PACK UP YOUR your favorite comfort food — along with blankets and lawn chairs to sit on — and stake out your spot at a free and family friendly outdoor concert this week.
Enjoy the free music and share time with family and friends.
Don’t forget your sunglasses if it’s sunny — and because the evening can be chilly, bring a jacket, too.
■ PORT TOWNSEND — “The Duke of Marlborough” fanfare by Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa’s “The Occidental” march, “Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson and other rousing music will meet concertgoers at Chetzemoka Park, Blaine and Jackson streets, at 3 p.m. today (Sunday).
In its last public performance of the season, the Port Townsend Summer Band will play the above tunes plus the “Royal Pageant Overture” by George D. Barnard, Sousa’s Revival march and “A Night in Granada” by Konradin Kreutzer.
After an intermission, the band will offer the “Trafalgar March” by Wilhelm Zehle, Hawley Ades’ “A Cohan Salute,” Paul Murtha’s arrangement of “Glenn Miller in Concert” and “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”
For the finale, the ensemble will play Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
■ SEQUIM— Stardust Big Band, with dance lessons by Carol Hathaway and a movie following the concert, will end this summer’s Music in the Park series on Tuesday.
The concert — from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — will be at the James Center for the Performing Arts amphitheater in the Sequim Water Reuse Park, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, just north of Carrie Blake Park.
The concert and dance lessons will be followed at 9 p.m. by the movie on an outdoor screen, “Finding Nemo.”
Don’t forget to bring a chair, blanket or both along with a picnic repast.
■ PORT ANGELES — Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., SuperTrees (rock).
This is next-to-last performance at City Pier in the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Concert on the Pier series.
Vendors sell food.
City Pier is a no-smoking, no-skateboards, alcohol-free venue.
Some chairs are available for the disabled and early arrivals.
Final concert, Sept. 7 — Ranger and the Re-Arrangers (Gypsy jazz).
■ PORT TOWNSEND — Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Better Half (funk, rock and soul).
This is the final concert in this summer’s Concerts on the Dock series presented by the Port Townsend Main Street Program and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce at the newly renovated downtown Pope Marine Park plaza at Water and Madison streets.
No chairs are provided.
Dos Okies BBQ food will be available along with beer, wine and cider.