When the wineries close and you've had your fill of Sonoma's famous cuisine, what's a traveler to do?

Might we suggest enjoying some live music at some of the local venues that bring national talent and local up-and-comers to Sonoma for a night of fun?

Here are three places to catch live music in and around Sonoma Valley. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes...


Green Music Center at Sonoma State University
Stunning architecture, indoor acoustics that rival those of the grand performing spots in Europe and lawn seating that fans out from the open back wall of the venue: the Green Music Center is a must-see for music fans in wine country. Built on the campus of Sonoma State University, the "GMC" is about thirty minutes from the Sonoma Plaza. In the summer be sure to go to the "Summer on the Green" events when music-lovers gather for picnics, food and wine and music presented both inside Weill Hall and spilling out into the lawn outside. In fall and winter the action moves inward as performers take to the stage inside Weill Hall, from classical performers like acclaimed pianist Lang Lang and violinist Itzhak Perlman to contemporary and classic blues, jazz, chicano-rockabilly, country and more. 

Green Music Center
1801 E Cotati Ave,
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Chicano-rockabilly band Las Cafeteras - a woman in a white dress and a man in a dark vest sing on stage at Green Music Center in Sonoma