The Friday July 17 Column

Levi Lloyd
Levi Lloyd

Soundbytes – Bits and Pieces

Levi Lloyd is a bluesman. Period. The man has toured with some of the greatest names in blues, B. B. King, John Lee Hooker and was the guitarist for Joe Luis Walker for years. If his worn out ’68 Les Paul could talk, the stories it could tell. Typically you’d drive far and wide to see this talent, but he will be at the El Verano Inn on Saturday, June 18, at 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

Just in case you have not been paying attention, the B. R. Cohn Fall Festival has moved from the winery to the Field of Dreams and been renamed the Sonoma Music Festival, scheduled for Oct. 2 – 4, 2015. Where is the Field of Dreams you ask? Right behind the police station on First St. W., where Jazz + used to be held. A limited number of locals only standing room tickets went on sale last Wednesday and there may still be some left. You have to have proof of ID that you live in Sonoma Valley, within Schellville to Kenwood, to get one of the 47 dollar tickets. The event is seated this year so this will be the only way to stand for the shows. Who might you be seeing? Chicago, America, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, the Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Gregg Allman, Edgar Winter, Pablo Cruise, Carlos Reyes and more. No, not all on the same day. Local tickets can only be purchased in person at Sonoma Chevrolet at 687 W Napa St. For more info, point your browser to

Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 30, when it’s time once again for the City party. Presented by the Sonoma Community Center, the event has been moved from Tuesday to Thursday as to not to conflict with the Tuesday night market. They have also brought the stage back behind City Hall. The acts this year feature a variety of local performers, including Tony Saunders, Austin DeLone, Roy Blumenthal, David Aguilar, and Rich Kirch, along with members of Sonoma bands Train Wreck Junction, The No Buenos, Wingo Moon and the Whiskey Thieves. Lazy Lester, a member of the Blues Hall of fame, will headline with the Sonoma Blues Review lead by Junior Boogie. The event is free and open to the public, and kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

Set List – The Rundown

The Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall
452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma – 996-1364

Tonight, July 17, T Luke and the Tight Suits – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, Stevie Gurr Experience – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, Diva Singer Night and Community Jam with Dallis Craft and Karla Downey – 7:30 p.m.
Monday. July 20, Graceland Unplugged with Dallis Craft – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, Big Chief with Lou Rodriguez

Annex Wine Bar
865 W. Napa St. Sonoma – 938-7779

Tonight, July 17, Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, Tsunami with Cathie Powers and TD– 7:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub
464 First St. E. Sonoma – 935-0660

Tonight, July 17, the Perfect Crime – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, Melissa Ruth and the Likely Stories – 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, Jami Jamison Band – 12 p.m.

Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards
389 Fourth St. E. Sonoma – 933-3230

Tonight, July 17, Ten Foot Tone – 6 p.m.

Plaza Bistro
420 First St E. Sonoma – 996-4466

Tonight, July 17, the Randy Vincent Trio – 7 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall
401 Grove St. El Verano – 343-0044

Tonight, July 17, DJ Isak – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, Ten Foot Tone – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, Tri-Tip Trio – 5 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern
691 Broadway Sonoma – 935-9100

Tonight, July 17, Born Lucky – 5 p.m. – Nathan Hinojosa – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, Jimbo Scott – 1 p.m. Tom Heyman and Dan Stuart – 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, Jill Cohn – 1 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille
400 First St. E. Sonoma – 938-7110

Tonight, July 17, the Zins – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, DJ Hi- C – 10 p.m.

B. R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Hwy. Glen Ellen – 800-330-4064

Sunday, July 19, Dustin Saylor – 2 p.m.

Madrone Winery
777 Madrone Road. Glen Ellen – 939-4500

Sunday, July 19. the Cork Pullers – 12 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Regional Library
755 W. Napa St. Sonoma – 996-5217

Saturday, June 18, Pickled Beats – 2 p.m.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood- 833-6288

Tonight, July 17, Funky Friday’s with Full Steem– 6:30 p.m.

El Verano Inn
705 Laurel Ave. El Verano – 935-0611

Saturday, July 18, Levi Lloyd – 9 p.m.

Schelville Grill
22900 Broadway, Sonoma – 996-5151

Saturday, June 18, Butch Engle – 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, Butch Engle – 12:45 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House
18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs – 938-7587

Sunday, July 19, Karaoke – 7:30 p.m.

Blue Moon Saloon
19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 996-3055

Saturday, July 18, Karaoke – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, Blues Jam – all welcome – 10 p.m.

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