We are pleased to announce that Rockin’ the River will return this year as a one day festival to celebrate several landmark anniversaries:
- THE TOWN OF GUERNEVILLE -- 150 years
- THE GUERNEVILLE BRIDGE -- 100 years
- THE ROCKIN' THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES -- 10 years
It's been a challenging few years. Now it's time to "Come Together" to enjoy our region's bounty and each other!
THE FINE PRINT! -- Bring your own low back chairs. No smoking in Larks Lot or in the Plaza. No alcohol. Service dogs okay.
Lark’s parking lot will play host to an eclectic line-up of live music from 1pm to 7:30pm featuring the Sun Kings with their stellar tribute to the Beatles, Grupo Café Canela whose cumbia, bachata, salsa dance party will have everyone on their feet, the insatiable Carlos Reyes with his fierce and virtuosic electric violin and Paraguayan harp, and the Jim Ocean Band who recently released an album of environmentally themed rock songs called FrankenClime.
1:00pm: The Sun Kings (Main Stage)
2:40pm: Jim Ocean Band (Larks Stage)
3:30pm: Grupo Café Canela (Main Stage)
5:10pm: Jim Ocean Band (Larks Stage)
6:00pm: Carlos Reyes (Main Stage)
Between music segments at Larks, in celebration of Guerneville's 150th, local thespians from Curtain Call Theatre will perform short historical bits inspired by John Schubert’s “Tales of the Russian River—Stumptown Stories” as a special tribute to Guerneville’s beloved historian who died in June. These segments will run from the Larks Stage at 2:35, 3:20, 5:05 and 5:50
A few steps away, the Russian River Rotary will host a community fair in the Guerneville Plaza from 1pm to 5:30pm. The community fair will be chalk full of family-friendly activities and yummy food for sale provided by Osho Good Dogs and La Fogata. West County Community Services and River to Coast Children's Services will host a food drive. Plan to donate a book or two for the River Friends of the Library book drive. Food for Thought will provide an entertaining activity as well as information about their work in the area. Russian River Hoop and Flow will bring their hoola hooping fun to the event, and practice mugging for the camera to take full advantage of the Say Ya! Photo Booth. River Arts is organizing a community art project, and the Russian River Historical Society is helping put together a special video to mark the 100th anniversary of the Guerneville Bridge. In addition, Firesafe Guerneville, Watch Duty and the GMRS Project will be on hand to help educate the public about wildfire safety best practices. Visit the Russian River Rotary booth to buy drinks, snacks, cookies and T-shirts.
FOOD DRIVE REQUESTS
- Healthy snacks for kids
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Gift Cards!!
- Canned food
- Beans, Rice
- Easy prep boxed items
In an effort to include all of Guerneville, local businesses are invited to open their doors to show off their wares and to participate in a town-wide promotion. A flyer that details the special promotion will be available at the Rotary booth on the Plaza and at the concert information booth at Larks.
Russian River Rotary Foundation has added a FUNdraising component to the festivities!
Your $25 donation will enter you in a drawing for a beautiful brand new kayak! Rotary will use the funds to further their good work in the community.
The Russian River Rotary Foundation presents…
Rockin’ the River: Community Concerts at the Guerneville Plaza
Community Concerts at the Guerneville Plaza is a family-friendly dancin’-in-the-street concert series at the historic Guerneville Plaza in the heart of the Russian River Resort area. The brick plaza at Guerneville’s town center makes for a quaint and picturesque concert venue. The plaza lies at the base of Guerneville’s circa 1922 metal truss walking bridge and is adjacent to Guerneville River Park and a short stroll to Main Street shops and Johnson’s Beach. Exuding small town charm, Guerneville is well known for its natural beauty, laid-back attitude, friendly population, good restaurants and proximity to wine-tasting, redwood forests and the spectacular Sonoma Coast.