Summer Guide 2010: Outdoor Music

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Seattle Peace Concert Series

Get out and enjoy Seattle’s city parks at these free, family friendly concerts held on Sundays featuring local and regional musicians. Canned food donations for Northwest Harvest appreciated.
Must-see shows/bands:
Adrian Xavier (8/29 Volunteer Park), Kuli Loach & Andy Coe Band (9/12 Woodland Park)
Free. Noon-6 p.m. Locations vary. 206.706.3035

Out to Lunch Concert Series

Grab some grub, soak up some sun and enjoy these lunchtime concerts in downtown Seattle’s parks and outdoor spaces. Concerts are every Wednesday and Friday thru the summer from noon-1:30 p.m (see website lineup and locations).
Must-see shows/bands:
Soul musicians from the documentary Wheedle’s Groove (6/18, Harbor Steps), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (6/30, Occidental Park), Vicci Martinez (7/2, Harbor Steps)
Free. 12 p.m. Locations vary

Fremont Fair
Head to the “center of the universe” for the Fremont Fair and enjoy live local  music presented on two stages alongside colorful art cars, heaps of local crafters and fabulous food.
Must-see shows/bands:
Line-up TBA.
Free. Times vary. N. 34th Street; 206.632.1500

Georgetown Music Fest
Held in conjunction with Seattle Weekly’s Artopia, the Georgetown Music Fest has expanded to five stages of music this year, complete with a beer garden! Rock out to tons of local music and check out all the eclectic art on exhibit.
Must-see shows/bands:
Line-up TBA.
Free. Times vary. Georgetown, 1200 block of S. Vale; 2010

Zoo Tunes at Woodland Park Zoo

After visiting the cool new meerkat exhibit, spend your evening at the zoo amphitheater for one of the ten great shows scheduled. But be sure to get your tickets early, these shows sell out quick!
Must-see shows/bands:
Jimmy Cliff with Trevor Hall (7/21), Herbie Hancock and The Imagine Project (8/29)
Days and prices vary. 6 p.m. (seating open at 5 p.m.) South Entrance, N. 50th St & Fremont Ave. N.; 206.548.2500

Summer of Fun Concerts in the Park Series
Pack a blanket and lawn chair and head to one of these Wednesday concerts where local musicians serenade you while you picnic. The free series rotates in three Shoreline area parks.
Must-see shows/bands:
Freddy Pink and Shoreline’s Swinging Summer Eve celebration (7/21), Geoffre