Music in Novato

Novato has a rich musical heritage. In the Summer of Love, Olompali Park was the Bay Area getaway for bands like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane. Today, venues like the HopMonk Tavern, Rickey's and Finnegan's Marin make Novato a great destination for live music lovers.

Music lovers have always enjoyed the beautiful natural surroundings of Novato. In the 1960's, bands like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and the Jefferson Airplane flocked to Rancho Olompali—now Olompali State Park—while David Crosby put the tree in his Novato backyard on the iconic Déjà Vu album sleeve.

Follow in their footsteps with a North Bay getaway of your own. We’re close to wine country and alive with music. There’s jazz at Rickey’s, classic Americana at the HopMonk Tavern, authentic Irish bar ambience at Finnegan’s and barrel room concerts at Trek Winery. A friendly welcome awaits at our award-winning hotels too.

HopMonk Tavern

Novato's HopMonk Tavern is a brewpub with a great selection of house-brewed ales and a mouthwatering menu of eclectic eats. Live shows include fun nights with cover bands, open mic shows and some of the best in Americana, with touring singer/songwriters and rootsy folk bands.


A North Bay date night destination, Rickey's features live jazz every weekend including outdoor performances around the pool in summer. A great place to catch a drink, enjoy some comfort food and take in a little jazzy entertainment. If you’re planning a stay, Inn Marin is right next door.

Inn Marin

This family owned and pet-friendly boutique hotel has plenty of distinctive Marin style. It's also home to Rickey's, an adjacent restaurant and bar that’s a regular destination for North Bay music lovers with live jazz every weekend. A great combination of welcoming hotel and superb cocktail ambience on your doorstep.
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Courtyard Marriott

Close to San Francisco, the Courtyard Marriott is a convenient place to make your homebase for North Bay explorations. It's perfectly located whether you're visiting wine country or in town for one of our legendary summer festivals, like Bottlerock or Novato’s own Food, Wine and Art festival.
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Marinwood Inn and Suites

A suite at the Marinwood Inn provides a friendly home-from-home for your North Bay visit. Situated close to wine country in a serene Marin County neighborhood, the Marinwood Inn and Suites offers a quiet location where music fans can unwind.
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