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Gig Harbor Summer Sounds at Skansie Announces 2015 Lineup

The City of Gig Harbor has announced the line up for Summer Sounds at Skansie 2015. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on June 16th and run on consecutive Tuesdays until August 18th. All concerts start at 6:30pm and are held on the waterfront in Skansie Brothers Park, in downtown Gig Harbor. The event is rain or shine. The concerts are sponsored by CHI Franciscan, Metagenics and Harbor Hill.

June 16th The Coats Jazz www.thecoats.net
Nationally touring artists, The Coats are the Pacific Northwest's premiere a cappella band.

June 23rd Uptown Lowdown Band Dixieland, jazz, and swing www.uptownlowdownjazz.com
Authentic Dixieland jazz, ragtime and dance standards from the 1930's & 40's.

June 30th 133rd Army Band Ceremonial and rock & pop dance beats www.washingtonarmyguard.org The 133rd Army Band exemplifies the essence of esprit de corps most often associated with military music tradition. A diverse group of musicians represent the Washington National Guard across the state.

July 7th Hook Me Up Jazz www.hookmeup.cc
A variety of vocal and instrumental musical entertainment with a nostalgic melody.

July 14th Michael Anthony Pratt Country www.michaelanthonypratt.com
A blend of great country, classic and contemporary rock, plus original tunes.

July 21st Beatniks Definitive ‘60s, ‘70s: rock ‘n’ roll of the cultural revolution www.thebeatniks.com Gig Harbor’s local favorite, a high energy band with passion that you won’t find anywhere else.

July 28th Sarah Gerritsen and The Banner Days Folk/Americana www.sarahgerritsenmusic.com

One of Gig Harbor’s very own, Sarah Gerritsen with Bradford Loomis will perform with vibrant profundity, and powerful soulfulness as they infuse compelling storytelling into their music and take folk/Americana to uncharted territory.

August 4th Ranger and the Re-Arrangers Swing Standards www.rangerswings.com A Seattle Gypsy jazz band who evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy jazz.

August 11th Austin Jenckes Country, rock, folk www.austinjenckes.us
As seen on The Voice! Austin has lyrical roots in country and folk, and an unmistakably unique vocal style.

August 18th Funaddicts Jazz, rock, oldies, country www.funaddictsband.com
Wrap our series with jazz, classic rock, contemporary, country, golden oldies, and disco covering 60 years of commercial music.
Returning in 2015 is the popular restaurant delivery service to the park by Gig Harbor’s favorite downtown eateries. Concert goers are encouraged to ride the Gig Harbor Trolley and to bring chairs or blankets. Chairs set up in advance are at owners risk and management’s discretion. No roping off chairs is allowed. No tents, canopies or umbrellas will be allowed and all Gig Harbor parks are smoke free.

Known as the most picturesque harbor in the Northwest, Gig Harbor is an easily accessible, relaxing destination with lots to see and do. Gig Harbor offers shopping along the waterfront as well as uptown, fine and casual dining, and overnight stays in small to mid-size inns and bed and breakfasts. Yachting is big here with private marinas and a public boat dock. Kayak, paddleboard and boat rentals are available as are harbor boat tours.

The community’s fishing village heritage is evidenced at the Harbor History Museum and public landmarks. Several top golf courses including Chambers Bay and Gold Mountain are a short drive away, while trails, parks and charming neighborhoods invite walking and cycling. Delightful festivals and inspiring events add to the mix. For additional visitor information on Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City, please access www.gigharborguide.com. Learn more about Gig Harbor at www.gigharborguide.com