Outdoor concerts set in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend this week

Greab chairs, picnics and enjoy free music in the open air

Free outdoor concerts are scheduled in Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend this week.

Joy in Mudville will perform bluegrass, folk, rock, blues and funk at 6 p.m. today at Carrie Blake Park, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, Sequim.

In Port Angeles, The Strait Shots will play classic rock ‘n’ roll at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Pier, with parking at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue.

In Port Townsend, the Olympic Express Big Band will perform dance tunes from the 1920s through the 2000s 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 the concerts.

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

• 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. 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. 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 Bushwick Book Club of Seattle which will deliver literature, music and songwriting, performing original music inspired by a variety of books.

The free performance will take place on the outdoor stage behind the library. It will be from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

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.

A community contra dance featuring fiddler Rodney Miller is planned at the library 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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