UPBEAT’s SUMMER Entertainment Guide #3

Musical Notes in Sonoma County

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Jimi Hendrix Tribute and Au- gust 29 – Un Amour Band. More information can be found at: Music-Lovers can get their

Sonoma County, CA. ~ Au- gust is the last full month of Summer and it means there is still plenty of time to enjoy the abundant offerings of outdoor concerts. The 29th Annual Cotati Ac- cordion Festival takes place on the weekend of August 17 and 18 in beautiful La Plaza Park. This year’s festival is, “In honor and thanks to the First Responders, for their past, current and future dedi- cation and sacrifice.” Be sure to check out the fun Zydeco Dance parties on both days. For tickets and information, visit:

Funky Fridays ends its 7th Annual Summer Concert Se- ries with five great bands as follows: August 2 - Rock and Roll Rhythm Revue, August 9 - Jami Jamison Band, Au- gust 16 - Soul Fuse, August 23 - Stax City and August 30 – Funky Dozen. The con-

certs are held on the spacious front lawn of The Hood Man- sion. The price of admission goes towards supporting the Sonoma County Regional Parks. Visit: funkyfridays. info.

The Sebastopol Peacetown Concert Series includes the following acts for this free, family-friendly event:


gust 7 - Onye and the Mes- sengers and Batacha, August 14 - Volker Strifler and Levi Lloyd & Friends, August 21 - Tom Rigney & Flambeau and Peacetown Ambassador, Mr. Music and the Love Choir, and for the Grand Finale, Au- gust 28 - Poor Man's Whiskey and Rock n' Roll Bluegrass Band. Check out: www.peac- Rockin’ the River, Com- munity Concerts on the Guerneville Plaza are free and family-friendly. Check out on August 15 – Purple Haze, a


fill of grooves from the di- verse line-up of acts, August 1 – 11 at the Sonoma County Fair. The Average White Band takes the stage on Wednesday, August 7 with their special brand of soul and funk. AWB opened for Tower of Power last year at the Green Center and had the audience on their feet dancing. All shows are free with the price admission to the Fair. See the entire line- up at: www.sonomacounty- certs.

The 12th Annual Petaluma Music Festival takes place on August 3 with a stellar line- up including, David Nelson Band, Royal Jelly Jive and lo- cal favorites The Soul Section and Sebastian Saint James. Take a look at the full sched- ule of acts at: petalumamusic- This annual event benefits music programs in all Petaluma

public elementary

and secondary schools. Support Live Music!

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