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 music to dance to in Sonoma County. The calendar ends on October 9, 2023, after nearly 10 years of service.
However, 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 exist to strengthen and support the Sonoma County live music scene.
We support Sonoma County musicians and venues by providing invaluable resources,
which begins with a comprehensive calendar for dancers and music lovers to find them.
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. Updates are done often, for additions and corrections, throughout the month.
We match 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.
We promote best practices among live-music lovers and dancers (tip the band, support the venue by ordering food/drink, etc.)
- Live music, dance lessons and emcee services for wedding receptions and other events
- Private dance lessons by appointment, group lessons at events
- Marketing copy for musicians/venues
- Consulting services for musicians (stage presence, press kit, marketing strategies)