Celebrate local artists at the Railroad Square Music Festival

This Sunday June 9, musicians will span four stages in Santa Rosa's Railroad Square for a packed day of free, family-friendly celebration in the name of creative expression and inclusion in the North Bay. The Railroad Square Music Festival is a project that began four years ago via the non-profit organization The Lost Church, which is dedicated to providing intimate performance spaces for artists to share their unique stories and art. Part of their current mission includes building a Santa Rosa theater to enhance visibility for North Bay artists and fuse the ever-growing community, as a result. Enjoy vibrant performances [...]

Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

Download: Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals (Podcast #429) This episode first ran on KQED.org. With the debut of the Blurry Vision Fest in Oakland earlier this month, and Bottlerock Napa Valley and Carnaval San Francisco taking place this weekend, music festival season is officially underway in the Bay Area. This mixtape features music from Bay Area bands performing at festivals around the region in the next several months. Outside Lands may be the biggest summer music festival around -- with a 2018 lineup notable for the overdue inclusion of female headliners and a ton of [...]

Review + Photos: The Railroad Square Music Festival grows true to its roots

icandy (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Review & Photos by Estefany Gonzalez The Railroad Square Music Festival has come a long way since the first year when the event only took up half of the Aroma Roasters’ parking lot. Since then, it has evolved into an all-day festival that shouldn’t be missed.  The best part—it’s free to attend. The third-annual festival combined live music, jugglers, trapeze artists, and other circus acts. The fusion of performance art and music continued even after the last days of the Handcar Regatta, a Santa Rosa steampunk festival that brought in people from around the world. The biggest difference [...]

Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Music Festival adds The Sam Chase to lineup featuring The Brothers Comatose and T Sisters

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 [...]

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