City of Kent releases Summer Concert Series lineup

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 2:43pm
  • Life

Boise-based New Transit plays Aug. 17 at Lake Meridian Park in Kent.

World music, indie pop, Celtic folk, rock rhythms, plenty of kids’ music and more are featured in this year’s city of Kent Summer Concert Series.

Kent’s free summer concerts provide 24 opportunities to enjoy live performance in outdoor settings.

Concerts and performances for kids are held Wednesdays at noon at Town Square Plaza. Adults and families can enjoy their favorite types of music on Tuesdays at noon at Kent Station, Wednesday evening at Kent Station and Thursday evening at Lake Meridian Park.

For more information, call 253- 856-5050 or visit or

• Take Out Tuesdays

Presented by Kent Station

Noon to 1 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

July 18: The Bobby Medina 4tet (Sinatra to soul)

July 25: Final Notice (Country/variety)

Aug. 1: Nick Drummond Trio (Acoustic pop)

Aug. 8: Patrick McHenry (Jazzy pop)

Aug. 15: Hook Me Up Band (Jazz/pop quartet)

• Wednesday Picnic Performances – Especially for Kids

Presented by City of Kent Parks Department and Kent Arts Commission

Noon to 1 p.m.

Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street, downtown Kent

Sponsored by Republic Services

July 19: Joanie Leeds (Has been compared to Sheryl Crow for kids)

July 26: Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs (Cool tunes)

Aug. 2: Mister G (Kids bluegrass, funk and folk)

Aug. 9: Roberto the Magnificent (Physical comedy and juggling)

Aug. 16: Recess Monkey – Sponsored by Bright Horizons (Pop, folk, zany surf rock and swamp-tinged country)

• Wednesday Family Date Night

Presented by Kent Station

6 to 8 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent

July 19: Darren Motamedy (Smooth Jazz)

July 26: SweetKiss Momma (Southern rock)

Aug. 2: Little Bill and the Blue Notes (4-piece Blues)

Aug. 9: Shaggy Sweet (Pop/rock covers and originals)

Aug. 16: Longstride (Reggae-rock-groove)

• Thursdays at the Lake

Presented by City of Kent Parks Department and Kent Arts Commission

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St.

July 20: Incendio (Classical, Jazz, rock, flamenco, Celtic, bluegrass)

July 27: Men of Worth (Irish and Scottish folk music duo)

Aug. 3: The Harmaleighs (Indie pop/folk fusion)

Aug. 10: The Urban Renewal Project (Pop, soul, jazz, and hip-hop)

Aug. 17: New Transit (Alt-country rock)

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