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 emails and websites and local newspapers and online calendars for this information. Now it’s all in one place with easy-to-use search tools and filters.
Sonoma County Dance Beat is now much more than an online calendar. Kevin and Ann’s love for 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 venuesby providing an invaluable resource
for dancers and music lovers to find them.
Sonoma County Dance Beat fulfills its mission by:
Providing the most accurate and comprehensive live music calendar
- We never list second-hand information
- We do updates as we get them
- We double-check recurring events for continued accuracy
- We list any Sonoma County event or venue that provides a space for dancing (even if it’s lawn or between the tables)
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.
- April Foolery – A Sonoma County Dance Beat annual benefit near the beginning of April with live music
- Live music, dance lessons and emcee services for wedding receptions and other events
- Private dance lessons by appointment
Promoting sustainable practices:
- Tip the band (even if there’s a cover)
- Buy a drink (even if it’s a bottled water)
- Keep the drinks off the dance floor
- Spread the word! Invite friends.
- Find a more local option, carpool, ride your bike or walk
Email us to learn more
All donations to Sonoma County Dance Beat are tax deductible
through its 2017 fiscal agent, Mr. Music Foundation.