Music

Live Brazilian Music at Occidental Center for he Arts

Friday October 4 @ 7:30 pm. First Friday Live @ Occidental Center for the Arts presents SambaNoma! This exciting ensemble of accomplished local jazz musicians play an eclectic mix of Brazilian music plus original works. Featuring Ruth Ayers on sax/flute, Christian Foley-Beining on acoustic guitar, Jim Passerell on bass, and Kendrick Freeman on drums, expect jazzy tunes from Tonhino(…)

RockSoberFest Rocks Petaluma 9/28/19

Skip the alcohol, and enjoy the music! Experience clean and sober FUN at this third ever substance-free music festival in Northern California. RockSoberFest is a safe space for families and all music lovers to enjoy music, and will be held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds Gardenway Lawn and Stage in Petaluma on Saturday, September 28th 3-9pm.(…)

Lesbian Singer Cris Williamson to Play Occidental Center for the Arts

Sunday October 6 @ 7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts welcomes Barbara Higbie and Cris Williamson! Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and singer, Barbara Higbie, in duo with iconic women’s music pioneer, singer/songwriter, teacher and activist Cris Williamson (The Changer & The Changed), bring their uplifting mixture of new material and old favorites to one of their favorite venues! The(…)

SonoMusette! to Perform at Occidental Center for the Arts Sept. 28

Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 8pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents SonoMusette! This exciting Sonoma county-based ensemble features vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Pirard, with Robert Lunceford on accordion, Jan Martinelli on piano and bass, Issac Vandeveer, guitar/bass and Richard Andrews on drums. Inspired by Piaf, Brel, Trenet and Django, SonoMusette will charm and transport you as they expertly recapture the moody(…)

Jim Kweskin & MeredithAxelrod at Occidental Center for the Arts Sept. 22

Sunday Sept. 22 @ 4 pm.Jim Kweskin & MeredithAxelrod at Occidental Center for the Arts. We welcome back 1960’s Jug Band legend Jim Kweskin in duo with rising Americana star Meredith Axelrod to OCA’s acoustic sweet spot. Kweskin is a well known and beloved singer and bandleader who also created one of the bedrock guitar styles(…)

Occidental Center for the Arts Presents Live Music with Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration.

Sunday September 8 @ 4 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts. Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert with this sterling Sonoma County-based jazz quartet, featuring Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist McCandless and guitarist Foley-Beining with Tom Shader on bass and drummer Tom Hayashi playing original instrumental jazz compositions. $18 Advance/$22 at the door. Cabaret/concert seating. Fine Refreshments.(…)

The Dream Farmers Perform at Occidental Center for the Arts Sept. 6

Friday Sept. 6 @ 8 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts.  First Friday Live! The Dream Farmers. OCA’s local talent showcase presents The Dream Farmers. Headed by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randall Sequeira, this versatile band features mostly original and highly danceable roots, blues, soul, jazz, funk and world music with thoughtful lyrics and a positive attitude.(…)

Taylor Swift Promotes Equality Act At VMAs

From the Hollywood Reporter: Taylor Swift opened the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday with performances of “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover.” The performance began with Swift, Todrick Hall and Dexter Mayfield sitting on lounge chairs as she sang the opening lines to “You Need to Calm Down.” Dancers dressed in colorful ensembles(…)