February 2020 Sonoma County Music Picks

Shana Bull
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2020 is a leap year, which means we have an extra day during February. My recommendation is to use the additional day to travel out to Sonoma County and see a live show. February 29th does fall on a Saturday, so make a weekend out of it and enjoy what Wine Country has to offer in the middle of winter (think cozying up by the fire with a glass of wine in one hand, and your significant other in the other—see our guide to the top Sonoma County winter resorts for details).

If you are in the mood for love, or simply having a great time with friends, check out some of the live shows coming to Sonoma County in February 2020:

Brittany Aquamarine + Jaz & Crow

Friday, February 7

Brittany Aquamarine with keyboard and microphone on a stage

The Lost Church in Santa Rosa

Brittany Aquamarine is an eclectic singer-songwriter who started playing piano and singing at the age of five. Playing a combination of piano, guitar, and ukulele, she is able to weave sounds and stories of freedom, elemental connections, and expression through her music. Get all the info on Facebook.

Pat Jordan Band

Saturday, February 8

Pat Jordan on stage with guitar and microphone

Local Barrel in Santa Rosa

Sonoma County favorite Pat Jordan Band will take the stage at the popular downtown Santa Rosa craft beer pub. With a mix of party covers and some of their own local hits, they always bring a good time to any venue they play. Details available on Facebook.

An Evening with Travis Tritt

Friday, February 14

Travis Titt

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa

Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum musician in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. The up-close and personal event will feature anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Details online.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sunday, February 16

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg

For over 50 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy award-winner Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. Proceeds to benefit Live Music Lantern & The Raven. Learn more about the show online.

Carlton Senior Living Symphony Pops Bond and Beyond

Sunday, February 23

carlton senior living symphony pops bond and beyond

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Symphony with award-winning vocalist Laura Dickinson presents a concert celebrating the world’s most famous spy: Bond—James Bond. This program will include all of the iconic music you have grown to love from Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Diamonds Are Forever, and Skyfall, plus tributes to other spies and detectives from around the world, including music from The Pink Panther, Austin Powers, and Charlie’s Angels. Details on Facebook.

Leap Day Celebration featuring Las Cafeteras & Friends

Saturday, February 29

las cafeteras and friends

Green Music Center in Rohnert Park

Las Cafeteras remixes roots music with traditional son jarocho instruments. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring stories to build bridges between cultures and communities and create “a world where many worlds fit.” Learn more about their upcoming show at the Green Music Center online.

Take the Leap w/ Modern Monsters + The Happys

Saturday, February 29

modern monsters band posing for picture outdside

Whiskey Tip in Santa Rosa

The Modern Monsters may be new to the Bay Area music scene, but they are a hard-hitting, socially-conscious rock and roll band who played Austin, Texas for SXSW 2019. The Happys are a Bay Area band composed of four twenty-something-year olds playing dysfunctional garage surf grunge. To learn more about this special leap year show, visit Facebook.

Pro tip: If you are in the mood for romance in Wine Country, learn more about our favorite romantic places in Sonoma County. And remember to book ahead because hotels and restaurants can book up early for Valentine’s Day weekend.