Kent’s FREE Summer Concert series starts July 11 & here’s the lineup

Thursdays at the Lake: Summer Concert

Gypsy Jazz, indie pop, soulful swing, rock rhythms, plenty of kids’ music and more — this year’s FREE Summer Concert Series is sure to have something for everyone, the City of Kent announced Monday, Jun 18.

Kent’s FREE summer concerts will provide 20 opportunities to enjoy live performance in outdoor settings.

Concerts and performances for kids are held Wednesdays at noon, while adults and families can enjoy their favorite types of music on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The season schedule follows and can also be viewed online at kentarts.com. To request a brochure, call (253) 856-5050 or e-mail [email protected].

LISTED BY LOCATION & DAY OF WEEK

Wednesday Picnic Performances – Especially for Kids

Presented by City of Kent Parks Department and Kent Arts Commission – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.. Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street, downtown Kent Sponsored by Republic Services:

  • July 11: Tickle Tune Typhoon (Positive messages and silly fun)
  • July 18: Roberto the Magnificent (Physical comedy and juggling)
  • July 25: The Brian Waite Band (Imaginative storytelling and rock n’ roll songs)
  • August 1: Joanie Leeds (Has been compared to Sheryl Crow and Alanis…for kids)
  • August 8: The Not-Its! (“Kindie- Rock” for kids and parents)
  • August 15: Recess Monkey – (Pop, folk, surf rock, and swamp-tinged country)

Wednesday Family Date Night

Presented by Kent Station – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent

  • July 11: Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash tribute band)
  • July 18: Darren Motamedy (Smooth Jazz)
  • July 25: Stonesy (Rolling Stones tribute band)
  • August 1: Mycle Wastman (Soul, R&B, pop)
  • August 8: Culture Shock (Latin American hits from trumpeter Bobby Medina)
  • August 15: The Fabulous Johnsons with special guest Spike (Classic rock)
  • August 22: Hook Me Up Band (Jazz/pop quartet)
  • August 29: Caleb and Walter (Rootsy, country Americana)

Thursdays at the Lake

Presented by City of Kent Parks Department and Kent Arts Commission– 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St., Kent

  • July 12: Shaggy Sweet (Pop rock covers and originals)
  • July 19: The Noms (Harmonic rock with blues, country, soul, bluegrass, funk)
  • July 26: Ranger and the Re-Arrangers (Gypsy Jazz)
  • August 2: Ethan Tucker (Acoustic roots with soulful, bluesy vocals)
  • August 9: Royal Jelly Jive (Soul, rock, swing, and hip-hop)
  • August 16: Longstride (Lyrical reggae-rock-groove)

LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY

  • July 11          Tickle Tune Typhoon (Town Square Plaza, 2nd Ave. & Harrison St.)
  • July 11          Folsom Prison (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)
  • July 12          Shaggy Sweet (Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St.)
  • July 18          Roberto the Magnificent (Town Square Plaza, 2nd Ave. & Harrison St.)
  • July 18          Darren Motamedy (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)
  • July 19          The Noms (Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St.)
  • July 25          Brian Waite Band (Town Sq. Plaza, 2nd Ave. & Harrison St.)
  • July 25          Stonesy (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)
  • July 26          Ranger and the Re-Arrangers (Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd)
  • August 1       Joanie Leeds (Town Square Plaza, 2nd Ave. & Harrison St.)
  • August 1       Mycle Wastman (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)
  • August 2       Ethan Tucker (Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St.)
  • August 8       The Not-Its! (Town Square Plaza, 2nd Ave. & Harrison St.)
  • August 8       Culture Shock (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)
  • August 9       Royal Jelly Jive (Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St.)
  • August 15     Recess Monkey (Town Square Plaza, 2nd Ave. & Harrison St.)
  • August 15     The Fabulous Johnsons (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)
  • August 16     Longstride (Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street)
  • August 22     Hook Me Up Band (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)
  • August 29     Caleb and Walter (Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way)

For more information, call (253) 856-5050 or visit kentarts.com or kentstation.com

The Summer Concert Series is presented by Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services and the Kent Arts Commission (Wednesday Picnic Performances and Thursdays at the Lake) and Kent Station (Wednesday Family Date Nights).