

By | January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Healdsburg Water Carnival canceled due to drought, other events still scheduled

Great Russian River Race, 2013. (Photo by Kent Porter.) Drought conditions in Northern California have had an impact on some popular annual river celebrations, including one cancellation, but others remain scheduled as planned. A quick update: The Healdsburg Water Carnival, popular in the early 1900s and resurrected from [...]

By | April 17th, 2014|2 Comments

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival set for March 27-30

The seventh annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival returns March 27-30 with 71 films showing on six screens, and more than 100 filmmakers and guests expected. Tickets cost $25 for the opening night film, awards, and gala, $10 for individual films and special programs throughout the weekend, and $250 for all-access [...]

By | February 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Sonoma County Book Festival ends its 14-year run

After 14 years of presenting local and big-name authors, the annual Sonoma County Book Festival has ended. The Literary Art Guild, the festival’s sponsor, is disbanding due to lack of funds, said its president, Karen Petersen. “We had a fabulous run,” Petersen said. “Things come to an end. [...]

By | January 22nd, 2014|2 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Festival line-up announced

The lineup for this summer’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival will include “Celebration of the Blues,” a two-day mini-festival May 31-June 1 at Santa Rosa's Jackson Theater. The festival within a festival will star blues harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite of Geyserville and jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. The overall Healdsburg Jazz [...]

By | January 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Madrona Manor stages Sinatra salute

John DeMers, a Bay Area crooner who specializes in singing Frank Sinatra tunes, will perform Wednesday, Nov. 20, at “Come Fly With Me,” a fund-raising concert for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. To be held at the Madrona Manor restaurant in Healdsburg, the evening will include a special dinner [...]

By | October 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Fest and Charlie Musselwhite launch online fundraising drive

Blues harmonica star Charlie Musselwhite of Geyserville teamed up this week with the Healdsburg Jazz Festival to launch an online fundraising campaign for next year’s event. Posted on the fundraising site Indiegogo, the Healdsburg Jazz Fall Fundraiser seeks donations from $10 to $2,500. “We need to continue raising [...]

By | September 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Toad in the Hole Pub plans fifth annual Mostly Python street party

Do you like music? Do you like BBQ? Do you like Monty Python? Do you like being silly in the street? That’s how the web site for the Toad in the Hole Pub in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square pitches "Mostly Python," its fifth annual block party and street [...]

By | July 26th, 2013|0 Comments