Summertime, and the music is easy

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Summer and outdoor concerts go together like hot weather and iced tea, which is why bands and other musical performers will take to stages for free concerts this month and in August in Tacoma, Steilacoom, Federal Way, Puyallup and Gig Harbor.
Here’s what’s coming up:
** Franke Tobey Jones outdoor concerts: All concerts at 6:30 p.m. at 5340 N. Bristol St. in Tacoma. Free. Aug. 7, Puget Brass (British brass band). Aug. 14, The Voelberg Family Band (fiddlers). Aug. 21, Carrie Cunningham and the Six Shooters (country rock). Aug. 28, Pearl Django (jazz, swing).
** Steilacoom Summer Concerts: 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 1700 Commercial St. in Steilacoom. Free. July 23, Michael Powers (smooth jazz). Jul y 30, The Blues Brothers. Aug. 13, Joey Jewel and The Swinging Orchestra. Aug. 20, Darren Motamedy (smooth jazz),. Aug. 27, Just Hook Me Up Band (jazz quartet).
** Federal Way Summer Sounds: 7 p.m. at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. in Federal Way. Free. July 30, 85th Street Big Band (jazz). Aug. 13, M80s (’80s cover band). Radio Active (top 40).
** Puyallup Concerts in the Park: 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 325 S. Meridian. Free. July 23, Bill Harley (family stories and songs). July 24, The Beatniks (classic rock). Aug. 7, Atomic Punks (Van Halen tribute). Aug. 14, United Generation (contemporary rock). and Sway (current top 40). Aug. 21, Blackstone River (rock) and Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute).
**

Bands and musical groups scheduled for free outdoor shows include Puget Brass, which will perform Aug. 7 at Franke Tobey Jones in Tacoma.

Bands and musical groups scheduled for free outdoor shows include Puget Brass, which will perform Aug. 7 at Franke Tobey Jones in Tacoma.

Summer Sounds at Skansie: 6:30 p.m. at Skansie Brothers Park on the Gig Harbor waterfront. Free. July 29, Chris Anderson (jazz, pop). Aug. 5, Blue Rocket Music (blues, country and rockabilly). Aug. 12, Stick Shift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives (blues, jazz, swing and rock). Aug. 19, Funaddicts (dance tunes).

Share