OPENING CEREMONY - 2 pm
Karen Guggenheim of the Balkan music group Gradina will playing the Gaida -- Balkan and Estern European Bag Pipe made of sheep hide as she leads the flock to the Festival Grounds.
Grazing THE LOCAL delicacies - day time provisions
Walk about the park and taste some of our best local food artisans creations.
After spending time in some of the Bay Area’s finest kitchens, Owner / Butcher / Chef Travis Day of Thistle Meats in Petaluma now cooks menus that reflect what is being ranched and farmed in our bountiful neighboring Bay Area communities. With a focus on seasonal ingredients and whole animal butchery, Chef Travis uses simple, clean flavors to create inspired dishes.
6pm - 8pm
Dinner by Chef Matt Roberts consisting of Sweet Grass Grazing and True Grass Farms lamb asado and various local
delicacies. Sitting arrangements family style with bar open for wine bottle purchases and beer.
Matt grew up in Central California and moved to the Bay Area to start his cooking career in 2001. He spent over a decade working his way up in kitchens eventually becoming Chef de Cuisine at Jardiniere in San Francisco. Matt left the restaurant industry in 2016 to move to Sebastopol and follow his passion for agriculture. He still loves cooking and now cooks for private events and teaches cooking classes, using the produce he grows whenever possible. He spends his free time studying permaculture and hanging with his family: his wife, one-year-old son, and two-year-old livestock guardian dog.
Rebecca Vasile is an enchantress of Irish and Sicilian heritage. She is a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor by day and a producer, entrepreneur and dance ethnographer by night. She has professionally performed a variety of dance genres from salsa to modern, lyrical jazz to afro-Haitian, Hawaiian hula, ballroom and more. However, Rebecca’s main dish is Middle Eastern bellydance.
Budding iterations of City of Trees Brass Band have been hitting the streets of Sacramento, California since 2012. By 2014 they had started repeatedly making their way to San Francisco (a two hour commute each direction) in search of larger audiences. Having logged over 1200 grueling hours of street performance in California and beyond, The Brass Band makes an impact on every community it touches. Coming from humble street beginnings, to working class club shows, to high profile private events, the Trees have found balance in the chaos that is the life of young, working musicians.