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August 20 - September 13 – Cinnabar Theater
PATSY RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Always…Patsy Cline

By Ted Swindley
Elizabeth Craven and Elly Lichenstein, Directors
More than a tribute to the legendary country singer, here’s the return of the heartfelt true story of Cline’s deep and abiding friendship with Louise Seger, a devoted fan. Complete with down home country humor and true emotion, Patsy’s unforgettable hits are featured, including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walkin’ After Midnight…27 songs in all. Featuring Mary Gannon Graham in her award-winning portrayal of Patsy, with Liz Jahren as Louise, accompanied by the Bodacious Bobcats: Jim Peterson, Music Director. More Info... Directions

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A co-production with 6th Street Playhouse
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Summer Music Festival presents PATSY RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND! Always…Patsy Cline
August 22, 1pm - 4pm.
Basin Street
Will-call opens at 11:30am
Start Location: Petaluma’s Theatre Square

Petaluma Summer Music Festival: Official Kick-off
The Great Petaluma Treasure Hunt
Summer Music Festival event sponsored by Mastermind
Summer Music Festival event sponsored by Petaluma valley Athletic Club
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Your Mission: assemble a team of family and friends (crack sleuths), then use your collective brainpower to solve fun and challenging clues. Find each location before your opponents, and become the stuff of legend! More than just an unforgettable experience, the hunt will be a great opportunity to support the arts while exercising both mind and body. For the First, Second and Third Place winners enjoy prizes ranging from $200-$700! More info...

Team of 4 - $50; Individual $15. Ages 12 and up suggested.
sponsored by Petaluma Valley Athletic Club, Mastermind Treasure Hunts and Basin Street Properties- Directions

 

Summer Music Festival presentsThe Great Petaluma Treasure Hunt
August 22 (following the Treasure Hunt) 5:00
Petaluma’s Theatre Square
Free Concert
Summer Music Festival presents PREMIATO CORPO BANDISTICO “CITTÀ DI MONTE URANO”
PREMIATO CORPO BANDISTICO
“CITTÀ DI MONTE URANO”
- FREE
The Prize-winning Wind Band of the City of Monte Urano

Summer Music Festival event sponsored by Basin Street
Founded in 1877, this 50-piece ensemble is considered one of the best of its type in all Italy, garnering prizes throughout Europe in its long history. Selections will include an eclectic array of compositions by classical Italian and other European composers, as well as pop greats such as Gershwin, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein and more.
FREE

sponsored by Basin Street Properties - Directions

August 26 at 7:30 – 469 Amber Way, Petaluma
Summer Music Festival presents Cello duo Gwyneth Davis and Judiyaba
Music at Home:
The Cello Ladies

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Cello duo Gwyneth Davis and Judiyaba fill the interior of this lovely home overlooking the Petaluma Valley with music of the masters, both past and present. Expect an equal part joy and levity with depth and beauty. Listen to KSRO interview. Click the gray button in front of "Cello ladies..."

Advanced: $22/20 - $25 at the door - Directions

August 27 at 7:30 – Cinnabar Theater
Flamenco Live!:
LaFibi and Friends Buy tickets for the Petaluma Summer Music Festival

One of the Bay Area’s most important dancers, and two time Winner "Best Performing Dance Company" 2007 and 2009 in The North Bay Bohemian Readers Poll...evocative and sultry, full of energy, mind-blowing rhythm, passion and speed, she brings a troupe of dancers and musicians that has been called “quite simply...amazing!”
Advanced: $22/20 - $25 at the door - Directions

 

Summer Music Festival presents LaFibi and Friends
August 30 at Twilight (6:30) – Petaluma River Turning Basin at The River House
Summer Music Festival presents Handel’s Water Music
Music on the Water:
Handel’s Water Music
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Celebrating the great composer’s 250th Birthday, we present Handel’s Water Music as it should be performed: on a barge in the middle of the river, at twilight. Audience will be seated at the historic River House, where food aplenty will be available for purchase. More of the master’s greatest hits will round out the program.

