UPBEAT’s Entertainment Guide Best Music Around At Novato Festival!

Novato, CA. ~ The Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Mu- sic recently earned the honor of being named the ‘best m usi c festival’ by the P acific Sun in its annual customer contest, denoting the

of Ma- rin.

Best For

36 years the festi- val, pre- sented by the Novato Chamber of Com- merce and produced by Ecker- strom Productions, has been a favorite summer kick-off for the North Bay community.

What started as a small fair has grown into a major Bay Area musical and social event

tainment, plus beer and wine tasting.

The free festival is the week- end of June 8 and 9th in down- t own Novato on Grant Ave-nue, anchored by two stages, with


Hen - nessy F unds Stage

Redwood Boul e - vard and

for the whole family, drawing more than 80,000 people with 200 arts and crafts vendors, food booths, children’s activ- ities, a wide range of en-ter-

the Seventh Street stage, spon- sored by Charles Schwab. The fun begins both days at 10 a.m., ending Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m.


The musical highlights this year

include: Marin favor-

ite Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs!, who has performed at the festival in past years. Also returning is crowd favorite Santana tribute band Zebop! and Foreverland. New to the festival is Sonoma County de- light The Hots and Neon Vel- vet. Find a full entertainment schedule at the event stages, online or at the event website or Facebook. Enjoy tasty festival food in- cluding


roasted corn, Aunt Betty’s corndogs, teriyaki

cheesesteaks, chicken

skewers, crab fries and more. New this year is Chicken and the Farm with gourmet chicken w ings , pulled po rk sand - wiches, corn frit- ters and o t he r

mouth-watering delights The festival offers fun for all ages. The children love bun- gee jumping, rolling around in giant inflatable balls on the water, getting their faces painted, bungee jumping and play-ing in the bounce houses and the giant pirate ship. The Kids Zone is presented by No- va-to Pediatric Dentistry. Shoppers can find gifts for themselves, their kids and pets, as well as fun artistic and

by Chelley Eckerstrom

eclectic decorations for their homes such as pottery, sculp- tures, art posters, metal signs, and photography. A wide se- lection of toe rings, earrings and other jewelry appealing to all tastes are available.

New this year is Cindy Fox, the fish artist, who offers beautiful framed original art, as well as prints, coffee mugs and more. Her work will ap- peal to outdoor enthusiasts. Her career began with paint- ings of the High Sierra trout fish for her husband to hang in their mountain home. Soon ev- eryone wanted a fish painting to hang on their walls. Find her boot h between Third and Fourth streets.


lan’ s Brewery, based in Novato, will once again

provide its unique ales. A va- riety of wines will be featured this year including Cline, Cab Corp and Jacuzzi.

The purchase of a commem- orative wine or beer glass, featuring the 2019 logo with a splash of orange, blue and red with a vibrant musical note for $6, is required to drink the al- coholic beverages purchased at the festival. Bank of Marin

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