Enjoy the great outdoors at summertime concerts

Tacoma Concert Band and Franke Toby Jones are both hosting a series of free outdoor concerts and it all happens in August. Tacoma Concert Band will be performing to Aug. 12 throughout the South Sound area. Alternatively, every Thursday night in August at 6:30 p.m. Franke Toby Jones is hosting free concerts featuring multiple musical groups. All concerts are free and all ages are welcome. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic and enjoy.

Tacoma Concert Band Summer Concert Series

August 10, 6:30 p.m. at Fircrest Park – Electron Way & Spring Street, Fircrest

Aug. 11, 6 p.m. at Johnson Farm – 9306 Otso Point Rd., Anderson Island 

Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Landing Clock Tower, 1495 Wilmington Dr., DuPont

Franke Toby Jones Summer Concerts on the Lawn

All concerts take place at Franke Tobey Jones lawn at 5340 N. Bristol.

Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. – Tacoma Concert Band

Comprised of 60 players, Tacoma Concert Band performs a wide range of music including works of J. S. Bach, Alfred Reed, Richard Wagner, Gustav Holst and John Philip Sousa.

Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m. – The Voetberg Family

The Voetberg family band plays bluegrass, gospel, country, folk and jazz. Ranging in age from 9 to 22, they have garnered 10 Washington State fiddle championships, eight State Music Teachers Association awards for keyboard and vocal performance, 20 regional fiddle championships, 12 top five placements at the National Fiddle Competition and the title of 2007 National Young Adult Fiddle Champion. 

Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. – Hook Me Up

Hook Me Up is a popular and dynamic quartet performing a wide variety of contemporary and standard jazz, Latin, funk, swing, rock 'n roll, original tunes and a few things you wouldn’t expect to hear from just four instruments.

Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m. – A Touch of Class

This 20 piece swing dance band plays fabulous and well-known standards and loved ballroom music from the 1930s and 1940s. A Touch of Class has been together for 20 years and has performed far and wide in the Puget Sound area including at the Elks Lodge, Puyallup Fair, Puyallup Meeker Days, Fort Lewis, Kiwanis auction dinners, senior communities, charity functions and more.

Courtesy of Tacoma Arts


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