Editor’s picks: This weekend’s best live music in Petaluma

This weekend’s best live music in downtown Petaluma|


Levi Lloyd

Every Friday, all summer long, enjoy live music by some of the North Bay’s best bands on the open air, riverside deck at Riverfront Cafe, 224 B St.. Each week, the music (and your weekend) kicks off at 5:30 p.m., with the entertainment continuing until 8 p.m. for the edification and inspiration of diners and passersby. This Friday, July 8, catch bluesman Levi Lloyd & Friends. For information visit


Fynch Meep, The Tom Relling Band, The Gill Brothers

Sonoma County’s alternative rock band Fynch Meep leads a sparkling lineup of local talent in this evening of home-grown tunes and high-energy fun. Doors open at 7:30 and the music starts at 8 p.m. The show is welcome to all ages. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Eventbrite or the door at 201 Washington St. Petaluma. Come experience the music and support these aspiring new artists.


Rambletone Tweed

Rambletone Tweed is a blues, rock, Americana band from the San Francisco Bay Area. If you take Waters and Wolf, Cream and Creedence, and you mix them all up in a gumbo, then add a dash of Marley and Zep on the side, you get Rambletone Tweed! With opening act mandolinist Phil Lawrence. The show is at The Big Easy on Saturday, July 9, from 7-11:30 p.m.,128 American Alley.


Back pOrchEstra

Tim Eschliman’s Back pOrchEstra, the laidback ensemble with the complicated name. is what its founder describes as “a shelter-in-place-inspired musical outfit,” and now that they are playing in public, you have a chance to catch the act this Sunday, July 10, at Brewsters Beer Garden from 1-4 p.m. As the name suggests, they play original and classic roots rock. Don’t miss the fun at Brewster’s, 229 Water St.

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