Harvest is winding down and the rain has settled onto Sonoma County a little early this year, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and enjoying some live music. We’ve got everything from classic blues, rock and roll covers all the way to symphony music.
Friday, Oct. 26 – Zeparella
These girls put on a show worthy of a Zeppelin tribute act, and have gained followers all over the country with their act. Singer Noelle Doughty has found her way back to where she started, with a passion for Led Zeppelins music that was developed from as far back as she can remember, as the little sister in the room with the rocking older brothers. She was the kid who knew every word to every song. You will be truly impressed by this act.
Venue – Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa – 707-545-5876
Saturday, Oct. 27 – Wonderbread 5
This band is just flat-out fun. Starting out as a Jackson 5 tribute and eventually becoming a ‘70s – ‘80s tribute act and for over a decade, Wonderbread 5 have been thrilling audiences. Michael, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Action Jackson round out this unstoppable, international rock and roll party machine. Wonderbread 5 covers everything from Motown to Bean-town and back again.
Venue – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma – 707-765-2121
Saturday, Oct. 27 – The Pulsators
Rooted in the fertile musical soil of the Sonoma County Wine Country the Pulsators are a five-piece band that plays its own brand of music. With a “get-up-and-dance” kind of orchestration, their music has been defined as a spicy blend of driving blues, New Orleans funky R&B, rock steady reggae and rock and roll. Their music supports an ever-growing legion of faithful fans that keep coming back for more. The Pulsators have been voted a Sonoma County fan-favorite four times in reader’s choice polls given by The Press Democrat. – This is an afternoon show
Venue – Lagunitas Tap Room and Beer Sanctuary – Petaluma – 707- 778-8776
Saturday, Oct. 27 – Levi Lloyd and the 501 Blues Band
Levi Lloyd has played with B. B. King, John Lee Hooker and toured worldwide as the longtime guitarist for the legendary Joe Louis Walker, and brings more of a straight-forward blues sound to the stage, with a little rock and soul. The Tradewinds is about as close as you’ll get to a roadhouse without crossing the line to a dive bar, with a nice room and space for dancing.
Venue – Tradewinds – Cotati – 707-795-7878
Saturday, Oct. 27 – John Adams with Jeffrey Kahane and the International Contemporary Ensemble
In this one night only event, renowned composer John Adams conducts New York’s fiery and innovative International Contemporary Ensemble in works by Stravinsky, Philip Glass, and John Adams, along with the jazz band arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring Jeffrey Kahane as piano soloist.
Venue – The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center – Rohnert Park – 866-955-6040