Welcome to the 2018 Convention in Santa Rosa, CA!
The 2018 CMSA Convention will be November 14-18th, 2018, at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, the heart of Sonoma County. Sonoma County is north of San Francisco, about an hour’s drive from the Golden Gate Bridge. Though Santa Rosa had terrible fires in October 2017, the hotel area was not damaged, and indeed, most of the county did not burn and is still beautiful.
Your hosts will be the Aurora Mandolin Orchestra, the Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble and the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra. “Come play with us!”
Getting to Santa Rosa will be easy for those on the west coast, in Phoenix, and starting recently, Minneapolis, with direct flights to Santa Rosa. Alaska also has connecting flights to Santa Rosa. For some, flying to San Francisco or Oakland then renting a car or taking the Airport Express bus to Santa Rosa may be most economical. The closest Amtrak station is in Emeryville, north of Oakland.
Please save the date, November 14-18, 2018!