Calendar: The Coats kick off Sounds at Sunset concert series July 15

Sounds of live music will fill the air at Meridian Habitat Park (14422 Meridian Ave. E., Puyallup) every Friday in July from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The free summer concerts will feature a variety of local and regional musical styles that appeal to music lovers of all ages and tastes.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and friends for an evening of music and relaxation. Pack a picnic or enjoy the concessions of Hometown Dogs food truck and Taszty’s kettle corn and shaved ice.

The Coats, an a capella vocal band, will perform July 15 at Puyallup's Meridian Habitat Park. Credit: The Coats

The Coats, an a capella vocal band, will perform July 15 at Puyallup’s Meridian Habitat Park.
Credit: The Coats

The first concert in the series features a capella vocal band, The Coats (Kerry Dahlen, Doug Wisness, Jamie Dieveney, Keith Michael Anderson). The group formed in 1987 while the members were students at the University of Washington and have been performing throughout the western United States since.

2016 Sounds at Sunset concert schedule:

Friday, July 15 – The Coats (a capella), 7 p.m.

Friday, July 22 – The Not-It’s (kindie Rock), 7 p.m.

Friday, July 29 – The Olson Brothers Band (country rock), 7 p.m.


Friday, July 8 – Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, New Tacoma Awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Venice Ballroom at the Hotel Murano (1320 Broadway).

Thursday, July 14 – Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Sip, Swirl & Savor silent auction, Point Defiance Pagoda (5715 Roberts Garden Rd., Tacoma), 5-7:30 p.m., $35-45.

Saturday, July 16 – Junk In Your Trunk community garage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprinker Recreation Center (14824 C St. S., Tacoma). Admission and parking free. Vendor fee $20-30. 253-798-4141 |

Saturday, July 16 – Southeast Asian Cultural Celebration, Saltwater State Park (25205 8th Pl. S., Des Moines), 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Traditional music, dance, children’s activities and food. Admission free (Discover Pass required for vehicle access to park).