Melissa Preit of Port Angeles and her daughter, Avanelle Priet, 11, make chalk drawings on the sidewalk to the music of The Spin-Offs during Wednesday’s season-opening Concert on the Pier music series at Port Angeles City Pier. (KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS)

Melissa Preit of Port Angeles and her daughter, Avanelle Priet, 11, make chalk drawings on the sidewalk to the music of The Spin-Offs during Wednesday’s season-opening Concert on the Pier music series at Port Angeles City Pier. (KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS)

Free summer concerts set next week

The City of Sequim’s Independence Day and Music in the Park will join forces for a Fourth of July show.

Port Angeles will follow the next day with its free Concert on the Pier, while Port Townsend’s free outdoor concerts don’t begin until July 13.

The season’s 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 concert on Tuesday at the James Center for the Performing Arts bandshell at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., will feature 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 off with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Port Angeles’ Concert on the Pier on Wednesday will feature CD Woodbury 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, will offer Global Heat on July 13.

In addition to free outdoor concerts at Pope Marine Park Plaza, the event 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 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.sequim wa.gov/512/Summer-Music-Events—-Music-in-the-Park.

Concerts on the Pier

• 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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