There’s nothing better than sharing a glass of wine and tapas with friends, live music and dancing under the stars. All of this happens at the Opening Night Gala in the historic Sonoma Barracks. Not only is the Opening Night Gala about Sonoma’s great food and wine, but like the Vintage Festival itself, it’s about celebration. This is a local Sonoma tradition you don’t want to miss.
Enjoy live music from Riptide, a highly sought-after San Francisco cover band that will surely have the Sonoma crowd rockin, with a dazzling array of hits from artists such as the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Van Halen, David Bowie, and Journey. Riptide vocalist Kenny Goodwin always keeps the crowd dancing, while rounding out the band are guitarists Stu Rosenberg and Ray McNaughton, keyboardist Matt Meblin, bassist Dennis Crosby (Jazz Iguanas, Venusians) and drummer Leo Vigil (Eddie Money, The Ph.Ds, Carlos Reyes)