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Wednesday Picnic Performances 12:00-1:00 - Morrill Meadows Park 10600 SE 248th St.

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July 8         (TBD)

Dancing vegetables, larger-than-life robots and award-winning music!  This Northwest favorite delivers positive messages and educational topics cleverly disguised as silly fun!

July 15       Joanie Leeds

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds has been compared to Sheryl Crow and Alanis...for kids! Belting out tunes about being green, food fights, and hipster culture, Joanie has won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, and a Gold Parents' Choice Award. Her original music has been featured in People Magazine, USA Today, Parents Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post.

July 22       Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!

Music, dancing, drum parades, and Carnival - everything from Brazilian Jazz to Samba, this diverse ensemble brings the party!

July 29       Ruth and Emilia

This award-winning mother-daughter phenomenon performs humorous musical shows that feature wacky characters promoting acceptance of others, striving for the best, and making the world a better place. Get ready to sing and dance with Emilia and her new alien friend when a shiny spaceship lands in her backyard!

August 5    Eric Herman and The Puppy Dogs

Cool tunes for kids! Eric Herman’s music is witty, memorable, and fun. His videos, led by the viral hit, "The Elephant Song," have become hugely popular, with over 100 million views.  Eric's songs and videos have been featured nationally on PBS Kids, XM Radio, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, and in the Warner Bros. film, Life as We Know It.

August 12  Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants puts on a fun, simple, sing-along show for kids age and their parents to enjoy together. Old folk songs and good time rock and roll mix together to make the show a timeless treat for all ages.

Wednesday Family Date Night at Kent Station 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Kent Station 417 Ramsay Way

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July 15       Jessica Lynne

Internationally touring, Nashville recording artist Jessica Lynne moved to the U.S. from Denmark in 2010 and immediately took the Pacific Northwest by storm. She has opened for National Acts such as Diamond Rio, Dustin Lynch, Keith Anderson, and Trace Adkins, played legendary stages such as the Gorge Amphitheater and the Oregon Jamboree.

July 22       Darren Motamedy

Saxophonist Darren Motamedy has released 13 Smooth Jazz Albums since 1989, including his most recent "Live a Special Day." His albums have received national air-play and two were named “Jazz Album of the Year.” A native of Kent, Darren Motamedy returns from his home in Las Vegas to perform for his local fan base.

July 29       Aaron Crawford

This Seattle-based Aaron Crawford is forging a new path: Paying respects to the roots, instrumentation, and song-writing of traditional country and blending those flavors with the Seattle grunge sound. Crawford approaches his music with a blue-collar mentality, writing, recording, and building a grassroots audience in the oft overlooked country scene of the great Northwest.

August 5    The Jewel Tones

The Jewel Tones perform Motown hits with sass and flair. Audiences sing and dance along to favorites by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson 5, and many more.

August 12  Spazmatics

The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show, featuring all the songs and geeky dance steps from the decade you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.

August 19  The Taylor John Hardin Band

The Taylor John Hardin Band keeps audiences on their toes, not knowing which style they’re going to play next. Taylor's voice has the unique tones and qualities of a seasoned singer twice his age no matter which genre he is singing. This band has a ton of talent and a soulful style!

 

Thursdays at the Lake Presented by Edward Jones Investments 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Lake Meridian Park 14800 SE 272nd

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July 9         Darrius Willrich

Darrius Willrich is an internationally acclaimed soul singer, jazz pianist, and songwriter. He delivers melodies and harmonies that span across a spectrum of soul, blues, and R & B, and his uplifting messages encourage love of life.

July 16       Heart By Heart

Original Heart members Steve Fossen (bassist) and Mike Derosier (drummer) are now touring as Heart By Heart and faithfully performing Heart’s classic music. Heart By Heart presents a powerful, dynamic show that includes all the favorite Heart hits as well as deep album cuts.

July 23       Grateful (a tribute band)

Kent Summer Concert fans will remember this Boise-based Grateful Dead Tribute band as alt-country rockers New Transit. Grateful pays respect to the legacy of the Grateful Dead, with each performance arranged to capture the natural authenticity of the Grateful Dead’s live performance and perfectly flawed delivery in sound, style, and feel. No set list is the same, and no song is played the same way twice.

July 30       The Revelers

Louisiana supergroup which combines swamp-sop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana.

August 6    Ayron Jones

Seattle-born vocalist, songwriter, and Hendrix-inspired guitarist, Ayron Jones, has established himself as one of the top independent rock artists in the Pacific Northwest. Opening for Grammy award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers such as Run DMC, B.B. King, and Jeff Beck, Jones has stunned audiences and gained instant fans with his genre-defying mashup of blues-infused Grunge and West Coast Hip-hop.

August 13  Santa Poco

This Seattle-based country band delivers twangy, slide guitar-filled tunes that seem to float through dusty roadhouses or romping dance halls Their music inspires swing dancing until dawn.

  

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