Internationally renowned CA music venue SWEETWATER MUSIC HALL is set to reopen their doors after COVID shut them in 2020. The reopening also signals the relaunch of the iconic venue featuring the new restaurant, The Rock & Rye and improvements to seating, sound and other aspects as well as an updated website in Summer 2021 after being closed for over a year.
In celebration of the September 3rd grand reopening, Sweetwater Music Hall welcomes back, George Porter Jr.
George says, “I am so looking forward to returning with my Runnin’ Pardners to such a great venue as The Sweetwater Music Hall for their reopening this September.”
Part owner of Sweetwater Music Hall, and iconic Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir says, “Holy shit! Sweetwater is reopening – been way too long! I can’t wait to light the place up again!”
In its nearly 50-year history Sweetwater has featured some of the most prominent artists in rock and blues. Located just a few miles outside of San Francisco, the venue has been a popular stop for many musicians such as: Bob Weir, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Big Mama Thornton, Carlos Santana, Clarence Clemons, Elvis Costello, Etta James, Gregg Allman, Huey Lewis, Jerry Garcia, John Hiatt, John Lee Hooker, Maria Muldaur, Mimi Fariña, Odetta, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Richie Havens, Robert Cray, Sammy Hagar, Townes Van Zandt, Van Morrison and many more.
Newly minted General Manager for Sweetwater Music Hall, Maria Hoppe says, “It is an honor to lead the reopening of this iconic and storied venue. Some of music’s most historic live moments happened here. As we welcome George Porter Jr, we also look forward to welcoming back a host of other performers as the months roll on!”
After surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweetwater has announced multiple performances for late Summer 2021 into the Fall, including two nights with David Grisman, and will continue to run at full capacity. Show dates and performers listed below.
The newly redesigned restaurant The Rock & Rye houses an expansive remodeled and weatherproofed 50-seat outdoor patio and 18-seat indoor classic café adjacent to the iconic 300-capacity North Bay music venue.
In 2007, Sweetwater closed its doors. Five years later, the venue reopened a couple of blocks away as the Sweetwater Music Hall enjoying even more success and creating music history.This reincarnation holds true to the heart of the old days, and aims to feed the soul with music, community, and excellent food.
SWEETWATER MUSIC HALL SHOWS 2021
Fri Sept 3 – George Porter Jr. & Friends w/ Runnin’ Pardners
Sat Sept 4 – George Porter Jr. & Friends w/ Runnin’ Pardners
Wed Sept 8 – Natalie Cressman
Thu Sept 9 – Koolerator ft. Barry Sless
Fri Sept 10 – The 559 w/ Tim Hockenberry, Michael Landau, Gary Novak & Special Guests
Sun Sept 12 – Jackie Venson
Tues Sept 14 – Open Mic w/ Austin DeLone
Thur Sept 16 – Maggie Rose
Fri Sept 17 – Petty Theft
Sat Sept 18 – Petty Theft
Sun Sept 19 – Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Parker
Wed Sept 22 – Girl Friday & Cryogeyser
Thu Sept 23 – Jazz Mafia’s Grateful Brass
Fri Sept 24 – Collectivity Revamps Hendrix feat. Viveca Hawkins
Sat Sept 25 – The Nth Power
Sun Sept 26 – Hellman Summer Stomp
Tue Sept 28 – Open Mic w/ Austin Delone
Wed Sept 29 – The Skatalites
Fri Oct 1 – Mustache Harbor
Thu Oct 7 – Lilan Kane w/ Olivia Rose
Sat Oct 9 – ILLEAGLES
Tue Oct 12 – Open Mic w/ Austin DeLone
Thu Oct 14 – King Dream & Kelly McFarling
Fri Oct 22 – Jerry’s Middle Finger
Sat Oct 23 – Zepparella
Sun Oct 24 – Zepparella
Tue Oct 26 – Open Mic w/ Austin DeLone
Wed Oct 27 – Thunderstorm Artis
Fri Oct 29 – Bayonics
Sat Oct 30 – Soul Ska feat. Angelo Moore
Sun Oct 31 – The Mother Hips
Fri Nov 5 – Super Diamond
Fri Nov 12 – David Grisman (2 shows)
Wed Nov 24 – Vinyl