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Last Year's

Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music

2015's Entertainment Lineup



Rewind -Novato Band

The James Harmon Band

A tasty combination of Pop, R&B, Rock & Jazz Instrumentals- New CD "Wanderlust"

The Bootleg Honeys - Sonoma County Trio singing original 3 part harmony tunes

Howell Devine --Three-piece combo playing "The Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju"

Royal Jelly Jive -- Sexy and Swinging Gypsy Rock Band from San Francisco

Mustache Harbor -- The Ultimate Soft Rock Explosion

Ridgway Space Station

Quinn DeVeaux

Kelly McFarling

Roem Baur 

Arann Harris and The Farm Band

Tim Flannery and The Lunatic Fringe feat: Doug Pettibone

Miracle Mule 
The Bay Area's foremost Swampy-Tonk Dance Band, Honky Tonk with a dose of New Orleans seasoning

Levi Lloyd and Friends
Blues, Rock, Jazz, and Soul-Levi's played and toured with BB King, John Lee Hooker, and Joe Louis Walker 

San Geronimo
Hard-charging Americana from Marin County

Mojo Rising
Electrifying Blues-All your favorites, plus a few surprises, too

Petty Theft
San Francisco's Ultimate Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Quiles & Cloud

Jeff Campbell

Megan Slankard

Sean Hayes

The Brothers Comatose

Quiles & Cloud

Jeff Campbell

Megan Slankard

Sean Hayes

The Brothers Comatose





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Interested in playing at an upcoming Festival? Simply send a demo CD to:

Festival of Art, Wine & Music - Entertainment
Novato Chamber of Commerce
807 Delong Avenue
Novato, CA  94945

The submission deadline each year for both stages is January 31. If not selected, you will be place on a waiting list for consideration the following year. It is a good idea, however, to resubmit your CD and tell us you would like to be considered again. The stage lineup is generally not finalized until early April.

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The Festival is known for its spectacular line-up of recording artists and performers. Since 1988, the Festival has showcased many great performers, including; Eric Burdon, Marty Balin, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Dan Hicks, Jessie Colin-Young, Leo Kottke, Joe Louis Walker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roy Rogers,  Marshall Crenshaw, The Ventures, Elvin Bishop, John Sebastian, Maria Muldaur, Montrose, Commander Cody, Ronnie Montrose, Robben Ford,and last year,  Carlene Carter, of the legendary Carter-Cash clan. 

Local favorites like Wonderbread 5, Noelle Hampton, the Amy Wigton Band and Volker Strifler played the Main Stage in recent years. For the past several years, the Festival has been flanked by two large performance stages to give festival goers the most musical diversity and options. If you and your band is interested in performing in the 33rd Annual Festival of Art, Wine & Music, please contact us soon, we have begun setting up the line-up for this great legacy. 

For performers interested in playing the Festival Redwood Stage, simply go here.


Hopmonk Tavern Stage    •    Redwood Stage    •   Unbelievable Live Performances

"you create a community with music, not just at concerts, but by talking about the music with your friends"
David Byrne, American Musician and Songwriter for Talking Heads

The Novato Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2016 Music Lineup. Boasting two fully equipped performance stages, the Novato Chamber's Festival of Art, Wine & Music is a 'must attend' event for any music enthusiasts.

The Novato Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank our generous Music and Stage Sponsors
Hopmonk Tavern  Bananas at Large  KC Turner Presents  
Hennessy Funds  Vintage Oaks Shopping Center 



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10:30 - 11:15 am   the New Tones  

Young Novato Band, playing all the greatest hits with a unique style all their own

11:45 - 12:20 pm   Restless Natives  

Novato based rock & roll cover band performing rock’s greatest hits

1:00 - 2:00 pm   Jeffery Halford & the Healers  

Americana with influences of Soul and Blues

2:30 - 3:30 pm   the Sorentinos  

Retro rock & roll band with original songs

4:00 - 5:00 pm   Mother Truckers  

Fusion of Southern Rock, country and blues

5:30 - 7:00 pm   Danny Click &
the Hell Yeahs
  Country Rock, blues and alternative country
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10:00 - 11:00 am   Thought Police  

So-Cal campfire-indie-pop-alternative rock

11:15 - 12:15 pm   John Craigie  

Humorous story-tellings serious folk

12:45 - 1:45 pm   Tom Freund  

Folk rock, Americana and alternative rock

2:15 - 3:30 pm   Shook Twins  

Portland based indie-folk music duo

4:00 - 5:00 pm   Steve Poltz  

Good ol’ fashioned sing-a-long shows

5:30 - 7:00 pm   Chuck Prophet &
 the Mission Express

Indie-American and white-trash-soul


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10:30 - 11:30 am   Ridgeway  

Reggae-Rock Cover band (MSA Grads & Novato Locals)

12:00 - 1:00 pm   Rubber Soul
Acoustic Beatles Experience

A tasteful acoustic tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time

1:30 - 2:30 pm   LUVPLANET  

Eclectic blend of jam, pop, rock blend genres and musical styles

3:00 - 4:00 pm   Soul Section    
4:30 - 6:00 pm   Wonderbread 5  

Party dance covers from the 60s, 70s, 80s with electrifying performances

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10:00 - 10:45 am   Rebel Rebel  

David Bowie tribute band out of San Francisco

11:15 - 12:15 pm   Sweet HayaH  

Soulful and poetic with Latin and African Infusions

12:45 - 1:45 pm   Box Set  

Cross between “Grateful Dead” & “Smothers Brothers”

2:15 - 3:15 pm   Steve Poltz  

Good ol’ fashioned sing-a-long shows

3:30 - 4:30 pm   Happy & Adam Traum  

Subtle combinations of blues, folk, rock & country

4:45 - 6:00 pm   Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Colin Gilmore   Father-Son Duet showcasing life in West Texas



The Novato Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank our generous Music and Stage Sponsors

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The Novato Chamber of Commerce is Proud to Announce 2016's, Major Festival Sponors:


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