Sonoma Co. hosts first major country music festival

August 21, 2011 1:59:33 PM PDT
Country music fans have a reason to go hog wild today as the Bay Area hosts its first major country music festival in Sonoma County.

The inaugural Sonoma Country Music BBQ will bring country stars like Dierks Bentley, Thompson Square and Luke Bryan to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa this afternoon.

Barbecue artisans will sell mouthwatering ribs, chicken, and tri-tip beef to concertgoers. Thirsty patrons can wash down the meat with beer from local breweries.

The Sonoma Country Music BBQ, which is presented by country music station Froggy 92.9 FM, also includes performances by PETE 1/8stringfellow 3/8 and 16-year-old Santa Rosa native McKenna Faith.

Doors open at 2 p.m. and the first act begins at 4 p.m. on the Great Lawn at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa. Tickets will be available at the door for $55.

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