Announcements, August 2023

Concerts in the Park 2023

By Pete Welch

The Vashon Park District is proud to present “Concerts in the Park” once again this year in partnership with Vashon Events. The concerts will be held every Thursday night in August from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  

Concerts in the Park is a family-friendly series of events that bring the community together to enjoy free outdoor music concerts. The concerts take place at Ober Park, located between the Vashon Public Library and Vashon Park District. Ober Park features grassy berms that make perfect amphitheater seating, and you are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the music. 

However, your blanket or chair may not get much use because each concert features a different music genre that will keep you dancing. For this year’s lineup, we’ll enjoy:

  • The Ian Moore Band’s unique rock with Texas roots (August 10)
  • Groove-heavy Mexican folk with Locarno (August 17)
  • Bowie/Rex and His Boogie Army, a rock tribute born from the Bowie-Idol project (August 24)
  • A harmonic fusion of traditional Djeli and modern Guinea music with the Djeliyah Band (August 31)

Sound equipment and lighting will be provided by Laird Gonter, and Martin Feveyear will dial in the sound. 

Opening for each band this year is a fresh Vashon Events program, “New Voices,” an opportunity to hear the latest musical additions to the Vashon music scene. This year’s performers include Alex Davis, Anna Hicks, Maire Kennan, Ian Olney, Zoey Rice, and Monica Schley 

Openers will perform at 7 PM, and the headlining band will play from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.  

On Thursday nights this August, bring the family and enjoy live music performing against one of Vashon’s most beautiful outdoor backdrops. Spread out those picnic blankets, relax comfortably, and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night. 

August 7, 2023

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