Most North Bay Concerts & Events Canceled or Postponed

Here’s a partial list:

From the Sebastopol Center for the Arts

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, and with heavy hearts, the leadership of Sebastopol Center for the Arts has decided to postpone all public events, gallery exhibits, programs and classes. This includes the postponement of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.

We believe it is time to step back from our public activities and focus on the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and audience. We will maintain our current staffing, but will be closed to the public until further notice. 

The Center’s leadership, board and executives are evaluating coronavirus-related conditions on a daily basis. Our evaluation includes adhering to directives from the City, County and State, as well as examining our own health and financial liabilities.

Please stay in touch with us via our website where this notice and new updates will be posted regularly. If you want to reach out to us with specific questions or needs, call 707.829.4797 Ext 1008 and leave a message. Or email us at

From Occidental Center for the Arts

In the spirit of promoting the safety and well-being of our audiences, performers and artists, we are suspending our events and activities until the end of March. 

This decision has been made with hope that social distancing now will assist with the containment of COVID19, and will allow us all to resume normal activities as quickly as possible. We will be rescheduling all of the events impacted by this decision, and will inform you as soon as new dates are secured. If you had already purchased tickets to an OCA event between March 14 and March 29, you will automatically receive a refund.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. On behalf of myself, the OCA Board and our dedicated volunteers, we look forward to resuming our excellent musical and artistic experiences very soon!

From Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

With the latest recommendations from Sonoma County officials and Governor Newsom to cancel or postpone large-scale events, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will be contacting all of the artists and arts groups scheduled to perform in the 1600-seat Ruth Finley Person Theater through the end of March. We will be working diligently to reschedule performances. 

As soon as we know the status of each event, we will communicate with all ticket holders regarding next steps: current tickets will be honored on rescheduled dates or, for cancelled events, how to obtain refunds or convert tickets to a tax-deductible donation. 

The health of our patrons, students, artists, volunteers and employees is paramount. We will keep our community updated via email, as well through social media channels and on our website at the following link:

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact our Patron Services staff at 707.546.3600 (Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

March Santa Rosa Symphony concerts cancelled

Santa Rosa Symphony, in response to local, state and CDC guidelines, has cancelled all performances through the end of March. The Symphony will keep patrons updated via email, and social media channels regarding its rescheduling efforts, and it is in direct contact with its subscribers and single ticket buyers. 

To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that gatherings and events of more than 250 people be canceled, at least through the end of March, which includes the Youth Orchestra Showcase Concert on March 15 and the Symphony’s upcoming “Showcasing Cotemporary Women” classical concerts March 21-23, 2020.

“We believe this is vital to minimize the potential health risk to our patrons, musicians, volunteers and staff,” said Santa Rosa Symphony President and CEO Alan Silow. 

We are hopeful that by May we will be able to celebrate and engage in classical music once again, together.

About the Santa Rosa Symphony

Santa Rosa Symphony, the Resident Orchestra of the Green Music Center, is the third-oldest professional orchestra in California, and the largest regional symphony north of Los Angeles. Francesco Lecce-Chong, the Symphony’s fifth music director in its 92 years, began his tenure in 2018. The Symphony is committed to core values of artistic excellence, innovative programming, comprehensive music education and community service. The organization infused the local economy with more than $4 million in 2018.

Currently in its 92nd season, the Symphony’s performance schedule includes 21 Classical Series concerts (7 sets), 7 Discovery Dress Rehearsal concerts, a 3-concert Family Series and a 4-concert Pops Series, as well as special concerts. The Symphony is also recognized for having one of the most comprehensive music education programs in California, serving nearly 30,000 youths annually.

Collaborations with schools and organizations across Sonoma County have gained the Santa Rosa Symphony national attention and support. Awards include an American Symphony Orchestra League MetLife Award for Community Engagement and a first-place award for adventurous programming in the 2012-2013 season from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).