Friday Night Live 2017
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE PLAZA, 2017
CLOVERDALE ARTS ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES MUSIC LINEUP FOR 2017 FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE PLAZA
Free summer concert series continues to deliver high caliber musical talent, beginning June 2
Friday Night Live at the Plaza, Cloverdale’s free summer concert series, has announced the lineup of bands scheduled to appear Friday nights from June 2 through September 1, 2017. Friday Night Live & Street Fair, produced by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance, offers a variety of family-friendly activities every Friday evening throughout the summer.
Downtown Cloverdale comes alive with Friday Night Live at the Plaza & Street Fair. In addition to high-caliber, smokin’ hot music delivered by a variety of bands hailing from across the United States, FNL visitors will find many other attractions. Dinner is available from a variety of food vendors and nearby restaurants; premium Sonoma County wines and craft beers can be purchased by the glass. Hand-crafted arts, crafts and other unique, locally made items are available at the Street Fair, along with a variety of kids’ activities, such as jumpy castles and rock climbing walls, to ensure there is something for everyone at Friday Night Live in Cloverdale. The Street Fair opens at 6:00 PM and music begins at 6:30 PM.
Audiences are sure to experience the best of small town America and free family-friendly, dance and party concerts at Friday Night Live & Street Fair in downtown Cloverdale all summer long.
Priority consideration will be given to bands touring regionally/nationally that are upbeat, dance/party bands playing original music from a variety of genres. There is also the opportunity for local bands to support headline acts.
For consideration to have your band play Friday Night Live at the Plaza please email your band's website URL, and links to videos and/or music to Mark Tharrington (FNL Program Manager) email@example.com
June 2 – The Honey Island Swamp Band
June 9 – Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
June 16 – Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
June 23 – The B-Side Players
June 30 – The Lil Smokies
July 7 – Orgōne
July 14 – The Quebe Sister
July 21 – The Iguanas
July 28 – GrooveSession
Genre: Groovin’ Rock Web: groovesessionmusic.com
Winery Sponsor: Murphy-Goode
Concert Sponsor: Ray’s Food Place
GrooveSession is a trio on the rise! Recognized for unique song writing and powerful live performance, the band is a true throwback, uniting fans with a funky flare and positive message. With mind, body and sound, GrooveSession brings a multi-genre blend of rock n’ roll they call “movin’ groovin’ music.
August 4 – Johnny Sansone
A multi-award-winning bluesman, Johnny Sansone’s howling, rip-through-the-plaster voice and deep grooved harmonica riffs are the main attractions, but audiences will also appreciate the wit and wisdom of his character songs.
August 11 – Naughty Professor
August 18 – Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Genre: Latin Big Band Web: pacificmambo.com
Winery Sponsor: Kelley & Young Wines
Concert Sponsor: Redwood Credit Union
2014 GRAMMY Winner, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra is a 20 piece musical group leading the rebirth of the Latin Big Band Sound. They use the traditions of the classic mambo‐craze orchestras of the 1950s to deliver their original music and clever, modern arrangements of hit songs. These elite musicians perform in both English and Spanish.
August 25 – Monophonics
Genre: Retro Soul Web: monophonics.com
Winery Sponsor: Alexander Valley Vineyards, White Oak Winery
Concert Sponsor: Jane & Ron Pavelka
The widely-acclaimed Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical landscape. Holding onto tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.”
September 1 – Special Guest Artist - TBA
Genre: Blues Web:
Winery Sponsor: Rodney Strong Vineyards
Concert Sponsor: Sonoma Clean Power
Best way to enjoy Friday Night Live & Street Fair:
• Festivities begin at 6:00 PM when the Street Fair opens with meals-to-go; sweet treats; wines and craft beers; locally crafted art, jewelry, clothing and wellness products; and kids’ activities.
• Food booths at the Street Fair offer a wide variety of delicious meals. With choices from pizza to risotto, BBQ oysters to lamb gyros, there is something for everyone. Local restaurants are also open for early bird and late night specials.
• Music starts at 6:30 PM.
• Arrive early and bring your own lawn chair as seating/chairs are not provided. The concert seating area is limited.
• Craft beer, local wines, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase by the glass.
• The conditions of the ABC permit for Friday Night Live do not allow outside alcoholic beverages at the concerts. Also, please dispose of any alcoholic beverages purchased at the shows before you leave.
Friday Night Live at the Plaza is produced by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance. Underwriting support is provided by a number of generous local individual, business, and winery sponsors.
Our Community Angels are Geoff & Nancy Dalwin and the McChesney Family. Presenting Sponsors for the 2017 series are Calpine; Ray's Food Place; Michael Laird REMAX/Full Spectrum; Redwood Credit Union; Reuser, Inc.; and Sonoma Clean Power. Major Sponsors are Coors Light, Furber Family, Jane & Ron Pavelka and Lagunitas Brewing Company. Media Sponsors are Cloverdale Reveille, KRCB 91FM, and Sonoma County Gazette.
For more information visit cloverdaleartsalliance.org or call (707) 894-4410.