Sausalito Art & Wine Festival 1992 - Present
The Sausalito Art Festival is America's #1 Outdoor Fine Art Festival. Sausalito, just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, is nestled on the Bay shoreline with breathtaking views.
50,000 fans gather in Sausalito every Labor Day, to experience the World Class outdoor exhibit of museum quality Fine Art. The annual Sausalito Art Festival highlights include more than 20,000 original works of art, top name entertainment on two stages, a magnificent sculpture garden, art and activities for children, gourmet food, premium beers, and fine wine from some 50 California wineries.
In existance since 1952, The Festival is acknowledged as "The Granddaddy" of Outdoor Fine Art Festivals and has gained national recognition as the #1 Outdoor Fine Art Festival in America. It is now considered one of the "best" and "most prestigious" fine art festivals in the United States by both Artists and Collectors worldwide.
Notable Talent has been the exclusive talent buyer for the festival since 1993. Since then, such acts as The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Cliff, David Crosby, Los Lobos, Kevin Bacon, Joan Osborne, Todd Rundgren, Train, Richard Thompson and many more have graced the stage.
The Festival is a nonprofit fund raising Event that has benefited every civic and nonprofit organization in Sausalito with over 1,000 volunteers and over 270 of the nation's top juried Artists. It is produced by a dedicated group of artists and community volunteers.
The Sausalito Art Festival continues its long-standing mission of supporting the arts and community nonprofit organizations through grant programs, artist awards, scholarships, and the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Community Service Programs. Through this support, the Festival makes a significant investment in the future of its community, totaling over $500,000 in recent years.
Earlefest - 2010 - Present
EarleFest: Americana Music Festival has been a tremendous success in its first ten years and the event is now drawing the cream of the Americana scene. Previous years have included Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, The Mavericks, Rodney Crowell, Robert Earle Keen, James McMurtry, Paul Thorn, Dave Alvin and more. Proceeds go toward the Earle Baum Center Of The Blind in Santa Rosa
Funkendank Octoberfest, Rohnert Park, CA - 2016 - Present
October of 2017 was the premiere of Funkendank Oktoberfest, a brand new beer and music experience. This festival (a partnership with SOMO Concerts, Rate Beer and HopMonk) is both a celebration of the nation’s top brewers and a funk music festival. The inaugural year included Galactic, Pimps of Joytime, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Royal Jelly Jive and The Dixie Giants.
Sonoma County Blues Festival - 2016 - Present
Started at the Sonoma County Fair in 1981 by blues musician Mark Naftalin, Smith and Bowker Productions took over the event from 1992 until 2010. Bill Bowker returns to the festival this year in partnership with Notable Talent and Second Octave. The long history of the festival has included established acts as well as ground breaking emerging artists in the blues world.
Bottlerock - 2012 (innagural year)
Held at the Napa Valley Expo Center in downtown Napa, Calif., BottleRock is a three-day music festival that hosts some of the most popular touring musicians in the world at the epicenter of California's Wine Country. In addition to three days of music, the festival features gourmet food vendors from many of the regions most celebrated restaurants and a culinary stage with numerous special guests.
Novato Art & Wine Festival 1994 - 2010
Novato Art and Wine is a half-mile Street-Festival stretching along Historic Downtown Novato's Grant Avenue between Redwood Boulevard and 7th Street. Families, friends and community come from all over the Bay Area to take part in this epic event. The festival offers a unique diversity of artists as well as musicians who perform live on the festival's two stages at either end of the festival.