Seattle-based Choroloco will perform Saturday, July 10 at the Inside Out Marketplace in downtown Kent along First Avenue South. COURTESY PHOTO, Choroloco

Seattle-based Choroloco will perform Saturday, July 10 at the Inside Out Marketplace in downtown Kent along First Avenue South. COURTESY PHOTO, Choroloco

Inside Out Marketplace opens Saturday, July 10 in downtown Kent

Acoustic trio Choroloco to provide musical entertainment

The Kent Downtown Partnership’s Inside Out Marketplace opens Saturday, July 10 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday through Aug. 28.

First Avenue South downtown will be closed to vehicles to create a pedestrian oriented, outdoor marketplace. Parking is available at the corner of West Titus Street and First Avenue South. Parking is free and without time limits on market Saturdays.

Featuring 30-plus artists and vendors each week, the marketplace will come alive welcoming friends and neighbors to join in celebrating and cultivating vitality in charming historic downtown Kent, according to the Kent Downtown Partnership. Restaurants will offer both indoor and outdoor dining; retail shops, artists and vendors will use sidewalks and the street for a dynamic marketplace.

“It’s nice to see people out enjoying themselves again and we’re excited to produce a marketplace the community,” said Gaila Haas, executive director of Kent Downtown Partnership in a press release. “Saturday’s in downtown will definitely be happening with a lot of great vendors, live music, kid’s activities, demonstrations, unique retail shops and amazing restaurants.”

The July 10 event kicks off with live music by Choroloco, a Seattle based acoustic trio specializing in Choro, a highly melodic and rhythmic instrumental form of Brazilian popular music with an infusion of heartfelt melodies, jazz harmonies and syncopated jubilant rhythms. Each week includes live entertainment including reggae, rockability/honky talk, flamenco jazz, Cuban son, folk and more.

This year, Inside Out will also feature a night market on Friday, July 23 and two outdoor mini wine tastings featuring Washington wineries and food samplings from local businesses. Tickets are limited to 150 people per event. Tasting dates will be Saturday, July 17 and Aug. 14. Tickets are on sale at

The Kent Downtown Partnership is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The mission of the KDP is to strengthen commerce and promote growth in historic downtown Kent through programs and events that celebrate our unique and diverse community and culture.

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