As the wineries get ready to close for the day and the last tastings are poured, it’s time to start planning your evening out in wine country. If you’re looking for some live music to complement a savory meal and nightcap, this northern California territory has plenty of options for you to choose from. Below are a few of the best places for live music in Sonoma County, and each one is sure to make your time memorable.
Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge
21025 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge is a small town venue serving up big taste through an ever changing bar bites menu and extensive wine, beer, and cocktail list. The eclectic scene is enough for you to enjoy yourself any time you stop by, but especially during the two nights a month they have live music.
328 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Though well-known for its large inventory of wines from all over the world and gourmet grilled cheese, Bergamot Alley is also a great place to catch live concerts throughout the week. Solo artists and ensembles take the stage to fill the intimate space with a variety of sounds, including jazz and bluegrass.
Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar
16280 Main St
Guerneville, CA 95446
If acoustic music is your jam, you’ll have no problem getting your fill at Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar. This secluded establishment is surrounded by vineyards and redwoods and is renowned for the wide variety of talent that hits the stage on a regular basis. In addition to acoustic performances, melodious jazz, blues, folk, and indy tunes also fill the air on any given night, or you can plan to make it to one of the weekend cabaret dinner shows.
Sonoma Brothers Distilling
7759 Bell Rd.
Windsor, CA 95492
Sonoma County born and raised twin brothers, Brandon and Chris Matthies, opened Sonoma Brothers Distilling in 2012. They began with a batch of vodka, which is infused with vanilla and pepper flavors and made from all-natural grains, and have since graduated to include gin and bourbon in their enticing lineup.
Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub
6957 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Whenever you’re in the mood for good drinks, good food, and good music, you can count on Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub to deliver. Live entertainment is offered almost every day of the week, whether featuring a band, solo musicians, DJs, or open mic talent. From bluegrass and jazz to hip-hop and reggae, there’s something to please all music lovers.
8240 Old Redwood Hwy
Cotati, CA 94931
The calendar at Redwood Café is jam-packed with live music on a nightly basis. Whether it’s open mic night, scheduled sets, or belly dancing, the eatery offers enough entertainment to quell your desire for a great time. Come by in the morning or afternoon for a good cup of coffee and delicious breakfast or brunch and come back in the evening to see who’s taking the stage.
Murphy’s Irish Pub
464 1st St E
Sonoma, CA 95476
You may come to Murphy’s Irish Pub for its diverse local and craft beer offerings, but you’ll stay for the impressive live music performances that are scheduled to take place on different nights of the week. From jazz bands and rock ‘n roll performers to acoustic talents, the spectrum of music on display helps to create the idyllic pub environment.
Sonoma, CA 95476
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Both Hopmonk Tavern locations provide a welcoming atmosphere where you can sit back and relax in the beer garden with a cold beverage and delicious plate of food complemented by some of the best live music in Sonoma County. A range of solo artists and bands can be found on the indoor and outdoor stages during the weekend, and open mic nights are hosted every Tuesday in Sebastopol and every Wednesday in Sonoma for anyone wishing to sign up.
The Big Easy
128 American Alley
Petaluma, CA 94952
Six nights a week The Big Easy features live music in a unique underground setting. Performers vary from night to night but always promise to put on a good show, especially when exhibiting the lively beats of jazz music. The venue also offers a full dinner menu and local wine and beer selections for the perfect night out.
There are performers showcasing their musical talents throughout the region every day of the week, but this is a good place to start your search for the best live music in Sonoma County.
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