Sonoma Harvest Music Festival 2019 Lineup

Shana Bull

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September is the start of Sonoma County harvest, with grape vines and oak trees turning gorgeous colors of red, yellow, and orange. As wineries start picking grapes and turning them into Sonoma wines, the team from BottleRock Presents, 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 festival will be divided into two separate weekends of live music at the end of September, 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.

The best of blues, reggae, folk, hip-hop, indie pop, and rock music in Sonoma County

The Sonoma Harvest Music Festival kicks off on Saturday, September 14, featuring Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Iration, The Record Company, Mandolin Orange, and Maggie Koerner.

Promo photo of Ms. Lauren Hill
Ms. Lauren Hill

Sunday, September 15 features Ms. Lauryn Hill, CeeLo Green, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, North Mississippi Allstars, and Monophonics.

Chvrches kicks off weekend two on Saturday, September 21, with Walk the Moon, MisterWives, Atlas Genius, and The Score.

On Sunday, September 22, headliner Death Cab for Cutie will share the stage with Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, Mondo Cozmo, and Nightly.

Promo photo of Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie

This is not the first music event at the iconic B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma Valley. “B.R. Cohn Winery has a longstanding music heritage and live music is in our DNA,” explained Pat Roney, CEO/Founder of Vintage Wine Estates, who purchased the winery in 2015. “We are thrilled to now have two weekends of incredible music in our beautiful natural amphitheater overlooking Olive Hill Vineyard.”

Sonoma-Centric Food and Wine

Image of Lagunitas beer raised in cheers.
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Highlighting the comfortable and approachable Wine country lifestyle, the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival offers music, wine, and food lovers an opportunity to experience great music in a beautiful setting, alongside food from Sonoma’s culinary stars, including Zazu Kitchen + Farm, Thistle Meats, the girl and the fig, Hog Island Oysters, The Farmer's Wife, and Mariposa Ice Cream, among others. In addition, B.R. Cohn and other wineries from Vintage Wine Estates will be represented, like Viansa Sonoma, Windsor Vineyards, and Sonoma Coast Vineyards, along with Sonoma County craft beers.

Image of Hog Island Oyster Co. plate of oysters
Hog Island Oyster Co.

B.R. Cohn Winery has been producing small-lot, vineyard designated wines since 1984. The estate is nestled between the Mayacamas Mountains and Sonoma Mountain in the heart of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon winegrowing district. Most renowned for Cabernet Sauvignon, B.R. Cohn produces estate wines from the 70-acre Olive Hill Vineyard and the Silver Label range of Sonoma appellation wines.

Tickets Sell Out Quickly!

Image of stage and crowd at Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

Last year (which lasted only one weekend), tickets sold out within a few days. Two-day festival passes range from $249 General Admission to $499 VIP. Weekend passes will be available beginning Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. PDT at Single-day GA and VIP festival passes will be available at a later date.

The Harvest Music Festival benefits Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, which supports programs and activities at all 56 Sonoma County regional parks and trails system-wide, including popular destinations like Spring Lake, Doran Beach, Taylor Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Ragle Ranch, Foothill Regional Park, and more.

Enjoy Sonoma Valley While Visiting the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

B.R. Cohn Winery wine glasses raised in cheers.

Make it a whole weekend by lodging, wine tasting, and eating in Sonoma Valley during your festival experience. Stay at The Jack London Lodge in Glen Ellen for a historical experience. Located in the middle of Glen Ellen, you can walk everywhere – including Glen Ellen Star, which focuses on local, seasonal, and international flavors with an emphasis on wood-fired cooking. Also enjoy wine tasting in Sonoma Valley at local favorites like Laurel Glen and Benziger Family Winery. For craft beer, walk over to the bar at The Jack London Lodge, or drive to Kenwood’s Palooza Restaurant & Gastropub for wood-fire oven pizza and a Sonoma beer.

Get up-to-date info at or on social media at @SonomaHarvestMusicFest. Also, follow along with @SonomaCounty while you are on Instagram!