September 2019 Sonoma County Music Picks
School is back in action, and summertime for Sonoma County is officially over in September. Pumpkin Spice fans are rejoicing, and for Sonoma County wineries, harvest is just starting, along with it comes (arguably) the most gorgeous fall wine tasting.
As the 2019 festival season comes to a close, Sonoma County still boasts some big names for music lovers to enjoy.
Check out some of our favorite live music acts coming to Sonoma County this September:
Friday, September 6
American singer-songwriter and record producer Andy Grammer has taken the music world by storm with several pop hits over the past eight years. His debut album featured the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me”; his most recent hit song “Don't Give Up On Me” is also the official theme song from the Five Feet Apart film soundtrack. Tickets available online.
The Beach Boys
Saturday, September 7
The Beach Boys’ songs throughout the years have changed the landscape of music, profoundly influencing countless performing artists after them.
Currently, The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, along with Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love, Brian Eichenberger, Randy Leago and Scott Totten, and together they continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Fans of all ages will enjoy singing along to “Good Vibrations” on the grass of the Russian River Valley winery.
Daily Acts Matter! Rising Up for Climate Change Action
Sunday, September 8
Daily Acts is a Petaluma-based non-profit that inspires transformative action that creates connected, equitable, and climate resilient communities. Given the urgency of the climate crisis, Daily Acts is hosting a musical fest to raise awareness and money, with the intention of inspiring patrons to rise up. Music by: Rupa and the April Fishes, The Coffis Brothers, The Highway Poets, Dusty Green Bones Band, and The Real Sarahs.
Friday, September 13
Kansas is back on the road in an extension of their Point of Know Return tour. Released in 1977, Point of Know Return is the band’s best-selling album, having peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts. It features the smash hit “Dust in the Wind” and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold. They'll stop at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to play even more hits from their extensive catalogue, which includes radio staples “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Fight Fire with Fire.”
Sonoma Harvest Music Festival
Sep 14 - Sep 15 & Sep 21 - Sep 22
The team from BottleRock Presents and producers of BottleRock Napa Valley, will be busy in Sonoma Valley with two unique weekends of music at the 2019 Sonoma Harvest Music Festival. This year, the live music festival will span over the course of two weekends on the grounds of the historic B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline the Sonoma Music Festival’s first weekend, with Chvrches and Death Cab for Cutie leading the second weekend’s lineup. Tickets available online.
Americana Evening on the Green: Dirty Cello
Saturday, September 21
Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg
Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in on the Green at Rodney Strong Vineyards for a casual early evening of Americana music by Dirty Cello. Enjoy wines by the glass and bottle along with food from Tri Tip Trolley! Find more information here.
Price: Free Admission
Tuesday, September 24
With his deep voice and distinctive style, Nashville artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, from his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his 2017 Billboard No. 1 release Deep South. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, topped more than 1.5 billion in global streaming, and populated radio with memorable hits like “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” and “Long Black Train.”
Pro tip: Remember to wear layers when out wine tasting or seeing a live show during the late summer/early fall. Sonoma County weather is cooler in the morning, warm in the afternoon, and then cool again in the evening...especially if you’re visiting a wine cave in Sonoma.