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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Labor Day Weekend in Sonoma County

Where the heck did summer go? Anyway, if you are visiting Sonoma County on Labor Day weekend of 2016 here are the main attractions--lots of music choices!


Sonoma Wine Country Weekend - Friday night at Francis Ford Coppola, Saturday afternoon wine tasting at the MacMurray Ranch, an auction Sunday, plus winemaker lunches and dinners on all three days at various locations around Sonoma County.


Cajun Zydeco and Delta Rhythm Festival in Sebastopol -  Music, food, and local artists. Wear your dancin' shoes.


Friday Night in the Cloverdale Plaza - Last in the series of summer concerts and farmers markets. Food trucks and several nearby restaurants.

Funky Friday Outdoor Music Concert at the Hood Mansion just east of Santa Rosa. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and buy some wine and listen to the R&B, soul, and funk.

The Lost 80s concert at the SOMO facility in Rohnert Park. Flock of Seagulls, Tommy Tutone and more. Put on your big hair and boogie.


Live music on the lawn at Viansa Winery in Sonoma in the afternoon.

Rockin' Concert in Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa in the afternoon. Beatles cover band. Food and drinks available.

Melissa Etheridge at Weill Hall in Rohnert Park.


Rockin' concert in Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Monkees and Beach Boys cover bands.

At the Wineries

As usual, holiday weekends are quite busy with the biggest tasting room crowds on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The farther north you go and the farther from US101 the smaller the crowds. Some of the more back road areas include the towns of Glen Ellen and Geyserville plus Westside and West Dry Creek Roads.

Harvest activities have begun and if you're lucky you may see grapes being processed.