SUNDAY: Concert in Port Townsend's Chetzemoka Park today (and other open-air concerts this week)

By Peninsula Daily News staff

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE of free outdoor music on the North Olympic Peninsula begins with:

PORT TOWNSEND SUMMER BAND — Today 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.

Other concerts this week

■ SEQUIM MUSIC IN THE PARK — Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joy in Mudville (formerly known as Deadwood Revival; old-time bluegrass, jam-band, Motown, rock, funk, blues).

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: Third annual Sequim Karaoke Night, Aug. 5. Visit or phone 360-683-4139 on how to participate.

■ PORT ANGELES CONCERT ON THE PIER — Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Joy Mills Band (country rock).

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: 4th Street Cats (funky, blues and rock), Aug. 6

■ PORT TOWNSEND CONCERT ON THE DOCK — Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Rippin' Chicken (funk, boogaloo and soul jazz).

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: The Yacht Club featuring vocalist Kevin Mason (popular music), Aug. 7.

■ PORT TOWNSEND FREE FRIDAY AT THE FORT — (last concert of the season) — A special two-part, two-hour performance: Kids Concert, “old songs for young folks,” by Lightnin' Wells, 11 a.m. to noon, followed by the Acoustic Blues Gospel Choir led by Ethel Caffie-Austin and Delnora Roberts, noon to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by Centrum, both performances are 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,

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

Last modified: July 27. 2014 9:19AM
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