Freia Palmer of Port Angeles and Tom Cox of Port Townsend dance to the music of Olympic Express Big Band during Wednesday night’s kickoff show in the Concerts on the Pier music series at Port Angeles City Pier. The free summer music series, hosted by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts and sponsored by Erika Ralston Word Windemere Real Estate, D.A. Davidson & Co., Elwha River Casino, Washington State Department of Commerce and the Peninsula Daily News, continues at 6 p.m. next Wednesday with the classic rock of Sweet Justice. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Freia Palmer of Port Angeles and Tom Cox of Port Townsend dance to the music of Olympic Express Big Band during Wednesday night’s kickoff show in the Concerts on the Pier music series at Port Angeles City Pier. The free summer music series, hosted by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts and sponsored by Erika Ralston Word Windemere Real Estate, D.A. Davidson & Co., Elwha River Casino, Washington State Department of Commerce and the Peninsula Daily News, continues at 6 p.m. next Wednesday with the classic rock of Sweet Justice. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Free outdoor concerts set throughout summer

Outdoor summer concerts are back in full swing in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend.

The free concerts are Tuesdays in Sequim, Wednesdays in Port Angeles and Thursdays in Port Townsend. Guests are welcome to bring chairs and blankets as well as picnics.

The Buck Ellard Band will perform Tuesday at Sequim’s Music in the Park at the James Center for the Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Community Park, 500 N. Blake Ave.

The Sequim series began last Tuesday with a Family Jazz Night with Sarah Shea and Jean Lenke. The concerts are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 30 at the center. They are co-sponsored by the City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission with Sequim Community Broadcasting/KSQM Radio!

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sweet Justice, the only Pacific Northwest band using a talk box, will perform at Port Angeles’ Concerts on the Pier on City Pier at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue. They will offer classics from Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Eva Cassidy, Eddie Money and Etta James.

Adding to the festivities this summer is a beer and wine garden.

Sponsors are Erika Ralston Word of Windermere Real Estate, D. A. Davidson, Elwha River Casino, Washington State Department of Commerce and the Peninsula Daily News.

The series began last Wednesday with the Olympic Peninsula’s own Olympic Express Big Band featuring Jessie Lee. The Juan de Fuca Foundation for Arts will host the concerts through Aug. 31.

Port Townsend’s Concerts on the Dock will feature dance band Uncle Funk and the Dope Six at Pope Marine Plaza on Thursday. Band members were hand-selected to form the ultimate party/dance band, according to Port Townsend Main Street.

The venue opens at 4:30 p.m., and music will be performed live from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A beer, wine and cider garden featuring local brews is planned and a variety of vendors will participate. Port Townsend Main Street and Homer Smith Insurance will host the concerts through Aug. 25.

Other sponsors include Windermere Real Estate, Peninsula Hearing, SYSCO Foods, Aldrich’s Market, the law firm of James A. Doros, The Kellogg Building and the City of Port Townsend. The media sponsors are KPTZ 91.9 FM and the PDN.

Here are the schedules throughout the rest of the summer.

Concerts in the Park

• July 12 — John Hoover & the Mighty Quinns, John Denver tribute band.

• July 19 — The Shift, modern folk.

• July 26 — Backwoods Hucksters, Americana and mountain blues.

• Aug. 2 — Bread & Gravy Quintet.

• Aug. 9 — Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers,” gypsy jazz.

• Aug. 16 — Navy Band NW Wind Ensemble/Concert Band.

• Aug. 23 — Black Diamond Junction, which was voted the PDN Best Live Band 2016-2021.

• Aug. 30 — Sound Advice, Motown, soul and rock.

For more, see visitsunny sequim.com/202/Concerts.

Concerts on the Pier

• July 13 — Backwoods Hucksters.

• July 20 — Antbath, garage surf.

• July 27 — Cedar Teeth, with Levon Helm, Rick Danko and company.

• Aug. 3 — Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz, classic standard and hot jazz.

• Aug. 10 — Bread and Gravy quintet.

• Aug. 13 — Chandra Johnson and the Homeschool Boys, non-traditional bluegrass and country.

• Aug. 24 — Honey of the Heart, music influenced by folk, soul, jazz and world/flamenco styles.

• Aug. 31 — Black Diamond Junction.

For more see, jffa.org.

Concerts on the Dock

• July 14 — Fortress of the Bear, rock.

• July 21 — Global Heat, funk rock.

• July 28 — Cedar Teeth.

• Aug. 4 — Daring Greatly, five-piece known for harmonies.

• Aug. 11 — Kilcid Band. psych-pop.

• Aug. 18 — Backwoods Hucksters.

• Aug. 25 — Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars, soul, rhythm and blues, rock.

For this grand finale, the music will continue with a Late Night DJ Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

For more, see ptmain street.org

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