This week's concerts in the great outdoors

By Peninsula Daily News staff

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

■ JAZZ ON THE LAWN, by the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble — Monday at noon on the Peninsula College green, behind the PUB just east of the M Building.

In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the PUB entertainment stage.

Under the direction of music professor David Jones, the concert will feature vocalist Robbin Eaves with a 12-piece jazz band.

Music by Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Mongo Santamaria, Elmo Hope, Oliver Nelson, Johnny Griffin and Oregon will be heard, along with some classic jazz standards by Billy Strayhorn and Jerome Kern.

It also will include several tunes from the post-bop era (1955-1970), including the original versions of Nelson's “Stolen Moments” and Hubbard's “Skydive.”

Bring your lunch and lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Peninsula College is located in Port Angeles at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

■ SEQUIM MUSIC IN THE PARK— Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., third annual Karaoke Idol contest.

Are you a karaoke singer? Visit or phone 360-683-4139 on how to participate. Prizes will be awarded.

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: Stardust (big-band swing), Aug. 12.

■ PORT ANGELES CONCERT ON THE PIER — Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 4th Street Cats (funky, blues and 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: The Soulshakers (blues), Aug. 13.

■   PORT TOWNSEND CONCERT ON THE DOCK — Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Yacht Club featuring vocalist Kevin Mason (popular music).

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: Ko Ko Jo (classic rock and originals), Aug. 14.

■   PORT ANGELES SUMMERTIME MUSIC! — Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Howly Slim and Sandy Summers (blues, country, folk) at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The Port Angeles Summertime Music! series continues Thursday, Aug. 14, and Thursday, Aug. 21, funded by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

Bring a picnic and blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

Aug. 14 concert: Good Machine (folk and bluegrass).

■   SEQUIM SUMMERTIME MUSIC! — Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., electric violinist Geoffrey Castle on the outdoor stage behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The Sequim Summertime Music! series continues Friday, Aug. 22, and Friday, Sept. 12, funded by Friends of Sequim Library.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

Aug. 22 concert: Community contra dance, with caller Amy Carroll and the Power House band. Dance lessons for all ages.

■   AND MORE — For more information about free concerts and other music events, read the PDN's weekly “Live Music” column every Thursday — and consult the North Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar at

Last modified: August 03. 2014 2:28AM
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