live music

Join KRCB-FM for the SOFA Arts District's annual street festival: Winterblast! There will be food, family entertainment, live music, performers, costumes, puppets, the SOFA parade and ART! This event is FREE.  

KRCB-FM will be in the garden at Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, serving beer and wine - with proceeds going to KRCB North Bay Public Media. 

New Life for the Old Cotati Cabaret

Apr 27, 2017

The old Cotati Cabaret had an enthusiastic fan base and a colorful history—one that ended rather abruptly in 1990. But this weekend, for one brief evening, the venue will open its doors once more.

The concert Sunday evening (details here) is a benefit for Live Music Lantern, a three year-old non-profit run by Elijah and Kaya Barntsen. he explains their dual purpose is all about expanding opportunities for people to hear live music.

Singing to Save Bodega Head--Then and Now

Nov 21, 2014

  Fifty years ago, when local citizens rose up to oppose plans for a nuclear power plant at Bodega Bay, music was an important part of the protests. Cotati resident and Trad Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Lu Waters composed and recorded “Blues over Bodega” to call attention to the issue, but it was singer Barbara Dane who gave voice to the song. She’s making a special return appearance to Santa Rosa tonight, in connection with the current exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum, which is titled Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement.

The Return of the Accordion Festival

Aug 14, 2014
Jeanine Flaton

  In 24 years, the Cotati Accordion Festival has grown from a musical curiosity into a regional attraction. As the annual August event gets ready to open  Friday night, guest reporter Karina Ioffee  sets the stage with a sampling of sounds from last year’s event.

Not all of the performers and vendors included in this report are returning for the 2014 Cotati Accordion Festival. Some of those who will be are pictured below. See the complete schedule for the event here.

Hands-on Jazz Education

Feb 4, 2014

  Learning by doing is a time-tested educational technique. It was put into practice for a group of Santa Rosa middle school students Tuesday, in a hands-on master class with the Metta Quintet, a visiting jazz band from New York.