Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sonoma Harvest Music Festival at B.R. Cohn

Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style
Sonoma, winery, music festival, festival style

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure to attend the first ever Sonoma Harvest Music Festival held on the rolling vineyards of the picturesque B.R. Cohn Winery. I was introduced to B.R.Cohn last year and was thrilled when they invited me back to experience this momentous occasion. Also, they promised wine, live music, food, and actual sunshine, ok, they didn't promise that last part, but I checked with the weatherman, and he promised 80+ degrees. I packed the cutest festival look one could wear in 80+ degree weather, sunscreen, and was ready for a day of fun in the sun.

I knew the festival was going to be big, like 3,000 people big, but really had no idea what to expect at the venue. The moment we drove into the parking lot, it was clear this was a big deal after we saw row, after row of cars in a cleared lot advertising parking for the festival.

The minute we picked up our VIP wristbands the first thing I needed, besides a little B.R. Cohn vino, obviously, was some food! After being on the road for a few hours at peak lunch time we were a bit hangry so off to the food stalls, it was. Lucky for us there was a plethora to choose from fancy favorites like The Girl and The Fig, wood-fired pizzas, hometown BBQ, salads and healthy nibbles, as well as tacos -- we went with the later and the longest line of them all, but well worth it.

Our tickets included coveted VIP wristbands, and they couldn't have been more perfect as we navigated the very busy venue, it seemed everywhere we turned it was packed — every section of the grassy hill covered in a blanket holding someone's prized seat spot, we really didn't know where to sit. Lucky for us when we finally figured out that our VIP wristbands gave us access to a few different private sections with all you can drink, snacks, a much less crowded experience, and even a few empty chairs depending on the artist on at the moment, we headed there and never left!

Since we got to the venue around lunchtime, we only saw about four of the artists out of the six that were scheduled on Saturday. The Suffers, Shovel & Rope, Lake Street Dive, and The Avett Brothers headlining the day. It was a great group! Honestly, my music taste varies, I like a little bit of everything (except for country -- because I went overboard with it in College!) but I loved all the music I heard, country included, live music is a wonderful thing and since I don't get to experience it enough it was truly such a special day to do so at B.R. Cohn.

If you are local or plan a visit to SF soon make sure to make your way down to B.R. Cohn on a Sunday in your near future. I promise your weekend-loving-self will thank you for it. They do a fabulous Sunday Funday with a local food truck shucking oysters, head here for more events at the winery. Also, get your 2-for-1 wine tastings at the winery here.

Thanks to B.R. Cohn for our fabulous tickets and sponsoring this post.

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