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September 22, 2023

Mark Your Calendar with Music

Upcoming events not to miss

To misquote Julie Andrews, “The vineyards are alive with the sound of music.” At least that’s what those venturing anywhere near Healdsburg and its surrounding environs might think. Below is a sneak peek at some of the many musical offerings coming to the area in the following weeks.

Windsor Summer Nights on the Green

Windsor’s annual spate of musical programming kicks off Thursday, June 2 with Foreverland, which is billed as “The Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson.” What’s germane is that the band isn’t a tribute or impersonation act—it’s just a straight up cover band interpreting the music of the King of Pop (which, frankly, is a relief for those still overcoming ’80s zipper-fatigue). The gig is sponsored by Friends of the Windsor Library.

For more information, visit foreverland.com or townofwindsor.com/342/Summer-Nights-on-the-Green.

Orsi Winery Summer Concert Series

Located just two minutes from downtown Healdsburg and surrounded by 70 acres of vineyard, Orsi Family Vineyards is known for bringing its Italian sensibilities to local environs—at least in the wine department. In the music department, however, there’s an apparent penchant for tribute bands with clever names—Fleetwood Mask and Petty Theft, each of which are playing the winery in June and July, respectively. The gigs are part of the Orsi Winery Summer Concert Series, which pairs a bevy of acts with their award-winning wine throughout the season.

For more information, orsifamilyvineyards.com/calendar.html.

Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Jazz and wine are a natural pairing—both are expressive of their particular environs, both take a level of mastery to get right and both tend to get better with age. Now in its 24th vintage, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival proves all the above and more. Beginning June 13 and lasting through June 19, this year’s fest promises a thrilling week of music drawing from an array of influences. From National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) jazz master Dave Holland and blues legend Charlie Musselwhite to San Francisco vocal star Bobi Céspedes, the week-long event offers Healdsburg’s most enduring and celebrated soundtrack.

For more information, visit healdsburgjazz.org.


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