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Catch the last free concert in Volunteer Park Summer Series

Singer songwriter Eugenie Jones will go on stage at Volunteer Park Aug. 18.

Catch the last free concert in Volunteer Park Summer Series

An evening with four PNW women singer songwriters on Aug. 18 ends the series

Thousands of people — including families with children in all ages and stages — have flocked to Volunteer Park on Thursday evenings for the last month and a half to enjoy top-notch music, dance and picnic meals during the  Summer Series at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater. This week is your last chance to get in on this great, relaxing community event.

The final series performance takes place Thursday Aug. 18 starting at 6 p.m. and is a showcase of local women singer songwriters. The line-up will include artists Star Anna, Alessandra Rose, Eugenie Jones and V. Contreras.  Shows are free and are generally wrapped up by 8:30 p.m.

Music starts promptly, so plan to get to the park early to lay out your blanket, set up low-back chairs and otherwise settle in for a show. Note that the series sound system will be in full force, sitting near speakers is not recommended. But dancing is — throughout the series the space in front of the stage has been a favorite romp, roll and spin spot for youngsters.

This summer’s concerts were the first offered at the amphitheater at the heart of the Volunteer Park which was completely overhauled over the last few years. The stage and its attached building (including new gender-neutral restrooms) is the first new building for Volunteer park in 50 years. The project was guided by the Volunteer Park Trust

Volunteer Park Amphitheater deisgn.

Summer Series at Volunteer Park concerts are free. All ages are welcome. Well-behaved pets are welcome.

More at Seattle’s Child:

“Review: Summer Series in Volunteer Park”

“Summer concerts in the park”

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