March 2018 Sonoma County Music Picks
Spring in California brings out the best in Sonoma County. Mustard flowers blanket vineyards in Alexander Valley and along Highway 12 in Sonoma. The Wine Road’s annual Barrel Tasting weekend will be here the first and second weekends of the month, and there are many choices for live music at the many indoor venues in Sonoma County.
Check out some featured live music concerts this March:
Thursday, March 1
From Country, to Pop, to ballads, to duets like “You’re The One That I Want,” Olivia Newton-John has spent five decades making music and inspiring new generations. In 2015, Olivia was ranked #20 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists.” Learn more and get tickets online.
Celebrating David Bowie
Sunday, March 4
For one night only, friends, former Bowie bandmates and world-class players perform a career spanning concert of nothing but David Bowie music, David Bowie style. This concert isn’t your typical tribute show, but an experience from former bandmates celebrating the music that David Bowie created. Learn more about the performers (with some of the many surprise guests) and get tickets on the LBC’s website.
Saturday, March 10
For a night of dancing to "Roots Reggae Soul,” make sure to grab a show from The Bloodstones. Sonoma County songstress Katrina Blackstone sings bubbling pop melodies along with dub and funk. The Bloodstones play a combination of mostly original music, with some classic crowd pleasing "roots reggae" covers in the set. Details on Hopmonk’s website.
Friday, March 16
San Francisco rapper Andre Nickatina has been a part of the Hip-Hop/Rap scene since his first album “The New Jim Jones” in 1993. Along with 18 albums, he is a filmmaker with more than seven films to his credit as either a director, co-director, executive producer, producer, or actor. Hip-hop fans can grab their tickets on the Mystic’s website.
Jennifer Koh, violin & Shai Wosner, piano
Saturday, March 17
Violinist Jennifer Koh takes the stage with pianist Shai Wosner to present their Bridge to Beethoven series – a project that explores the compositional link between past and present. Before the concert starts get there early for a Perfect Pairing from Russian River Valley’s Martin Ray Vineyards. Details online.
Sunday, March 18
Blues guitarist Buddy Guy has influenced all the greats, from Jimi Hendrix, to Eric Clapton, to Stevie Ray Vaughan. At age 80, he is still bringing the spirit of blues music to anyone who will listen. Learn more and get tickets on the Luther Burbank Center’s Facebook page.
Wavy Gravy, Steve Kimock and Ramblin' Jack Elliott (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, March 24
When the legendary entertainer Wavy Gravy takes the stage, you know you are in for a good time. Along with American folk singer and performer Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Steve Kimock, a San Francisco rock guitarist, the Redwood Cafe in Cotati will invoke the summer of love. Purchase tickets before they sell out online.
Pro Tip: St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday for the first time in years. If you are looking for a family-friendly place to enjoy the celebration, then check out the first annual St. Paddy's Day on the Square. Live music, food and drinks (in a special Beer & Whiskey Garden), dancing, and kid activities can be found at the newly-reunified Courthouse Square in Downtown Santa Rosa.