GUERNEVILLE, CA – The 39th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival returns to Johnson’s Beach & Resort in Guerneville, CA on September 12 & 13, 2015. Two great festivals over one incredible weekend – voted Best Music Festival in Sonoma County by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian. Join us for a weekend of music, dancing, wine tasting and loads of fun!
For the last 39 years, music festivals have been a vital part of the Russian River community. Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville offers a picturesque venue that rests along the beach of the Russian River, only a few miles from over 100 wineries.
Headlining the Blues Day on Sunday, September 13th will be the legendary award winning Blues icon, Buddy Guy, alongside friends Taj Mahal Trio, Jackie Greene and more. The Chicago bluesman and recent recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. Career highlights include 7 Grammy awards, 28 Blues Music Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.
Music fans can purchase Single Day & Weekend Passes to the festival and enjoy 2 stages of jazz, blues and roots music over 2 days at Johnson’s Beach – a beautiful venue surrounded by California Redwoods. The festival also features a Wine Garden with tastings from local wineries, a variety of craft & merchandise vendors plus an eclectic food court.
Tickets are available through www.russianriverfestivals.tix.com or by calling the Box Office at (707)869-1595. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. each morning, but arrive early as some of the best music occurs before noon! The official non-profit partner is Food for Thought Food Bank dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County.