Santa Rosa loves itself some live music. Of course, these are just the venues. If you want to learn about current and upcoming shows, here are a few options. up here to get a weekly newsletter of live music events in Santa Rosa from Second Octave. Photos: Philip Pavliger. Their restaurant attached to the Lounge, The Terrace Grill is open until 9 pm. Check out their menu here. If you want to learn how to salsa, or bachata with the pros, this is a hip, premier spot. The upstairs counterpart to La Rosa Restaurant and Bar, The Lounge is a top-of-the-line DJ dance club, spinning club bangers from 9 pm to 2 am every Friday and Saturday, with many recent additions to their event calendar.
Muralled walls, multiple bars, VIP bottle service, a large wrap around 2 nd story balcony, pro lighting, and a club-wide surround-sound system…La Rosa has it going on. There is a dress code, so keep the ball caps and t-shirts at home. The club is open 10 pm — 2 am Thursday through Sunday with a different flavor every night.
Come for the food and stay for the music! An alcohol and smoke-free event and one of the biggest parties in Santa Rosa.
Dozens of vendors, games and big activities for kids, dancing and live music all day. Truly a sight to behold. Taking pride in choosing the best craft beers and ciders, the kitchen yum! Stop by for quiz night, watch the game, hear local music, or just dig the cozy scene. The Toad tries its luck in theater in the summer, when it spills out onto the 4th Street and turns into the silliest outdoor theater, Mostly Pythona Monty Python-inspired extravaganza of music, food, and foolishness. Breakfast lunch and dinner, tri-tip, burgers, tacos, fried chicken, brats — MKB puts a gourmet spin on all our favorite comfort food.
This classic neighborhood spot has a live DJ on Friday, and live music every other Saturday. This buffet-style vegetarian restaurant on Mendocino Avenue serves delicious, healthy food in a culturally-rich venue and hosts music at least once a week. Note to self: if you dig the tunes, please tip the artists.
The Creator of Death and Taxesa really popular and recently canned! San Francisco-Style Black Lager, also occasionally hosts live music. Located directly on Historic Railroad SquareAroma has an expansive, creative drink menu, sandwiches and bites, and a bakery case full of fresh desserts. They also have a long tradition of free live music. All shows are free with a drink or food purchase.
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An SR icon, Brew pours beers, coffee, bites, tunes and local love from 7am-9 or 10pm. There are 10 rotating taps with all craft beers and cider from near and far as well as rotating entertainment, art gallery and Tuesday Open Mic. Live, free music plays every Sunday at 5, and occasionally Friday or Saturday. Kitchen closes at 10, so get there early! If you would like to about what makes La Rosa so special.
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A free, outdoor summer concert series featuring music from far and wide but a lot from here in your own backyard. Doors are at pm, shows start at 6 pm, all shows are FREE! With a 1, square foot stage and catwalk, state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and its own recording studio, House of Rock is the new kid on the block, and clearly ready to party. You can choose sofa lounge seating, bistro bar table seating, bar bench seating or general admission.
Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of the many vendors. This series is outdoors, so bring blankets, chairs and sunblock! LBC has many beautiful rooms of all sizes for shows and to rent for your own event.
They host a wide variety of live music every Wednesday night pm, from the first week in May and into the fall. Hundreds gather to stroll, shop and dance at this free all-ages event. For more info please visit. The fairgrounds host events and activities of all types and sizes, including two of their biggest events, Country Summera 3-day country music festival one of the biggest in northern California!
This downtown event and conference hall hosts a wide variety of concerts, lectures, seminars and more. This multi-faceted cultural center, named after the female television pioneer Arlene Francis, sits in between Historic Railroad Square and the West End Neighborhood.
It is open year-round, providing a space for concerts, classes, galleries, discussions, coffee and more. Open mic every Wednesday!
Whiskey Tip is always pushing for great shows and variety. Starting April 2nd until November 27 th. See all info about performances here:. Featuring their own unique menu of homebrewed specialty beers, Cooperage Brewing Company hosts live music occasionally and for special events. Check their Facebook for upcoming shows. Aside from its high- quality joe, Atlas has a beautiful outdoor patio, outdoor stage, gallery featuring local artists, and small room for intimate concerts. For info, videos, photos of past years, and plans for this summer visit.
Stay tuned for our upcoming venue series, and thank you for supporting local live music. The Krush Backyard Concerts Presented by Wine Country Radio A free, outdoor summer concert series featuring music from far and wide but a lot from here in your own backyard. Rock Star University House Of Rock With a 1, square foot stage and catwalk, state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and its own recording studio, House of Rock is the new kid on the block, and clearly ready to party.
Grace Pavilion at Sonoma County Fairgrounds The fairgrounds host events and activities of all types and sizes, including two of their biggest events, Country Summera 3-day country music festival one of the biggest in northern California! Glaser Center This downtown event and conference hall hosts a wide variety of concerts, lectures, seminars and more.
Cooperage Brewing Company Featuring their own unique menu of homebrewed specialty beers, Cooperage Brewing Company hosts live music occasionally and for special events. Stay tuned for our upcoming venue series, and thank you for supporting local live music And finally, some parting words from our resident music maven Josh Windmiller.
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