Chances are you already know Healdsburg is the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Wine tasting, five-star restaurants, arty boutiques — this little bit of paradise brings delight to locals and visitors alike. What you may not know, though, is that for music aficionados, the annual jazz festival puts Healdsburg on the map. If you’ve never taken part in this local tradition, your opportunity is coming up soon!
For almost 20 years, this hyper cool hometown event has been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Groove into some serious jazz, gypsy swing or bluesy funk. Whether you’re serious about your music or just out to enjoy a good time, this annual congregation of talent offers plenty to satisfy your taste.
The 2017 19th Healdsburg Jazz Festival runs from June 2 to June 11 and spreads across various local venues. The event presents fantastic talent, from internationally acclaimed musicians to breakout artists, but the nonprofit organization behind the music goes way beyond the annual event. Dedicated to promoting jazz music, the group sponsors music events all year long and brings music to our schools and youth. The festival offers you great music and a way to support the community — a win-win!
Visit a couple wineries, make a reservation at a favorite restaurant and make a weekend of it. We still have space at one of our luxury vacation rental homes. And if you miss your window this year, it’s not too soon to reserve for 2018! To check out the lineup and get tickets, go to http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/