Port Townsend Main Street Program’s Concerts on the Dock — Free All-Ages Summer Music Series at Pope Marine Plaza
This music on the waterfront is sponsored by generous local businesses and:
Downtown Port Townsend rocks with all-ages free Concerts on the Dock Thursdays July 13th through August 31st at Pope Marine Park Plaza. Local vendors James Jackson Massage and Magical Henna will be there. Food vendors will alternate between Mo-Chilli BBQ and Flutter By Pizza Pie. Also enjoy coffee from Java Gypsy and vegan Ice Cream from Fiddlehead Creamery. A Beer, Wine and Cider Garden contribute to the festival atmosphere. Seating opens at 4:30 pm, music from 5-7:30 pm. Bring chairs or blankets and settle in for some great tunes, dance, see friends, enjoy a drink and have a bite.
NEW –Concerts on the Dock are going green this year! Reusable stainless steel pint cups and pottery wine/cider cups created by LaughinGnome Pottery will be available for rent for $5 at the shows. When guests return the cup, they get their $5 back. Help us reduce plastic cup usage and go green with us at the concerts. The environment will thank you!
The 2017 line up:
July 13th – Joy in Mudville
Featuring Jason and Kim from Deadwood Revival—a Peninsula favorite. Influences from old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues & funk. Super high-energy with tight harmonies, clever arrangements and tunes to dance to!
Stage Sponsor – The Bishop Victorian and Swan Hotels
Beer Garden Sponsor – Schodowski Law
July 20th – Grace Love
Grace Love is a dynamic soul artist, singer, & composer and is taking the world by storm! Based in Seattle, she will be bringing out an eight piece horn band.
Stage Sponsor – OlyCAP
Beer Garden Sponsor – SOS Printing
July 27th – Ranger & the Re-Arrangers
Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca’s sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger’s unique originals.
Stage Sponsor – The Law Offices of James A. Doros
Beer Garden Sponsor – Glow Natural Skin Care / Soak on the Sound
August 3rd – Uncle Funk & the Dope 6
Brace yourself for awesome blues, funk, R&B and soul. Hailing from all reaches of the country, the members of Uncle Funk & the Dope 6 were hand-selected in 2013 to form the ultimate party/dance band. They have formed into a tightly knit, finely tuned musical experience. Members have shared stages with everyone from Little Feat and Prince to Los Lobos and Willie Nelson.
August 10th – Rooster Crow
Heartache and social change, mountain soundscapes and capital city drones. Rooster Crow is dedicated to writing songs that are true to our hearts, telling stories of the American struggle, the American dream, and all the love and pain in-between. They fill bar rooms and living rooms with soul-bent country rock and heart-felt acoustic ballads, rooting from our heroes and Olympia hometown complexities. Their sound is influenced by classic country story tellers like Townes Van Zandt, and Lucinda Williams, and rock legends like Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. They have been unraveling their prose and grit in bars, festivals and house shows around the PNW since 2014.
Stage Sponsor – New American Funding
Beer Garden Sponsor – Printery Communications
August 17th – Solvents & Famous Lucy
Solvents – A local music duo/group. Their influences range from Gram Parsons, to Husker Du, from Beat Happening to The Beatles from Nirvana to The Cure and everything in between. Sometimes simple music consisting of words, melodies, violins and acoustic guitars. Other times there are drums, feedback and pianos.
Famous Lucy – From the backwoods and salty coastlines of the Pacific Northwest, comes a hauntingly beautiful band, bringing you a love for Western Soul. Famous Lucy will take over your heart, with powerful vocals and songwriting, passionate Fiddle, and Trumpet lines, as well and the steady and stable stand-up bass and drums. Catch em’ when you can! Band Members: Megan Trenary, Jonathan Isenhower, Cameron Dalsimer, Jon Parry, and Leif Gearhar-Hall
SPECIAL NOTE: Kiwanis’ Stars of Tomorrow winner Madison Boyd will perform at the set break.
August 24th – The High Council
The High Council blends rock, reggae, folk and jam into a sound all their own. The band consists of 6 vocalists/instrumentalists playing: guitar, bass, keys, drums and percussion. Tight vocal harmonies interspersed with soaring psychedelic jams, world rhythms and funky rock grooves, fill dance floors and unite audiences in a shared celebration of music. The High Council members are lead guitarist Zeke Wakefield, rhythm guitarist Ryan Philappart, bass player Ben Sharp, keyboardist Zack Olson, drummer Conor Sisk and percussionist Jeff Pang.
Stage Sponsor – Peninsula Hearing
Beer Garden Sponsor – Jim and Sherry
August 31st – Kevin Mason and the PT Allstars
Bringing hot dance music to the Concerts on the Dock! Rock, Soul, Motown, Rhythm & Blues performed with originality and style. Mark Paris-Bass, Doug Noltemeier-Lead Guitar, Kevin Mason-Lead Singer, George Radebaugh, on Keyboard Ricky Lynn Johnson on drums.
Stage Sponsor – Port Townsend Fudge Co.
Beer Garden Sponsor—Commander’s Beach House
Thanks to all our generous participating businesses who support these free outdoor shows. They make Concerts on the Dock possible.
Subject to change