The lineup was just announced for Tuesdays in the Plaza, a warm-weather public ceremony for almost four decades now. And just like for the FFA parade, you’d better get your chairs out there early. Christian Kallen, news editor of the Healdsburg Tribune, described the Tuesdays in the Plaza scene back in 2011, when he worked for the Healdsburg Patch (full circle!): “For locals, it’s a Healdsburg tradition: head on down to the Plaza on a Tuesday afternoon with a picnic basket, a couple bottles of wine and snacks to share with your friends, lay out a blanket and listen to the music. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Healdsburg Plaza turns into a mini-Woodstock for the brie-and-chardonnay generation, from the end of May to the end of August every year.” Which brings us to 2024. This year’s lineup for the outdoor gazebo concerts appears to prioritize music that makes us get up and dance, and includes many familiar names and bands that play around here often. The series kicks off on May 28 — the Tuesday after next — with a Michael Jackson tribute band called Foreverland. Here’s where we’ll go from there, according to the city: Grupo Café Canela will play Latin Pop and the music of Selena on June 4; Casual Country will perform “high-energy outlaw, classic and unexpected country songs guaranteed to get you dancing” on June 11; New Orleans jazz band MJ’s Brass Boppers come through on June 18; Los Caminantes de Humberto Navarro play Latin/Ranchera music on June 25; The Sorentinos play “classic rock ‘n’ roll with a modern twist” and a “late sixties-era feel” on July 2; the Sam Grisman Project brings new-age bluegrass to the gazebo on July 9; Fleetwood Mac tribute band “Fleetwood Macramé” plays July 16; Assembly of Dust does classic rock with a “funky spin” on July 23; regular local performer Steve Pile performs George Harrison songs on July 30; the Anthony Arya Band plays straight-up Americana rock on Aug. 6; we get another Latin band, Grupo Valle de Santiago, playing cumbia on Aug. 13; reggae outfit IrieFuse comes through on Aug. 20; and a Duran Duran tribute band called New Moon brings it home on Aug. 27. Whew! (Source: City of Healdsburg & Healdsburg Patch)

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Simone Wilson was born and raised in Healdsburg, CA, where she was the editor of the Healdsburg High School Hound's Bark. She has since worked as a local journalist for publications in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York City and the Middle East. Simone is now a senior product manager and staff writer for the Healdsburg Tribune.


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