Free outdoor summer concerts begin on Peninsula next week

Free weekly outdoor summer concerts will begin next week in Port Angeles and Sequim, with Port Townsend’s series starting July 13.

The free concerts will be Tuesdays in Sequim through Aug. 29, Wednesdays in Port Angeles through Aug. 30 and Thursdays in Port Townsend from July 13 through Aug. 31.

Most Sequim concerts and all Port Angeles concerts are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while Port Townsend’s venue opens at 4:30 p.m. with the music performed live from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Guests are welcome to bring chairs and blankets as well as picnics.

Sequim’s Music in the Park opening concert on Tuesday at the James Center for the Performing Arts bandshell at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., will feature Studio360 Dance Company at 5:45 p.m., Steel Magic Northwest at 6 p.m. and Abby Mae & The Homeschool Boys at 7 p.m.

KSQM 91.5 FM, the City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission sponsor the 2023 Music in the Park concert series.

Port Angeles’ Concert on the Pier will begin Wednesday with The Spin-Offs performing on City Pier at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue.

The Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts puts on the series, which will include youth activities, food vendors and an expanded beer garden.

Free admission is supported by sponsors Erika Ralson Word of Windemere, D. A. Davidson, Elwha River Casino and in-kind sponsor Peninsula Daily News.

Port Townsend’s Concerts on the Dock series, presented by Port Townsend Main Street Program and Homer Smith Insurance, in addition to free outdoor concerts at Pope Marine Park Plaza, offers a beer, wine and cider garden for those 21 and over.

This year the ticket booth will be at the entrance so that people can purchase drink tickets and their souvenir reusable cups.

Other sponsors include Caroline Erickson from Re/Max, Peninsula Hearing, Schodowski Law, Aldrich’s Market, the Law Offices of James A. Doros, Centrum, Susie Haynes of Coldwell Banker Best Homes and the City of Port Townsend. The media sponsors are Peninsula Daily News and KPTZ 91.9 FM.

Here are the schedules throughout the rest of the summer.

Concerts in the Park

• July 4 — The City of Sequim’s Independence Day and Music in the Park join forces for a Fourth of July show featuring the Sequim City Band at 3 p.m., Buck Ellard Band at 5:30 p.m. and Black Diamond Junction at 8 p.m., capped of with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

• July 11 — John Hoover & The Mighty Quinns.

• July 18 — Eugenie Jones.

• July 25 — Kristin Granger and the True North Band.

• Aug. 1 — Jean Lenke Jazz Band.

• Aug. 8 — Music by The Shift.

• Aug 15 — Sarah Shea at 6 p.m. and Whatever The Day at 7 p.m.

• Aug. 22 — Bread & Gravy.

• Aug. 29 — Sound Advice.

For more information, see https://www.sequimwa.gov/512/Summer-Music-Events—-Music-in-the-Park.

Concerts on the Pier

• July 5 — CD Woodbury.

• July 15 — The RT’s.

• July 19 — Joy in Mudville.

• July 26 — Brian James Was Here.

• Aug. 2 — Three Two Many.

• Aug. 9 — Uncle Funk and the Dope 6.

• Aug. 16 — Fox and Bones.

• Aug. 23 — The Nasty Habits.

• Aug. 30 — Black Diamond Junction.

For more information about Concerts on the Pier and the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts, see jffa.org.

Concerts on the Dock

• July 20 — WEPA!

• July 27 — The Shift.

• Aug. 3 — George Rezendes & Soundlab.

• Aug. 10 — Uncle Funk & the Dope Six.

• Aug. 17 — The Cosmiphonics, North Beach and True Reckoning.

• Aug. 24 — Olympic Express Big Band.

• Aug. 31 — Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars.

For more, see ptmain street.org.

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