Sonoma Harvest Music Festival 2018

Historic B.R. Cohn Winery Hosts Weekend of Fun

Producers of BottleRock Napa Valley Revive Live Music at Sonoma Valley Winery

Women at Sonoma Harvest Music FestivalGlen Ellen, Sonoma County, CA — Music returned over the weekend to the B.R. Cohn Winery after a three-year hiatus with the wildly successful Sonoma Harvest Music Festival. Produced by BottleRock Presents, producers of BottleRock Napa Valley, the 2018 Sonoma Harvest Music Festival was held on September 22 and 23, on the grounds of the historic winery in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.

Under ideal weather, a charming wine country setting and famous Sonoma hospitality, the music festival was a treat to the ears, eyes and taste buds. The Avett Brothers headlined the festival on Saturday, September 22, and The Head and the Heart headlined on Sunday, September 23.

“We are very proud of the experience we were able to provide our attendees,” stated Dave Graham, Partner, BottleRock Presents. “No other music festival offers this level of musical talent in such an intimate venue, paired with Sonoma’s laid back hospitality, great wine and food. By capping our attendance at 3000 each day, we essentially created a music festival for people who don’t like larger sized music festivals.”

Musical Performances

In addition to The Avett Brothers on Saturday, September 22, the festival featured Lake Street Dive, Shovels & Rope, The Suffers and Royal Jelly Jive. Joining The Head and the Heart on Sunday, September 23 were Rodrigo Y Gabriela, ZZ Ward, Rayland Baxter and Con Brio.

Royal Jelly Jive at Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

Situated in the picturesque Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival at B.R. Cohn Winery captured the essence of Sonoma wine country and featured a much more intimate experience than most music festivals in the country. Highlighting the comfortable and approachable Sonoma County lifestyle, the festival offered music, wine and food lovers an opportunity to experience a premium festival where every seat was steps from the artist in a tucked away setting surrounded by stunning vineyard and mountain views.

“B.R. Cohn Winery has a longstanding music heritage and live music is in our DNA,” explained Pat Roney, CEO and Founding Partner of Vintage Wine Estates, who purchased the winery in 2015. “Our dream was to bring music back to the estate in a big way, with world-class artists performing in our beautiful natural amphitheater overlooking Olive Hill Vineyard, and I believe we succeeded!”

World Renowned Wine and Food

In addition to great music in a beautiful setting, the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival showcased Sonoma County’s world renowned wine and food. Sonoma’s culinary stars, including the girl & the fig, Zazu Kitchen + Farm, Hog Island Oyster Co., The Farmer’s Wife, Thistle Meats, Mariposa Ice Creamery and Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa were on hand providing incredible food to pair with B.R. Cohn and other Vintage Wine Estates wines. In addition, the region’s celebrated craft brewers and beverage companies, including Lagunitas Brewing Company, Barrel Brothers, 101 North Brewing Co., FoxCraft Hard Cider and Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. also poured their best during the two-day festival.

The Harvest Music Festival benefits Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.

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