Music on the Plaza begins with the blues

  • Tue Jul 6th, 2010 9:14pm

By Lauren Thompson Enterprise writer

Attention South County residents who work in Everett: Your lunch break just got a little more interesting.

As summer heats up, so will Snohomish County with its sixth annual Music on the Plaza series, beginning July 7 with roadhouse rhythm and blues during the lunch hour.

Concerts run Wednesday afternoons through Aug. 25, and are located at Snohomish County Campus plaza at Rockefeller Avenue and Wall Street in Everett.

The annual Music on the Plaza Concert series features a variety of local artists and is presented by the county’s Executive Office in conjunction with the Snohomish County Arts Commission. The Music on the Plaza concerts are free and open to the public.

“The summer concerts offer an opportunity to connect with the community while enjoying good music,” Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon said in a press release. “This series offers a taste of multicultural music that’s an important part of Snohomish County’s identity.”

The series starts out with Wired, a high-energy dance band that loves to play classic ’50s-style rock ‘n’ roll and the blues songs that inspired it. Wired consists of three seasoned rock ‘n’ roll lifers who joined forces to play music for people who want to have fun.

Fresh flowers from local Hmong growers, kettle corn and burgers and brats from the Comcast Arena Grill also will be available.