Rock For a Cause at The Petaluma Music Festival

Live tunes and cold beer on a sunny Saturday? Sounds like music to our ears.

Live music and cold beer on a sunny Saturday in Petaluma? All proceeds benefit local music education in public schools? Sounds like music to our ears. 

This year’s 10th annual Petaluma Music Festival, on Saturday, August 5, will bring 4,000 music lovers together for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the music education programs of all Petaluma area public schools.

The Petaluma Music Festival is bound to satisfy lovers of Americana, rock, twang, and psychedelic music. Fourteen bands will rock on four stages, with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood headlining the festival. The psychedelic rock band is led by Chris Robinson, frontman of the rock ‘n’ roll band the Black Crowes.

Other acts performing include Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang w/special guest Lebo (who are tight with the Grateful Dead‘s Phil Lesh), Poor Man’s Whiskey, Stu Allen & Friends, Moonalice, T Sisters, Midnight North, Royal Jelly Jive, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, The Incubators, Colonel & the Mermaids featuring Alex Koford, The Pulsators, The Bootleg Honeys, and Miss Moonshine.

Beer will be served by Lagunitas Brewing Company. A silent auction and a raffle for a signed celebrity guitar will take place.

Meet and greets with artists will take place all day and plenty of local food and wine vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets offer shaded reserved seating and complimentary food and wine and beer tastings.

It’s a family friendly event, with kids under 12 getting in for free. A designated kids area includes bouncey houses, a giant slide, face painting, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and more.

The Petaluma Music Festival is Saturday, August 5 at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. Tickets start at $45.