Summer on the Eastside brings the promise of a stretch of nice weather and evenings filled with free outdoor performances. So plan a picnic...

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Summer on the Eastside brings the promise of a stretch of nice weather and evenings filled with free outdoor performances. So plan a picnic and enjoy the music, movies and more on park lawns throughout the area this summer.


Music in the Park Concert Series

6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 N.E. 180th St. Information: 425-486-2768, ext. 4422, or

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Tomorrow Timeless Soul, Motown

July 15 Casey & the Bluescats, blues rock

July 22 Kings of Swing, big band

July 29 Latigo Lace, country

Aug. 5 King Bees of the Bayou, Zydeco

Aug. 12 Suffering Gaels, Irish folk

Aug. 19 Total Experience Gospel Choir

Aug. 26 Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, 1950s and ’60s hits


SummerStage 2005

5:30-7 p.m. children’s art activities and 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. Rain site: Cherry Valley Elementary School multi-purpose room, 27601 N.E. Cherry Valley Road. Information: 425-788-2983 or

Wed Cedarcrest Battle of the Bands winners

July 20 Gideon Freudmann, CelloBop

July 27 Wicked Tinkers, bagpipes and didgeridoos

Aug. 3 Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa, jazz

Aug. 10 Jujuba, Afrobeat and Juju music

Aug. 17 Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives, jazz blues

Aug. 24 Electric Bonsai Band with Hilary Field & Scott Katz, vocals and acoustic guitar

Aug. 31 Alice Stuart & the Formerlys, blues rock


Shakespeare on the Green

Wooden O Theatre presents a tragedy and a comedy, 7 p.m. today-tomorrow and July 29-30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Information: 206-931-3516 or

Today-tomorrow “Macbeth,” tragedy

July 29-30 “Twelfth Night,” comedy

Concerts on the Green

Picnicking at 6 p.m., with music 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd S. Concessions available; no pets. Information: 425-837-3300 or

Tues Portage Bay Big Band

July 19 Cherokee, country rock

July 26 The Fabulous Wailers, classic rock

Aug. 2 Tracy Alan Moore, Elvis classics

Aug. 9 DoctorfunK, funk and soul

Aug. 16 Stolen Ogre, blues rock

Aug. 23 Islanders Steel Drum Band, reggae

Aug. 30 Shelley & the Curves, pop/rock


World Music in the Park

6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Food available. Information: 425-602-3103 or

Today Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, mountain music

July 14 Johnny B. Connolly & Band, Irish accordion

July 21 Issa Bagayogo, music from Mali

July 28 Fiamma Fumana, Italian techno-folk

Aug. 4 Janiva Magness, blues

Aug. 11 Foghorn String Band, old-time music

Aug. 18 Quetzal, Latin alternative

Aug. 25 Merita Halili & Raif Hyseni Orchestra, Albanian urban folk


Summer Performing Arts Series

7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 18, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Parking available and at the Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-587-3350 or

Today Dudley Manlove Quartet, retro hits

Tues New Age Flamenco, eclectic guitar

July 14 Bobby Medina and the Red Hot Band, Las Vegas style show

July 19 Mach One Jazz Orchestra

July 21 LeRoy Bell, acoustic soul

July 26 Reilly and Maloney, folk

July 28 Geoffrey Castle Band, world rock

Aug. 2 Side Project, pop/rock

Aug. 4 HB Radke and the Jet City Swingers, swing sing-a-long

Aug. 9 Marilyn Keller, R&B

Aug. 11 Henry Cooper Band, blues guitar

Aug. 16 Captain Bogg and Salty, pirate rock

Aug. 18 The Buckaroosters, Buck Owens cover band

Mercer Island

Shakespeare in the Park

Wooden O Theatre presents a comedy and a tragedy, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through July 30, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3545

Today-July 16 “Twelfth Night,” comedy. (Saturday’s performance only will be at Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast.)

July 21-30 “Macbeth,” tragedy

Mostly Music in the Park

7 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, July 14-Aug. 11, Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast. Information: 425-236-3545

July 14 Soul Kata, jazz/rhythm & blues

July 17 Shambala, Three Dog Night tribute band

July 21 Incendio, Latin guitar/world fusion

July 24 Show Brazil, Brazilian music and dance

July 28 Lois LaFond & the Rockadiles, children’s world music

July 31 Jude Bowerman, funky rock

Aug. 4 Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band, reggae

Aug. 7 Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, big band

Aug. 11 Jo Miller & Her Burly Roughnecks, hillbilly honky-tonk swing


Concerts in the Park

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Information: 425-649-4444

Wed Wild Life, British invasion pop

July 20 PYT, pop rock

July 27 Blues Orbiters, blues

Aug. 3 Radio Flyers, rock ‘n’ roll

Aug. 10 Timeless Soul, Motown

Aug. 17 Brickhouse Band, dance music

Aug. 24 Cherokee, country rock

Movies in the Park

Movies start at dusk, Fridays, Aug. 5-19, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Information: 425-649-4444 or

Aug. 5 “Shrek 2”

Aug. 12 “E.T.”

