Roy Rogers will play May 29 in the Healdsburg Plaza

Photo Ray Holley

Guitar hero Roy Rogers to open season

As he has every year for a decade, Roy Rogers and his band, the Delta Rhythm Kings, will kick off the popular weekly Tuesdays in the Plaza concert event.

Tuesdays will be busy all summer on the Healdsburg Plaza. The Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market opens its new midweek market Tuesday morning, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will feature fresh produce, prepared food, crafts and local musicians.

During the afternoon, the Plaza will transform into a concert venue. Food booths will be set up and serving on Plaza Street from 5 to 8 p.m. A free bicycle valet service will also be available after 5 p.m.

The concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m. Alcohol can be consumed from 5 to 8 p.m. As in previous years, no chairs and blankets can be left unattended before 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, in order to preserve Plaza space for those who work during the day.

In previous years, pets have been discouraged. At its last meeting, the Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Commission decided to be more direct about pets and forbid them from the Plaza from 5 to 8 p.m. during concert hours.

In addition, to Rogers on May 29, other bands include:

June 5: John Santos Sextet; (Latin Jazz)

June 12: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s (Rock-a-Boogie)

June 19: Con Brio (Soul/R&B)

June 26: Charlie Musselwhite (Blues Harmonica Master)

July 3: Trace Repeat (Funk/Soul)

July 10: Twang Ditty (Simple Honest Country)

July 17: Shana Morrison & Caledonia (Pop/Rock/R&B)

July 24: Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs (Country Rock)

July 31: Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet (Cajun)

August 7: Dirty Red Barn (Americana)

August 14: Celebration of Latino Art & Music

August 21: Royal Jelly Jive (Soul-Jive/Gypsy Blues)

August 28: Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute)

The Tuesday concert series is produced by the city of Healdsburg Community Services Department.

In partnership with the Alexander Valley Film Society, there will be three “Family Movie Nights” this summer. Films will start about 8:45, after the concertgoers have left and it is dark enough.

The films are:

June 19 – Sing

July 17 – Moana

August 14 – Coco

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