All shows 6:00PM - 10:00PM unless otherwise noted

Kid friendly!

We are a full service restaurant and bar -no outside food or beverage

The Kudzu Duo- Slide Guitar & Future Blues with Inyan Kin -- 11/16

November 16, 2019

Special show featuring 2 bands!

Reed Turchi and Lemuel Hayes team up for The Kudzu Duo! On tour from Nashville featuring the slide guitar and future blues.

Inyan Kin is a local Sonoma County group. An eclectic and talented group with an evolving gypsy and blues sound.

Only $5
All ages

Chili Cook Off & Adoption Event- Benefiting Dogma Animal Rescue - Live Music with Brother Spellbinder - 11/23

November 23, 2019

Annual Chili Cook Off + Fundraiser!

This year we are raising funds to benefit our furry friends!

You can enter a chili in the competition or you can come and taste, buy raffle tickets, dance, donate, and of course be the judge yourself.

Entry forms can be filled out and either email to or dropped off at the Roadhouse. Download forms at HERE!

Tickets are $20. Includes chili tasting, judging ballot and dinner (your favorite chili or Roadhouse chili, with all the fixings and cornbread and salad).

Dogma Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer based organization serving Sonoma, Napa, and Marin Counties. They are dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from overcrowded animal control facilities throughout the State of California.
Their purpose is to literally save lives by help animals on the brink of death - animals scheduled for euthanasia due to overcrowding, or abandoned or orphaned animals.

Brother Spellbinder plays well-crafted songs with old world ache and modern angst. Sometimes described as Cabaret Folk-rock, Cowboy Victoriana, Boho Chamber-Folk, they veer off the beaten track with plaintiff vocals, unusual arrangements, and a variety of textures. The daughter of Big Brother & The Holding Co.'s original drummer, Alzara grew up in a rock-n-roll scene and learned early that music could move mountains. She formed Brother Spellbinder with roots guitarist and local fisherman Jamie Wilson in 2012, an early graduate from San Francisco's School of the Arts High School. The group also features Steve La Porta on drums and Gabriel Beistline on cello. Newest members Helena Tietze also on cello and vocals and Sean Griffin on electric and lead guitar.


November 28, 2019

Join us for Thanksgiving! Special menu TBA. One thing's for sure- it's always a delicious and always a good time! 


Scroll down and take a look at some of our past happenings! Stay tuned- some come around again! 

Justice Grown's Harvest Hoedown- feat. Dusty Green Bones Band & more - 11/09

November 09, 2019

Dusty Green Bones Band is from San Francisco. They embody a playful approach to music which is all about having fun. They light up the dance floor with an electrifying blend of psychedelic jam-grass, bouncy Americana and uplifting rock.

Verity is Sonoma County’s sole rape crisis center and is dedicated to serving those who have been victimized by rape and sexual violence.

Since 1974, Verity has operated the county’s only 24/7 rape crisis hotline; staffed by state-certified rape crisis counselors providing immediate responses to victim needs.

Additionally, Verity provides prevention education workshops to over five thousand Sonoma County youths ages 5-19 annually. Verity's community outreach programs educate teachers, parents, coaches, and other groups about how to prevent sexual assault and related trauma.

Verity is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency relying solely on grants and donations.


Justice Grown is a vertically integrated cannabis company producing cannabis products for people in need of alternative forms of healing. Founded by civil rights defense attorneys, Justice Grown is rooted in principles of social and environmental equity, offering a variety of services and products for socially conscious consumers. 

Community Altar Project & Ritual Celebrating El Dia De Los Muertos 10/28-11/02

October 28, 2019

Annual Community altar & ritual
el dia de los muertos, all souls day & halloween

Community Altar Project:
Participate in the collective, or bring your own. We plan to display altars Mon. Oct 28 - Sat Nov 2 

There are no hard and fast rules about how the altar should be made -- it can be as simple or as elaborate as your creativity, time and materials allow.

Be creative and make something that looks attractive and is meaningful to you. Here are some of the elements you may wish to include on your altar and some ideas about how to put it all together.

