It’s spring in Sonoma County! The sun is starting to set later and later each day, casting its photo worthy warm glow over the vineyards. That always means more time spent outdoors at these unforgettable wine country events coming your way in May and June. Clear your calendars and make a date with us!
Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend
May 14th and 15th, 2016
Save the date! Sunset Magazine is hosting their 2016 Celebration Weekend at Cornerstone Sonoma, where the pages of Sunset Magazine will come alive. Eat, drink, and love the West with them. On May 14th and 15th, 2016, Sunset fans will join editors, celebrity chefs, vintners, craft beer brewers and renowned lifestyle experts in Sonoma, CA, for the 18th annual Sunset Celebration Weekend.
The two-day series of culinary, wine, garden and lifestyle events will be held for the first time at Cornerstone, a wine country marketplace with food and wine, shops, gardens and event spaces, that will serve as Sunset’s beautiful new wine country location. Check out all the amenities Cornerstone Cellars has to offer: https://www.cornerstonecellars.com/. At Celebration Weekend, Cornerstone will be transformed into an interactive showcase for the region’s most exciting lifestyle inspiration and freshest flavors, and Sunset’s Test Gardens and Outdoor Kitchen will open to the public for the first time. Additional program details and ticket information online.
18th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival,
June 3rd-12th, 2016
The 18th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival promises to be truly amazing with a bevy of jazz heroes and heroine’s set to shoot off sparks on stages around the Sonoma Country vineyard town. Drummer Billy Hart, who has selflessly powered the traps behind so many Healdsburg Jazz Festival acts over the years, is stepping into the spotlight this year, leading four bands that recorded landmark albums with him in four different decades: Quest, Enchance, The Billy Hart Quartet and Oceans of Time. Find out more about this special event during the festival: http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/billy-hart-tribute-june-4-sat/
Jazz Stars Coming to Healdsburg to Honor Master Drummer Billy Hart: Dave Holland, Joshua Redman, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Craig Taborn, Ethan Iverson, Richie Beirach, Mark Turner and many more savor chance to play with drum legend, Billy Hart. Plus Julian Lage comes home with a dazzling new trio, piano genius Fred Hersch pairs with clarinet sensation Anat Cohen, 12-year-old Joey Alexander will be astounding audiences, Charlie Hunter brings 7-string axe, Dr. Michael White Quartet summons spirits of New Orleans, and much more over the 10-day musical feast. There are many great shows during this week long festival!
Enjoy Live Jazz at the Hotel Healdsburg all summer long
Every Saturday Night, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Hotel Healdsburg Lobby
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival and Hotel Healdsburg present jazz in the hotel lobby every Saturday night. Come relax and enjoy a mixed drink or glass of wine while listening to some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians in trio and quartet combinations playing an eclectic mix of jazz with its diverse influences – Cuban, gypsy, blues, Brazilian, and jazz standards old and new. There is no cover charge; drinks from the Spirit Bar and small plates from Dry Creek Kitchen are available. Make a night of it and let Beau Wine Tours plan an evening for you with our VIP dinner service. Enjoy a champagne limo ride to Hotel Healdsburg, enjoy jazz and then dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen. We’ll take you home or back to your hotel in comfort and luxury.
BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
June 17th- August 21st
Mark your calendars for this award-winning series that brings unique musical revues and concerts to Sonoma County’s majestic outdoors. Featuring top talent on one of the most beautiful stages around, along with the best of local wine and picnicking alongside sprawling vineyards, Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park is a transformative experience for both longtime Broadway fans and anyone new to musical theatre. With everything from top musical numbers to family fun nights there is something for everyone.
Join the festivities on the great lawn as they set the mood with decidedly authentic, immediate, and soulful live performances. From jazz to rock, Americana to island beats — get there early to find your groove. The park bursts with energy two and a half hours before each show — picnics get underway on the Great Lawn with live music, delicious food, and premium local wines.