Nite Wave will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Kent Station. COURTESY PHOTO, Nite Wave

Nite Wave will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Kent Station. COURTESY PHOTO, Nite Wave

Kent offers full summer of free outdoor concerts

Music starts in July on Wednesday afternoons and evenings and Thursday evenings

Get ready for a full summer of free outdoor concerts in town as the city of Kent presents its annual series of music on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings while Kent Station presents its Wednesday evening performances.

Wednesday Picnic Performances Especially for Kids run noon to 1 p.m. July 12 to Aug. 9 at either West Fenwick Park or Chestnut Ridge Park. Playground activities, such as water games, carnival games and sports will be offered at the parks from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by the Kent Parks Department.

Wednesday Family Date Nights are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 12 to Aug. 16 at the Kent Station shopping center.

Thursdays at the Lake are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 6 to Aug. 10 at Lake Meridian Park.

Wednesday Picnic Performances

Noon to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by Republic Services

• July 12 The Not-Its!

West Fenwick Park, 3808 Reith Road

Power-packed songs for kids and parents who love to rock

• July 19 Roberto the Magnificent

Chestnut Ridge Park, 9901 S. 203rd St.

Gravity-defying juggling and hilarious physical stunts

• July 26 Doktor Kaboom!

West Fenwick Park, 3808 Reith Road

Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration

• Aug. 9 123 Andrés

West Fenwick Park, 3808 Reith Road

Latin Grammy-winning music duo celebrates the Latinx experience and incorporates Spanish, English, and ASL

Wednesday Family Date Night at Kent Station

6 to 8 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

Presented by Kent Station

• July 12 The West Coast Feed

An electrifying nine-piece band that sounds like a Bruno Mars and Bruce Springsteen dance party

• July 19 Lady A

Blues-funk that has been compared to the likes of Tina Turner and Chaka Khan

• July 26 Clinton Fearon

Jamaican reggae master tours the world with original music and positive messages

• Aug. 2 Chance McKinney

Country lyrics and vocals mixed with metal guitars, pop structures, and industrial layers

• Aug. 9 Nite Wave

80s New Wave: From Prince and Depeche Mode to Duran Duran, INXS and more

• Aug. 16 The Cory Wilds Band

Mix of blues, rock, country and jazz

Thursdays at the Lake

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St.

• July 6 LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends

Acoustic soul and folky pop

• July 13 Blue Moon Marquee

Distinct style featuring blues, jazz, jump jive, folk, country, swing, and Indigenous soul

• July 20 Charly Lowry Trio

World, soul, country, folk, blues, rock, and roots music from an indigenous music powerhouse

• July 27 Amelia Day & The Cloves

Down-home folk from this Nashville/Sumner singer-songwriter and her PNW band.

• Aug. 3 Seffarine

Flamenco footwork, exotic instrumentation, and grooving basslines create an intersection of Spanish, Arabic, Andalusian, Persian classical and jazz

• Aug. 10 The Hillbenders “WhoGrass”

Rock ‘n’ roll meets bluegrass in this chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog through bluegrass instrumentation


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Lady A will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Kent Station. COURTESY PHOTO, Lady A

Lady A will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Kent Station. COURTESY PHOTO, Lady A

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