Now in its seventh year, the Petaluma Music Festival is one of the most popular and community-friendly festivals in the North Bay. The headliner this year is New Orleans funk and jazz jam band Galactic. Rock and soul favorites the Mother Hips, country-and-western act Brokedown in Bakersfield and the Brooklyn funk and soul band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds round out the bill. These performers will appear on three stages throughout the day. There will also be a silent auction, Lagunitas beers and specialty foods. All proceeds benefit music education programs for Petaluma area public schools.
The Petaluma Music Festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Petaluma Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. Noon. $40; $85 VIP. Petalumamusicfestival.org.