Terri Odabi performs on June 28 with the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra.
Terri Odabi performs on June 28 with the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department was finally able to release the schedule for the popular Tuesdays in the Plaza series, which began May 31 and will run through the summer until Aug. 30, from 6 to 8pm. This is the only time of the week that open consumption of alcohol is permitted in the Plaza without a special permit.

Release of the schedule was delayed until just a week before the series began due to “several unanticipated events and projects (that) have slowed down our normal contracting process this year,” said Matt Milde, recreation supervisor for the City of Healdsburg.

Milde said the schedule could only be released “once we have finalized negotiations with our remaining bands,” although he would not specify which artists they found difficult to finalize.

Experienced visitors set up their picnic areas in early afternoon, although the city will remove unattended chairs and blankets until 4pm, so someone should be there to monitor the site. Food vendors will be on-hand to offer locally sourced food for sale starting at 5pm, with the music beginning at 6.

Vendors will be: Lola’s Market, Rose’s Burgers & Brats, Sangsan Healdsburg, Healdsburg Bagel, Healdsburger, and in August only, The Wurst.

Opening the series on May 31 were the Illegals, a cleverly-named cover band of the Eagles. A variety of music groups, from blues to bluegrass, will play the following Tuesdays.

Upcoming Performances

June 7: Kingsborough, a “gritty hot desert” rock band led by frontman Billy Kingsborough and guitarist Alex Leach

June 14: Jesus Dias y su Qba, an Afro-Cuban ensemble, sponsored by the Healdsburg Jazz Festival

June 21: The Carolyn Sills Combo, a five-piece band from Santa Cruz that plays “spaghetti Western swing”

June 28: The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, featuring vocalist Terri Odabi, brings blues and soul to the Plaza stage.

July 5: The Coffis Brothers, another Santa Cruz band, plays rootsy rock n’ roll. 

July 12: The Marshall House Electric Project, a “driving funk-soul band”

July 19:  Los Pinguos originated in Argentina and plays Latin and other world music.

July 26: Sol Horizon, a frequent Best Local Reggae Band winner, returns to the Plaza.

Aug. 2: Luce, a San Francisco alternative rock band and former Foghead favorite

Aug. 9: Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys brings rockabilly and Western swing to town.

Aug. 16: Sal’s Greenhouse, a “powerhouse funk collective” led by singer-saxophonist Sally Green out of Oakland

Aug. 23: Boot Juice spills their bluegrass and folk-blues-rock stylings all over the Gazebo stage.

Aug. 30: The Rubinos ends the 2022 Tuesdays in the Plaza series with their power pop set.

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