Thursday October 31st
More details TBA


October 26, 2019

Saturday October 26th

Grateful Dead Tribute Band Headlining
opening act BRAND NEW STILL

$15 cover

Water Aerobics End of Season Brunch - 10/20

October 20, 2019

Another great season in the books! Come have a bite, and raise a glass, cheers until next year! 

Dgiin!!! -10/19

October 19, 2019

Our favorite French Folk Gypsy Band. This band is magical, especially on the outdoor stage under the Redwoods. Bring you sweatshirt and get ready to boogie!


October 19, 2019

Annual Pumpkins & Pints event.

Saturday October 19th

Craft beer specials for big kids!
Pumpkin carving, painting and cookie decorating.
We provide the pumpkins, and some tools and paints.
RSVP is helpful so we don't run out of pumpkins!!

Wedding & DJ 10/12

October 12, 2019

Wedding & DJ 10/5

October 05, 2019


September 29, 2019

Annual Oktoberfest!

Featuring local German style craft beers, flight tasting,

German plate with bratwurst, homemade applesauce, German potato salad, sauerkraut, & pretzels!

Dirndls and Lederhosen! 

1:00PM - 5:00PM


September 29, 2019


Dog & A Beer $8

Wedding & DJ 9/28

September 28, 2019


September 26, 2019

Root for your favorite team and enjoy our Game Day Specials!

Pint & Wings Combo $10

Fried Chicken & Waffle Dinner $15

Wedding & DJ Dre Lopez 9/21

September 21, 2019

Un Amour Band & Safety Orange - Reggae @ The Roadhouse - 9/14

September 14, 2019

Reggae at the Roadhouse



All ages 

6pm - Safety Orange - The Band was started by surf buddies, named after a surfboard, and still keeps that surf vibe alive to this day. Beach/Rock/Reggae!

8pm - Un Amour Band - Reggae rock island style funk original music with evolved healing lyrics designed for the worldwide music festivals. Fun and upbeat. Good stuff!

Big Brother & The Holding Co with The THUGZ

September 07, 2019

Big Brother & The Holding Company – along with bands like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service – is considered one of the original, first wave of great psychedelic bands that came out of San Francisco in the summer of 1965.
Since 1987 Big Brother and the Holding has toured continuously in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Though they have lost two of the four ‘originals’ (James Gurley 2009 and Sam Andrew 2015) Peter and Dave continue to have fun playing and presenting the music of Big Brother and the Holding Co to the world.
The songs from Cheap Thrills and their first Mainstream album are now a part of Rock Music history. Their legacy as one of the great bands of the 1960s is secure. In their shows they perform all of their legendary songs; “Piece of My Heart”, “Summertime”, “Ball and Chain”, “Bye Bye Baby” as only the original creators of this music can. And to show that Big Brother is still a living, creative band they throw in a taste of new, original material that embodies the same signature, Big Brother ideas and energy.

The THUGZ Tribal Hippie Under Ground Zone is one of Sonoma County's best psychedelic rock bands.

Don't miss this show! On the outdoor stage under the Redwoods.

Pride & Joy- Soul Music- Sunday 9/1 - Labor Day Weekend

September 01, 2019

60's, 70's. 80's soul dance music
The Bay Area's favorite party band, with hits and sounds like Motown, Stax/ Volt, Aretha, EWF, Prince, James Brown, Sly & Family Stone, Michael Jackson and more!

$20 cover 

Doors open at 6PM

Petty Theft!!!!! - 8/31 Labor Day Weekend $22

August 31, 2019

Since 2003, San Francisco based Petty Theft has been touring the western United States performing Tom Petty’s songs true to the originals and in the spirit of the Heartbreaker’s live shows.

$22 cover 

Doors open at 6PM 

Electric Tumbleweed with Rowdy River Special - Fri 8/23

August 23, 2019

Formed in January 2019, Electric Tumbleweed is a blend of psychedelic rock, outlaw country, and other americana infulences. Members, Riley Hill (One Grass Two Grass, Riley Hill and the Brand New Still), Bud Dillard (One Grass Two Grass, Cherry Pickers), Scotty Brown (Dusty Green Bones Band, Grateful Bluegrass Boys), Rhyne Erde (One Grass Two Grass, Jugtown Pirates), Dave Zirbel (San Geronimo) came together to form a new sound, with influences of bluegrass, country, rock, soul and jam and to explore new places with fender guitars in hand!