Aug. 19 “Shark Tale”


4 Alarm Concert Series

All-ages concerts by local performers from teens to professionals, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Information: 425-556-2370 or

Wed Al Larson, Tiger Saw

July 20 Mt. Eerie, Thanksgiving and Karl Blau

July 27 Pineapples and Lucas Bischofberger

Aug. 3 Greg Flores and Robin Cutler

Aug. 10 Your Heart Breaks and Sneaky Pines

Aug. 17 The Robot Ate Me and Some By Sea

Aug. 24 Calvin Johnson & Friends

Summer Concert Series

4 p.m. Artwalk and children’s activities; 6:30 p.m. music, Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. Information: 425-867-0808 or

Wed Jude Bowerman, funky rock

July 20 Pat Wright & the Good Foot Band, funky gospel

July 27 The Nowhere Men, Beatles music

Aug. 3 The Two Scoops Combo, boogie-woogie swing

Aug. 10 Michael Powers, jazz guitar

Aug. 17 Type A Band, dance/disco hits

Aug. 24 Nadine Shanti, pop/jazz

Arts in the Parks

7 p.m. Sundays, July 17-Aug. 14, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E. Rain site: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-556-2392 or

July 17 Naby Camara & Lagni Sussu, music from Guinea

July 24 Ed Hartman and the Olympic Marimba Band, marimba from around the world

July 31 Wooden O Theatre, “Macbeth”

Aug. 7 Ancient Sounds of Washington, ancient and modern woodwinds

Aug. 14 Toymaker Rick Hartman, toys and tales


Cinema on the Piazza

Live music, best “urban campsite” and movie-theme costume contests and food, 7 p.m. with an outdoor movie at dusk, Saturdays through Aug. 27, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. Information: 425-226-4560 or

Saturday Conbalche, salsa; “Patch Adams”

July 16 Johnny Astro, lounge pop; “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

July 23 Total Experience Gospel Choir; “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”

July 30 Lady A & Baby Blues Funk Band; “Bend It Like Beckham”

Aug. 6 Cheryl Serio, jazz vocals; “Ghostbusters”

Aug. 13 Adhere, groove rock; “Shark Tale”

Aug. 20 A Cappella Flavor; “Sound of Music” sing-along

Aug. 27 Darren Montamedy, jazz; “Lord of the Rings”

Kidd Valley Family Concert Series

7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 17, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Information: 425-430-6700 or

Wed Mach One Jazz Orchestra

July 20 Sub-Motive, rock

July 27 Craicmore, Celtic music

Aug. 3 The Islanders, reggae

Aug. 10 Happy Hans, Austrian accordion and yodeling

Aug. 17 Tingstad and Rumbel, acoustic New Age


Summer Nights in the Park

Picnicking at 5 p.m., with 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, Thursdays through Aug. 25, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. Food available. Parking at Discovery Elementary, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-898-0660 or

Today Emerald City Throwdown, Motown

July 14 Yoka Enzeze, African rhythms

July 21 Beat Nervosa, ’80s rock

July 28 Alex Duncan, reggae

Aug. 4 Deluxe Reverbs, classic rock

Aug. 11 Randy Oxford Band, blues rock

Aug. 18 Route 66, big-band swing

Aug. 25 Sammamish Symphony

Shakespeare in the Park

Wooden O Theatre performs a tragedy and a comedy, 6:30 p.m. July 16 and 23, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. Parking at Discovery Elementary, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-898-0660 or

July 16 “Macbeth,” tragedy

July 23 “Twelfth Night,” comedy


Music in the Park

7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, Cottage Lake Park, Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road and 188th Avenue Northeast. Parking available across the street. Information: 425-788-5841.

Tomorrow The Toucans, steel drums

July 14 Randy Oxford Band, blues

July 21 Stone Road, bluegrass

July 28 Reilly & Maloney, folk duo

Aug. 4 Ain’t No Heaven Seven, jazz

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers, Seattle Times Eastside Bureau