Kent Summer Concert Series
Wednesday Picnic Performances Presented by Republic Services - Especially for Kids!
Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison St
11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
July 10 Tickle Tune Typhoon
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 17 Alex Zerbe – The Zaniac Comedy Show
Alex Zerbe, the Professional Zaniac is a physical comedian, juggler, and two-time Guinness World Record holder. He moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other, delivering a comedic onslaught of absurd ideas and odd skills. Alex has performed on prime-time television in three countries, including “Americaʼs Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing.”
July 24 The Not-Its!
This Seattle “Kindie Rock” quintet will have children and their parents on their feet rocking out to power-packed songs about bugs, haircuts, reading, the 80’s and more. The Not-Its! are Sarah Shannon (former singer of 90’s Sub Pop band Velocity Girl), Danny Adamson (rhythm guitar), Tom Baisden (lead guitar), Jennie Helman (bass player) and Michael Welke (former drummer of Harvey Danger).
July 31 Justin Roberts & Liam Davis
Three-time GRAMMY Nominee Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. For more than 20 years, he has been crafting songs that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up. Live shows are filled with spontaneity and humor, and include classics like the fist-pumping “Pop Fly” and parent favorite, “Stay-At-Home Dad.”
August 7 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.
August 14 Recess Monkey
Both kids and parents love rockin’ to Recess Monkey! This trio blends various musical influences with clever and comical lyrics. There are hints of pop, folk, zany surf rock, and swamp-tinged country.
Wednesday Family Date Nights at Kent Station
Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
July 17 Darren Motamedy
Saxophonist Darren Motamedy has released 13 Smooth Jazz albums, two of which were named “Jazz Album of the Year” in 1999 and 2009. A native of Kent, Darren Motamedy returns from his home in Las Vegas to perform for his local fan base.
July 24 Afrodisiacs
Put on your Boogie Shoes, catch the Love Rollercoaster over to Funkytown, and Shake Your Booty. It’s Ladies Night here at the Copacabana and YOU Should Be Dancin’!"
July 31 Shaggy Sweet
Three members of this pop/rock band are from Kent. They are best friends, all performing together since they were in high school. They perform a mix of popular cover songs and originals.
August 7 Stonesy
Stonesy truly loves and lovingly recreates the music that is a soundtrack for not just a generation, but multiple generations. No wigs, no false British accents, just pure rock and roll, the way the Stones intended!
August 14 Folsom Prism
This Tacoma-based, high-energy, Johnny Cash tribute band features an impressive line-up of artists with the passion to bring The Man in Black, for the moment, back to life.
August 21 Petty Differences
Timeless covers of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tunes, as well as some songs from his friends in Fleetwood Mac. Petty Differences creates a one-of-a-kind euphoric sing-along experience.
August 28 The Swingin' Sixties Orchestra
This nine-piece “big band" plays the cool, swingin' tunes of the sixties. Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and more are all done with style and superb musicianship.
Thursdays at the Lake
Presented by Edward Jones
Lake Meridian Park - 14800 SE 272nd
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
July 11 Culture Shock
No passport is required for this musical journey through Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and more. Culture Shock, led by former Ray Charles trumpeter Bobby Medina, specializes in tropical Latin American hits and the exotic dance rhythms of Samba, Mambo, Tango, Bolero, and Cha-Cha-Cha.
July 18 Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints
Born out of a love of the early years of swing, Americana and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints transport audiences to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses.
July 25 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 1 Stacy Jones Band
The Stacy Jones Band captivates audiences with high-energy rocking Blues. Stacy displays a vocal richness beyond her years and tops it off with harmonica, keyboards, and acoustic guitar. She is continually nominated for “Best of the Blues” awards, and won the 2018 “Best Band” award from the Washington Blues Society.
August 8 Sundae + Mr. Goessl
This vintage inspired show blends blues, swing, country, and latin sounds. Performing hits from the roaring 20's to modern classics and originals this husband and wife duo is a little band with a big band sound. Mr. Goessl's mesmerizing finger-style guitar dazzles and inspires while Sundae's sultry vocal interpretations drip with charm and nostalgia.
August 15 Mile Twelve
This fresh, hard-driving young band beautifully walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their strong instrumentals and beautiful harmonies, they move easily among bluegrass classics, original material, and interpretations of pop music classics.
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