2018 Kent Summer Concert Series

A unique partnership between Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Kent Station to bring some of the best entertainment to Kent this summer.

 

July 11        Tickle Tune Typhoon - 12 p.m. 

Sponsored by Republic Services

Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street

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 11        Folsom Prism - 6 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

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.

 

 

 

July 12        Shaggy Sweet - 7 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street

Three members of this pop/rock band are from Kent. They are best friends and have been performing together since high school. They perform a mix of popular cover songs and originals.

 

 

 

 

 

July 18       Darren Motamedy - 6 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

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.

 

 

 

 

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 July 18         Roberto the Magnificent - 12 p.m. 

Sponsored by Republic Services

Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street

Roberto the Magnificent rides very tall unicycles; bounces on industrial strength pogo sticks; and juggles sharp knives, flaming torches, and spinning hand saws – all while keeping audiences in fits of giggles.

 

 

 

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July 19        The NOMS - 7 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street

The NOMS are a six piece band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their unique brand of harmonic rock blends a wide array of varied influences – blues, country, soul, bluegrass, and funk – into a distinct, energetic sound. 

 

 July 25        Brian Waite Band - 12 p.m.

Sponsored by Republic Services

Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street

The Brian Waite Band combines musical theater, imaginative storytelling, laughs, and original songs into great rock ‘n roll concerts that thrill kids and parents alike.

 

 

July 25        Stonesy - 6 p.m.

 

 

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

This Rolling Stones tribute band is comprised of seasoned professionals who love, and lovingly recreate the music that is a soundtrack for not just one, but multiple generations. No wigs, no false British accents, just pure rock and roll the way the Stones intended!

 

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July 26        Ranger and the Re-Arrangers - 7 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street

This Seattle-based Gypsy jazz band evokes the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite. Their repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger's unique originals.

 

 

 

 

Joanie_bubbleAugust 1     Joanie Leeds - 12 p.m.

Sponsored by Republic Services

Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street

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 1     Mycle Wastman - 6 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

Seattle’s soul-singer, Mycle Wastman, emerged as a stealth frontrunner on season 3 of NBC’s The Voice. Wastman is a singer’s singer, interpreting from all of the greats who have come before him while still firmly exerting a style all his own.

 

 

August 2    Ethan Tucker - 7 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street

Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound is acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal. Born in Olympia, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers.

 

 

 

August 8     The Not-Its! - 12 p.m.

Sponsored by Republic Services and the Kent Library

Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street

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).

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August 8     Culture Shock - 6 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

This culturally enriching show takes audiences on a musical journey performing tropical Latin American hits. Former Ray Charles trumpeter, Bobby Medina, weaves in humor and interesting anecdotes about the music and composers.

 

 

 


August 9     Royal Jelly Jive - 7 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street

This San Francisco-based band evokes an old-school throwback vibe and sounds entirely fresh at the same time. Combining elements of Soul, Rock, Swing and Hip-Hop, Royal Jelly Jive creates an unforgettable live experience with their infectious sounds of swingin' horns, gritty keys and a bumpin' rhythm section.

 

August 15   Recess MonkeySponsored by Republic Services and Bright Horizons - 12 p.m.

Town Square Park, 2nd Avenue and Harrison Street

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.

 

August 15   The Fabulous Johnsons with special guest Spike - 6 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

This vibrant band has taken a stadium rock show to the club scene. Playing classics by Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Montrose, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and many others.

 

 

August 16   Longstride - 7 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street 

This four-piece band delivers upbeat reggae mixed with harder rock and some surf music to create a unique sound they call lyrical reggae-rock-groove.

 

 

August 22   Hook Me Up Band - 6 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

The Hook Me Up band is a group of talented, professionally trained musicians that wow audiences with a variety of vocal and instrumental music. 

 

CalebandWalterAugust 29   Caleb and Walter - 6 p.m.

Kent Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way

The lush harmonization, skillful musicianship, and eclectic musical selection of this quintet is guaranteed to satisfy any Americana lover’s appetite. Paul Beaudry and Caleb Bue supply the group with a variety of traditional, modern, and original material mix with their own unique flavor to create a rootsy, country sound that inspires dancing and drinking, in no particular order.