Sonoma County Dance Beat's fourth annual April Foolery, a live music extravaganza held at the former Cotati Cabaret, features the Queen of Boogie Woogie Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood and Nancy Wright. Opening acts are Rhythm Drivers and Johnny Tsunami & the Hurricanes. All ages are welcome. Don't miss the free swing dancing lessons! Beverages will be available for purchase.
April Foolery celebrates live, local music and funds the free, comprehensive, online calendar that helps locals and visitors find that music at nearly 100 venues in the county.
Internationally touring group Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood has been wowing audiences in the Bay Area, across the nation and abroad with its high-energy, virtuosic brand of boogie-woogie and blues that has garnered national and international attention. In 2012 and 2014, DeWitt and Harwood represented The Golden Gate Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, and are 2014 Finalists. Joining them for April Foolery is Bay Area saxophone legend Nancy Wright.
Rhythm Drivers is fronted by Brad Wilson (brother of Kim Wilson, Fabulous Thunderbirds), with his soulful blues harmonica.
Johnny Tsunami plays blues, rock and rockabilly with a high level of musicianship and stage presence.
Sonoma County Dance Beat founders and dance instructors Kevin and Ann Hutchinson will provide a free swing lesson between bands, included in the admission price.