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Best of Summer Outdoor Concerts in Puget Sound

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Don’t let these Seattle summer evenings go to waste. Enjoy an outdoor concert at a location near you.  There are many to choose from!

Auburn Summer Sounds
http://www.auburnwa.gov

Concert series, Fridays, August 5-19, 7:00 pm in Auburn.

Ballard Locks Concert Series
http://www.blog.friendsoftheballardlocks.org

Free concerts held on Saturdays and Sundays. Most begin at 2:00pm on the lawn at the Ballard Locks.

Downtown Bellevue’s Live at Lunch 
http://www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/liveatlunch/

Downtown Bellevue’s outdoor concert series will entertain audiences with a top-notch lineup of local Northwest bands every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 1:30pm, July 5 through September 8. The Bellevue Downtown Association will present 30 free concerts in the 10 week series, infusing downtown with blues, folk-rock, top 40, Latin guitar, Tom Petty tributes and more.

Everett Waterfront Concert
http://www.ci.everett.wa.us

Everett’s Port Gardner Landing offers a great concert venue with plenty of nearby parking, ADA access, and public restrooms. Bring your picnic (no alcohol) and blanket or chairs. Concerts on Saturdays through August 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Port Gardner Landing, 1700 West Marine View Dr. (turn on 18th) Everett, WA 98201

Gig Harbor’s Summer Sounds at Skansie
http://www.gigharborguide.com

It’s a free outdoor concert series presented every summer on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the beautiful waterfront Skansie Brothers Park.

Olympia’s Music in the Park Concert 
http://www.musicintheparkolympia.com

FREE to the public! All the concerts, with the exception of one, will be performed in Sylvester Park, Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. The only Friday evening concert, August 5th, will be performed at the Port of Olympia’s Port Plaza from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

Summer Nights in the Park
http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us

Thursday night series at Pine Lake Park in Sammamish: 228th & SE 24th St. 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Seattle Peace Concerts’
http://www.seapeace.org

A free summer park concert series, features well established musicians and entertainers as well as some of the Northwest’s best new artists. Musical styles reflect the diverse contemporary music scene here in the pacific northwest and beyond! The concerts occur at various parks throughout Seattle at various dates and times. Please bring a food donation for Northwest Harvest.

Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series
http://www.soundonthesound.com

Produced by the Metropolitan Improvement District in cooperation with the Downtown Seattle Association, the popular Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series – now in its 33rd year – will showcase exciting local and national acts each Wednesday and Friday during the lunch hour in Downtown Seattle (12:00pm – 1:30pm). Venues stretch from Pioneer Square to the Denny Triangle with 24 concerts in all. This series is a popular attraction for those that live and work in the Downtown area and offers a great break from the work day to enjoy Seattle’s beautiful summer weather.

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