Free Live Music
Dance in the park or in the streets at the Sonoma County Fair to free music played nearly all day every day. With four different venues to choose from, you can hear everything from rock to country to jazz to blues. So whether you are winding it up or winding it down, you won't be disappointed.
We are hiring bands for the Park Stage. In the past, most of these bands have been based in Sonoma County or the Bay Area. Each band will be booked for one day only; three 45-minute sets. The Community Theater Stage is larger, and we are interested in well known acts with a following -- Club Bands or Tribute Acts. Our budget for these stages probably won't extend to national acts.
We are also looking for variety acts. Variety acts may be booked for one week, or the full run of the Fair. This year's Fair has a 'Holidaze' theme. While it helps if you can come up with some connection to that theme, it isn't essential.
If you are interested in performing at the Sonoma County Fair, send your promo information to email@example.com. Please do not add us to your mailing list - just send your info or a link. While we prefer that you send your info via email, if that isn't possible, you can mail it to us at The Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. (If you performed at the Fair in 2014, you don't need to provide much info -- just a note saying you are interested in returning, and anything new we should know about your group.)
We will begin the Park Stage booking process in late February. You will be contacted one way or another by the first part of May.
Variety Act booking may start earlier, please send your info as soon as possible
Community Theater will be bursting with talent during the Sonoma County Fair with everything from our NEW Community Concert Series to Talent Competitions to various Tribute Bands. You won't want to miss a single performance and you won't have to because ALL concerts are now FREE with Fair admission! Check back April 10 for our Headline Concert announcement!
Chairs will not be allowed on the Community Theater lawn area. Blankets are OK.
Brews & Blues Lounge
Wind down the afternoon in one of the hottest spots in Sonoma County, the Brews & Brews Lounge. With a full bar, an amazing selection of beers and several of Sonoma County's finest wines, every pallet is sure to be satisfied.
Sliders Gastro Pub & Sports Bar
Located in Showcase near the Wine Country Racing grandstands, fairgoers are invited to take a break at the pub. There is something for everyone at Sliders! Pull up a stool at our bar or relax in our Sonoma Chic Lounge & Sports Theater, featuring live music and major sporting events. Enjoy Live Sporting Action and Wagering from the comfort of the lounge. With both indoor and outdoor seating, you will find everything from salsa to burgers to salads and sweets.