Sonoma Valley High School senior Brianna McGuire is presenting a fundraiser for the schools music program as her senior project, which she is calling “Save the Music,” at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, March 5, kicking off at 5:30 p.m. Food will be catered by Rich Treglia from the Garden Court Cafe, with wine donated by the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers. Musical entertainment includes the Whiskey Thieves, Anastasia Encarnacion, Bob Johns and featured Sonoma Valley High School students. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle to help benefit the cause. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the Valley Wine Shack and Sonoma Old School.
Murphy’s Irish Pub will be having its grand re-opening weekend starting tonight, March. 4, with the longest running act at the pub, the Sonoma Mountain Band for an 8 p.m. show in the newly remodeled snug, which also features a new stage. Saturday, March 5, has the sizzling guitar licks of Andrew Freeman, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, March 6, is the official party, with a Celtic jam kicking off at 2 p.m. Tudo Bem is up next for a set or two that kicks off at 4 p.m. and the evening is wrapped up by the Sean Carscadden Trio and friends for a 6:30 p.m. show. There is no cover for any of the shows.
Meadowcraft Winery at Cornerstone Gardens in Carneros has a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, March 5, with music by Saint Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band, an eight piece group that is the only authentic jazz, funeral, Mardi Gras, strolling-marching band west of New Orleans. Members of the band will lead a second line parade around the Cornerstone shops and gardens, returning to the Pavilion directly behind the tasting room where the “Krewe of Meadowcroft” party will continue. All the food for the event is being flown in from Louisiana. The day kicks off at noon. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 934-4090.
Sue Albano, Mark Dennis and Bob Edmondson will be providing the music at the Arts Guild of Sonoma opening reception tonight, March 4, starting at 6 p.m. The green-themed art show features pieces made from recycled materials, and in addition to performing, Sue Albano has a piece in the show. For more information, point your browser to www.artsguildrepeshow.org.
Olde Sonoma Public House in Boyes Hot Springs has a special show from Ten Foot Tone on Saturday, March 5, that kicks off at 7 p.m. This will be the debut performance of the band in the venue. There is no cover.
Sonoma Springs Brewery will have Dan Martin tonight, March 4, for an evening of rock-steady reggae that kicks off at 7 p.m.
Little Switzerland will have a night of dancing with regional Cajun favorites Gator Beat on Saturday, March 5, kicking off at 8 p.m. The band has been playing festivals and dance halls all over the west coast for over 20 years and never disappoints. A 30-minute dance lesson will start off the evening.
Steiners Tavern has the Sean Carscadden Trio tonight, March 4, for a 10 p.m. show.
The Plaza Bistro has music from Swing Fever tonight, March 4, kicking off at 7 p.m. The band has been performing jazz of the ‘30s and ‘40s since 1978, and has toured and recorded with renowned swing musicians, including Count Basie. There is no cover for the show.
A handful of locals are on the road this weekend, catch them if you’re in the area.
The Jami Jamison Band will be at Papa’s Taverna in Petaluma on Lakeville Highway tonight, March 4, for a 7 p.m. show.
Vitamin Girl will also be in Petaluma tonight, March 4, at the Graffiti Bar, kicking off at 7 p.m.
The Hellhounds will take over Macks in Penngrove on Saturday, March 5, for a 9 p.m. show.
Tudo Bem will be all the way up in Rio Nido at the Rio Nido Roadhouse on Saturday, March 5, for a 7 p.m. show.
The Jon Popenoe Blues Band has two shows this weekend, starting tonight, March 4, at Uva Trattoria in Napa for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, March 5, the band will be at the Lagunitas Tap Room in Petaluma for a 3 p.m. show.