Edmonds Arts Commission announces 2019 summer concert lineup

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    The Edmonds Arts Commission has announced its lineup for free concerts in the park on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August. The series offers something for all ages and musical tastes, from traditional folk, pop and jazz to Shakespeare and some clowning around for the kids.

    2019 City Park Summer Concerts are sponsored Lynnwood Honda and Acura of Lynnwood, while the Tuesday and Thursday concerts in Hazel Miller Plaza are sponsored by The Hazel Miller Foundation.  A complete calendar can be found at www.edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html.

    City Park 3rd Avenue South and Pine Street
    Sundays 3 – 4 p.m. Free admission.
    In case of rain, concerts canceled at 2:30 p.m.

    July 14, Ranger and The “Re-arrangers”. Seattle’s Gypsy jazz band evokes the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite. www.rangerswings.com

    July 21, Seattle Shakespeare’s Wooden O production of “Twelfth Night.”Shakespeare’s intrepid heroine Viola matches wits with vivid and captivating characters who keep the sidesplitting antics rolling. Wooden O’s Twelfth Night production takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s original casting practice by featuring an all-male cast, but with a contemporary twist, giving audiences a whole new look at this beloved comedy. www.seattleshakespeare.org/shows/twelfth-night-2019

    July 28, Tingtad & Rumbel. For over 30 years, Grammy Award-winning artists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed and recorded music together. The duo’s mellow sound is a blend of Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds, and the ocarina (an ancient wind instrument). tingstadrumbel.com/home.html

    Edith Farrar

    Aug. 4, The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band. Seattle’s own non-marching marching band returns to Edmonds summer concerts playing greatest hits of band music, including John Philip Sousa and Henry Fillmore, all from the comfort of their chairs. There might also be an appearance by the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band Drill Team and the world’s only Sedentary Majorette – Edith Farrar, former children’s librarian at the Edmonds Library. sedentarysousa.com/about-the-band

    Aug. 11, Gansango Music & Dance. Gansango is directed by Etienne Cakpo, originally from Benin, located off the Gulf of Guinea, Africa. The company fuses music and movement from across the African continent, drawing heavily from the dance and music traditions of Benin, Ghana and Togo. Traditional drums and percussion accompany the contemporary dance choreography, while colorful costumes provide cultural context. gansango.com

    Aug. 18, Correo Aereo. An award-winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music duo, Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin. Rocha and Sosin combine an array of string and percussive instruments with vocal harmonies, performing traditional music of Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico, as well as their own original music inspired by these traditions. www.correoaereo.us/about

    Aug. 25, Dmitri Matheny Group “What the World Needs Now: The Burt Bacharach Song Book.” Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny and his all-star band celebrate Burt Bacharach’s 90th Year. Bacharach’s passionate melodies delivered popular hit after hit, including “Close to You,” “What the World Needs Now” “Alfie,” and many more. Renowned for his warm tone, lyricism and technique, Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “a visionary” (San Francisco Examiner) and “a jazz treasure” (All Music Guide). An honors graduate of Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny is the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. 

    Hazel Miller Plaza 5th Avenue South and Maple Street 
    Lunch-Time Concerts, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Free admission. Concerts take place rain or shine.

    Miho and Diego

    July 16, Miho & Diego. The Miho & Diego Duo blend Latin and Japanese musical traditions. Both accomplished musicians in their own right, Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy came together after years of admiring each other’s work and discovering that their sounds could be combined to make something genuinely new and unique. www.mihodiego.com/about-us

    July 23, Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti. Performing artist and choreographer Katrina Ji‘s Seattle-based Culture Shakti dance company specializes in Bollywood, Bhangra, Rajasthani Folk, and American Tribal Style Dance. www.cultureshakti.com

    July 30, Roberto the Magnificent. Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Edmonds’ own Robert Stuverud’s (a.k.a. Roberto the Magnificent) juggling and comedy show is recognized as one of the nation’s unique variety acts. www.robertothemagnificent.com

    Aug. 6, Imagination Band. Imagination Band features puppetry, a variety of musical instruments, guitar, ukulele, flute, singing and dancing. Original music by Imagination Band creators Matt Peterson and Heather Anderson. theimaginationband.com/about-us.html

    Aug. 13, The Side Project. This acoustic-indie-pop husband and wife team play hundreds of concerts across the country. They have had their songs featured on “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” as well as in Starbucks stores across the country. www.tspband.com

    Aug. 20, Roosevelt Road. Snohomish County’s Roosevelt Road musicians bring decades of performing experience to its Bluegrass Gospel and Americana sound. Harmony vocals accompany 5-string banjo, bass, the unique sound of Dobro and some of the finest fiddle playing in the Northwest. www.rooseveltroad3.com/about

    Hazel Miller Plaza 5th Avenue South and Maple Street 
    Evening Concerts, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Free admission. Concerts take place rain or shine.

    July 18, 20/20. This award-winning five-person a cappella group returns to Edmonds summer concerts with their refined and powerful sound that transforms current and past pop music into genuine and heartfelt stories. www.2020acappella.com

    July 25, The Bylines. Portland-based Bylines (Reece Marshburn and Marianna Thielen) perform sophisticated, jazz-inspired, story-driven pop music. They tour the Northwest regularly as a duo, and put on theatrical shows with their full ensemble. They are alumni of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. thebylines.com/bio.

    Jovino Santos Neto (Photo by Glenn Nelson)

    Aug. 1, Jovino Santos Neto Trio. Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, he is affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal, and was part of Pascoal’s group from 1977 to 1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry. www.jovisan.net

    Aug. 8, Santa Poco. With songs about rough-and-tumble characters, this five-piece country band offers the type of slide guitar tunes that belong in a dusty roadhouse or romping dance hall. Storytelling mixed with electric leads inspire folks to don their ten-gallons, pull the boots up over their blue jeans and hit the town’s swing dances ’til dawn. santapocoband.com/about

    Aug. 15, Sundae + Mr. Goessl. This husband-and-wife duo put on a vintage- inspired show that blends blues, swing, country and Latin sounds, performing hits from the 1920s to modern classics and originals. sundaeandmrgoessl.co

    Aug. 22, Maiah Wynne. Indie folk-pop singer/songwriter based in Missoula, Mont., Maiah Wynne is a multi-instrumentalist adept at embodying a mood or theme in one song and then swapping it for another. “…a fresh take on music that echoes back to the sounds of Appalachian folk tunes” — NPR MUSIC. www.maiahwynne.com/about

    All concerts are accessible for persons with disabilities. Call 425-771-0230 for information. For information about the Edmonds Arts Commission, visit www.edmondsartscommission.org.

     

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