Outdoor tunes for your summer listening pleasure

Jul 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

It’s summer time, and the listening is easy and free for lots of musical tastes. To find a location near you where outdoor concerts will fill the air with tunes, check out the following list for Pierce and King counties.

Buckley Summer Series: Free. All shows at 6:30 p.m. at 251 River Ave. S., next to Youth Activity Center. July 18, Megs McLean (country). July 25, Got ‘90s? Aug. 18, The Coats (a capella). Aug. 8, Wally and the Beaves (‘60s and ‘70s). Information: cityofbuckley.com, 360-829-1921.
Curran Apple Orchard Summer Concert Series (University Place): Free. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Curran Apple Orchard Park, 3920 Grandview Dr. W. Information: apples@curranappleorchard.com.
Des Moines Concert Series: Free, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Des Moines Beach Park. July 17, Buzz Brump (dance). July 24, Paoli Mejias Jazz Quintet. July 31, Elena Maque. Aug. 7, Ethan Tucker (blues). Aug. 14, Kim Archer (rock). Aug. 21, Whitney Monge (soul). Information: info@desmoinesartscommission.com, 206-870-6527.
Kent Summer Concerts: All shows at 6 p.m. at Kent Station. July 17, Darren Motamedy (smooth jazz). July 24, Afrodisiacs (disco). July 31, Shaggy Sweet (pop, rock). Aug. 7, Stonesy (Rolling Stones tribute). Aug. 14, Folsom Prism (Johnny Cash tribute). Aug. 21, Petty Differences (Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac tribute). Aug. 28, Swingin’ Sixties Orchestra (Frank Sinatra tribute).
Jazz Under the Stars (Parkland): Free, 7 p.m. at Mary Baker Russell Outdoor Amphitheater at Pacific Lutheran University. July 18, Dmitri Matheny Group. July 25, Dan Duval Good Vibes Quartet. Aug. 1, Eugenie Jones. Aug. 8, Nancy Erickson. Aug. 15, Vianna/Begeron Brazilian Quarter. In bad weather, shows are moved indoors to Lagerquist Concert Hall. Information: plu.edu/jazz/concerts.
Music in the Park (Fife): Free. All shows at 6:30 p.m. at Dacca Park, 2820 54th Ave. E. June 20, The Funaddicts. June 27, Leroy Bell and His Only Friends (R&B, blues, rock). July 11, The Not-Its (children’s dance). July 18, Amber Sweeney (blues). July 25, The Coats (a capella). Aug. 1, 80 Proof Ale (country rock).
Music Off Main (Sumner): Free, all shows on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park. July 19 and 26. Information: sumnerwa.gov.
Puyallup Concerts in the Park: Free. All shows at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park unless noted otherwise. July 18, Harmonious Funk; July 25, Randy Hansen (Jim Hendrix tribute); Aug. 1, Darci Carlson Band (country); Aug. 8, The Coats; Aug. 15, Washed in Black (Pearl Jam tribute); Aug. 22 at Bradley Park, Whiskey River (Lynrad Skynard tribute). In bad weather, shows are moved indoors at the Pavilion. Information: 253-841-5457, cityofpuyallup.org.
Second City Chamber Series (Lakewood): Shows at 7:30 p.m. at Lakewold Gardens. July 26, “Russian Expansion” (classical). Information: 253-572-8863, sschamberseries.org.
Second Sunday (Tacoma): $3 suggested donation, all shows at 1 p.m. at Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park. Aug. 11, Cara Francis (jazz). Sept. 8, Joe Contris. Nov. 10, Castletown (Celtic folk rock). Information: info@tacomaparks.org, 253-404-3975.
Summer Sounds (Federal Way): Free. All shows at 7 p.m. at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. July 17, Unified Culture (reggae). July 24, No Rules (classic rock). July 31, Shakespeare in the Park. Aug. 8, Chrome Molly (classic rock). Information: eventassistant@cityoffederalway.com.
Summer Sounds and Cinema (Auburn): Free, 7 p.m. at Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave. SE. July 26, Crème Tangerine (Beatles tribute). Aug. 2, The Marlin James Band (country). Aug. 9, Joanie Leeds (kids) and Nate Botsford (country rock). Movies follow the music. Information: 253-931-3043.
Thursdays at the Lake (Kent): Free, all shows at 7 p.m. at Lake Meridian Park. July 18, Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints (swing, rock). July 25, Aaron Crawford (country). Aug. 1, Stacy Jones Band (blues). Aug. 8, Sundae & Mr. Goessi (vintage). Aug. 15, Mile Twelve (bluegrass). Information: kentwa.gov, 253-856-5200.