Redwood Coast Music Festivals was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since 1991, Redwood Coast Music Festivals has produced an annual four-day Music Festival in March or early April. In the early years the festival was named the "Redwood Coast Dixieland Festival" as Dixieland and traditional jazz were the featured musical genres. Over time a variety of musical genres were added to the mix and the name changed to reflect those additions. In 2014 the "Redwood Coast Jazz Festival" name was changed to the "Redwood Coast Music Festival". We still include all of the great hot jazz that you have come to expect from us over the years, but we've also expanded to add a wider variety of music along with additional venues. Many of the most popular bands continue to expand their music and cross over age old accepted definitions.