A summer bounty of open-air concerts this week across Peninsula
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Ann and Steve Johnson dance to the tunes of Haywire at last week's Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles.
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Haywire at Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles last Wednesday.

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This week's schedule of free outdoor music on the North Olympic Peninsula:

SEQUIM MUSIC IN THE PARK — Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Strait Shots (classic rock 'n' roll).

Sequim's Music in the Park is every Tuesday evening through Aug. 26 at the outdoor James Center amphitheater in the Sequim Water Reuse Park, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, just north of Carrie Blake Park.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the grassy expanse in front of the amphitheater and a picnic meal to enjoy while listening to the performance.

Next Music in the Park: The Young Fiddlers (tunes by members of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 15), July 22.

PORT ANGELES CONCERT ON THE PIER — Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Luck of the Draw (bluegrass and variety). (See ad, Page C8 today.)

This concert also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

Of particular interest to children, there will be booths and exhibits with hands-on activities; a life-size inflatable killer whale; “Sanctuary Sam the Sea Lion,” a costumed figure; marine debris art sculptures; and ROV (remotely operated vehicle) demonstrations.

The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce's Concert on the Pier is every Wednesday night through Sept. 3 at City Pier.

Dancing is encouraged. City Pier is a dog-friendly, no-smoking, no-skateboards, no-alcohol venue.

Some chairs are available for the disabled and early arrivals. There are two snack and beverage vendors.

“Bubble Man” Greg Bondy provides entertainment for kids at Concert on the Pier with chalk for pavement drawing and a bubble-making machine.

Next Concert on the Pier: Twisted Roots (blues, western swing, old rock), July 23.

PORT TOWNSEND CONCERT ON THE DOCK — Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Toolshed Trio (American roots rock). (See ad, Page A8 today.)

The free Port Townsend Concerts on the Dock, sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program, continues every Thursday through Aug. 28 at the Pope Marine Plaza in downtown Port Townsend.

Bring a chair or blanket and your shades. The concerts are for all ages. Lots of danceable music.

A wine, beer and cider garden for concertgoers is available at the plaza beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Next Concert on the Dock: Blue Holiday (R&B), July 24.

PORT TOWNSEND FREE FRIDAY AT THE FORT — Friday, noon to 1 p.m., The Crow Quill Night Owls (eclectic 1920s-'30s music on guitar, banjo and washtub).

Centrum's Free Fridays at the Fort concert series continues every Friday through Aug. 1 at the Nora Porter Commons at Fort Worden State Park.

A state Discover Pass is not necessary for concert parking.

Grab your sun hat and sunglasses, pack a lawn chair or blanket and bring your lunch.

If weather is inclement, alternative plans will be posted on the Centrum website, www.centrum.org.

Next Free Friday concert: Participants from Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend workshop led by Clarence Acox, July 25.

AND MORE — For more information about free concerts and other events, consult the North Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: July 12. 2014 11:31PM
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