UPBEAT’s Entertainment Guide “Funky Fridays” Concert Series Returns to Sonoma Valley’s Hood Mansion!

Kenwood, CA. ~ The Sonoma County Regional Parks Foun- dation, in conjunction with concert organizers Bill Myers and Linda Pavlak, announces the return of the Funky Fri- days summer concert series. The 13-evening live music series will begin on Friday, June 7 and run through Au- gust 30. Concerts are held on the lawn of the historic Hood Mansion off Highway 12 at Pythian Road. “We’re excited to launch our seventh year of Funky Fridays!” said Myers and Pavlak, who co-founded Funky Fridays in 2013. “This year guests will see new im- provements at the Hood Man- sion site, including permanent displays about the fascinating history of this area. We also have a terrific band line up. Funky Fridays just gets better every year!” The 2019 concert series

opens with the popular Levi Lloyd & Friends. In subse- quent weeks, audiences will again enjoy The Bluesburn- ers, The Big Fit (formerly known as F robeck), Volker Stri- fler Band, Poynt l yss Sistars Band, Dylan Black Project,


tor Nation, Soulshine, Rock


Roll Rhythm Revue, Jami Jamison

Band, Soul Fuse and Stax City.

The popular Funky

Dozen will close out the sea- son.

and Landmark Vineyards each donating wine for one night of the concert series. Additional wine donors include Wine Spectrum, Chateau St. Jean,

Kenwood Vineyards will

serve as the lead wine spon- sor, with St. Francis Winery

Kunde and Korbel. New this year, Palooza Gastropub will be the ex- cl usive beer part- ner. No outside alcohol is permit - ted at the ve nue , and con- cert-goers are en- couraged to


arrive to

vendors – featuring

i o u s foods from the o n - si t e Picazo

enjoy scrump- t

made a variety of improve- ments to Regional Parks in the Sonoma Valley,” said Melissa Kelley, executive director of the nonprofit Sonoma County Regional

Parks Foundation.

“Funky Fridays helped re- pair fire damage to the Hood Mountain fire road, supported volunteer park projects, pro- vided transportation for pre- school-aged children to visit Sonoma Valley Regional Park, protected

visitors by installing

wildlife and park ‘bear

boxes,’ and much more!” Funky Fridays gates open at 5:30 pm with 7-9 PM show time. Adult

admission $10.

Children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance. Park- ing is free.

Café, Tri-Tip Trolley, Phat Salads, and Rainy Day Choc- olates. “Thanks to the gener- osity of Funky Fridays found- ers Linda and Bill, we have

is sponsoring the wine glasses with Moylan’s Brewery and Community

The chamber is always look- ing for volunteers to assist


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Union sponsoring the beer glasses.

with the event. Volunteers can sign up and pick their own shift online by clicking the volunteer tab on the festival web-site.

Other major sponsors in- clude: SMART, Pella Win- dows and Doors, Sutter Pa- cific Medi-cal Foundation, Marin

Independent Journal,

Novato Advance, Orangethe- ory Fitness, Novato Sanitary District & Recology, System Pavers, Novato Chevrolet and Valley Memorial.

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