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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Rock Out for Kids

Jul 26, 2019 05:13PM
Rock Out for Kids
Music can help kids access their creativity, cope with their anxiety, and, according to research, even develop empathy. But schools often find it challenging to fund music programs. Enter the Petaluma Music Festival. The annual event presents four stages of performers, including nationally recognized artists, to raise money to keep music education in Petaluma classrooms. This year’s festival includes the sounds of ALO, the David Nelson Band, the Mother Hips, Hot Buttered Rum, Royal Jelly Jive, Blame Sally, New Monsoon, and many others. The concerts happen on August 3, 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. A family-friendly Kids’ Area will offer children a place to chill out. Advance tickets are $55; kids 12 and younger get in free. Tickets for ages 13–18, which are $20, may only be purchased at the gate. Go to petalumamusicfestival.org for more information.