The Cloverdale Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing cultural arts to northern Sonoma County has announced 2021 dates for its popular Friday Night Live at the Plaza free concert series. This 18th season of weekly outdoor concerts in Cloverdale’s downtown plaza is scheduled to run for 14 successive Fridays, July 2 to October 1. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns CAA has built in a cushion by slating the series to begin about a month later than usual.

“Friday Night Live promotes the best of Cloverdale and small-town America” says Cloverdale Arts Alliance Executive Director, Mark Tharrington. “We believe a vibrant local arts scene raises the quality of life for our entire community and are committed to doing everything we can to get the FNL series up and running again this summer.”

Tharrington added, “We are moving forward, booking bands, and getting ready, with the understanding that planning live, outdoor music events has potential obstacles and unknowns. We are optimistically anticipating the FNL venue in downtown Cloverdale will lend itself to compliance with pandemic-related restrictions, and CAA will be able to procure necessary permits.”

It is important to note that funding for Friday Night Live at the Plaza is generated by generous local individuals, businesses, winery sponsors, and also event concession sales. Tharrington said “We at Cloverdale Arts Alliance truly appreciate the continued community support and enthusiasm for FNL, which is our signature program.” He added, “We also appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we do our best to navigate this unprecedented situation.”

Cloverdale Arts Alliance also provides the community with arts related programs including a cooperative Art Gallery located 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. From within the Gallery CAA offers a myriad of music events such as THE Jazz Club, Americana Night, Blues Night, Acoustic Music Workshop, and Beatles Study Group. Other CAA programs include Art Classes for children and adults, Discovering Art workshops, and Wine Appreciation Classes.

For more information go to www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org.