Local parks are the setting for several local performing arts series this summer. Pack a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, and a jacket and check out the music, theater, dance and performance art scheduled throughout July and August.
Shoreline Concerts in the Parks
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council hosts this free series at various city parks at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11 through Aug. 22. For more information call 206-417-4645.
• July 11, Vicci Martinez, at Animal Acres Park, NE 178th St. &Brookside Blvd., Lake Forest Park.
• July 18, Children of the Revolution Quartet, at Cromwell Park, Meridian Ave. &N. 182nd St., Shoreline.
• July 25, Soul Provider, (part of Shoreline’s Swinging Summer Eve celebration), Cromwell Park, Meridian Ave. &N. 182nd St. Shoreline.
• Aug. 2, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, at Animal Acres Park, NE 178th St. &Brookside Blvd., Lake Forest Park.
• Aug. 8, The Kellee Bradley Band, Richmond Beach Community Park, Richmond Beach Rd. &21st Ave. NW, Shoreline.
• Aug. 15, Sinatra Swinging Italiana starring Tony La Stella and the Goombas featuring the lovely Goombettes, at Richmond Beach Community Park, Richmond Beach Rd. &21st Ave. NW.
• Aug. 22, The African All Stars, Richmond Beach Community Park, Richmond Beach Rd. &t 21st Ave. NW, Shoreline.
Shoreline Lunchtime Music Series
The city of Shoreline Parks &Recreation department hosts this free concert series from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, July 10 through Aug. 14, alternating between Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St., and Hamlin Park, 16001 15th Ave. NE. For more information call 206-418-3383.
• July 10, Eric Ode, fun songs for kids, Saltwater.
• July 17, Naby Camara &Lagni Sussu, African rhythms and songs, Hamlin.
• July 24, Halau Hula O’Napualani, Pacific Island dance, Saltwater.
• July 31, One World Taiko, traditional Japanese drumming, Hamlin.
• Aug. 7, Cornucopia Concert Band, traditional American music, at Hamlin.
• Aug. 14, The Canote Brothers, zany fiddling, country and swing, at Hamlin.
Mill Creek Children’s Concerts
The Mill Creek Parks &Recreation department presents these free family-oriented performances at noon Wednesdays, through Aug. 15, in Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Mill Creek. For more information call 425-745-1891.
• July 11, Feeling Silly with Hans Meyer.
• July 18, Beghog Dogs &Other Pet Songs with Nancy Stewart.
• July 25, Brothers from Different Mothers.
• Aug. 1, Eric Herman and the Invisible Band.
• Aug. 8, Cowboy Buck &Elizabeth.
• Aug. 15, Alleyoop.
The Lynnwood Parks &Recreation department presents this free series for kids ages 5-10 and their families at noon Wednesdays, July 11 through Aug. 22, at the Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. In case of rain, performances move to Lynnwood Elementary gym, 7200 191st Pl. SW. For more information call 425-771-4030.
• July 11, Brothers From Different Mothers, juggling and comedy.
• July 18, Breaking Point Dance Company, hip hop and break dance.
• July 25, Reptile Man, the wonderful world of reptiles.
• Aug. 1, Bochinche, Latin drumming and interactive play.
• Aug. 8, Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, “Little One Inch.”
• Aug. 15, Valentines Performing Pigs.
• Aug. 22, Nomadic Theatre, clowns, craziness and more.
Lynnwood Shakespeare in the Park
Lynnwood Parks &Rec also presents this series of free outdoor performances at 7 p.m. Wednesdays &Thursdays, July 18 through Aug. 9, at the Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. For more information call 425-771-4030.
• July 18 &19, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Wooden O Theatre.
• July 25 &26, “The Merchant of Venice,” Wooden O Theatre.
• Aug. 2, “Richard III,” GreenStage.
• Aug. 9, “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” GreenStage.
Edmonds Concerts in the Park
The Edmonds Arts Commission presents this free family series from 3 to 4 p.m. Sundays, July 8 through Aug. 26, in City Park, 3rd &Pine, downtown Edmonds. Concerts will be cancelled if it rains. For more information call 425-771-0228.
• July 8, Bochinche, “A Musical Tour of the Americas” (ASL interpreted).
• July 15, Stay Tuned, bluegrass.
• July 22, “The Merchant of Venice,” Wooden O Theatre, Shakespeare.
• July 29, Craicmore, Celtic.
• Aug 5, Reilly &Maloney, folk.
• Aug. 12, Pearl Django, gypsy jazz.
• Aug. 19, The Second Edition, Americana.
• Aug. 26, Tumbao, Afro-Cuban &Latin Rhythms.
Bothell Music in the Park
This 22nd annual series, at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, July 6 through Aug. 24, takes place at the Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 NE 180th St. Performances are free and for all ages. Shows are rain or shine. For more information call 425-486-7430 ext. 4422.
• July 6, Circuit Riders, country gospel.
• July 13, Dead Edsels, 50’s &60’s music.
• July 20, Mark Whitman Band, award-winning blues.
• July 27, Portage Bay Big Band, swing.
• Aug. 3, The Spazmatics, 80’s new wave.
• Aug. 10, African All-Stars, world music.
• Aug. 17, Latigo Lace, country rock.
• Aug. 24, Big Dog Revue, horn-oriented dance/show band.