Good music, good food and good times in the little town of Bodega!

THANK YOU to all the event attendees, band members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters of Lifeschool for making the first annual American Roots Music Festival a success.


We all had a great time and hope you did too. We had so much fun we are planning to do it again next year!
The Second Annual American Roots Festival is tentatively scheduled for mid-September 2015, exact dates TBD. Stay tuned!


Event photos are on the Lifeschool Facebook page.

Proudly presenting four great bands and special guests!

Lazyman (formerly Steve Pyle Band)

Playing from 5:40 – 7:10

Lazyman is a Northern California rock band influenced by delta blues, "good" country music, African rhythms and tasty jams. These flavors wrap Steve Pile's original tunes like bacon around a fig. As Steve Pile Band, they have been playing around the Bay Area for 5 years, as well as with other bands like Tiny Television and Fog Dub.


Check them out – listen to the track Wake Me Up!

The Pine Needles

Playing from 3:50 – 5:20

The Pine Needles were founded in February of 2005 out of a love for the organic, vital tones of the American acoustic stringed instruments. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, the band has evolved from a duo with just bass and guitar, to a trio with mandolin, to a quartet with percussion, bass, guitar, and violin.


Listen to a sample of their sound below.

Lungs & Limbs

Playing from 2 – 3:30

Lungs and Limbs formed in early 2013 in Northern California. Their music has been described as "Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets Pink Floyd." Lungs and Limbs members are Chris Casey, bass and vocals, Matt Power, drums and vocals, Karina Rousseau, lead vocals and guitar and Nick Tudor, lead guitar and vocals.


Lungs & Limbs preview track!

The Bootleg Honeys

Playing from 7:30 – 9:00

The Bootleg Honeys are a Sonoma County homegrown trio made up of singer-songwriters Alison Harris, Hannah Jern-Miller, and Katie Phillips. Providing delicious three part harmony and instrumentation to their finely crafted original songs, these three make for what Bill Bowker of the KRSH calls "a breath of fresh air" in Americana and Country Music. With a genuine love and appreciation for songwriting and music making, The Bootleg Honeys are a sweet treat bound to make you smile and stomp your feet!

Give them a listen!


All that music and ....

Lagunitas Beer Garden

Burgers and vegetarian BBQ

Games for kids of all ages

Campfire & Outdoor Evening Movie

Silent Auction

Check out our silent auction items here

Ready to come have a great afternoon and evening? Here's some important information:

Tickets are $12 in advance – you can buy them online below – $15 at the door.
Children under 10 and Lifeschool Alumni are free!

Festival location: About 12 miles east of Sebastopol, in the little town of Bodega.
16951 Bodega Highway. Here's a link to Mapquest for directions.

Free parking in the pasture of the ranch next door. The Festival entrance will be at the rear of the parking area.


Food, beer and beverages will be for sale at the event. Please, do not bring your own food & beverages, this is a benefit for our great program. All major credit cards, cash & local checks accepted.

Don't forget the low lawn chairs or blankets & your jackets for the evening movie. Remember, we're not far from the coast and it can get chilly!

Kids are welcome (and free under 10!), but please leave pets at home.

Thinking of staying over nearby? Here are some suggestions. Reservations recommended!

15 minutes from event: Bodega Dunes Campground, Doran Park Campground.
20 minutes from event: Wrights Beach Campground, Dillon Beach
30 minutes from event: Petaluma KOA, Casini Ranch Campground, Spring Lake Campground
5 Minutes from Event: Sonoma Coast Villas $$$$
10 minutes from event: Valley Ford Hotel $$$
15 minutes from event: Occidental Hotel $$$, Inn at Occidental $$$$, Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa $$$$, Bodega Bay Inn $$, Bodega Coast Inn & Suites $$$, Bodega Harbor Inn $$
20 minutes from event: Sebastopol Hotels – Many.

Click on the poster to download your own copy!

All proceeds benefit Lifeschool's Go Adventure



P.O. Box 134 Bodega, CA 94922
phone: 707-876-3071  |  fax: 707-876-3072

Lifeschool / Go Adventure is a non-profit organization
Contributions for financial aid scholarships are gladly accepted!