When the sun comes out in Seattle, so do the free concerts! All around town free musical events are coming up, with numerous local musicians and bands ready to perform. So if you’re aching to see a concert but don’t have the dough, check out some of these events:
The Out to Lunch concert series is starting up again at various locations downtown, with concerts every Wednesday and Friday at noon throughout the summer. Some of the performances include soul from Choklate (June 22), celtic rock from The Paperboys (July 1), Grammy-winner Rodney Crowell (July 8), and pop-rock band The Damnwells (July 22).
Also downtown are the lunchtime concerts at City Hall Plaza, which run Thursdays at noon starting July 7th. Performances include French music from Rouge in honor of Bastille Day (July 14), retro-pop from Curtains for You (Aug. 4), and reggae from Kore Ionz (Aug. 11).
KEXP and Seattle Center are also hosting Concerts at the Mural this summer on Aug. 5, 6, 12, 19, and 26. Each night includes three or four performances, so these concerts are the perfect opportunity to hear an eclectic mix of local music.
Of course, the Concerts at the Locks are back again in Ballard and will be running every Saturday and Sunday this summer. The music is mostly swing and jazz from local groups – perfect for a lazy Seattle afternoon in the park.
Beacon Hill is also celebrating its neighborhood music scene with Beacon Rocks! on June 26, July 31, and August 28 from 1-5 pm. Performances will be a mix of genres from local musicians.
For those who like a little movement with their music, check out Dancing ‘Til Dusk starting in July, a series of outdoor concerts in four parks around town. Free dance lessons in swing, waltz, tango, and salsa will be held, depending on the night.
And for all you library fans out there, don’t miss the performance by Harry and the Potters at the Central Library on June 24th from 7-9 pm. Although the concert is free, tickets are required, so reserve your spot now!
Post by Callan, teen blogger