Sonoma Music Festival Unveils Full Lineup

Winery proprietor, festival host, philanthropist and music manager Bruce Cohn has gathered an impressive, talent-packed lineup to mark his 30th charity fest, topped by John FogertySteve Miller Band and Toby Keith.

After 28 years of hosting the B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival at his winery in Glen Ellen, Calif., the event relocated to Field Of Dreams near downtown Sonoma in 2015 and was renamed the 

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The Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, Nev.

Last year’s successful shindig hosted more than 10,000 attendees and raised more than $250,000 for charity.

“This is a very important milestone year,” Cohn said. “We needed to top last year and we think we have with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and first time BCCE festival performer John Fogerty plus Hall of Famers Steve Miller Band and Dave Mason Saturday and we are going country with superstar Toby Keith and up and comer Andy Velo, whom I’m managing, on Sunday. These are the only Northern California dates for John Fogerty and Toby Keith.”

Hearty Har – which features Shane and Tyler Fogerty, sons of John Fogerty – was just added to the festival, along with “The Voice” (season 9) contestant .

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Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, Md.

Here is the daily lineup:

Friday, Oct. 7

John Fogerty, Andy Velo, Hearty Har

Saturday, Oct. 8

Steve Miller Band; Dave Mason; Paul Barrere, Kenny Gradney and Fred Tackett of Little Feat; Greg Douglass and the Accomplices

Sunday, Oct. 9

Toby Keith, Andy Velo, Curly Wolf, Lyndsey Elm

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Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C.

Of course, you can expect the music to be accompanied by the best “food and wine Sonoma has to offer,” including selections by Sivas-Sonoma and B.R. Cohn.   

Tickets are available now. A block of standing-room tickets for Sonoma Valley locals go on sale Sept. 1 at Sonoma Chevrolet.

Proceeds go to national and local veteran’s organizations including Fisher House and American Legion Post 489, the Redwood Empire Food Band and others. 

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