Nightlife & Music

Guide to Puget Sound’s Free Summer Outdoor Concerts

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The free summer concerts are just being announced! Mark your calendars and get ready for some fun with great live music around the Sound.

Seattle’s Summer Park Concerts
Sunday Evenings
http://www.summerparkconcerts.com

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 on Sundays from June 10 – September 9, 2012. Jun 10: Woodland Park – Area 1; Jun 24: Gas Works Park; Jul 1: Woodland Park – Area 1; Jul 15: Magnuson Park; Jul 29: Volunteer Park; Aug 12: Magnuson Park; Aug 26: Volunteer Park; Sep 9: Woodland Park – Area 1; Sep 23: Gas Works Park

Gig Harbor’s Summer Sounds at Skansie
Tuesday Evenings
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Skansie Brothers Park
3211 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
http://www.gigharborguide.com

Rain or shine, the 10th annual concert series in Gig Harbor will be June 26 – August 28, 2012. Bring a chair and blanket, and enjoy great free concerts all summer long on the Gig Harbor waterfront. Kicking off the season is The Coats! For the whole lineup, check http://www.gigharborguide.com.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Wednesday Evenings
6:00pm – 8:00pm
University Village
2623 NE University Village St.
Seattle WA 98105
http://www.uvillage.com

Enjoy live music, great food from U Village restaurants, a lively beer garden and fun activities in the Kid’s Area! From July 11 – August 15. July 11: Hit Explosion; July 18: The Dusty 45s; July 25: LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends; August 1: Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band with a Children’s pre-show at 5:00 pm: Casper Babypants featuring Chris Ballew (from The Presidents of the United States of America); August 8: TBA; August 15: The Paperboys.

Celebrate Woodinville: Concerts in the Park
Wednesday Evenings
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Wilmot Gateway Park
17301 131 St Ave
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us

These outdoor concerts are FREE community events where families, friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy great music, wine and food – all in one place. Wednesdays from July 18 – August 8 come to the wine garden with selections of red and white wines poured by premier Woodinville Wine Country wineries and tasting rooms. Sip some great local wines while enjoying a variety of high-energy bands playing fun music for all ages outdoors on the meadow. And in the spirit of being eco-friendly, bring your own wine glass and celebrate the unique character and bounty of Woodinville.

Children’s Concert Series in Everett
Thursday Mornings
10:00am – 11:00am
Thornton A. Sullivan Park
11405 Silver Lake Rd.
Everett, WA 98208
http://www.ci.everett.wa.us

Come for a fun-filled, toe-tapping, rockin’good time on the shore of Silver Lake. Bring your friends, blankets, chairs and be ready to sing and dance. Silver Lake offers a playground next to the stage area, a sandy beach and designated swim area, picnic tables, restrooms and is ADA accessible. Free concerts every Thursday morning from July 12 – Aug. 23.

Admiral Neighborhood Summer Concerts 2012
Thursday Evenings
6:30pm – 8:00p
Hiawatha Park
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
http://www.admiralneighborhood.org

This summer’s dates will be July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Free to the public, it’s the fourth season of West Seattle’s Summer Concert Series.

Waterfront Concerts in Everett
Thursdays Evenings
6:30pm – 8:30 p.m.
Port Gardner Landing
1700 W. Marine Drive
Everett, WA 98201
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. Free concerts on Thursday evenings from June 28 – August 30, 2012. Local restaurants Lomardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant and Meyer’s Café will feature outdoor, stage-side dining or spend the night at the Inn at Port Gardner and enjoy the concert from their patio. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

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