Tuesdays in the Plaza

Our weekly concerts provide an eclectic and unique line-up of bands, and have been assembled to please a wide array of musical interests. Food vendors will be on-hand to offer locally sourced food for sale starting at 5pm, with the music beginning at 6pm.

2019 Tuesdays in the Plaza Schedule

5/28/2019 Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings Slide Guitar / Blues   Facebook

6/4/2019 King Street Giants Trad Jazz Facebook
6/11/2019* Sol Horizon High Vibes Reggae  Facebook
6/18/2019 Gator Nation Band New Orleans R&B  Facebook
6/25/2019 Sal's Greenhouse Funk / Soul Facebook
7/2/2019 The Sorentinos  Retro Rock & Roll Facebook
7/9/2019* Afrolicious  Disco / Funk / Soul  Facebook
7/16/2019 Sunny and the Black Pack Soul, R&B and Rock Facebook
7/23/2019 Volker Strifler Band Blues / Rock Facebook
7/30/2019 Midtown Social Soul Facebook
8/6/2019 Soul Fuse  Soul / Funk / R&B Facebook
8/13/2019** Los Cenzontles Traditional Mexican Music Facebook
8/20/2019 The Carolyn Sills Combo Spaghetti Western Swing Facebook
8/27/2019 The Duvets Dance Rock Facebook

5pm-8pm - Food Booths & Bike Valet     /     6pm-8pm - Live Music

* = Movies in the Plaza after the concert (in English with Spanish subtitles)

** = Celebration of Latino Music & Art & Movies in the Plaza after the concert (in Spanish with English subtitles)  

Sol Horizon

Sol Horizon (High Vibes Reggae)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Three-time winner of “Best Reggae Band” in the North Bay Area, Sol Horizon is an original California 7-piece that seamlessly fuses reggae with funk, rock, hip hop, and world beats. Renowned for energetic live performances and powerful lyrical content centering on themes of peace, community, sustainability and the re-vitalizing power of nature, the band moves feet and inspires minds, creating a positive musical experience.
Gator Nation Band

Gator Nation Band (New Orleans R&B)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 

Gator Nation Band has been playing Dances, Concerts, and Festivals since 1996. Under new management, Mr. Blackwell Presents, Gator Nation continues to bring their hand clapping, feet stomping music to their many fans across the nation and British Columbia. While adding their own west coast twist, Gator Nation Band brings the sounds and feelings of traditional Cajun/Zydeco/& New Orleans R&B music, as well as their own original which have become a staple in all their shows. 
Sals Greenhouse

Sal's Greenhouse Funk (Funk/Soul)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sal’s Greenhouse built an impressive body of original music with a varied blend of influences like Nikka Costa, Brand New Heavies, Sharon Jones, and many more, resulting in a completely unique and original funky and soulful sound that feels good and moves its fast-growing audience. Sal’s Greenhouse is 9-piece powerhouse funk collective led by baritone saxophonist Sally Green out of Oakland. 

The Sorentinos

The Sorentinos (Retro Rock & Roll)
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Sorentinos are a four-piece California rock and roll band. They have been pleasing and baffling audiences for more than 35 years with their brand of west coast rock that takes heavy doses of English pop/rock, American garage, blues and country music along with a bit of singer songwriter folk thrown in to make their own special kind of noise. The Sorentinos have released 25 CDs on The Major Label with their latest release being Sonic Narcotic and have opened shows for many well-known artists.

Afrolicious (Disco/Funk/Soul)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Afrolicious is a dance-fusion collective based in San Francisco, California. Founded by brothers Joe "Pleasuremaker" McGuire and Oz "Señor Oz" McGuire, the group's weekly residency at the Elbo Room in the Mission District has established Afrolicious as an integral player in the San Francisco live music scene. At its core Afrolicious consists of a DJ duo, but has since expanded to include a live band with as many as twelve pieces as well as a project known as Afrolicious Soundsystem.
Sunny and the Black Pack

Sunny and the Black Pack (Soul/R&B/Rock)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Since 2015, Sunny and The Black Pack have been building a reputation as true visionaries in the music scene. Their unique blend of Old Soul, R&B and Rock has allowed Sunny and The Black Pack to quickly build a devoted fan base. Led by Sunny Promotion’s sensational musicianship, the band has managed to sell out venues across the Bay Area.