Opening band, Rowdy River Special hales from the Russian River- these guys love pickin' Bluegrass and mix it up with outlaw country sounds. 

$10 cover 

Annual Garcia Day Celebration with the THUGZ - 8/17

August 17, 2019

Tribal Hippie Under Ground Zone does Garcia Day!
Join us for the annual celebration.
6PM - 10PM
$15 cover

Memories That Linger- MacPack & Stompy Jones - Sat 8/10 7:30PM

August 10, 2019

A tribute to the bygone days... jump back in time with music and memorabilia of the 40's and 50's
River Memories That Linger.

Featuring live music from the Bay Area:
Stompy Jones Band
The Mac Pack
Johnny Hi Fi & The Rio Rockers

Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin' rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm, retro style, and explosive stage show.

$15 cover 7:00 - 11:00

Memorabilia from the old Rio Nido days, the original moon, cotton candy for the kids, BBQ specials and more!

The Pulsators Sat 8/3

August 03, 2019

Danceable rock and roll; blues, ska, reggae, rock, New Orleans influenced

The Pulsators formed in 1989 and released three albums over the following decade and a half. Their first CD, titled THE PULSATORS, prompted a Northern California music magazine to call them “one killer band with irresistible hooks.”


Surf Fest - Sat 7/27

July 27, 2019

Bay areas best surf bands, craft beer, and luau dinner!

$15 entry

Dgiin - Sat 7/20

July 20, 2019

Dgiin (pronounced GIN) is known as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French. 

The Flamenco-Django-esque band, also winner of the North Bay Music Awards on numerous occasions, puts on one memorable show accessible to all types of tastes and ages. Their energetic performance is not to be missed!

Unauthorized Rolling Stones Sat 7/13

July 13, 2019

Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones show holds in reverence many legends of the classic rock years, while maintaining their Rolling Stones core. Colombini’s staggering, Jaggeresque showmanship now engages in a battle of the sexes with a trio of seductive, bluesy backup vocalists. Colombini, who has seen the Rolling Stones live 20 times said. “It’s been a deep drill into little nuances and movement. Frankly, it’s nearly impossible to find a better mentor than Mick Jagger for a performer. He’s an incredible entity.” “It’s a big show,” Colombini added, “A real Rock and Roll event.”


Stax City - Sun 7/7

July 07, 2019

Memphis Soul & Horn band
2018 Norbays( Best R&B Band )

Classic Mix Stax Record collections Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Brian Setzer, James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Taylor, Eddie Floyd, The Blues Brothers


Court N Disaster Sat 7/6

July 06, 2019

Honky-Tonk, Classic Country, Country

Court ‘n’ Disaster plays a blend of classic and traditional country music along with their own original songs. Their high energy, danceable songs are played by a group of Sonoma County legal professionals and friends who bill themselves as “Just Your Standard Courthouse Band”!


The Sun Kings - Beatles Tribute Fri 7/5

July 05, 2019

A Beatles Tribute as Nature Intended


Fourth of July!!

July 04, 2019


Free kids activities

Electric Tumbleweed Sat 6/29

June 29, 2019

ET bringing psychedelic honky tonk music to Rio Nido!

$10 cover

Q FOR THE BLUE --Sun 6/23

June 23, 2019

BBQ, Pony Rides, Bouncy House, Auction, Raffles, Swimming and fun!
Funds raised are going to support families of fallen police officers.

Adults $40
Teens & Kids $20

Congratulations Leanne & Josh -- Private Event 6/22

June 22, 2019

Wedding and DJ

Happy Father's Day! 6/16

June 16, 2019

Keep your eyes peeled for BBQ or Steak Dinner!

We love our Dads!

Real Neato Music Festival Sat 6/15

June 15, 2019

Kick off the summer with a day of outdoor music on the Russian River at the local legendary venue the Rio Nido Roadhouse.

