Sonoma County Dance Beat
Sonoma County Dance Beat was created in 2014 by local dancers, Kevin and Ann Hutchinson, to provide a comprehensive calendar for dancers to find live dance music in Sonoma County. Before Sonoma County Dance Beat, dancers would literally spend hours each week scouring venue and band websites, local newspapers and online calendars for this information. Now it’s all in one place – with easy-to-use search functions.
Sonoma County Dance Beat is much more than an online calendar. Kevin and Ann’s love of dancing to local, live music is at the heart of the organization. Everything they do leads back to the one, central theme: supporting live, local dance music.
We support Sonoma County musicians
and venues by providing an invaluable resource
for dancers and music lovers to find them.
Sonoma County Dance Beat fulfills its mission by:
Providing the most comprehensive live music calendar
The SCDB calendar includes most live music events in the county, where dancing is allowed (though it may be on the lawn or between tables). Sonoma County Dance Beat never lists second-hand information. The events come straight from the venues and musicians. The calendar provides more information about the venues, when clicking on the name of the venue in the listing, including other upcoming live music events there. You may notice the calendar is more sparse at the beginning of the month. This is because many venues don’t release their monthly calendars until the first of the month. Sonoma County Dance Beat does its best to get all events loaded for the month prior to and in that first week, as information becomes available. Updates are done often, for additions and corrections, throughout the month.
Matching Musicians with Venues
We are known and respected by bands, organizers, booking agents and venue owners. This makes booking assistance a natural fit. We help bands find new venues and help venues find bands.
Promoting best practices among live-music lovers and dancers (tip the band, support the venue by ordering food/drink, etc.)
- April Foolery – annual live music event April 7, 2019 (raises money for Sonoma County Dance Beat)
- Live music, dance lessons and emcee services for wedding receptions and other events
- Private dance lessons by appointment
Email us to learn more
All donations to Sonoma County Dance Beat are tax deductible
through its 2018 fiscal agent, Mr. Music Foundation.