2018 Concerts in the Plaza performers: Aug. 5 – Meels (3pm) and Chloe Jean (4pm); Aug. 12 – Iriefuse (3pm) and Glenn Walters Band (4pm); Aug. 19 – Shelby, Texas (3pm) and Solid Air (4pm); Aug. 26 – Sarah Herzog and the Machiavelvets (4pm). Courtesy images.

Spanning four Sunday afternoons in August, the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s Concerts in the Plaza series has provided the perfect summer soundtrack for more than 30 years. The events – free and open to the public on the Depot Plaza – feature two bands each Sunday afternoon in August. Concerts in the Plaza begin at 3pm Sunday, with each band playing for 45 minutes. 

A pair of talented singers open the 2018 edition of this beloved series. Mill Valley singer Amelia Einhorn, aka MEELS, showcases her unique brand of indie-pop music at 3pm, followed by Chloe Jean, a former track star & model, performing her “raw, authentic, strong, fierce” and soulful songs at 4pm. 

One week later, the event gets a reggae infusion with North Bay reggae band Iriefuse (3pm), followed by Hoodoo Rhythm Devils’ co-founder Glenn Walters (4pm) performing with Ray Charles Project and his own eponymous band.

On Aug. 19, country rockers Shelby, Texas (3pm) provide the perfect opener for Solid Air’s jug band and rock songs (4pm). 

The series concludes with Redwood High singer Sarah Herzog and the Machiavelvets at 3pm, followed by acclaimed local guitarist Michael LaMacchia’s New Music Foundation. The project brings fresh genre-blending songwriting and an ensemble of gifted and interconnected players to bear.

The 411: The Mill Valley Arts Commission’s free Concerts in the Plaza span the four Sunday afternoons in August, each beginning at 3pm, with the second act at 4pm. Sets are approximately 45 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to “bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes.” ​​MORE INFO.

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