For those who love good music, the 15th annual Petaluma Music Festival this Saturday should fill the bill — and it’s for a good cause as well.
There’s a knockout lineup of musicians at the festival taking place Saturday at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.
One of the scheduled standouts at the event is Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, who shredded a bluesy guitar solo as the fill-in lead guitarist for The Black Crowes in 2013 and also plays soulful piano ballads.
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Other performers include Anders Osborne of New Orleans, the Dustbowl Revival of Los Angeles, Jackie Venson of Austin, Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra of the Bay Area and Dirty Cello of San Francisco.
In addition to offering a good time, the festival helps support Petaluma public school music programs.
“The Petaluma Music Festival Board of Directors believe passionately in the positive influence of music in children’s lives,” according to a message on the festival website. “Proceeds from this annual event will be distributed among Petaluma’s public elementary and secondary schools to provide funding for their music programs.”
Since 2008, the Petaluma Music Festival has donated more than $400,000 to the music programs in all Petaluma area public schools, according to the festival website.
The Petaluma Music Festival takes place from 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma. The full lineup, schedule and COVID information, as well as tickets, $60-$169, can be found at https://petalumamusicfestival.org/.