Free Summer Concerts Guide

Lindsey Scully / June 17, 2011

Photo by: Kristen Blush

With the abundance of summer concerts popping up all over the place (not to mention music festivals), your wallet can take quite the hit. Well, have no fear because here at SSG Music we have your back covered. Not only do we constantly have giveaways and contests for some of the hottest tickets in town we have also compiled a list of some of the best free (yes, free) summer concerts that are happening in the area.

Kenmore Summer Concert Series | Thursday evenings | 6-8pm

The City of Kenmore is putting on its ninth annual Summer Concert Series and man is this quite the lineup! The Series is held at the gorgeous St. Edward’s State Park off of Juanita Drive. It’s a hidden park that is nestled in acres upon acres of wooded forests with a huge main lawn area that is perfect for claiming a spot with your chair and loved ones. There will be limited food and beverage vendors there and prices do vary.

July 7- Star Anna and The Laughing Dogs

July 14- Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown

July 21- Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three

July 28- Pickwick

August 4- John Yamasota

August 11- The Wilders


Out To Lunch Concert Series | Wednesday & Friday afternoons | Noon-1:30pm


The Out To Lunch Concert Series has always been pretty popular, and it is easy to see why with their enormous lineup of well-known bands. If you are one of the lucky few to get to take a break in the middle of the day to catch some of these shows, make sure you get there early to catch a good seat!

June 17- Hey Marseilles @ Harbor Steps

June 22- Choklate @ Occidental Square

June 24- The Maldives @ Harbor Steps

June 29- Kris Orlowski & The Passenger String Quartet @ Bank of America Plaza

July 1- The Paperboys @ Harbor Steps

July 6- Show Brazil @ Park Place

July 8- Rodney Crowell @ Harbor Steps

July 13- Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs @ Waterfront Park

July 15- Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks@ Occidental Square

July 20- Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three @ Federal Courthouse

July 22- The Damnwells @ Waterfront Park

July 27- Ian McFeron @ Bank of America Plaza

July 29- Allen Stone @ Occidental Square

August 3- Jovino Santos Neto @ Federal Courthouse

August 5- Wheedle’s Groove @ Westlake Park

August 10- Pearl Django & Greta Matassa @ Two Union Square

August 12- Dusty 45s @ Harbor Steps

August 17- Vicci Martinez @ Two Union Square

August 19- The Harters @ Harbor Steps

August 24- Portland Cello Project @ Two Union Square

August 26- Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band @ Harbor Steps

August 31- Orchestra Zarabanda @ Bank of America Plaza

Septepmber 2- LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends @ Harbor Steps


Concerts At The Mural | Various Friday and Saturday dates | 6pm or 3-9pm


Concerts At The Mural is a concert series that is brought to you by KEXP and the Seattle Center. It is a fantastic venue and it draws large crowds every year. There is a beer/wine garden available to 21+ attendees an hour before each show, the Seattle Center has food options on the campus as well as the KEXP BBQ on August 6.

August 5- The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Black Whales

August 6- Fool’s Gold, Capsula, Virgin Islands, Mad Rad

August 12- Special Guests..

August 19- Black Mountain, My Goodness, Whalebones

August 26- Langhorne Slim, Pickwick, Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives, Ravenna Woods


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