Let's mix some hot licks and cool blues with haute cuisine and fine wines. Then add a golf tournament and spread out the party over four days.
That's the scenario for the 26th annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Charity Auction Dinner and Celebrity Golf Classic. It'll be happening Oct. 5-8 in Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley. Tickets will go on sale Friday.
Here's a brief rundown:
Oct. 5: A five-course dinner will be served in the 140-year-old olive grove at the B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Co. In the kitchen will be chefs from some of the valley's top restaurants and caterers, including Michelin-rated Cafe LaHaye, the Lodge at Sonoma, Glen Ellen Star, the Girl and the Fig, and Scott Howard Events.
Proceeds will benefit national and local veterans organizations, and area food banks and education groups.
Oct. 6-7: Among the performers taking the stage will be the Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Kenny Loggins, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Dave Mason, the Turtles, Lara Johnston, Scars on 45, Tyrone Wells and Pat Simmons, Jr.
Oct. 8: The Sonoma Golf Club will host the celebrity tournament, featuring golfers assembled from the concert bands and professional sports teams from around Northern California.
Tickets, prices, maps, lodging information and more details will be at www.brcohn.com and (800) 330-4064, Ext. 126, beginning June 1.