Free outdoor concerts scheduled this week across North Olympic Peninsula

Take your lawn chairs, your sunglasses, maybe a bite to eat and enjoy free outdoors concerts in Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend this week.

Take your lawn chairs, your sunglasses, maybe a bite to eat and enjoy free outdoors concerts in Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend this week.

Navy Band Northwest will perform today in Sequim from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carrie Blake Park, 563 N. Rhodefer Road.

In Port Angeles, The Weavils will play bluegrass and swing at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Pier, with parking at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue.

In Port Townsend, Toolshed Trio with Abakis will offer dance music at 5 p.m. Thursday at City Dock Civic Plaza in Pope Marine Park, 607 Water St.

Music in the Park

The Sequim 2016 Music in the Park series is every Tuesday through Aug. 30.

Sequim city organizers encourage attendees to bring chairs or blankets and picnic baskets to theconcerts.

The future lineup for the series, according to www.sequimwa.gov, is:

• Aug. 9 — Joy in Mudville; bluegrass, folk, rock, blues and funk.

• Aug. 16 — Stardust Big Band; Big Band sound.

• Aug. 23 — Fifth annual Sequim Karaoke Night; contest.

• Aug. 30 — Farmstrong; bluegrass, country, folk and rock.

Port Angeles

The Concerts on the Pier series, organized by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, runs every Wednesday evening throughout the summer through Sept. 7.

Vendors provide food. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to the informal, family-friendly performances.

No smoking is allowed on City Pier during the concerts.

If heavy wind or bad weather is expected, the performances might be moved to The Gateway pavilion at the corner of Lincoln and Front streets.

The future lineup for the series, according to www.portangeles.org, is:

• Aug. 10 — The Strait Shots; classic rock ‘n’ roll.

• Aug. 17 — Ian McFeron Band; folksy rock ‘n’ roll.

• Aug. 24 — Sweet T &Justice; Americana blues.

• Aug. 31 — Joy in Mudville; Americana funk rock.

• Sept. 7 — The Buck Ellard Band; country.

Concerts on the Dock

Port Townsend Main Street’s Concerts on the Dock summer music series is every Thursday through Sept. 1.

The free concerts offer local vendors and a beer, wine and cider garden.

Seating opens at 4:30 p.m., a half-hour before shows begin. Performances wrap up by 7:30 p.m.

The future lineup for the series, according to www.ptmainstreet.org, is:

• Aug. 11 — Olympic Express Big Band; dance tunes from 1920s-2000s.

• Aug. 18 — Cold Comfort with Kilcid; alternative, rock.

• Aug. 25 — Joy in Mudville; bluegrass, folk, rock, blues and funk.

• Sept. 1 — Lucky Brown and The Funk Revolution; jam-rock, reggae and funk.

On Friday, the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will host the Delta Rays band, performing a blend of zydeco, R&B, Irish fiddle, Tex-Mex accordion, Gypsy folk and swing.

The free performance will take place on the outdoor stage behind the library.

Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food.

In case of rain or inclement weather, the performance will be held indoors at the library.

The library will host free outdoor concerts each Friday through Aug. 12 and again Saturday, Aug. 20. Performances are from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

On Aug. 12, the Bushwick Book Club of Seattle will deliver literature, music and songwriting, performing original music inspired by a variety of books.

A community contra dance featuring fiddler Rodney Miller is planned Aug. 20.

The all-ages community contra dance also will feature caller Sherry Nevins and Alex Sturbaum on guitar.

In the event of rain Aug. 20, the contra dance will take place inside the Sequim High School cafeteria at 601 N. Sequim Ave.

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