Live Music on the Coast
The Sonoma/Mendocino Coast is home to many a musician and assorted venues featuring live music.
The Sea Ranch Lodge has long been the home base for Jazz Night featuring Harrison Goldberg and Friends. But lately, the newly re-opened Stewarts Point Store Upstairs and Gualala Hotel have been offering live music on the weekends. You name it they offer it – blues, jazz, swing, rock, acoustic and more. Each weekend they alternate venues for music.
And, yes, local favorite, Harrison Goldberg and Friends play these gigs too.
Stewart Point Store Upstairs is the home of the former dance hall of the community. Although the building was retrofitted a few years ago, the upstairs dance hall stills retains its charm and character. The crystal chandelier still hangs above, the bar is intact and the faded and worn decorations from New Years 1939 still grace the walls. Specialty sandwiches are served until 9 PM. There is a full bar with local beer and local wine available. You can’t beat this unique venue for live music.
The Gualala Hotel has long been a hangout for locals and visitors. The new owners, The Coastal Hospitality Group, comprised of Lowell and Terry Johnson and Kelly and Debbie Langwell (all formerly of the Sea Ranch Lodge) have reopened The Gualala Hotel (and Stewarts Point Store) to great fanfare. The drinks and food are excellent – something for everyone – and that goes for the music too. On Saturday nights the Gualala Hotel packs in the crowds with their musical offerings. It’s not uncommon to stop in and find a locals and visitors filling the bar and people dancing in the lounge.
This Friday, August 14th I will be sponsoring ‘Flamenco Night’ at Stewarts Point Store Upstairs. Jason Wright flamenco guitarist and flamenca dancer, Sara Maria will perform from 6 – 9 PM. There will be no cover charge. Bring your friends and family for a night of fun and flamenco.
If you haven’t been to Stewarts Point or The Gualala Hotel lately do your ears a favor and go out for a night on the town and enjoy some live music. The upcoming shows are advertised in the Independent Coast Observer each Thursday or on their respective Facebook Pages. There is usually no cover charge. Food and drink are served at both venues.
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PS – Stewarts Point is currently undergoing a change in ownership and will reopen as TwoFish Baking Company in Spring 2016.