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NovatoFestival2014SM31st Annual

Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music

2014 Entertainment Schedule

Printable Schedule coming soon!





Redwood Stage

(Grant Ave and Redwood Blvd)

10:30-11:15 BRITTANY BEXTON, Nashville country artist from Novato sings with a bluesy edge -

11:45- 12:30 AMY WIGTON - "Mostly Joni", performing Joni Mitchell's hits -

1 – 2pm STEFANIE KEYS  - Original soulful folk rock -

2:30 – 3:30 THE DEADLIES - KOFY TV’s house band – fun surf-punk -

4 – 5pm FROBECK - Powerful hard-driving funk-rock-

5:30 – 7pm CRYSTAL BOWERSOX - Performs a dynamic mix of original, blues, country, folk and rock -



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(Grant Ave at 7th Street)


10:00 - 10:45 - ONE GRASS TWO GRASS RED GRASS BLUEGRASS - Old timey, new timey, good timey, California Bluegrass! - 

11:15 - 12:00 - CCBBay Area heavy hitters, perform powerful R&B covers and originals.  - 

12:30 - 1:30 - LUMANATION - Marin County’s own energetic reggae rock band. - 

2:00 - 3:00 - STEEP RAVINEBay Area acoustic folk and bluegrass quartet with sweet harmonies. - 

3:30 - 4:30 - JAZZ MAFIAPowerful ensemble combines jazz, hip hop, soul, R&B and more. - 

5:00 - 7:00 - AFROLICIOUS - Legendary SF based ten piece Funk, Disco, Afro-Beat, electronic, organic, dance, party band. - 



Redwood Stage

(Grant Ave at Redwood Blvd)


10:30-11:30 KEELEY VALENTINO - A soulful infusion of folk and pop with a fresh perspective uniquely her own -

12-1pm STEVE SESKIN & JULIA SINCLAIR - Grammy nominated songwriter performs with rising pop star/guitar phenom -

1:30 – 2:30pm JESSE BREWSTER - Original rock/americana delivered by local singer-songwriter -

3 – 4pm LACY J DALTON AND THE DALTON GANG - Country-Americana Star performs her hits, including her #1 hit "Black Coffee" -

4:30 – 6pm ERIC MARTIN - Billboard #1 artist and writer performs hits from both his solo career and Mr. Big catalog - 



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(Grant Ave at 7th Street) 

11:00 - 12:00 - JAMES HARMAN -Gifted guitarist from Novato combines tasteful melody with electric Jazz Fusion 

12:30 - 1:30 - E MINOR & THE DIRTY DIAMONDSCountry-rock with banjo, crying steel guitar, and a large dose of general mayhem! - 

2:00 - 3:00 - SOL HORIZON"Best World/Reggae band" 2010 NORBAY Awards, California's Sol Horizon, moves your feet and inspires your mind - 

3:30 - 4:30 - MEGAN SLANKARD - SF-based Alt. Folk/Rock singer/songwriter, has sold over 30,0000 cd’s, performed live with members of Train and worked with members of Counting Crows - 

5:00 - 6:00 - VOLKER STRIFLER BANDExceptional guitarist from Robben Ford’s band, combines Blues, with innovative explorations into rock, jazz, and Latin rhythms -





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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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Festival Music: a legacy


The Festival is known for its spectacular line-up of recording artists and performers. Since 1988, the Festival showcases 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 performers interested in playing the Festival Redwood Stage, simply go here.


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Seventh Street Stage


The Seventh Street Stage is next to the Premium Wine Garden at Grant Avenue and 7th Street. The Premium Wine Garden features shaded seating for festival goers to relax, sip premium wine and listen to live music. Seventh Street music tends toward mellower rock and roll and a mix of jazz, blues, funk and folk. Among the bands that have played this stage in past years are The Sun Kings, Zebop!, Boptropolis, Rene Escovedo and Uphill Both Ways.


Interested in playing on this stage? Go to our Wanna Play? page.

The Novato Chamber of Commerce thanks these major 2014 sponsors:

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