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From the Editor 

The Life of Cheryl Alterman Being a Music Photographer

Photo by Aaron Rubin

Hello music lovers!  Hoping Summer of 2024 is bringing music, joy and sunshine to all. Lots of upcoming concerts happening all summer season and after.


The Rolling Stones will be playing in Northern California in July and the summer music season is back in full swing with gigs, concert series and festivals of all kinds. The Healdsburg Jazz festival starts on June 15 until 23. And the annual KRSH (radio station) Backyard Concert Series begins on June 27. Also, Peacetown (Sebastopol) and Santa Rosa markets - complete with live music are both in full swing. As is Fridays in the Hood live music series. September 8 is the Railroad Square Music Festival in Santa Rosa. Also playing in NorCal is the Beach Boys (yes, The Beach Boys) - playing in August. Green Day in September, and Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, UB40, all making appearances throughout the summer of 2024. Not forgetting Outside Lands music festival in San Franciscos, Golden Gate Park. This year featuring Post Malone and a long list of other crowd pleasers. One of my favorite music festivals is coming up in early July, The Mosswood Meltdown in Oakland at Mosswood Park. For those of us who like punk of all kinds. Featuring bands from The Mummies to the B52s! And if all the punk bands aren't enough, John Waters emcees the weekend.


Look out for lots more live music happening all over the Bay Area, where we are rich with this everyday. Look for listings in JamBase or where ever you find your live music listings. 

As always, remember..."Life is short...break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, meditate often, be kind to each other, and never regret anything that made you smile". And of course...see live music!

With peace, love, art and music, 

Cheryl   ❤️🎵  

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