As the summer sun bathes the Pacific Northwest, the melodious tunes of live music will echo through the communities of Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend, providing a harmonious backdrop for residents and visitors alike. A series of free concerts, each with its own unique charm, promises to bring people together for evenings filled with dance, laughter, and the joy of music.
Sequim’s Music in the Park: The Backwoods Hucksters Set the Stage
On Tuesdays through August 30, Sequim’s Music in the Park at the James Center for the Performing Arts beckons music enthusiasts to gather at Carrie Blake Community Park. The Backwoods Hucksters will enchant the audience on Tuesday, offering a blend of tunes that cater to those who want to dance and those who simply want to savor the melodies. The concerts, co-sponsored by the City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission with Sequim Community Broadcasting/KSQM Radio, unfold from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Port Angeles’ Concerts on the Pier: Cedar Teeth and More
Port Angeles sets the stage for Concerts on the Pier every Wednesday until August 31. On the picturesque City Pier at Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue, Cedar Teeth will take the spotlight on Wednesday, providing a diverse musical experience. Hosted by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for Arts, these waterfront concerts commence at 6 p.m., creating a perfect ambiance for an evening by the sea. Adding to the festivities, a beer and wine garden enhances the concert experience, thanks to sponsors like Erika Ralston Word of Windermere Real Estate and the Peninsula Daily News.
Port Townsend’s Concerts on the Dock: Grooving with Cedar Teeth and More
Port Townsend’s Concerts on the Dock invites music lovers to Pope Marine Plaza every Thursday through August 25. Cedar Teeth continues their musical journey here on Thursday, bringing their eclectic sound to the waterfront. The venue opens at 4:30 p.m., and the live music plays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees can immerse themselves in the tunes, enjoy a beer, wine, and cider garden featuring local brews, and explore a variety of vendors. Hosted by Port Townsend Main Street and Homer Smith Insurance, these concerts are made possible by the support of sponsors such as Windermere Real Estate and the law firm of James A. Doros.
A Summer Symphony: Upcoming Concert Highlights
As summer unfolds, attendees can look forward to a diverse array of musical experiences. Highlights include the Bread & Gravy Quintet at Sequim’s Music in the Park on August 2, the unique sounds of Chandra Johnson and the Homeschool Boys at Port Angeles’ Concerts on the Pier on August 13, and the soulful rhythms of Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars at Port Townsend’s Concerts on the Dock on August 25.
The musical journey reaches its grand finale with a Late Night DJ Party at the Cotton Building in Port Townsend, ensuring that the rhythm continues until the wee hours of the morning.
A Symphony of Community and Culture
As the sun sets over the picturesque landscapes of Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend, these free concert series promise to create more than music; they pledge to cultivate a sense of community, celebrate diversity, and offer a resounding ode to the cultural richness of the Pacific Northwest. Whether dancing under the stars, enjoying the sea breeze on a pier, or discovering new tunes in the heart of town, these summer concerts are harmonizing communities and creating unforgettable melodies in the memories of those who attend.