Free concerts return to county campus

  • Mon Jun 21st, 2010 9:21pm
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By Noah Haglund Herald Writer

This summer, they’ll be singing the blues at Snohomish County.

Then they’ll rock out, jazz it up and do some honky tonkin’.

Musicians will descend on the county campus in downtown Everett for the sixth annual Music on the Plaza series. The staid, gray government complex isn’t normally an epicenter of hipness, but that could change each Wednesday during the lunch hour.

“We’re a rowdy honky-tonk band. We’ll do what we usually do,” said Ronnie Banner, 43, frontman for The Shivering Denizens, the group scheduled to play Aug. 18. “Not the usual time, not the usual crowd — that’ll make it fun. I think people will like it.”

The free outdoor concerts run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blues band Wired is scheduled to play the July 7 opener with the Scott Lindenmuth Trio serving up contemporary jazz for the Aug. 25 finale. Other acts take the stage each Wednesday in between.

During performances, anybody can round out the sensory experience with flowers from local growers or purchase a variety of food, including kettle corn, burgers and brats.

The venue is the amphitheater at Wall Street and Rockefeller Avenue. Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s office and the Snohomish County Arts Commission are presenting the series.

Noah Haglund: 425-339-3465,

Live music

Here is the lineup for Snohomish County’s sixth annual Music on the Plaza series. All performances are free and open to the public. They take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snohomish County campus on 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

July 7: Wired, blues and rockabilly

July 14: Hotbox, classic rock covers

July 21: Scott Cossu Trio, jazz fusion with worldwide influences

July 28: Global Heat, hip-hop, soul, nu jazz

Aug. 4: The Rainieros, western swing

Aug. 11: Magazine, classic rock covers

Aug. 18: The Shivering Denizens, irreverent honky tonk

Aug. 25: Scott Lindenmuth Trio, jazz