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Mar
18
Sun
Buddy Guy in Concert @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm

Special Guest Brandy Zdan

At age 80, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Apr
15
Sun
Sports Basement presents 5th Annual Brewfest @ Santa Rosa Sports Basement
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brewfest_Video

Sports Basement is hosting their 5th annual Brewfest at Santa Rosa Sports Basement on Sunday, April 15th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Brewfest is a celebration of Sports Basement’s Bay Area roots, centered on one thing the Bay Area does best: craft beer! The store will be hosting local breweries including Sufferfest, Lagunitas, Anderson Valley, T.W. Pitchers’, Eel River, Cloverdale & Woodfour Brewing, as well as food from local food trucks. As with all Sports Basement hosted events, 100% of proceeds from ticket sales are donated to a local beneficiary.

This year’s funds from Brewfest in Santa Rosa will be donated to Humane Society of Sonoma County & Fit For Equality.

Tickets are $8.00 online and $10 cash at the door. Anyone can attend Brewfest, but you must be 21 years of age or older (with valid ID) to drink. Tickets and more information can be found here: Brewfest

Apr
27
Fri
Mavis Staples in Concert @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and has continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and even hip hop over the better part of the last 60 years, the iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road unwaveringly.  At the beginning of her eighth decade of singing truth, Mavis Staples has delivered a new recording, If All I Was Was Black, ten songs about America today, where the present is filled with ghosts of the past. This is her third collaboration with songwriter and producer Jeff Tweedy and marks the first time Tweedy has composed an entire album of original songs for Mavis’ legendary voice and a nation she’s uniquely poised to address.

Aug
18
Sat
The Cotati Accordion Festival @ LaPlaza Park
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Honorary Director Paul Rogers

featuring:

Netta Skog (Finland)
Gabe Hall-Rodriguez
Stas Venglevski
Joan Sommers with Stas
Cory Pesaturo
Matthias Matzke (Germany)
Those Darn Accordions
the Mad Maggies
The Great Morgani
Future Accordion Stars
Golden State Accordion Band
the GRAND FINALE!
More acts will be added as they are confirmed.

Link to Vendor Applications:
Apply now for best placement.

Link to Advertise in 2018 Souvenir Program.

PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFO HERE.
SHUTTLE PICK UP FROM SMART TRAIN AS WELL.
READ ABOUT IT HERE.

WE HAVE T-SHIRTS AND POSTERS
AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE WRITE TO: merchandise@cotatifest.com 
and we will get back to you with availability and pricing.

See more at www.cotatifest.com

Aug
19
Sun
The Cotati Accordion Festival @ LaPlaza Park
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Honorary Director Paul Rogers

featuring:

Netta Skog (Finland)
Gabe Hall-Rodriguez
Stas Venglevski
Joan Sommers with Stas
Cory Pesaturo
Matthias Matzke (Germany)
Those Darn Accordions
the Mad Maggies
The Great Morgani
Future Accordion Stars
Golden State Accordion Band
the GRAND FINALE!
More acts will be added as they are confirmed.

Link to Vendor Applications:
Apply now for best placement.

Link to Advertise in 2018 Souvenir Program.

PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFO HERE.
SHUTTLE PICK UP FROM SMART TRAIN AS WELL.
READ ABOUT IT HERE.

WE HAVE T-SHIRTS AND POSTERS
AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE WRITE TO: merchandise@cotatifest.com 
and we will get back to you with availability and pricing.

See more at www.cotatifest.com

Feb
1
Fri
Pliny The Younger Release @ Russian River Brewing Company
Feb 1 – Feb 14 all-day

Pliny the Younger will make his 15th Annual return to Russian River Brewing Company February 1st through February 14th, 2019! For the first time Younger will be available at our new Windsor brewery as well as the original Downtown Santa Rosa location!  It will be available on draft each day at our brewpubs until we run out of that day’s allocation. Younger is neither bottled nor available in growlers so more people will have the opportunity to enjoy it right from the source, or at a handful of select draft accounts.

Pliny the Younger is considered a “triple” IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol should finish at about 10.25%, although it is remarkably dry for the amount of malt used in the recipe. It is loaded with hop flavors, bitterness, and aromatics. The hops used in this year’s recipe are of excellent quality from the 2018 harvest: Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, CTZ, Chinook, Crystal, and Citra.  We brewed Younger for the first time in 2005 as a winter seasonal, building upon the Pliny the Elder recipe while pushing the envelope with malt, hops, and alcohol just to see how far we could go! It is always brewed only once a year and released the first Friday in February, rain or shine.

Pliny the Younger was the nephew and adopted son of Pliny the Elder. He was a lawyer and an author in Ancient Rome and witnessed the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, which took the life of his uncle. Pliny the Younger lived from 61 AD to 112 AD. He wrote many letters which survive today and have great historical value. We thought it appropriate to also pay tribute to Pliny the Elder’s nephew by naming this special beer after him!

THIS JUST IN: The Town of Windsor is providing a FREE shuttle from the Airport Blvd. train stop to our Windsor location as well as other breweries, bars, restaurants and local hotels every day during the release and hopefully beyond!  More info coming soon!  

Apr
13
Sat
73rd Annual Apple Blossom Festival & Parade @ Ives Park
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

THE 73RD ANNUAL SEBASTOPOL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2019

Theme: It Takes a Village to Blossom
Celebrating the Rich Diversity of our Community!

Saturday April 13, 2019
Festival & Parade
(Parade starts at 10 am
on Main St.)

Sunday April 14, 2019
Festival and Blues Music Explosion

2019 Festival Features Live Blues Performers and awesome music from nearby & around the country.
Click for the full line up.