Everything from country and rock rhythms to rhythm and blues and music for kids are scheduled to be part of the city of Kent’s free outdoor summer concerts in 2021.
The lineup was announced May 10 by the Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Kent Arts Commission. The concerts were canceled last year due to COVID-19.
Concerts and performances for kids are held Wednesdays at noon in a brand-new location (Morrill Meadows Park), and Thursday evening concerts at Lake Meridian Park offer music for all ages to enjoy.
Zan Fiskum, of Maple Valley, and a final nine candidate in Season 18 of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform Aug. 5 during Thursdays at the Lake at Lake Meridian Park.
Current COVID guidelines will apply, including masks and social distancing. Seating will be limited and released on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning one hour prior to concert time. For up-to-date information visit KentArts.com.
• Wednesday Picnic Performances – Especially for Kids
Noon to 1 p.m., Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th St.
(Sponsored by Republic Services)
July 7: The Not-Its! (power-packed songs for kids and parents who love rock)
July 14: Roberto the Magnificent (physical comedy and juggling)
July 21: Show Brazil! (music, dancing, drumming – Brazilian Jazz to Samba)
July 28: Ruth and Emilia (music, wacky characters and positive themes)
Aug. 4: Eric Herman and The Puppy Dogs (cool tunes for kids)
Aug. 11: Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies (danceable tunes, family appeal)
• Thursdays at the Lake
7 to 8:30 p.m., Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St.
(Sponsored by Edward Jones)
July 8: Darrius Willrich (Soul, blues, and R&B, with uplifting messages)
July 15: Heart by Heart (all the hits featuring two original Heart band members)
July 22: Grateful (a tribute band honoring the legacy of the Grateful Dead)
July 29: LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends (acoustic soul and folky pop)
Aug. 5: Zan Fiskum (ethereal and brooding folk/pop)
Aug. 12: Santa Poco (twangy, slide guitar-filled tunes)