The 25th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Event

Doobie Brothers manager Bruce Cohn is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his annual charity weekend.

The is being held Sept. 23-26 featuring a charity auction and dinner, a celebrity golf tournament and two nights of music. 

Here’s the breakdown of the weekend’s events: The Doobie Brothers perform Sept. 24-25 at the B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, Calif. The charity auction and dinner will be held Sept. 23 at the winery’s 140-year-old Olive Grove. The weekend wraps up with the Sept. 26 golf tournament at the Sonoma Golf Club.

‘Time really flies by; I can’t believe the 25th year is here,” Cohn said in a statement about the silver anniversary celebration. “It seems only yesterday that we were just doing our first event in 1986. It promises to be a memorable weekend. The Doobie Brothers are returning for both days and we have invited most of the past performers to join us, so stay turned for updates on artists performing.”

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Tickets to the charity auction and dinner are priced at $150. Celebrity TV chef and local restaurateur Guy Fieri will prepare the world-class dinner, which will be paired with B.R. Cohn wines. Fieri is also throwing in one of the auction items – a chance to join the set of the chef’s Food Network hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

Green fees for the celebrity golf tournament will set you back $400. Golf includes a custom made olive wood putter as well as a seat at Friday’s dinner.

Additional acts for the fall music festival will be announced June 1.

Tickets to the fall music festival go on sale May 4. General admission tickets will be priced at $100. VIP tickets including special upper level assigned seating, a private wine country buffet luncheon, complimentary drink tickets and on-site vineyard parking will be available for $350. Special side-stage VIP seats will be available for the first time this year for $1000. Perks include seating on the side stage and a special meet and greet with the bands, along with backstage catering and on-site vineyard parking.

This year’s festival will honor the memory of Marty Cohn, Bruce’s brother who passed away in March after a battle with cancer.

The charity weekend benefits several local charities including Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, Glide Memorial, and Local and national veteran organizations.

For more information, click here for the B.R. Cohn Winery’s website.

You can also call 1-800-330-4064 ext. 126 for information regarding invites to the tournament and auction dinner.