THE PRESS DEMOCRAT – GOO GOO DOLLS, SHAGGY TO PLAY JOHNSON’S BEACH IN JUNE

By Dan Taylor

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, for the Johnson’s Beach Feel-Good Beach Party, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Guerneville venue June 9, and the annual Russian River Blues Festival on June 10, also at Johnson’s Beach.

The beach party will star the Goo Goo Dolls, who have scored 19 top-10 singles and 12 million album sales, and Jamaican music star Shaggy. Bay Area and Sonoma County acts, including the California Honeydrops, Royal Jelly Jive, David Luning and Kingsborough, also will perform.

The blues festival will feature the Robert Cray Band, the Taj Mahal Trio and Eric Burdon and The Animals.

Tickets cost $60-$125 for June 9, $60-$110 for June 10 and $100-$210 for two-day passes, and can be purchased at russianriverfestivals.com.

The Russian River Jazz Festival, which has been paired with the blues festival on a single weekend in recent years, will be expanded to two days, Sept. 8-9, at Johnson’s Beach. Ticket information and the festival lineup will be released this summer.

Founded in 1918 by Frank and Gertie Johnson, Johnson’s Beach became a Russian River icon over the next 50 years, followed by 47 years under the management of the Harris family. In 2015, Dan Poirier and Nick Moore acquired the property.

You can reach staff writer Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or dan.taylor@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter at danarts.

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