The Vashon Park District and Vashon Events have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, August 5th and run through Thursday, August 26th. All concerts will start at 7:30pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island. This year, enjoy live music performances from four local bands performing against one of Vashon’s most beautiful outdoor backdrops.
Bring the family! There’s plenty of grass and natural berms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night. Families can come relax, let the kids play on the playground and enjoy the entertainment at these four summer events.
The Concerts in the Park series is presented by the Vashon Park District and curated by Vashon Events.
Please remember that there are no dogs allowed at Ober Park. Alcohol and smoking are also not permitted.
Thursday, August 5th, 7:30-9pm
The Confessions are a versatile R&B group with a throwback sound fronted by Camille Reeves. Gleaning from gospel, early rock ‘n’ roll, and sounds of the Motown era, most songs are orginal tunes that are fresh, yet familiar. The foundation of the band is rhythm section, which includes Chris O’Brien on keyboard, Gavin Kovite on bass, and Brian Dougher on drums. The Confessions also feature a horn section including Barry Cooper on trumpet, Greg McElroy on tenor sax, and Charlie Kipp on baritone sax. Bring your dancin’ shoes and get ready to cut a rug!
Thursday, August 12th, 7:30-9pm
Saint Ophelia is a five-piece ensemble fronted by vocalist/guitarist Rebekah Kuzma, singer songwriter Joe Panzetta, and pedal steel magician Dan Tyack. With a killer rhythm section of Wesley Peterson on drums and Chuck Keller on bass, their original songs run the gamut from groovy, rocking , and spacious. Saint Ophelia is currently recording their second album with producer Martin Feveyear, and crowdfunding to help pay for production and distribution costs. Visit saintophelia.com to listen to their first album, watch videos of live performances, and to help them launch album number two!
Thursday, August 19th, 7:30-9pm
Poultry In Motion
Poultry in Motion, in a collection of molting personalities that could hardly be more diverse, do in fact share one common goal – passing a good time together. Best described as a drinking club with a music problem, they bring their diverse backgrounds together under cover of music and merriment with no musical theme other than stimulating dancers. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for anything from country to Motown, rockabilly to Zydeco, rock-n-roll to folk-n-rock, Cajun to swamp pop, plus original compositions that may take origin from any one of the roosters in the band.
Thursday, August 26th, 7:30-9pm
One More Mile
One More Mile is a blues group fronted by “The Principal” Jason Lollar on vocals-lead guitar and “Lonesome” Mike Nichols on vocals-harmonica. It is a musical brotherhood going back decades. This partnership of tone wizardry is dedicated to rocking the joint in the old school way – by playing inspired original grooves and classic blues, funk, and rock and roll covers in the vein of James Cotton, Albert Collins, Little Walter, and The Meters. Rounding out the band are keyboardist -vocalist Tony Mann, bassist-vocalist Chuck Keller, and drummer-vocalist Wesley Peterson.