Preparing for the End of Summer

In case you missed it, summer officially began on Friday.

Which means, among other things, that those who live in “four-season” climates already are dreading the end of summer.

One great way to ease the pain when that time comes is to attend the annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival and Celebrity Golf Classic. With wine, food, music and golf being the four necessities that sustain life, there really is no reason not to attend.

Bruce Cohn, long-time Sonoma County winery owner and even-longer-time manager of the Doobie Brothers, has just announced the schedule for the 2013 festival, which is set for Sept. 20-23 on the winery grounds in Glen Ellen, Calif.:

  • Friday, Sept. 20
    Charity Auction Dinner, featuring chef Mark Stuart (a James Beard award nominee) and an acoustic musical performance by Pablo Cruise.
  • Saturday, Sept. 21
    Seven hours of music with Bad Company (including Paul Rodgers), the Doobie Brothers, Pablo Cruise, Lara Johnston and Pat Simmons Jr.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22
    Seven more hours of music with Simmons, Johnston, the Doobies, Gin Blossoms and Heart.
  • Monday, Sept. 23
    Celebrity Golf Classic, with a scramble format and a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

The dinner will take place in the B.R. Cohn winery’s olive grove, the two days of musical performances will unfold at the estate’s amphitheater, and the golf event will be held at the Sonoma Golf Course.

And here’s the best part of all: While you’re dining, sipping wine, listening to music and chasing that little white ball, you’re also providing much-needed financial assistance to four charities: the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, The Guardsmen and Wounded Warriors.

Great causes all… and a great way to ease the pain of summer’s end.

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