Free outdoor concerts set in Sequim, Port Angeles this week

Free outdoor concerts are planned this week in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Port Townsend’s free weekly Concerts on the Dock will begin Aug. 5. The shows put on by Port Townsend Main Street will be replete with local bands, beer, wine and cider at Pope Marine Park Plaza on Water Street at Madison Street.

Port Townsend’s weekly series, which have attracted 300 to 400 people to the park in past, was canceled in 2020. But Mari Mullen, executive director of the Port Townsend Main Street Program, said “we’re forging ahead” this summer.

The plaza will open for people to set up lawn chairs and picnic blankets at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday; live music flows from the stage from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cort Armstrong & Paul-Stehr Green/Backwoods Hucksters will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday at KSQM Studios at 609 W. Washington St., Suite 17 during the Sequim Music Where You Park series.

On Wednesday at 6 p.m. Abakis will perform vintage country at the Port Angeles Concerts on the Pier. The concerts are sponsored by Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts.

On Aug. 3, Sequim will begin the Music in the Park series each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the James Center for the Performing Arts in Carrie Blake Park at 500 N. Blake Ave. The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission are co-sponsoring the series with Sequim Community Broadcasting/KSQM Radio.

Here’s the lineup for the rest of the summer:

Sequim

Music Where You Park

• July 20 — Kalen Wolfe & The Shift at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane.

• July 27 — John Hoover & The Mighty Quinns at Purple Haze Organic Lavender Farm, 180 Bell Bottom Road.

Music in the Park — All at Carrie Blake Park

• Aug. 3 — Stardust Big Band, big band jazz.

• Aug. 10 — Navy Band Northwest, classical, dixieland, jazz and contemporary.

• Aug. 17 — Bread & Gravy, Americana, blues, classic rock and soul.

• Aug. 24 — Buck Ellard Band, mix of traditional country mixed with classic rock, blues and originals.

• Aug. 31 — Black Diamond Junction, classic hits.

The grand finale of the Sequim summer series will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the James Center for the Performing Arts in Carrie Blake Park, 500 N. Blake Ave.

Tess Teel Trio will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Sound Advise with Dawn Martin will be on stage from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about the free concert series in Sequim, see sequimwa.gov/512/Summer-Music -Events.

Port Angeles

• July 21 — Crushwater, alternate folk, rock.

• July 28 — Pato Banton & the New Generation, reggae

• Aug. 4 — Ranger & the Re-Arrangers, gypsy jazz.

• Aug. 11 — Backwoods Hucksters, Americana and blue.

• Aug. 18 — Three Too Many, rock covers.

• Aug. 25 — Black Diamond Junction, classic hits.

For more information about Port Angeles concerts, see jffa.org/concerts-on-the-pier or call 360-457-5411.

Port Townsend

Aug. 5: Uncle Funk & the Dope 6, with a free-ranging set list of rock, funk and R & B.

Aug. 12: Abakis, aka Aba Kiser, blends classic soul, powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar.

Aug. 19: Sound Advice, featuring vocalist Dawn Martin, dishes out Motown, soul and rock’n’roll.

Aug. 26: The Merry Makers mix psychedelia and roots rock.

Sept. 2: Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars, with singer Christa Holbrook, travel from soul to rock to rhythm and blues.

Sponsors and volunteers help make this series happen, Mullen said, and the Main Street Program can use more.

For information about Concerts on the Dock and other fall and winter events in the works, see PTmain street.org, phone 360-385-7911 or email [email protected]

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