Music feeds the soul, and the Seattle area offers many outdoor concerts throughout the summer. The offerings include local artists, old favorites and new upcoming bands. Venues like the Woodland Park Zoo, Chateau Ste. Michelle ( a winery), and Marymoor Park offer a series of concerts each summer. Music festivals continue year after year, growing in size and offering multiple opportunities to see numerous artists at one location. These concerts range from 21 and older to suitable for all ages.
Brit Floyd: An Amazing Journey Through Five Decades Of Pink Floyd
Chateau Ste. Michelle
14111 N.E. 45th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 488-1133

Date: Aug. 6, 2015 at 7 p.m.
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The Brit Floyd is a great choice for the Pink Floyd fan. This show includes music from all of the band’s albums, starting from 1965 through their latest album “The Endless River.” The concert includes songs from “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall.” This show is part of their 2015 world tour. This is a 21 and over event.

Ziggy Marley
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 548-2500

Date: Aug. 9, 2015 at 6 p.m.
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Ziggy Marley is an award-winning Reggae performer. His awards include seven Grammy Awards and an Emmy. He has released 12 albums between his solo career, which he started in 2003, and his time with Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers. His hits include “Tomorrow People” and “Look Who’s Dancing.” He learned music from his father Bob Marley, when he sat in on recording sessions starting when he was 10 years old. This is an all-ages event.

Third Eye Blind And Dashboard Confessional
Marymoor Park
6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy.
Redmond, WA 98052
(206) 205-3661

Date: July 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
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With their new album “Dopamine” released in June, Third Eye Blind takes the stage at Marymoor Park with new and old music to share. The band is playing to larger audiences, though their musical massage still address the unspoken and dark places of life itself. Though the lyrics often explore heavy themes, the band’s sound and emphatic presence have given them a lasting impact in music. This concert is a 21 and over event.

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Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 281-7788

Date: Sept. 5 – 7, 2015
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Bumbershoot is the annual music festival held on Labor Day weekend at the Seattle Center.This festival is in its 45th year, and garners attendance in the thousands each year. One of the festival’s featured artists is Babes in Toyland, who will be playing September 5th on the Fisher Green Stage. Other artists who will be performing include: Faith No More, Jamestown Revival, The Melvins, Minus The Bear and Chance The Rapper. The festival offers entertainment for all ages, including Youngershoot for children under 10.

Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave. S.W.
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 845-98371

Date: September 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
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Seattle’s very own Heart will be playing at the Puyallup Fairgrounds this year. The band started in the mid-1970’s, and continues to produce vibrant rock-n-roll songs. Ann and Nancy Wilson are the lead writers and members of the band. Their many hits include “Barracuda,” “These Dreams,” “What About Love,” “Magic Man,” and “Alone.” Their latest hit was in 2010, with “Red Velvet Car.”

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Karen Ulvestad is a mother and professional writer/photographer, who lives in the greater Seattle area. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Composition. Her background is in fitness, travel, photography and writing. She continually researches locations to visit, and/or entertainment opportunities for family outings and/or photo shoots. Her work can be found at