Palo Alto's summer concert series kicks off tonight

Bands will present weekly live music at King Plaza

Downtown Palo Alto's summer concert series will launch tonight, July 9, in a new location with a performance by Dutch Uncle, a Bay Area rock 'n' roll cover band.

The annual Music on the Plaza event will be held in King Plaza in front of City Hall, at 250 Hamilton Ave., on Thursdays through Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Visit for more information.

The complete line-up is as follows:

• July 9: Dutch Uncle (rock 'n' roll)

• July 16: Chris Cain Band (blues)

• July 23: Pride & Joy (R&B party)

• July 30: California Cowboys (country)

• Aug. 6: SOL (Latin rock)

• Aug. 13: Fleetwood Mask (tribute to Fleetwood Mac)

"It'll be like a party on the plaza," Russ Cohen, executive director of the Palo Alto Downtown Business and Professional Association, stated in an announcement.

The event is sponsored by Stanford Federal Credit Union, Palo Alto Bicycles, Palo Alto Downtown, Business and Professional Association, Staples, Premier Properties, RelateIQ, MongoDB, Palintir, Lakin & Spears, Watercourse Way, Lure + Till, City of Palo Alto, West Coast Songwriters, Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Online, KSFO and KGO.

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Posted by goodlineup
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 9, 2015 at 10:32 am

Looks like a great line up for downtown, will any part of the streets be closed off? I think that would be great idea if not, the part on Hamilton

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Posted by member
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 9, 2015 at 10:49 am

Oh yeah! Love the idea of downtown music on the plaza. Every other city has it....glad Palo Alto has caught up. Will be there tonight for sure.

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Posted by Mayfield Child
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 9, 2015 at 11:03 am

Palo Alto has been out of the loop musically before Jerry Garcia died. I am very glad sponsors have stepped up to the plate to bring smiles back into the city~ Thank you!!

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 9, 2015 at 11:37 am

Mark Weiss is a registered user.

Well, August 1 is Jerry Garcia's birthday, and in honor of his roots here maybe we can ask either California Cowboys or SOL or both to throw in a little tribute cover in their sets.

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Posted by Like to bike
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Will there be extra bike parking? Where can I find it?

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