Death Cab for Cutie, CHVRCHES headline second Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

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Chvrches performs at Golden Gate Park during Outside Lands on Aug. 11, 2018. Photo: Joaquin Cabello.

Sonoma Harvest Music Festival producers Monday announced the lineup for the second annual event at Glen Ellen’s BR Cohn Winery. This year’s festival will take place on four days over two weekends in September. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Lauryn Hill, CHVRCHES and Death Cab for Cutie will headline. Each day’s music lineup will fit a loose genre theme, from indie rock and pop to R&B, roots and soul.

“The inaugural Sonoma Harvest Music Festival was such a success in 2018 that we’ve doubled the fun,” BottleRock Presents Partner Dave Graham said in a news release.

Sonoma Harvest offers many of the same attractions festivalgoers to Napa’s BottleRock would expect, but in a more relaxed setting. The lineup is rounded out by acts like Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, Walk the Moon, Cee Lo Green and MisterWives. Also returning are Sonoma County culinary institutions like Zazu Kitchen + Farm, Thistle Meats, the girl and the fig, Hog Island Oysters. Wine will continue to be a staple of the festival, featuring BR Cohn and Vintage Wine Estates, along with local craft breweries.

Two-day festival passes for both Sonoma Harvest Music Festival weekends range from $249 for general admission to $499 for VIP, and go on-sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the festival’s website. One-day GA and VIP festival passes will be sold later. Ticket sales will also benefit the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.

Live music returned to the historic winery in 2018, picking up up on the legacy of BR Cohn’s Fall Music Festival, which was relocated to Sonoma’s town square before it’s eventual cancellation in 2016.

The complete lineup:

Saturday, Sept. 14:

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Iration, The Record Company, Mandolin Orange and Maggie Koerner.

Sunday, Sept. 15:

Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, North Mississippi Allstars and Monophonics.

Saturday, Sept. 21:

CHVRCHES, Walk the Moon, MisterWives, Atlas Genius and The Score

Sunday, Sept. 22

Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, Mondo Cozmo and Nightly.

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