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TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SUMMER SOUNDS AT SKANSIE Line-up reflects the best of the past decade

For Immediate Release, Contact: Laureen Lund, City of Gig Harbor, Marketing Director

Gig Harbor, Wash. February 8, 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!” Nine of this year’s ten performers were voted as the favorites from the past decade. One additional group was added to round out the season.

This year’s lineup:

26-Jun THE COATS www.thecoats.net

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

10-Jul DANNY VERNON www.dannyvernon.com

17-Jul MAGICAL STRINGS www.magicalstrings.com

24-Jul THE BEATNIKS www.thebeatniks.com

31-July SWING REUNION ORCHESTRA www.swingreunion.com

(Swing Reunion replaces previously announced Barry McGuire)

7-Aug 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

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.

Learn more about Gig Harbor at www.gigharborguide.com