Advanced: $22/20 - $25 at the door SOLD OUT
sponsored by Frank and Mary Lou Schomer,
Jerico Products, Mas Aquas and Bob Oliker
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September 2 at 7:30 – Petaluma Historic Museum
Summer Music Festival presents Chris Caswell, Celtic Harpist
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Chris Caswell, Celtic Harpist

Hear the ethereal tones of the wire-strung harp as well as the earthy tones of the pipes and drums in an intimate concert by this California bard. Chris Caswell has been one of the mainstays of the California Celtic music scene since the 70’s, and is considered one of the foremost Celtic harp makers, teachers and players.

Advanced: $22/20 - $25 at the door - Directions

 

Summer Music Festival presents We Love You, Michael Rado
September 4 at 7:30 – Cinnabar Theater
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We Love You, Michael Rado

Our local symphonic musicians join together to pay loving tribute to one of their own, harpist Michael Rado, who passed away August 28, 2008. The concert features the music Michael planned to present at Cinnabar on this date, including the stunning flute and harp double concerto and more. Proceeds benefit the Michael Rado Memorial Harp Scholarship Fund.

Advanced: $22/20 - $25 at the door - Directions

 

September 5 at 5:00 – Goltermann Gardens
Summer Music Festival presents Taiko Ren
Music in the Gardens:
Taiko Ren Buy tickets for the Petaluma Summer Music Festival

Taiko Ren, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been drumming collectively since 2000. Together, they explore and create a positive, expressive style of music, bring this powerful art form to diverse audiences and play for the sheer joy of drumming. Taiko Ren will include beautiful Japanese Music and dancing as well. Featured in the gorgeous Goltermann’s Gardens. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy delicious food and local wine at 4pm.

Advance: $22/20 - $25 at the door
sponsored by Goltermann Gardens - Directions

 

Summer Music Festival event sponsored by Goltermann Gardens
September 6: 6:00pm tasting, 7:30 Concert
Summer Music Festival event sponsored by Azari Winery
Azari Winery - FULL MOON!
Music in the Vineyards:
The Cinnabar Quartet
Summer Music Festival event sponsored by Azari Winery
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Take a tour of one of Petaluma’s most beautiful and best-kept secrets, the Azari Winery, overlooking valleys and vineyards beyond. Taste wine of the Petaluma Gap and enjoy some food*. Then settle onto the veranda while the full moon rises for a stunning concert by the Cinnabar Quartet of the Mozart Dissonant Quartet, Haydn Quartet, Dvorak Quartet E Flat Major #10. Other works TBA. Directions

$40, includes 5 tasting tickets for Petaluma Gap premium wines. *Food will be available for purchase.
sponsored by Azari Winery and the Petaluma Gap

 

September 9 at 7:30 – Cinnabar Theater
Jazz at Cinnabar:
Summer Music Festival presents Kim Nalley in Concert
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In a world where any number of pretty young things with pleasant voices is being touted as the next jazz superstar, Ms. Nalley is the real deal,” says CultureVulture Music Review. Hailed internationally as among the world’s top jazz vocalists, sublime, gorgeous, Kim Nalley simply blows everyone away with absolute vocal opulence, unparalleled control, and hypnotic stage presence. A formidable singer in any genre, she is best known as a triple threat that can spin heartbreakingly gossamer ballads, gritty blues or blistering scat solos without ever losing the crowd’s interest or the intense swing. Get a sneak-peak at the woman who will be performing Ella Fitzgerald in our premiere of Ella: The American Story, coming this New Years Eve.

Advance: $22/20 - $25 at the door - Directions

 

September 12 at 3:00
– Theatre Square, Downtown Petaluma
Dancing in the Streets:
Summer Music Festival presents Lee Presson and the Nails

Lee Presson and the Nails - FREE
Petaluma dances in the streets for this rousing and joyous finale to the Petaluma Summer Music Festival. This award-winning band differentiates itself from other bands of the late ‘90s swing revival by wacky stage antics and the pseudo- sinister appearance of bandleader Lee Presson. The San Francisco Chronicle described LPN in 1996 by coining the term “Goth Swing.” Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to swing! - Directions

Summer Music Festival event sponsored by Basin Street

FREE
sponsored by Basin Street Properties

 

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Azari Winery
The Merchants At Theater District
Basin Street Properties
Goltermann Gardens
Jerico Products
Mas Aqua
Mastermind Treasure Hunts
Bob Oliker
Petaluma Gap
Petaluma Valley Athletic Club
Frank and Mary Lou Schomer