Open-air concerts at Marrowstone Island and Port Townsend this weekend
Port Townsend Summer Band performs in Chetzemoka Park on Sunday.
By Peninsula Daily News staff
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■ NEW! FORT FLAGLER SUMMER CONCERTS — Saturday at 5 p.m., Badd Dog Blues Society (up-tempo ensemble), Fort Flagler State Park.
This year's three-concert series, sponsored by the Friends of Fort Flagler, continues Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 31. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Fort Flagler is at 10541 Flagler Road on Marrowstone Island.
No Discovery Pass is needed.
Aug. 23 concert: Joy in Mudville (formerly known as Deadwood Revival; old-time bluegrass, jam-band, Motown, rock, funk, blues).
■ PORT TOWNSEND SUMMER BAND — Sunday at 3 p.m. in the gazebo at Chetzemoka Park, Jackson and Blaine streets.
This concert, organized with the Jefferson County Historical Society, will take listeners on a musical history tour, with songs tied to the city's history dating back to the 1860s.
“The concert will feature several compositions which relate directly to Port Townsend and will include a rough musical timeline from when Port Townsend was established to the present,” Summer Band conductor Karl F. Bach said.
Among those Port Townsend-specific numbers are the Key City Parade March, penned by composer Larry Thomas in 1940; the Port Townsend Centennial March, written for the centennial and first played by the 360th Army Band at Fort Worden in 1951; and the 2002 Fort Worden Centennial March, written for the fort's centennial celebration.
A special souvenir program will include photographs and stories of historic Port Townsend and information about the Summer Band and E.J. Gaede, founding conductor.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, family and a picnic.
■ AND MORE — For more information about free concerts and other music events:
Check out our weekly “Live Music” column in the Peninsula Daily News every Thursday — and consult the North Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
Last modified: July 26. 2014 1:57AM