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TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SUMMER SOUNDS AT SKANSIE

Gig Harbor, Wash. May 16, 2012 The City of Gig Harbor has announced the line up for SUMMER SOUNDS AT SKANSIE 2012 celebrating the tenth anniversary this summer. The extremely popular free outdoor concert series will begin on June 26th and run on consecutive Tuesdays through August 28th, celebrating TEN concerts instead of the usual nine. All concerts start at 6:30pm and are held on the waterfront in Skansie Brothers Park, in historic downtown Gig Harbor. Rain or shine and concerts are free.

“We asked our audience who they loved best from the past ten years,” said Laureen Lund, city marketing director and event coordinator. “They told us and we listened!” Eight of this year’s ten performers were voted as the favorites from the past decade. Two additional groups were added to round out the season.

This year’s lineup:

26-Jun THE COATS www.thecoats.net

3-Jul WA Army Nat. Guard 133rd Army Band
133armyband.washingtonarmyguard.org/

10-Jul DANNY VERNON - Elvis  www.dannyvernon.com

17-Jul MAGICAL STRINGS  www.magicalstrings.com

24-Jul THE BEATNIKS (STREETS CLOSED)  www.thebeatniks.com

31-July SWING REUNION ORCHESTRA (CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS ANNOUNCED PERFORMER)  www.swingreunion.com

7-Aug THEA WESCOTT & TIMBERLAND RIDGE  www.timberlandridge.com

14-Aug THE FUNADDICTS  www.funaddictsband.com

21-Aug PEARL DJANGO  www.pearldjango.com

28-Aug PERRY ACKER  www.perryacker.com

Returning in 2012 is the popular restaurant delivery service to the park by many of Gig Harbor’s favorite downtown eateries. On board this year are:

Devoted Kiss Café with featured items such as Grilled Cheese Panini, Smoked Salmon Bagel and Prime Rib Sandwich;

Morso with Roasted Vegetable Ciabatta, Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad and Chocolate Almond Brownie;

Kelly’s Café & Espresso with Kelly Burger Combo, Mediterranean BLT and Greek Salad;

Tides Tavern with Halibut & Chips, Pizza and Blue Cheese Burger;

Brix 25 with Ribs, Picnic Plates, Hamburgers and Lemonade

The Tenth Anniversary Season of Summer Sounds at Skansie is brought to you by the City of Gig Harbor and sponsors CenturyLink and St. Anthony Hospital. All events are free. Bring your own chair or blanket. No tents or umbrellas allowed. Gig Harbor parks are “smoke free”. Saving seats is subject to management discretion and no roping off seats will be allowed.

Learn more about Gig Harbor at www.gigharborguide.com