It’s a dance-rock weekend in Sonoma County this week, with a couple acts that will keep you dancing all night long to grooves from the ’50s to the current hits. There is also a debut performance of a classical pianist. Get on out there!
Friday, Jan. 11 – Sugarfoot
Sugarfoot is an energetic seven-piece band, featuring three-part harmonies and a super tight and funky rhythm section, laying down rhythm and blues, rock and funk. You’ll be dancing and singing along to the songs in no time at all.
Venue: Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa, 707-545-8530
With over a decade of experience playing together in venues worldwide, Lovefool delivers a precise sound that offers a faithful reproduction many hits.
This five-piece act includes colorful costumes, stage production and light show. At a Lovefool performance, the audience becomes part of the show, and the band makes everyone feel that every night is New Year’s Eve. Look for a fun night of dancing to the hits of many generations.
Venue: HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol, 707- 829-7300
Saturday – Sunday, Jan. 12 – 13 – St. Clair conducts the Santa Rosa Symphony
Carl St. Clair is the internationally distinguished conductor and celebrated music director of the Pacific Symphony for the last 23 years and takes the podium for an array of well-known and well-loved works, starting with Beethoven’s jubilant fanfare.
Brilliant young pianist Andrew von Oeyen steps in at the last moment to replace violinist Karen Gomyo, who cancelled due to illness. He performs Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, marking his first performance with the Santa Rosa Symphony.
Venue: The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, Rohnert Park, 866-955-6040