The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival brings a huge amount of free entertainment to the Plaza on Saturday and Sunday. Toss down a blanket and enjoy the music of many top local bands as well as special headliners. There will be Country Western to Jazz and everything in between! The Main Stage, located behind Sonoma City Hall in the middle of the Plaza, has a large grassy area for picnicking and dancing. Check out the Vintage Festival Beer Garden directly opposite the music stage at the doorstep of City Hall. Mingle with friends and enjoy the art show while listening to fabulous live music!
Friday – Gala :
Saturday – Something for Everyone :
Singer/Songwriters Nicole Sutton and Mark McGee’s persuasive, genre bending songs blend rock, pop, jam, country and blues, creating the template for a new era of world class music. Their chemistry as songwriters, coupled with their supercharged vocal harmonies, are the heart of Luvplanet’s fresh, original sound. From powerful anthems to slow moving ballads to extended psychedelic jams, Luvplanet’s memorable songs and meaningful lyrics are timeless with their universal appeal. Sweet seductive vocals and acoustic guitars from Nicole Sutton, and masterful slide, shred and theme driven electric guitar from Mark McGee (former guitarist with Rock n Roll Hall of Fame’s Gregg Allman, from 1995-2004, 2007), together with weaving rhythms from bassist Tommy Sisco and drummer Michael Amos, lure you in with raw, genuine emotion.
Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs
Danny Click is one of Austin’s best-kept secrets, a musician’s musician who’d won the respect of some of alt-country’s biggest names but hadn’t yet found widespread recognition. That changed when Click’s CD, Life Is A Good Place, was released in April, 2011 and spent more than 12 consecutive months on the Country, pop, and Americana radio charts. The first single, “Wait My Turn”, reached #1 on Nashville’s Indie World Country Chart, and the second single, “I Feel Good Today”, topped out at #14 on the NMW national Country chart along side Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift. Click and his band “The Hell Yeahs”, have played more than 350 packed house shows over the past three years, as well as opening for legends Taj Mahal, Cake, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples and Sonny Landreth.
Sunday – Tribute Day :
Long Train Runnin’ (The Doobie Brothers Tribute)
Formed in 2011 to pay tribute to the Doobie Brothers, Long Train Runnin’ is a 6-piece band loaded with very talented, experienced musicians and vocalists that put on a high-energy show. Like the Doobie Brothers live shows, LTR has two drummers with one drummer doubling on percussion instruments such as congas and timbales. Several band members also double on guitar, keyboards and saxophone which gives the band a versatile and diverse instrumental presentation.
A tribute to Jimi Hendrix featuring Ralph Woodson (Jimi Hendrix Tribute)
Ralph Woodson’s Purple Haze is not your typical tribute band. He has studied his idol to the point of being able to play the guitar behind his back, and with his teeth. Ralph’s a Hendrix authority, and it’s obvious when you see him perform. Ralph formed the Ralph Woodson Experience in 2001 (which became Purple Haze in 2010), focusing on the Hendrix material that he grew up with and always loved. Purple Haze has gained a steady following in the Bay Area and knock people out
Sleazy Top (ZZ Top Tribute)
Rubber Soul (The Beatles Tribute)
Rubber Soul is a Sonoma based group of musicians dedicated to producing an accurate, acoustic version of the timeless music of the Beatles. Founded by Oscar and Kat Mooneyhan, the band has been building a very favorable buzz in the Sonoma County music scene since their debut in 2015 with their interpretation of the original songs.