Sunday, August 1 at Arnold Field in Sonoma
Tickets on Sale Now!

May 19, 2004---Sonoma, CA.---The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation is extremely pleased to announce the legendary Summer of Love band Jefferson Starship will headline the 2nd Annual Concert for Our Schools, Sunday, August 1 at Arnold Field, 280 First Street West, in Sonoma. Tickets are on sale now at Klein's Music, 521 Broadway in Sonoma and all Ticketmaster locations including Tower Records in Sonoma. Tickets are $25.00 in advance for adults, $15.00 for Sonoma Valley school children (purchased only at Klein's) and $35.00 day of show. Doors open at 1 P.M. and showtime is 2 P.M-7 P.M. Proceeds will be distributed by the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation to all Sonoma Valley Unified schools and will be earmarked towards arts and music programs. Also performing will be the hot local band DR!VEN who performed last year as well plus American Standard and an other local band. For ticket information call (707) 528-8497 or (415) 421-8497 or (916) 649-8497 or (925) 685-8497 or (510) 625-8497.

"We are very excited" enthused coordinator Mary Serafini. "We enjoyed the Los Lobos show last year, and feedback from attendees suggested nothing less than charge ahead with this years show". Tim Boeve, Executive Director of the SVEF added, "Michael Coats found us a great headliner once again. Coupled with the fact that the date falls on Jerry Garcia's birthday, what better fun than to have a glorious "come together" band like the Jefferson Starship perform in Sonoma to raise much needed funds for our schools. 

Jefferson Starship, a collaboration of celebrated musicians that plays from the rich songbook of its legendary forefathers Jefferson Airplane and the original incarnation of Jefferson Starship, prevails as one of the most critically acclaimed touring acts today. The band features a stellar cast of old and new players, including songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Paul Kantner, vocalist Marty Balin, both of whom founded Jefferson Airplane and were crucial in developing the renowned "San Francisco Sound" that changed the course of pop music forever. The vast songbook includes White Rabbit, Somebody to Love, Volunteers, Wooden Ships, Caroline, Ride the Tiger, Miracles, Count on Me and America. Kantner and Balin were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as part of the Jefferson Airplane.

No cans, bottles, food or alcoholic beverages will be allowed into the venue. Food and beverages including beer and wine will be sold inside as part of the fund-raising efforts. Children under two years will be allowed in for free. No over-sized tents and lawn chairs will be allowed. Shade covers will be allowed on the perimeter of the field and low chairs will be allowed. 

Co-producer Michael Coats added, "In the great tradition of concerts in the park, we encourage the community to dig out its tie-dyed shirts and peace signs and please ride your bike or car-pool to Arnold Field. Remember Arnold Field is smack dab in the middle of the city long bike path!"




Take I-80 W towards San Francisco.  Take the CA-12 exit towards Napa/Sonoma.  Merge onto Jameson Canyon Rd/CA-12.  Follow to CA-12/W - go over bridge and take a left towards Sonoma/CA-12 W.  Turn slight right onto Napa Road.  Follow Napa Road to Broadway/CA-12.  Turn right onto Broadway/CA-12.  Follow Broadway/CA-12 to Sonoma Valley High School (20000 Broadway)



Take US Hwy 101 to CA-12 exit.  Take CA-12 exit towards Sebastopol/Sonoma.  Take exit on the left.  Take CA-12 E exit on the left towards SONOMA.  Merge onto CA-12 E - take the exit
Turn left onto FARMER'S LANE/CA-12.  Turn right onto Sonoma Highway 12.  Follow Sonoma Highway 12 to City of Sonoma.  Follow Sonoma Highway 12 to West Napa Street.  Turn left (east) onto West Napa Street (still CA-12).  Follow West Napa Street 9 blocks to Broadway.  Turn right on Broadway (still CA-12).  Follow Broadway to Sonoma Valley High School (20000 Broadway)

Arnold Field is named after 5 Star General Henry "Hap" Arnold, World War II Commanding General of the Army Air Force. He was a Sonoma Valley resident after the end of the War until his death in 1950.