This year’s “Rockin the River” held in Guerneville on the Russian River has started out with a thud.  Yes a thud as in the tender plucking of a Blue grass bass holding the melody together for “High Country” one of northern California’s  premier “Americana” bands.  The Music seemed to bring out the best in folks as they danced and Hola Hooped their way around the old Guerneville  Plaza, a stone’s throw away from Johnson’s Beach on the Russian River.

 The Bands begin their playing every other Thursday around Six pm while the Farmer’s Market, right next door, is in the middle of it’s day, selling ripe juice fruit and veggies grown locally in the beautiful Russian River Sun.  You’ll also find lovely handcrafted jewelry along the old metal truss walking bridge constructed in 1922 and a cozy spot to gaze out on the old rolling Russian River as she makes her way to Jenner by the Sea.

 One of my favorite things to do is grab a slice of pizza and sit down and watch the patrons and dancers grove to the Band.  Guerneville  on “Rockin The River” Thursday’s is an eclectic mix of locals and visitors form all over northern California and the world bringing with them a mixture that makes this part of the world so colorful.

 The Russian River  is an ideal location for festive occasions with its temperate climate and laid back feel. I know the grapes love it as it is home to some of the world’s finest vineyards. I understand the next band to be showcased is the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, capturing sounds from the jazz and big band eras. “Rockin the river” in Guerneville on the Russian River is one of many celebrations hosted here.  See you there!