Free outdoors concerts are coming up in Port Angeles and Port Townsend this week.
The Sequim 2016 Music in the Park series hosted the Stardust Big Band on Tuesday at Carrie Blake Park, 563 N. Rhodefer Road.
In Port Angeles, the Ian McFeron Band will perform folksy rock ’n’ roll at 6 p.m. today at City Pier, with parking at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue.
In Port Townsend, two bands will perform at Concerts on the Dock at 5 p.m. Thursday at Pope Marine Plaza in downtown Port Townsend. They are Cold Comfort and Kilcid Band.
Music in the Park
The Sequim 2016 Music in the Park series is every Tuesday at 6 p.m. through Aug. 30.
Sequim city organizers encourage attendees to bring chairs or blankets and picnic baskets to the concerts.
The future lineup for the series, according to www.sequimwa.gov, is:
• Aug. 23 — Fifth annual Sequim Karaoke Night; contest.
• Aug. 30 — Farmstrong; bluegrass, country, folk and rock.
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.port angeles.org, is:
• 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. 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 a community contra dance.
The free dance will be at 6 p.m. on the outdoor stage behind the library.
It will feature fiddler Rodney Miller with caller Sherry Nevins and Alex Sturbaum on guitar.
In the event of rain, the contra dance will take place inside the Sequim High School cafeteria at 601 N. Sequim Ave.
Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food.