UPBEAT’s SUMMER Entertainment Guide #2

Musical Notes in Sonoma County

by Shekeyna Black ~ "A

nother day in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July. Peo-

ple talking, really smiling. A man playing guitar and sing- ing for us all. Will you help him change the world? Can you dig it? (yes, I can). And I've been waiting such a long time for today.” To some, that song , Saturday in the Park, by Chicago is synonymous with Summer. The 4th of July concert by the Santa Rosa Symphony at the Green Mu- sic Center with its “Fireworks Spectacular” finale features Transcendence


Company’s talented cast sing- ing familiar tunes. Lawn-seat- ing available online at: gmc. works-spectacular.

Staples of summer include

concerts at various locations on different days of the week: Tuesdays in the Plaza (Healds- burg), Wednesdays in Peac- etown (Sebastopol), Thurs- days on the Green (Windsor), Funky Fridays (Santa Rosa) and Sunday’s Live at Juilliard (Santa Rosa). Healdsburg’s Tuesdays in the Plaza sched- ule for July delights audiences with

The Sorentinos (7/2),

Afrolicious (7/9), Sunny and the Black Pack (7/16), Volker Strifler Band (7/23) and Mid- town Social (7/30). Get de-

tails at: Plaza. Windsor’s 18th Annual Summer Nights on the Green has some heavy-hitters this month with The Purple Ones (7/11), Coco Montoya (7/18), and Caravanserai


Check out: www.townofwind- on-the-Green. The 7th annual Funky Fri-

day’s Summer Concert Series line-up includes;


Sistars Band (7/5), Dylan Black Project (7/12), Gator Nation (7/19), and Soulshine (7/26). Learn more at: www. The 26th annual Live at Juilliard con- cert series opens on Sunday, July 7th with regional favorite, Dgiin who blend Flamenco, Latin, French Cafe, Reggae, and Funk. The other acts in July are The Ralph Wood- son Blues Band (7/14), Black Sheep Brass Band (7/21) and Miss Moonshine (7/28). Visit: liard.

“Today, Otis Redding III still performs

special events

across the United States and Europe, keeping his family’s musical heritage

alive.” On

Friday, July 12th folks will have a chance to see the son of the late great Otis Redding

According to his website, at

in a concert presented by Mr. Music and the


Community Cultural Center. More info at: dingiii. Perhaps the concert- goers will be treated to a ren- dition of “Dock of the Bay” or some songs by The Reddings, a Soul & Funk band from the 80’s. Music-lovers are in for a special treat on Friday, July 19th at the Occidental Cen- ter for the Arts with a Nelson Mandela Birthday Tribute fea- turing music by dance band, Zulu Spear.

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way. ~ Allen Klein

UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • JULY 2019 • Pg 11

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32