I find as I get older, my life gets more crowded, and I have to schedule things I really want to do way ahead of time to make sure I do them. Like that rock concert in Sonoma that features bands who play the anthems of my youth.
If you’re a regular listener of my weekend radio travel show, you know that my show the weekend before last came from the B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma County. Bruce Cohn, the winery’s owner, has been the manager of the Doobie Brothers forever.
And every year around the end of September, he produces a concert at his winery that includes the Doobies and a bunch of other bands that Baby Boomers like I am remember from when we were kids. You know–the groups your parents told you would be long forgotten two years after their first hits.
The B.R Cohn Fall Music Festival has raised more than $6 million for local charities in the last 27 years. I still remember the Turtles doing “Happy Together” in 2011, and this year Pablo Cruise, Heart, Bad Company, and the Doobie Brothers played.
If this sounds like fun to you, keep an eye on B.R. Cohn’s web site for details on next year’s concert. It’s usually in late September or early October. If the line-up of classic rock bands appeals to you, book it!