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Musical Notes in Sonoma County

by Shekeyna Black ~ T

he Peacetown Summer Concert Series brings community together for

this fun, family-friendly an- nual event. “We started in 2012 with four shows, went to six the next year, then eight and 10. Now up to 13. Each year the crowds swell but, the vibe stays sweet. In between bands, we have an amazing moment of si- lence where the whole crowd goes quiet and I play the magic flute. It is always a wake- up minute of beautiful connection,” explains, Jim Corbett, Caretaker of Peacetown. This free summer series takes


place on Wednesday evenings through Sep- tember 4th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Ives Park in

19th. Rounding out the line- up in June are Blues Legend, Nick Gravenites along with opener Ace of Cups on the 26th.

The full schedule and

Jim Corbett’s, Mr. Music Foundation brings quality music programs to schools. The proceeds from the beer and wine sales during the Peacetown


ties benefit the Mr. Music Foundation so, they can continue to provide access to musical


and music lessons for the youth. An added bonus this year, is the Peacetown 2019 Sampler

CD with

Sebastopol. Mu- sic-lovers and dancers will get a double-dose of music each night with two bands play- ing on the Peacetown stage. The 8th annual Peacetown Summer Concert Series kicks- off on June 12th with Poynt- less Sistars and Blues Burners. Followed by Dr. Loco & His Rockin’ Jalapeno Band and Hangman’s Daughter on June

proceeds benefitting the Mr. Music Foun- dation. “What is great about the sampler is that everyone sends their best tune, so it makes for a great listen,” says Corbett of the 18 track CD. See Shekeyna’s Pos- itive CD Review’s in this issue of Upbeat Times for more about the Peacetown Sam- pler.

The Peacetown Summer Concert Se-

other details can be found at


there will not be a show on the first Wednesday of July but, Peacetown will be happening on Thursday, the 4th of July with different hours for the holiday.

ries is a collaborative effort, Corbett explains, “The City of Sebastopol kindly provides a Community Grant each year and the Public Works does a fantastic job of putting Ives Park in beautiful shape for the concerts.” He adds, “Our set-

You need an attitude of service. You're not just serving yourself. You help others to grow up and you grow with them.

David Green The most important thing in the world is family and love. ~ John Wooden

up, serve and take down crew is my fabulous and incredible Love Choir, who sing while they work.”

Make Peacetown a part of your summer tradition with its tagline, ”It’s a beautiful place to be.”

527-7277 - open Mon-Sat 9-5

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