The North Bay Hootenanny works on a number of levels to create a home for live and recorded music. 

Here are some of our main projects.

Our Flagship Event

The Railroad Square Music Festival is a free day of music held every June in Santa Rosa's Historic Railroad Square.

This even exemplifies what the North Bay Hootenanny stands for. It is an accessible experience for all ages that aims to show the world that the North Bay is a vibrant community and to encourage our local performers to shoot for the stars and feel proud about their important role in the community.

Learn about this year's festival at

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Something New for the North Bay

Creative Sonoma and The North Bay Hootenanny are teaming up to present the Next Level Showcase and Conference on April 15th, 16th, and 17th.

Next Level is designed to celebrate the musical talent and exploration occurring across the County and to provide advice and expertise to help local musicians move their careers forward. The first two days are showcases of regional talent, and the third day is a professional music conference...! 


A Night You Will Tell Stories About

The North Bay Hootenanny is helping to support local musicians by chartering party buses and taking them to their shows!  Imagine hopping on a bus and riding to your favorite bands' show anywhere in the Bay Area.  Yes, you can drink on the bus.  Yes, it is very fun. 

Join the North Bay Hootenanny E-Mail List to be notified of upcoming rides on the Hootenanny Express!

A Hootenanny-Produced Compilation Album.


In 2016 we will be releasing a compilation of Bay Area artists. The album will be recorded in a small home studio in Santa Rosa called Gremlintone. This studio exemplifies a DIY philosophy, using vintage analog equipment in new ways.  The sound from Gremlintone is raw and original, and their process shines a light on a new path for artists who want to make original music.

This project is being done with the help of the City of Santa Rosa's Out There campaign.

Stay tuned for the recordings!



Hootenanny On the Air!

By mid 2016, our goal is to have a regular podcast. 

We want to host local and traveling musicians and talk about their music, their stories, and how they keep music alive in their respective communities. There is a larger discussion about how people can create strong music scenes wherever they live, and we want to start talking about it.