Cohn Festival: Takin’ It to the… Field of Dreams

2001-dave-mason18-copyIt’s the end of one era, and the beginning of another.

For more years than I can remember, Bruce Cohn — a man who has guided the careers of the Doobie Brothers and other music stars, and the founder of B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma County — has produced a music festival on the grounds of his wine estate.

Sadly, it appears the 2014 festival was the last to be held at the winery. But there’s also good news. This coming October, the newly christened Sonoma Music Festival will move to downtown Sonoma, on a piece of property dubbed the Field of Dreams.

“It became clear to us that we had outgrown the B.R. Cohn Winery, Cohn said in a press release. “The Field of Dreams is a more patron familiar and friendly venue, which will be less costly to build out — which translates to more money for the event beneficiaries. We are excited about the move to downtown Sonoma.”

In 2015, the charities will be Northern California-based organizations, as well as local and national veterans’ causes, Cohn added.

The event dates are October 2-4, and the list of performers is expected to be announced soon. You can get more information here: www.sonomamusicfestival.com

Early October is a great time to visit the Sonoma Valley, and if you’re a classic rock fan, the Sonoma Music Festival promises to be a memorable experience — just as the annual events were at B.R. Cohn Winery.

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