Through all the variations of the Miller Closure and the myriad iterations of innovative use of outdoor space, the intent has always been the same: infuse vitality into our community during this insane rollercoaster ride that the COVID-19 crisis hath wrought.
In doing so, Mill Valley residents and guests rediscovered the wonders of the 94941, from the delicious marriage of live music and al fresco dining to more outdoor seating than Mill Valley has enjoyed in decades. The voracious appetite for al fresco dining and shopping options has robust and passionate, verifying the “rising tide lifts all boats” theory in spades.
The Miller Closure events have featured Piazza D’Angelo, Urban Remedy, Gravity Tavern and Equator Coffees, as well as retailers like The Goods, Famous4, Sofia Jewelry, Sprout SF, Terrestra, Wink Optics , Margaret O’Leary, The Local and The Store showcasing their wares.
We’re going to take a pause on the Miller Closure at the end of October.
But in the meantime, we’ve lined up a heckuva social calendar on the docket in the coming weeks, with live music set for at least every other Saturday evening through Halloween.
On the heels of performances by Tomas Dessle’s SunHunter band and Nick Brown & Friends, we’ve got Mill Valley songstress Chloe Jean performing her unique blend of modern pop, jazz, and old school rhythm and blues from 6-8pm Saturday on the Depot Plaza facing the closure.
We encourage you to bookend her performance with as much shopping, strolling, smiling and, of course, eating –as possible.
We’ll continue to inject Miller with vibrance and local favorite Jamie Clarke will perform on Aug. 28 (6-8pm), and the venerable Starduster Band will perform on Oct. 17.
Here’s the full Miller Closure calendar for the rest of 2021 – all 5-10pm unless otherwise noted:
Sept. 11-12 (11am-6:30pm in conjunction with MV Arts Commission’s Concerts on the Plaza)