Sara Bareilles Comes Home
The internationally-acclaimed musician, actor, and writer Sara Bareilles is returning home to perform a special community concert on Sunday, October 16, at Halvorsen Park on the Eureka waterfront. Live music is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m., and opening acts will include local performers hand-selected by Bareilles.
Although entry will be free, tickets will be required and must be reserved in advance. Up to six tickets may be reserved at a time and an individual ticket will be needed for each attendee regardless of age. NOTE: Anyone holding extra tickets that they do not need is encouraged to return them using this form: https://forms.gle/MEtT4LGPwJB54Jum9. Doing so will allow members on the waitlist to receive tickets as space allows.
Concert goers are invited to bring picnic baskets or small soft-sided coolers, folding chairs, and blankets. On-site food trucks and beverage vendors will also offer refreshments for purchase, and all vendors will be donating a portion of their proceeds to local non-profit organizations.
A free city shuttle will help bring attendees to the event from several designated special event parking locations across the city.
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Community reaction to the Oct. 16 Sara Bareilles concert at Halverson Park has been extraordinary, with reservation capacity for the event filling up in only the first day of availability. With today’s announcement of opening acts for the concert, the community has even more reason to celebrate. Bareilles has chosen two acts with local ties – Mario Matteoli and Huckleberry Flint – to share the stage on what is sure to be a memorable afternoon. More on the opening acts below:
Mario Matteoli is a Humboldt County native who grew up in Eureka, California. As a singer, songwriter, and music producer he has toured nationally and internationally. At the age of 19, he decided he wanted to be a professional musician and moved to Austin, Texas. As a solo artist, and in collaboration with other bands, Matteoli has dabbled in various musical genres but is best known for his alternative country and alternative rock styles.
Huckleberry Flint started as an old-time string band playing acoustic music on the streets of Arts Alive in Eureka. The band’s sound has since morphed into full electrified folk-rock, but the band has not lost touch with their roots. A melting pot of styles and sounds, Huck Flint has become a local favorite while drawing inspiration from the many different musical interests of the members of the 6-piece band.
Anyone holding extra tickets that they do not need is encouraged to return them using this form: https://forms.gle/MEtT4LGPwJB54Jum9. Doing so will allow members on the waitlist to receive tickets as space allows.