It’s nothing new for people to fall in love at concerts, but Bay Area music fans are getting married more and more often at locations inspired by promoter Britt Govea’s scenic shows.
It’s pretty easy to get starry-eyed at his events. Govea runs a cottage industry of small performances featuring buzzworthy bands and music legends in Instagram-worthy locations around rural California. Under the moniker FolkYeah, he’s booked singer-songwriter Bonnie “Prince” Billy at a historic chapel near Sausalito, indie chanteuse Cat Power at a redwood barn on a Sonoma winery, pop darling Jenny Lewis at an Old West BBQ joint near Joshua Tree, and Grammy winners Arcade Fire at a literary landmark in Big Sur. It’s the perfect answer to crowded mega-festivals.
I’ve been to the Newport Folk Festival 4 of the last 5 years now. It’s my favorite concert of the year every year hands down. No one has ever rocked the main stage like Jack White did this year. Thank you NFF, thank you Jack!