December 2019 Sonoma County Music Picks

Shana Bull

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With only one more month left before we start the roaring 20s all over again, December is a busy time in Sonoma County. Wineries are decked out for the holidays, and many magical events and activities await visitors of all ages. Learn more about holiday events in Sonoma County, or take a look below to get details on musical events happening this month.

Get ready to round out 2019 in Sonoma County—from cover bands and wine-filled celebrations to holiday music with some funk thrown in for good measure. Be sure to mark your calendar for these live music acts coming to Wine Country this December:

Monophonics, with Boots and the Kats

Friday, December 6

The Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa

Monophonics band on Stage

The Monophonics proudly play their own brand of music known as “psychedelic soul.” On more than one occasion, the San Francisco band has been called the greatest soul band to watch live on stage. Book a night at the hotel so you can walk to your bed and get your tickets to the show online.

Black Sabbath Pre-X-Mass Show w/ Electric Funeral

Saturday, December 7

Local Barrel in Santa Rosa

Black Sabbath image with skeletons faces and christmas hat

Craft beer and metal music fans, Electric Funeral is the ultimate tribute to classic Black Sabbath with an impressive repertoire from both the Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio eras. For more details about their show at the downtown Santa Rosa craft beer pub, head to Facebook

Les Claypool 

Saturday, December 7

Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol

Les Claypool in Sonoma County

You can always count on the Claypool Cellars Purple Pachyderm Pinot Party to take the stage at the Hopmonk Tavern each December. The Abbey tickets are already sold out (where the stage is), but the tented beer garden will be live streaming the Les Claypool show and will feature new wine releases from Claypool Cellars. Purchase your tickets online

Modest Mouse

Tuesday, December 10

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa

Group photo of Modest Mouse

During the explosion of Seattle-based alternative bands in the early nineties came Modest Mouse. The eclectic indie rock band from Issaquah, Washington has released 6 albums and has been touring since 1992. Float on and grab tickets online.

An Acoustic Evening with G. Love 

Wednesday, December 18

Hopmok Tavern in Sebastopol

G Love singing into a microphone on stage

Garrett "G. Love" Dutton, Jeffrey "The Houseman" Clemens, and Jimmy "Jazz" Prescott are celebrating their 25th year as touring and recording artists. With their signature blend of Delta blues, hip-hop, funk, rock n’ roll, and jazz, G. Love and Special Sauce offers a high-energy mashup of funk beats and songs written from their front porch. Learn more on Facebook.

Noelle Glory

Wednesday, December 18

Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma

Noelle Glory singing into a microphone on stage

Noelle Glory is a Bay Area vocalist and entertainer hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. Her vocals are smooth, exuding hints of rock, jazz, and soul. Along with her own soul band THE GUARANTEES, she will take the outdoor stage at the Lagunitas Brewing Company taproom—the perfect backdrop for a pint of Petaluma beer. Get details about the show on Facebook

Voctave, The Spirit of the Season

Thursday, December 19

Green Music Center in Rohnert Park

Band performing at Green Music Center in Sonoma County

Known for their show-stopping performances of Disney and Broadway hits, the a cappella sensation Voctave is bringing their Christmas favorites to Sonoma County this holiday season. Deck the halls and grab tickets online

New Years' Eve Santa Rosa with Sol Horizon ft. Tuff Lion

Tuesday, December 31

Rock Star University in Santa Rosa

Sol Horizon group photo

Closeout 2019 and ring in the year 2020 with Sonoma County favorite, Sol Horizon. The reggae band embodies the positive, uplifting essence of the NorCal reggae scene. Renowned for energetic live performances and powerful lyrical content centering on themes of peace, community, sustainability and the re-vitalizing power of nature, the band moves feet and inspires minds, creating an exhilarating musical experience that continues to attract fans from across the globe. Get your tickets on Facebook.

Pro tip: Now that Snoopy's Home Ice Arena  is back open, it’s time to grab the family (or your significant other) for some holiday ice skating fun. One of the most beautiful ice arenas in the world, the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, has the feel of a Swiss Alpine village nestled among towering redwoods. After an afternoon of laughs, enjoy some hot chocolate by the fire in the Warm Puppy Cafe