Gypsy Jazz, indie pop, soulful swing, rock rhythms, plenty of kids’ music and more – this year’s city of Kent Summer Concert Series is sure to have something for everyone.
Kent’s free summer concerts provide 20 opportunities to enjoy live performance in outdoor settings.
Concerts and performances for kids are Wednesdays at noon, while adults and families can enjoy their favorite types of music on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
For more information, go online to kentarts.com. To request a brochure, call 253-856-5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wednesday Picnic Performances – Especially for Kids
Presented by city of Kent Parks Department and Kent Arts Commission
12 to 1 p.m.
Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street, downtown
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)
Aug. 1: Joanie Leeds (Has been compared to Sheryl Crow and Alanis…for kids)
Aug. 8: The Not-Its! (“Kindie- Rock” for kids and parents)
Aug. 15: Recess Monkey – (Pop, folk, 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
July 11: Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash tribute band)
July 18: Darren Motamedy (Smooth Jazz)
July 25: Stonesy (Rolling Stones tribute band)
Aug. 1: Mycle Wastman (Soul, R&B, pop)
Aug. 8: Culture Shock (Latin American hits from trumpeter Bobby Medina)
Aug. 15: The Fabulous Johnsons with special guest Spike (Classic rock)
Aug. 22: Hook Me Up Band (Jazz/pop quartet)
Aug. 29: Caleb and Walter (Rootsy, country Americana)
• 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 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)
Aug. 2: Ethan Tucker (Acoustic roots with soulful, bluesy vocals)
Aug. 9: Royal Jelly Jive (Soul, rock, swing, and hip-hop)
Aug. 16: Longstride (Lyrical reggae-rock-groove)