Saturday, Aug. 16, marks the Bohemian's annual music event. That's right, it's the NorBays, and it's taking over the HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol with beloved bands going head-to-head for fan-voted music awards and a packed roster of 24-hour bands showing off their day-old jams.
Gold records will be awarded to NorBay winners in categories ranging from folk to electronic, and two NorBay nominees will be taking the stage. There will be performances from the Easy Leaves (pictured), the songwriting duo of Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield who perform an acoustic distillation of Americana music. M.C. Radio Active will also be onstage, dropping beats and fusing rap, hip-hop and electro beats with a soulful performance. In between sets will be the spin styles of DJ Zack Darling.
This year's 24-Hour band signup exceeded all expectations, and the musicians are chomping at the bit. On Friday evening, Aug. 15, the prospective band members will be partnered up and given rehearsal space at the Live Musician's Co-op in Santa Rosa. Under extreme time constraints, the bands will bring a completely unpredictable set of songs to the stage on Aug. 16, as they play their rapid-fire sets throughout the evening.
The event will also feature a giveaway raffle from South of Heaven's Craig Ahart, who was featured on last week's cover. Three of his hot rods will be on site too. All this and more is happening at the NorBays—don't miss out.
The NorBays and 24-Band Concert takes place on Saturday, Aug. 16, at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 8pm. $10.