On June 7, Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square will play host to an absolutely free festival featuring some of the Bay Area’s brightest Americana and folk artists, including The Brothers Comatose, T Sisters, and the lineup’s newest addition, The Sam Chase. The Railroad Square Music Festival is yet another production of The North Bay Hootenanny and its director Josh Windmiller, who also happens to front The Crux and who recently played a solo gig at the latest installment of Fog City Songwriters at Viracocha.
The event is the culmination of Windmiller’s love for all things Santa Rosa. “I have lived in Santa Rosa my entire life, and I have come to treasure the gifts of our local musicians and the traveling performers who have repeatedly made it a priority to visit our special community,” he says on the festival’s website. “So I invite you to come to my festival, where city streets are transformed into stages and dance floors, where the music is free, and where friends and family can enjoy an unforgettable spring day together in the heart of Santa Rosa.”
Not many scenes could sound more enticing to a Bay Area music fan. So head on up to Santa Rosa on June 7, soak in a bit of that beautiful North Bay sun, and see some of the finest local folk artists – for absolutely nothing. See the full lineup here, and then watch The Brothers Comatose play their track “Knoxville Foxhole” for NRP’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest below.