Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print

Funky Fridays


Hood House

Friday August 17th 2018 - 5:30pm to

The annual Funky Fridays summer concert series returns on June 1 to the lawn of the historic Hood Mansion on Pythian Road, courtesy of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, in conjunction with concert organizers and Kenwoodians Bill Myers and Linda Pavlak. The 14-week live music series will run through August 31.

The 2018 concert series brings back some popular local bands, as well as three newcomers. Audiences will once again enjoy Volker Strifler, Funky Dozen, Frobeck, Soulshine, Poyntlyss Sistars Band, The Bluesburners, Stax City, Dylan Black Project, Soul Fuse, Jami Jamison Band and Gator Nation. New for the 2018 line-up are Levi Lloyd & Friends, Sidemen, and Rock & Roll Rhythm Revue.

Kenwood Vineyards has joined the Funky Fridays team as the official wine sponsor, offering a range of premium wines for sale by the bottle or by the glass. Henhouse Brewing Company returns as the exclusive beer partner. No outside alcohol is permitted at the venue, and concert-goers are encouraged to pack a picnic or visit the onsite food vendors – featuring TIPS Tri-Tip Trolley, Picazo Café, Rainy Day Chocolates and Sweet Scoops.

According to Melissa Kelley, executive director of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, the concerts have raised over $100,000 for the parks since 2016, and the proceeds from the 2018 concerts will support special projects at regional parks throughout Sonoma Valley, especially the fire-damaged Sonoma Valley Regional Park and Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with show time 7-9 p.m. Adult admission $10; children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at the Kenwood Press office. Special ticket bundles of 10 tickets for $50 are also available. Parking is free.

For advance ticket sales and more details go to www.funkyfridays.info.


Community Calendar

Yoga Hike, 3-5:30 p.m.
11/23/2018
more...
Family Green Friday Hike, 10 a.m.-noon
11/23/2018
more...
Turkey Waddle at Jack London
11/23/2018
more...
Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Station 3990 food giveaway
11/24/2018
more...
Oakmont Farmers Market
11/24/2018
more...
Kenwood Community Church service
11/25/2018
more...
Oakmont Community Church service
11/25/2018
more...
Zen meditation at the Kenwood Depot
11/25/2018
more...
Emmaus Inclusive Community service and potluck supper
11/25/2018
more...
Al Anon meeting
11/28/2018
more...
Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Station 3990 food giveaway
12/01/2018
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2