NovatoFestival2014SM31st Annual

Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music

2014 Entertainment Schedule

Printable Schedule coming soon!





Redwood Stage


1 – 2pm Stefanie Keys Original country-influenced bluesy rock
2:30 – 3:30 The Deadlies KOFY TV’s house band – fun surf-punk originals and covers
4 – 4pm Frobeck Powerful hard-driving funk-rock
5:30 – 7pm Crystal Bowersox American Idol star performs



Hopmonk LOGO Horz 


(at 7th Street)

 We are so pleased to have HopMonk Tavern join the Festival this year!  They are currently planning the music line up for this stage.  So stay tuned and check back near the end of March!



Redwood Stage

12-1pm Steve Seskin & Julia Sinclair Grammy nominated songwriter performs with rising Nashville star
1:30 – 2:30pm Jesse Brewster Powerful rock delivered by local singer-songwriter
3 – 4pm Lacy J Dalton and the Dalton Gang Country Star performs her hits
4:30 – 6pm Eric Martin Rocker performs songs from his solo career and Mr. Big



Hopmonk LOGO Horz 


(at 7th Street)

We are so pleased to have HopMonk Tavern join the Festival this year!  They are currently planning the music line up for this stage.  So stay tuned and check back near the end of March! 


crowd from redwood stage 1

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.

music photo


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.


 7th street stage zebop

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:

Bank of Marin color   

  PGE logo        Hopmonk LOGO Horz       Comcast Xfinity 100x34  Marin IJ 100x16  Moylans 89x100  Rustic Bakery 100x58    State Farm Ins 71x100    Whole Foods 100x91




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