Locals who caught Taylor Swift at the Grammys might have noticed a familiar aesthetic. Yes, with her raggy-looking dress, banjo and back-porch set, Swift’s performance was a dead ringer for the North Bay Hootenanny
at the Arlene Francis Center this weekend. Though Swift herself won’t be attending (of that we’re sure), there’ll be at least 18 other local performers playing on two stages, including Les Bon Temps, Waters, Brothers Comatose, the Blushin’ Roulettes, the Timothy O’neil Band and many others. Jam sessions are included, so bring an instrument; in Hootenanny tradition, bringing a pie offers a discount on admission to a pure guitar-playin’, boot-stompin’, beer-drinkin’ time. Bring the whole gang on Saturday, Feb 25, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 1pm. $10—$15. 707.326.5274.