The music’s free at outdoor summer concerts

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyles

Cherry Cherry will perform its Neil Diamond tribute show at free outdoor concerts July 18 in Puyallup and July 24 in Des Moines. (Courtesy photo)

Cherry Cherry will perform its Neil Diamond tribute show at free outdoor concerts July 18 in Puyallup and July 24 in Des Moines. (Courtesy photo)

Like being outside and listening to music on summer evenings? Several cities in Pierce County and south King County can fill the bill with outdoor concert series this month and continuing into August.

The concerts are free and staged in city parks. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs. They can bring food, too. Some of the locations will also have food and beverage vendors.

•  In Des Moines, the lineup on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Beach Park Meadow includes Sway on July 11, the Kings of Swing on July 17, Cherry Cherry on July 24, Just One Look on July 31, Des Moines Got Talent on Aug 7, and Mambo Cadillac on Aug. 14.

•  In Lakewood, Del Vallee Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays will host Doo Wah Riders July 11, Hot August Night July 18, Rodeo Drive July 25, The Whooligans Aug. 1, and Knyght Rider Aug. 8.

•  In Puyallup, the lineup at Pioneer Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays is The Afrodisiacs on July 11, Cherry Cherry on July 18, Freddy Pink on July 25, Dueling Pianos on Aug. 1, Bullet Creek on Aug. 8, Darren Motamedy on Aug. 15,  and Larry Jones on Aug. 22.

•  In University Place, shows at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Curran Apple Orchard Park include St. Paul de Vence July 11, Campfire OK July 25, Maia Santell Aug. 8 and the Washington National Guard 133rd Army Band Aug. 22.

•  In Gig Harbor at Skansie Park, it’s the New Blues Brothers on July 9, the Army National Guard Band on July 16, The Beatniks on July 23, Stever Stefanowitz and Too Many Cooks on July 30, Bump Kitchen on Aug. 6, Rye and Barley on Aug. 13, and Kim Archer Band on Aug. 20.

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