Marking its 16th year, the Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival
opens its doors for a day of talented acts and community musicians. Headlining the day-long fest is a collaborative set between Gene Parsons, David Hayes and Mike Beck. Parsons played in the Byrds back in the day and now runs String Bender guitar shop in Mendocino. Hayes is best known as a featured member in Van Morrison’s live band. Beck fronts the old-fashioned Bohemian Saints band. Other performers include the T Sisters, Sourdough Slim and the Roustabouts, with workshops and open jam sessions taking place on Saturday, March 12, at the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 1pm. $32–$35. 707.874.3176.