SPRING GUIDE #3 Uptown Entertainment

Musical Notes in Sonoma County

by Shekeyna Black ~ M

usic in May begins the shiſt towards the pleth- ora of outdoor concerts and festivals coming

this Summer, making it a great time to plan musical-centric adventures with family and friends. Let’s get a sample of the spring musical offerings in May. Te Bodega Bay Fisherman’s

Festival commemorates it’s 46th year! Tis family-friendly weekend event takes place on May 4 & 5 at the beauti- ful coastal town of Bodega Bay. One of Sonoma County’s treasures, this annual festival brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate

the bounty of the ocean. Mu- sic plays an important part of this fun two-day event with a line-up that includes; Te David Correa Group, Bodega Red, Te Zins, Emily Tessmer, Atomic Beatles, and the Unau- thorized Rolling Stones. Get more details at: www.bbfish- Te SoCo Art Fest at Mont-

gomery Village takes place during the first weekend in May and includes live music by Allyson Paige and Friends with special guests Annie Samp- son, Lisa Kindred and Loralee Christensen on Saturday, May 4. Ten, on Cinco de Mayo, GRAMMY Award-Winning,

Percussionist Javier Cabanillas and his San Francisco based Mambo Band, CABANIJAZZ PROJECT perform live. Learn more at: all-events/soco-art-fest. Te Classical Series season

for Santa Rosa Symphony ends on May 4, 5 and 6 with pianist, Olga Kern along with spe- cial guest Conductor, Bruno Ferrandis returning to once again lead Sonoma County’s beloved orchestra, as he did for many years. Te Kronos Quartet performs, “Music for Change” on the Green Cen- ter stage on Tursday, May 9. Te world-renowned ensem- ble

chooses selections from

the original seven “banned countries” – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Ye- men for a joyous exploration of the music from that part of the world. Complete details can be found at: www.srsym- Wednesday Night Market

opens on May 15 with plenty of Live Music on stage. Check out country music artist, Mc- Kenna Faith, on May 15. Get funky with, Dylan Black Proj-

ect, on May 22. Groove to, Rockin’ Down the Highway, on May 29. Visit: www.face- Market for the full Summer Line-up! Te Healdsburg Jazz Festival

starts on Friday, May 31 and continues throughout the first two weekends in June. Te May 31st festival premiere fea- tures guitarist, Ralph Towner with Paul McCandless on

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