Volker strifler

Volker Strifler Band (Blues/Rock)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Volker Strifler’s creative style of Blues/Roots are innovative explorations into Rock, Jazz, and Latin rhythms, with several stops in New Orleans along the way! This German-born guitarist-singer plays with a perfect blend of fire and restraint along with the clarity of Duane Allman. The pace is fast, often frenetic, but the mixture of styles has the feel of controlled turbulence, drawing you into a whirlwind of tightly meshed crosscurrents. Most of all – the music is FUN!
Midtown Social

Midtown Social (Soul)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Midtown Social formed in 2012, this band’s mix of sass and brass is guaranteed to make you sweat just as much as it makes you think. Continuing in the tradition of badass Bay Area family bands, Midtown Social picks up the beat from Sly & the Family Stone and takes off from where Jefferson Airplane landed. Known across the region for their chic and soulful sound as well as their epic dance parties, Midtown Social moved SF Weekly to declare that “An alabaster statue would have two-stepped to that magic”.
Soul Fuse

Soul Fuse (Soul/Funk/R&B)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Soul Fuse is a group of fine musicians who play funk, soul and R&B with an emphasis on the funk! Danceable, funky music with a mix of original tunes, plus covers - played with groove, feel and 3-part harmonies.

Los Cenzontles

Los Cenzontles (Traditional Mexican Music & Dance)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Los Cenzontles (Nahuatl for “The Mockingbirds”) dig deep into Latino traditions to promote dignity, pride and cultural understanding. The group has pioneered revivals of Mexican roots music in California bringing traditions to new generations. The Mockingbirds now create a powerful new hybrid sound – creating a fresh Chicano voice for a new generation.
The Carolyn Sills Combo

The Carolyn Sills Combo (Spaghetti Western Swing)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Carolyn Sills Combo is the 2018 Ameripolitan Award Winner for Western Swing Group of the Year. Their live show is chock full of three part vocal harmonies, dueling guitar & non-pedal steel instrumentals and tight arrangements of their own distinct style of music known as 'spaghetti western swing.‘ The five-piece Carolyn Sills Combo brings plenty of vitality and good humor to their vintage retro-country/western setup, all topped off by Sills herself, who’s crisp, rangey voice is the ideal icing on a sweet, sparkling cake. 
The Duvets

The Duvets (Dance Rock)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Duvets are a high energy party cover band based in the Bay Area. They’ve set themselves apart by specializing in mashups & medleys of modern dance songs. With the most 2010+ tunes of any Bay Area band, you can expect to hear the best of today’s dance and rock hits, including popular electronic dance music (EDM) from artists like Calvin Harris, Zedd, Avicii and more. With 5 vocalists (3 male, 2 female), they have an amazingly versatile song selection.


Series Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

This fourteen-week concert series would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors or private donors. Concert sponsorship provides an outstanding marketing opportunity for businesses and affords extensive community exposure. We invite your business, organization or community group to consider being a Concert Sponsor. Click the following link for an application and information on Sponsorship Opportunities.

Band Submissions

If your band is interested in performing at the Tuesdays in the Plaza concerts, please complete a Band Application by February 1st. Review of media kits and selection of bands will take place in February. Bands that are selected will be contacted by mid-March. Due to the high volume of applications we receive each year, we will only be contacting those that are selected.

Food Vendors

The Community Services Department will be accepting applications from local food vendors to participate in the 2020 Tuesdays in the Plaza concerts beginning in December. To be considered for a vendor spot, a Food Vendor Application must be submitted online by March 15.
Food Vendor

Bike Valet

Ride your bike downtown! Bike valet services are available from 5-8 PM every Tuesday during our summer concert series. This is a complimentary service to all concert patrons. Each rider is given a check tag. One half stays with the bike and the other half is kept by the rider. The bike is carefully parked in a secure location, so you can sit back and enjoy the music. To retrieve a bike, the user hands in the check tag and the bike is returned.
Bike Valet