Redwood Coast Music Festival set for fall – Times-Standard

The Redwood Coast Music Festival returns in 2022.

The event — canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic — is scheduled at multiple Eureka locations from September 29 through October 2.

“The RCMF Board of Directors and our loyal attendees are thrilled to see the festival return,” said Lynn McKenna, Chair of the Sponsorship and Elders/Youth Committee. “Our board is back and plans are moving forward to host another fun four-day weekend in the fall. … The website ( has been updated and we are selling tickets online.

The 2022 festival will feature more than 40 bands and 100 live music ensembles in many genres, from New Orleans Jazz, Zydeco and Blues to Country, American Roots and Western Swing.

“It’s our 30th anniversary festival,” McKenna said. “…The festival attracts participants from across the country. It’s a fun, multi-generational event, a place where friends and families from near and far can meet and enjoy the sounds of great music.

Some of the headliners this year include:

September 30/Adorni Center

• Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed ​​Kings

• Duke Robillard. This guitarist, singer, songwriter, bandleader, producer, label operator and educator founded Roomful Of Blues and has also performed with the Legendary Blues Band, The Pleasure Kings and other bands.

• Sugar Ray Norcia with Cornet Chop Suey. Norcia, a three-time Grammy-nominated artist, has received 22 Blues Music Award nominations, winning two Blues Music Awards in 2014. Cornet Chop Suey is a seven-piece band that plays everything from Dixieland jazz to bop to pop tunes in a show style. .

September 30/Eureka Theater

• Bishop Mayfield

• Curtis Salgado. This acclaimed soul, rock and blues singer recently received a Blues Blast Award for “soul blues recording” for his 2021 release, “Damage Control.”

Oct. 1/Adorni Center

• Joel Paterson Trio. Paterson stays busy in Chicago’s roots music scene, playing with many acclaimed musicians as well as back-bar bands like The Western Elstons and The Modern Sounds.

• Western Swing Allstars with Paul Anastasio and James Mason

• Dale Watson and the Lonestars. Watson’s latest album, “Call Me Insane”, was recorded with veteran producer Lloyd Maines. Watson, from Austin, Texas, enjoys playing his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.

Oct. 1/Eureka Theater

• Jontavious Willis. The 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2020 for his latest album, “Spectacular Class.” He will appear with Carl Sonny Leyland and Joel Paterson for this headlining show.

• Michael Doucet with Tom Rigney, who is considered one of the best blues and roots fiddlers in the world. Rigney’s strong Cajun/zydeco influence was shaped while playing with Queen Ida’s Bon Temps Zydeco Band in the 80s.

• Duke Robillard with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

October 1/Eagle House

• Jontavious Willis

• Michael Doucet with Tom Rigney

Oct. 2/Adorni Center

• Michael Doucet with Tom Rigney

• Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed ​​Kings.

Other venues for the 2022 Redwood Coast Musical Festival (all in Eureka) include the Sequoia Center, 901 Myrtle Ave.; Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St.; Veterans Memorial Building, 1020 H Street; and the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St.

Longtime music festival organizer Lynn McKenna leads three dozen fifth-graders from Lafayette Elementary School through the aisles of people attending the opening ceremonies of the Redwood Coast Music Festival at the Adorni Center in 2019. Cornet Chop Suey provided the beats and melodies for the colorful umbrella dance. (Jose Quezada – For the Times-Standard)

Some of the other featured festival artists include Katie Cavera, Paula Jones, Groovus, Geoffrey Miller, SoHum Girls, Brian Casserly, The Delta Nationals, The Uptown Kings, Nice & Easy and many more.

Advance tickets for the Redwood Coast Music Festival are available at, including all-event tickets for $135 and single-day tickets (prices vary). For more information, call 707-445-3378 or visit

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