If you pass a San Francisco bar on a Friday night with a great long line of expectant patrons out front, chances are they’re all waiting to be propelled into the sonic time warp of a Cosmo Alleycats performance inside.
Cosmo Alleycats have been a favorite of the San Francisco music scene since the band’s 2010 beginning, bringing to the stage a potent mix of swing and vintage dance music with a dynamic, soulful delivery. Led by vocalist Emily Day (“one of the major singers in her field” – Scott Yanow), Cosmo Alleycats draws from several decades of exhilarating American music, along with inspired originals, to deliver a fun and engaging performance.
With thirteen year’s experience performing together, Cosmo Alleycats is a well-oiled machine. But however polished their performance may be, it’s the sense of playfulness in their improvisation that holds the door open for the unexpected. This dynamic is evident in their 2022 album, Old Sweet Songs, a collection of Tin Pan Alley and American Songbook favorites accompanied by their original compositions, inspired by bygone styles of songwriting.
“Old Sweet Songs, a perfect introduction to Emily Day and the Cosmo Alleycats for those who have somehow missed their music, and a delight for their longtime fans, is a well-rounded set that will be enjoyed by both listeners and dancers” – Syncopated Times
5:00pm – Food vendors open & Bike Valet
6:00-8:00 PM – Live music
Our weekly summer concerts in the Healdsburg Plaza from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. provide an eclectic and unique line-up of bands, and have been assembled to please a wide array of musical interests. Food vendors will be on-hand to offer locally sourced food for sale starting at 5pm, with the music beginning at 6pm. Complimentary bike valet services are available every Tuesday during our summer concert series. This event is hosted by Healdsburg Community Services and supported by the following sponsors Healdsburg Chamber/Stay Healdsburg & Big John’s Market.Add to Calendar Book Now