It's been a good year for the Sweetwater Music Hall, and the local press has taken notice. We are very proud to announce that we've been voted Best Live Music Venue in all the regional news outlets that vote on such things, including: North Bay Bohemian, Mill Valley Patch and Pacific Sun, which said: One million dollars has a nice ring to it, especially when you consider that's what the renovators of Sweetwater Music Hall spent on their new sound system, according to general manager for music operations and talent buyer Aaron Kayce. 'It's one of the best rooms in the Bay Area,' he says, noting that a lot of thought went into the layout of the bar, dance floor and general acoustics. There is also an emphasis on "really good food" produced by Chef Gordon Drysdale. It's all brought Marin's best live music venue a lot of notoriety the past year and some stellar acts, including Furthur, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers and Justin Townes Earle. Kayce says he's got some treats for musical Marinites in the pipeline: 'If you book it they will come,' he says, and smiles. For a complete listing of Sweetwater events, see our calendar. For Cafe hours and sample menus, click here. See you soon!
For the first time, Vocal Coach and Singer Amber Morris brings her 9th Annual Teen Vocal Showcase to the Sweetwater Music Hall Stage! This phenomenal show is all about big beautiful voices and big beautiful dreams! The annual showcase serves as a training ground for up and coming singers and has catapulted many rising stars to some of the top music schools, giving them a solid foundation for professional careers in music, leading to touring as lead and support singers, vocal studio singers and featured singers at arena shows with major artists.
With his last two albums, 2006’s Grammy-nominated People Gonna Talk and 2008’s The Hard Way, James Hunter delivered a classic yet perpetually modern brand of rhythm and blues that captivated listeners across generations and earned him two Billboard Blues #1′s, tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, performances on Leno, Letterman, and Conan, and critical raves everywhere from the NY Times to USA Today.