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On Sale: 2018 Summer Lineup for the Green Music Center

Summer brings an epic lineup of artists and events to Rohnert Park's Green Music Center.

Rohnert Park’s Green Music Center has hosted the best of jazz music, wine tasting events, rap, country crooners, comedy legends, bluegrass, craft beer, and classical — and this summer is no different. The unique outdoor/indoor venue was voted best “Music Venue” in Sonoma County by the readers of the Press Democrat and “Best Outdoor Venue” by The Bohemian in 2017.

Lawn seating has become a way for friends to kick back with a picnic (here are some of our favorite ways to create the perfect Sonoma Picnic) and enjoy live music under the stars. This year, all lawn seating is $25 for adults (Sonoma State Alumni get a discount also).

For those looking to dine there, you can pre-order boxed meals of cheese platters, sandwiches, as well as a bottle of wine to pair with your picnic. A few shows this summer also have a pre-concert wine or beer party for an extra price.

Live Music Highlights this summer at the Green Music Center:

Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma CountyMormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir makes a special stop in Sonoma County as part of their 2018 Classic Coast Tour. Composed of 360 volunteer voices plus the Orchestra at Temple Square, a 150-piece, all-volunteer symphony orchestra, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is an inspiration for anyone who loves choir music — an event the whole family can enjoy! Grab tickets online.

Gabriel Fluffy Iglesias at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma CountyGabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias – "One Show Fits All" World Tour

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias made his way to the Green Music Center two summers ago to a sold out show that had audience members laughing the entire time. In his new world tour, “One Show Fits All,” he brings his personal experiences to life with a hilarious mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters, and sound effects. Before the show, grab tickets to South of the Border Beer Tasting with imported beers. $10 will get you unlimited special tastes of Corona, Modelo, Victoria, and more starting at 6 p.m. Tickets available online.

Bluegrass & Craft Beer Festival

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Featuring Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, and Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers

Show starts at 2 pm

Bluegrass and Craft Beer Festival at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County

Ricky Skaggs and his bluegrass band, Kentucky Thunder, are doing their part in leading a roots music revival at the annual Bluegrass and Craft Beer Festival. Also taking the stage is the renowned Laurie Lewis, a songwriter and fiddler whom Acoustic Guitar Magazine hails as “one of the contemporary acoustic music scene’s most skilled and enduring performers,” plus accomplished Americana instrumentalist, Phoebe Hunt, an artist with foundations in jazz and swing music with her band The Gatherers. Pair your concert experience with the Green Music Center 3rd Annual Craft Beer Fest! Which features unlimited tastings of some of the best craft beers Sonoma County (and beyond) has to offer. Featuring more than 20 breweries including Lagunitas, Bear Republic Brewery, Henhouse Brewing, and more! Get tickets to both the Bluegrass and Craft Beer Festivals here.

Hunter Hayes at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma CountyHunter Hayes

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Hunter Hayes is definitely "Wanted" in Sonoma County, which is the title of his most successful single, with over 3.5 million sold. He is the youngest male country star to top the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Grab your tickets here.

Boyz II Men at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma CountyBoyz II Men

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

One of the most iconic R&B groups in music history, Boyz II Men is the best-selling R&B group of all time. With hits from the 1990s — including “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” and many others — the group has continued touring and is creating new fans across all generations. Before the concert, Breathless Sparkling Wines will be pouring bubbly on the lawn for only $20 in addition to your concert ticket. Tickets available online.

Punch Brothers at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma CountyPunch Brothers

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The acoustic band of "brothers" have quickly solidified their status as one of the most exciting groups in acoustic music, blending the genres of bluegrass music, jazz, and Beach Boys harmonies. Before the concert, bring your friends for some fun in the Ballast Point Beer Garden for California beers and snacks – only $15 in addition to your concert ticket. Get your tickets here.

Black Panther at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma CountyFree Movies on the Green, Black Panther

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Show starts at 7 p.m.

The Marvel movie “Black Panther” has officially become the highest-grossing Superhero movie, and one of the top-10 highest grossing movies of all time. The Green Music Center’s Weill Lawn will become a movie theater for the night, and families can bring picnics to lay out on the lawn (popcorn and other concessions will be sold at the venue as well). Presented in part by Sonoma State University Student Involvement. You don’t have to worry about signing up, just make sure to get there early. Learn more.

Lyle Lovett at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Lyle Lovett’s career has spanned 14 albums as a singer and composer, and 20 movies and TV shows as an actor. He has broadened the definition of American music with his gift for storytelling and Texas-based elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues. Before the concert, there will be a private pre-concert wine tasting experience with Martin Ray Vineyards and Winery for only $20. Get your tickets here.

The full Green Music Center Summer Lineup is available on their website at: https://gmc.sonoma.edu/Summer2018. If you are looking at making a weekend out of visiting for a live music act, check out one of the hotels in Rohnert Park. Also, search for more summer live music, wine, and food events that you'll love in Sonoma County.

Artist photos courtesy of the Green Music Center.

Black Panther photo courtesy of MARVEL.

Cover photo courtesy of Brennan Spark Photography.

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