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Petaluma Music Festival Donates Over $30,000 to Petaluma Public School Music Programs

January 10, 2013

Petaluma Music Festival Donates Over $30,000 to Petaluma Public School Music Programs

The 2012 Petaluma Music Festival, which took place at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds on August 4, successfully raised over $30,000 of much-needed funds for Petaluma area public school music programs.  Despite unusually overcast summer weather that even saw a bit of light rain, over 3,000 people attended the festival to hear music artists such as Jackie Greene, The Pimps of Joytime, Nicki Bluhm, and Poor Man’s Whiskey. “The event was once again a big success, and everyone I spoke to said they had a great time and enjoyed the music,” said Cliff Eveland, Executive Director of the Festival.  “We expect our 6th annual festival on August 3rd, 2013 to be even better!”

“We want to truly thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, attendees, bands, and vendors for helping make this year’s Petaluma Music Festival successful.  Your support made the event possible and will go a long way toward keeping music in the schools.”  In addition to the revenue generated by the 2012 Festival, organizers are especially pleased that every dollar donated in sponsorship was once again donated to the schools.

In December, the Petaluma Music Festival made donation presentations at local public school winter concerts and assemblies.  The following schools received substantial donations to their music programs: Casa Grande High School, Petaluma High School, Kenilworth Junior High School, Petaluma Junior High School, Meadow Elementary School, Corona Creek Elementary School, Old Adobe Elementary School, Sonoma Mountain Elementary School, Miwok Valley Elementary School, La Tercera Elementary School, Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley, McNear Elementary School, Grant Elementary School, Valley Vista Elementary School, Penngrove Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, McDowell Elementary School, Two Rock Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Dunham Elementary School, Cinnabar Elementary School, Live Oak Charter School, and River Montessori Charter School.

The Petaluma Music Festival is an incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to keep music in our Petaluma public schools  In the last 5 years, the festival has donated over $75,000 to local school music programs.  The Board of Directors of the Petaluma Music Festival believe passionately in the positive influence of music in all children’s lives, and want to ensure public school music programs have a consistent and lasting funding source.  The Petaluma Music Festival strives to promote music education and youth participation in music activities in the greater Petaluma area, and to supplement and augment the services of our local public schools.  For more information about the Petaluma Music Festival, please visit or call 707-769-9650.


The Petaluma Music Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to “keeping music in the schools.”  All festival proceeds benefit the music education programs in all Petaluma area public schools. In the last three years, the Petaluma Music Festival has donated nearly $50,000 to keeping music in the schools and we are looking to increase that number for 2012.

Tickets are $30 General Admission, $75 VIP Premium (includes shaded reserved seating with complimentary wine, beer, and light appetizers), and children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Ticket prices increase $5 on the day of festival. Students 13-17 can purchase $15 tickets at the door.  Tickets are available for purchase online at and are available in person at McNear’s Restaurant in Petaluma, the Lagunitas TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary in Petaluma, People’s Music in Sebastopol, and the Last Record Store in Santa Rosa.  Gates open and music begins at 11:00 AM, wine & food tasting from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, festival ends at 8:30 PM.  Festival location is the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952.

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