Featured artists include:
La Gente SF
John Courage
The HA
Down Dirty Shake
Caravan 222
The Spindles
Dominique Gomez
...and more!

Come enjoy a full day of music on the outdoor stage surrounded by redwoods and summer cabins, a swimming pool, full bar and grill.

Come for the day, or stay for the weekend, and hear some of the best bands from San Francisco and the North Bay.

Early Bird tickets are just $25. Buy now before they're gone:

Jazz Punk Band Sat. 6/8

June 08, 2019

The jazz punk band is back! Not sure what this means? Well, come check it out!  If you missed these guys before- be sure not to again!! 

Phil Lawrence Band Fri 6/7

June 07, 2019

Phil Lawrence acoustic jams. 

RE-START THE HEART!! Roadhouse Welcome Back Party with The Pulsators! - Sat 5/11 5:00PM

May 11, 2019

Let's get the blood flowing again! RE-START THE HEART PARTY! Welcome back to the Roadhouse. Join us and the Pulsators May 11th at the Roadhouse. This will be our first step back to full steam ahead!
It's going to take us some time to be back to our full menu and functioning hours, so be patient with us, and we will keep you posted.
One thing's for sure- this will be a heck of a party to get us re-started!


DOOR - $5

All monies go to the continued recovery efforts! 

What The Flood! 2019 -- Clean Up & Rebuild In Progress

February 27, 2019

The 2019 Flood may have taken us under water, but it's merely a flesh wound! We will be back! We're currently in the process of clean up and rebuild. Our goal is to have a grand reopening in May. One thing we know for sure, is it will be one heck of a party. 

Thank you for your support during this overwhelming time. Stay tuned for more information. 

Roadhouse Girls Host the Oscars! 2/24

February 24, 2019

Come join us for our Annual Oscar Party! 

Red Carpet, Bubbly, candy and popcorn! 

Petty Rocks 2/23

February 23, 2019

Authentic renditions of Tom Petty’s extensive catalog of songs, including hits and deeper cuts from the Heartbreakers, as well as the Travelling Wilburys and his solo work. The band is comprised of accomplished and seasoned musicians who thoroughly enjoy performing these well-crafted songs while remaining true to the vitality and exuberance of the original versions from this American troubadour.

Third Thursday THUGZ 2/21

February 21, 2019

Purveyors of Cosmic Americana & Psychedelic Music!!

Dgiin 2/16

February 16, 2019

Dgiin (pronounced GIN) is known as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French. 

Valentine's Day Dinner 2/14 -- 5:00PM - 9:00PM RSVP recommended

February 14, 2019

Join us for Valentine's Day Dinner! 

No Prix Fixe menu this year, so mix and match as you please! 

Click the photo to see the menu.

Please call 707.869.0821 to make your reservation. Not required, but helpful!! 


February 09, 2019

Indie • Folk • Americana MISNER (my-zner) & SMITH

Crafting songs rich in meaning and texture, Misner & Smith’s sound is anchored by their unique vocal harmonies and evocative lyrics. They tour extensively, both at home and abroad, and in 2007, their song “Madeline (Paradise Cracked)” won the West Coast Songwriters Association’s Song of the Year.

$10 Cover 

Ground Hog Day with TUMBLEWEED SOUL 2/2

February 02, 2019

Tumbleweed Soul traces its gritty roots to the deep city juke joints and country funk shacks where Americana was born. With powerful vocal harmonies and intricate guitar and ukulele playing, they bring a dash of sweetness with a truckload of soul…infused with jazz, blues, r&b, country, and old timey traditionals. Wild Iris (aka Stephanie Salva) and Dusty Specks (aka Adam Walsh) have been rocking the West Coast music scene in various projects for over a decade. 

Down Dirty Shake 1/26

January 26, 2019

Psychedelic Soul.

The Down Dirty Shake is a rock n roll band based out of San Francisco. The group is deeply influenced by the 60's/70's. Touching on latin, psych, soul, pop and garage rock. The live shows are guaranteed to be an experience; always full of energy and raw emotion. 

$10 cover 

Weekends At Bernie's Unplugged 1/19

January 19, 2019

An intimate evening with Adam and Steve. 

R&B, Funk and originals.