Free Summer concerts

Photo by Morf Morford

Photo by Morf Morford

The greater Tacoma area has lots of music for all tastes throughout the summer. Here’s a few of them:

Franke Tobey Jones, 5340 North Bristol, Tacoma, WA 98407, presents Concerts on the Lawn ~ Every Thursday Night In August, 6:30 -7:30 pm.

August 3 ~  Scott Cossu (light jazz)

August 10~ 8 Second Ride (county)

August 17 ~ Tacoma Concert Band

August 24 ~ Hank Cramer (folk music)

August 31 ~ Maia Santell and House Blend (American Songbook)

Curran Apple Orchard Park, 3920 Grandview Dr. W., University Place, WA  98466

All concerts are FREE Thursdays, 6:30pm to 8pm.

Bring blankets, picnics or enjoy food from Hometown Hotdogs!
(Note: No alcohol allowed in City Parks).

July 6 ~ Big Band Jazz performed by the 56th Army Band Rainier Brass.

July 20 ~ Off the Hook. R&B, Funk, Soul and Jazz.   Dance to the Sounds of Earth, Wind and Fire; James Brown, Motown and Kool and the Gang.

Aug 3 ~ Clave Gringa. Seattle-based Latin Jazz ensemble guaranteed to make you move!

Aug 17 ~ U253-2.  Premier U2 Tribute Band based out of University Place.  *In case of rain,  concerts will move to the Curtis High School Cafeteria located at 8425  40th St. West, University Place.

Point Ruston

Point Ruston will be launching their live music summer concert series on Saturday, June 24th from 5:00 – 7:00, with funky blues harmonica and sax from James King and the Southsiders!

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June 24th ~ James King & the Southsiders

July 1st ~ Kareem Kandi Band

July 8th ~ Strangely Alright

July 15th ~ Sweet Kiss Momma

July 22nd ~ Kim Archer Band

July 29th ~ Power Laces

August 5th ~ Ted Brown Showcase

August 19th ~ Sotaria Gibson

August 26th ~ Lady A Band

September 2nd ~  Ethan Tucker Band

Gig Harbor

The free outdoor concert series will begin on June 27th and run on consecutive Tuesdays until August 15th at the newly renovated Skansie Brothers Park.

All concerts start at 6:30pm, rain or shine.

June 27 ~ The Dusty 45’s

July 4 ~ 133rd Army National Guard Band

July 11 ~ Wally and the Beavs

July 18 ~  The Beatniks

July 25 ~  Jessica Lynne

August 1 ~ Bobby Sox and the Jukebox

August 8 ~ The David Correa Group 

August 15 ~ Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’

Gig Harbor parks are non smoking and alcohol free parks.

Old Town Tacoma

2350 North 30th, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm.

June 28th – Sevens Revenge – Rock/Alternative –

July 5th – Michael Powers – Funky Jazz –

12th – Sister Madame – soulful blues, rock, and folk music. –

19th – Once Upon a Tuesday – Americana Blues & Rock –

26th – The Rusty Cleavers – combining the worlds of bluegrass and punk –

August 2nd – Samsara – Blues –

9th – Trevalyan Triangle – Storytelling Blues

16th – Kim Archer Band – Soul & Funk –

23rd – Kristen Marlo & Gina Belleveau Tour Kick Off Show – Honest Songwriting –

30th – BooBoolala – Everything you’d want in a sandwich! –




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