Summer outdoor concerts free on Peninsula

Blues, rock and swamp funk will be highlighted at free outdoor concerts on the North Olympic Peninsula this week.

Bread & Gravy will play blues, classic rock and contemporary music at the City of Sequim’s Concerts in the Park at 6 p.m. at the James Center for the Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Kayohti will perform swamp funk at the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 6 p.m. Wednesday summer outdoor Concerts on the Pier.

Micaela Kingslight Band will perform blues-rock at Port Townsend Main Street Program’s Concerts on the Dock.

Sequim

The city of Sequim’s Concerts in the Park take place at 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27 with Stardust Big Band featured this week.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Attendees are urged to bring portable lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

Coyote BBQ pulled pork and other food will be available.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the season:

• July 30 — Max Hatt & Edda Glass; contemporary, jazz, bossa nova and Brazilian.

• Aug. 6 — Black Diamond Junction; classic rock, pop and country.

• Aug. 13 — Blue Rhinos; blues and rock.

• Aug. 20 — Farmstrong; folk, country and bluegrass.

• Aug. 27 — Joy in Mudville; Americana/roots rock.

• Sept. 3 — Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, swing and gypsy jazz. The concert was originally set for July 2 but was canceled due to poor weather.

For the schedule, see www.visitsunnysequim.com/202/Concerts.

Port Angeles

The Port Angeles summer concert series is the longest on the North Olympic Peninsula with a performance every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. through Sept. 11 during the Concerts on the Pier at Railroad Avenue and Lincoln Street.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. 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.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the season:

• July 31 — Backwoods Hucksters; acoustic Americana roots.

• Aug. 7 — Fat Chance; classic rock.

• Aug. 14 — The Weavils; bluegrass.

• Aug. 21 — Sweet T & Justice; American rock.

• Aug. 28 — The Talbott Bros.; rock and blues storytelling.

• Sept. 4 — Black Diamond Junction; classic hits.

• Sept. 11 — Champagne Sunday; rock.

For the schedule, see www.portangeles.org/pages/Concerts onthePier.

Port Townsend

Downtown Port Townsend will rock with all-ages free Concerts on the Dock on Thursdays through Aug. 29 at Pope Marine Park Plaza, on Water Street between Madison and Monroe streets.

Seating will open at 4:30 p.m. and music will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Attendees should bring chairs or blankets. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

Local vendors include Mo Chilli BBQ, Barbarian Fine Cuisine, Aldrich’s Market, Java Gypsies, BluJay Kombucha, Olympic Neighbors, Magical Henna, and James Jackson Massage. Beer from Port Townsend Brewing Co., wine from Port Townsend Vineyards and a rotating cider from either Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Eaglemount Cider or Alpenfire Cider also will be available.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the season:

• Aug. 1 — Big Hands Colvin; blues, country and soul.

• Aug. 8 — Joy in Mudville; folk, rock, country, blues.

• Aug. 15 — Daring Greatly; classic rock and soul.

• Aug. 22 — The Whole Bolivian Army; indie rock.

• Aug. 29 — Kevin Mason and the PT All-Stars, plus special guest Christa Holbrook; rock, soul, Motown, rhythm and blues.

For the schedule, see ptmain street.org/concerts- on-the-dock.

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