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Petaluma Music Fest donates $30,000 to school music programs

Petaluma High School band instructor Cliff Eveland started the Petaluma Music Festival back in 2008 to raise money for  school music programs. It hasn’t always been easy, but he has made good on his promise. After a slow start, the festival has grown over the years, and last August at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, it raised $30,000. In December, the Petaluma Music Festival made donation presentations at two dozen Petaluma area public school winter concerts and assemblies. Last summer’s festival drew… Read More »

Trombone Shorty at Petaluma Music Fest

The Petaluma Music Festival is coming back. Now in its third year, the annual benefit for school music programs presents nine hours of live music, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. Performers include Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) and the Orleans Avenue, A.L.O, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, Sol Horizon, Hillside Fire, the Peter Welker Sextet featuring Jeff Oster, Artifact and the Zydeco Flames. Admission:… Read More »