SonomaSong rocks for the WillMar Center

The popular vocal group SonomaSong will be at Cline Cellars on Saturday, June 18, in a rare performance “on the green” at Cline Cellars, for a 3 p.m. show time. The group will be performing songs from Journey, Chicago and more in a show that will on the “Great Lawn” on the winery property. The show will benefit the WillMar Center. The WillMar Family Grief and Healing Center provides compassionate peer group support for families grieving the death of a loved one and children, teens, and adults living with a family member suffering from a life-changing illness or injury. In addition, WillMar also provides emergency on-site grief support, education, and training to schools and the community at large. Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased online at or by calling 935-1946.

There will be a Barn Dance at the United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m. So, what is a barn dance? Well, this one is not actually held in a barn, but is along the lines of the popular “Contra Dancing” that has taken hold recently. Not like square dancing, but probably the easiest kind of dancing because the caller teaches every dance before the music starts and then calls directions while the musicians play Irish and bluegrass tunes. The caller that night is Stuart Moody, with Jerry Allen on guitar and Daniel Kahane on fiddle. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Lauren at 939-9999.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes home a player that spent quite a few years here, before moving his act up to Seattle. Brian Nova will be in town for two nights, starting tonight, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. Nova is a big name in the jazz world, having played with the likes of two titans of jazz guitar, Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. He also dabbles in the rock world, with his latest CD having been recorded at Steve Millers studio. This weekend, Nova will have with him Jim DeJulio on bass and many others dropping in to jam. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. both nights and there is no cover.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Brothers Comatose in the Snug at 8 p.m. tonight, June 17. The band is a loose knit group of quality musicians of a clearly undefined genre, but folk and bluegrass come to mind. Saturday, June 18, has the Perfect Crime, playing traditional bluegrass, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, June 19, brings in Greenhouse, for an evening of Celtic music that will kick off at 6:30 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards has Five A. M. in the tasting room tonight, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. The band has received regional accolades for their songwriting style. The Friday local music events feature an available catered dinner by Community Cafe and specials on wine.

Olde Sonoma Public House welcomes the Keith Andrew Band tonight, June 17, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place will begin a semi-weekly series called “Swingin’ Sunday” with the Richard Olsen Trio on Sunday, June 19, for a 2 p.m. show. The shows are scheduled for every other week, and you may remember Olsen from his big band that played the Patrons Night at the Vintage Festival in years past.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has a couple local acts this weekend, kicking off tonight, June 17, with Adam Traum for a show that kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, the tavern welcomes Glenn Carter for a 2 p.m. show. There is no cover for either show.

The Town Square has “Acoustic Sunday Afternoon” again this weekend, hosted by Jon Williams from Ten Foot Tone on Sunday, June 19, for a 3 p.m. show. Local acoustic acts are encouraged to show up and play a song or two.

The Sebastiani Theatre welcomes Tommy Thomsen for a set of Hawaiian music before the screening of “What if cannabis cured cannabis,” on Saturday, June 18, which will kick off at 1 p.m.

Taste of the Himalayas welcomes Dawn Angelosante to the Katmandu Corner for a night of music tonight, June 17, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Barking Dog in Boyes Hot Springs has its monthly engagement with the Joe Chaplain Band on Saturday, June 18, for an evening that will kick off at 6 p.m. There is no cover.

Sonoma Springs Brewery has Jon Williams from Ten Foot Tone for a night of acoustic music tonight, June 17, for a 7 p.m. show. Rumor has it that other members of Ten Foot Tone may show up to jam.

Sean Carscadden is in Petaluma tonight in the Theater District in front of Tres Amigos Restaurant for a 7 p.m. show.

Jason Bodlovich is at Bella Winery in Healdsburg this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, June 18 – 19, for an 11 a.m. show both days


Hot 45s – Shows within a 45 minute drive from the Island

Pablo Cruise – Sunday, June 19.
Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio

Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs – Friday, June 17.
Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco

Jorma Kaukonen – Thursday, June 23.
The Fillmore – San Francisco

Gray Coats – Friday, June 17.
George’s Nightclub – San Rafael

Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Friday, June 17.
Uptown Theater – Napa

Mary Chapin Carpenter – Sunday, June 19.
Uptown Theater – Napa

Bonnie Hayes Band – Friday, June 17.
Southern Pacific Smokehouse – Novato

Jamie Clark – Saturday, June 18.
Southern Pacific Smokehouse – Novato

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