2011 KENT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Throughout July and August, enjoy a variety of the region’s best live performances in some
of Kent’s most beautiful parks –for free! Call 253-856-5050 or visit kentarts.com.
AT KENT STATION Noon
- 1:00 p.m.July
12 - August 16Kent
Station Plaza, 417 Ramsay Way
Sponsored by Kent
12: Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem
This quartet’s music is an exuberant mix of
country blues, vintage swing, modern songwriter fare, Appalachian fiddle tunes
19: Double Scotts on the Rocks
Named, “Best New Band” in 2007 by The
Washington Blues Society, Double Scotts on the Rocks is known for their high
energy shows, which include blues, rock, reggae and jazz favorites, as well as
26: Reilly and Maloney
The enormously popular duo of Ginny Reilly and David
Maloney are together again, delivering their signature brand of acoustic,
2: Kris Orlowski
Singer-songwriter Kris Orlowski delivers catchy riffs,
memorable melodies and heartfelt lyrics in an eclectic mish-mash of
9: Quarter Past 8
This Seattle-based quartet performs bluesy, folk rock
originals and covers.
13 - August 10
Town Square Plaza
2nd Ave. and Harrison St.
Sponsored by Allied
13: Roberto the Magnificent
Comedy, juggling and crazy stunts from this former star of “The Gentlemen
Jugglers.”Roberto the Magnificent rides towering unicycles, performs amazing
feats and juggles everything from knives and torches to rubber
20: Caspar Babypants
Caspar Babypants puts on a fun, simple, sing-along show for kids age 0-5 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.
27: 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!
3: The Misadventures of Cap’n Arrr
This interactive comedy show for kids of
all ages features “The Funniest Pirate to Never Sail the Seven
AT THE LAKE:7:00-
8:30 p.m. July
7 - August 11
Lake Meridian Park
14800 SE 272nd St.
7: LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends
LeRoy Bell wows audiences with
passionate vocals and a captivating style that encompasses acoustic soul and
folky pop. He has opened for B.B. King, Al Green, Los Lonely Boys, Keb Mo, Taj
Mahal, Kenny Loggins and more.
14: The Halyards
This Northwest-based band is bringing a new voice to the
Americana music scene. Superbly blended harmonies and driving guitars give them
their sound, while intelligent song-writing gives them their
21: Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire
CMT Award Winner, Chance McKinney was
recently dubbed CMT's #1 "unsigned" Country Artist in the Nation. He has opened
for acts such as Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Taylor Swift,
Martina McBride, and Brooks n' Dunn. This up and coming band’s “Industrialized
Country” is a blend of country, rock, metal and
28: Handful of Luvin’
This quirky rock quartet, featuring a classically
trained violinist, refers to their music as "fiddle driven roots rock.” Their
cheerful blend of folk-rock, reggae, world rhythms and Celtic influences with
catchy pop hooks always delights audiences.
4: Vicci Martinez
This 26 year old, blues folk singer/songwriter writes,
sings and plays guitar with the touch of a veteran performer.