Port Townsend Main Street Program’s Concerts on the Dock — Free All-Ages Summer Music Series at Pope Marine Plaza
Downtown Port Townsend rocks with all-ages free Concerts on the Dock Thursdays July 12th through August 30th at Pope Marine Park Plaza. Local vendors and a Beer, Wine & 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.
GO GREEN with us! 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 2018 line up:
July 12th – Locust Street Taxi
Locust Street Taxi is comprised of three musical geniuses and a trombone player. The group’s live performances feature outstanding musicianship, well-crafted, memorable songs and an exuberance on stage which is infectious – rarely failing to engage audience members of all ages and backgrounds. LST is adept at developing a rapport with the audience and truly enjoys working the crowd.
Beer Garden Sponsor – Schodowski Law
July 19th – Uncle Funk and the Dope Six
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. Our mission as a band is simple: To provide you and your guests with high quality danceable music to make your party an event to be remembered by all.
Stage Sponsor – Holley Carlson & Staci Matthes Real Estate
Beer Garden Sponsor – All About Escrow
July 26th – Three For Silver
Portland-based Three For Silver is post-collapse, post-apocalyptic, post-rock, post-everything. A freewheeling collective in which the only rule is to survive and perform, an elastic conglomeration of musical freaks as likely to be found in a grand theater performing for foreign dignitaries as busking on your street corner for spare change. Combining elements of old time roots music, indie folk and prohibition-era jazz and blues rags, Three For Silver brings an eclectic fusion of styles to us for this highly anticipated show.
Stage Sponsor – Olympic Peninsula Steam
Beer Garden Sponsor – SOS Printing
August 2nd – Global Heat
Global Heat makes their debut Concerts on the Dock performance this year, bringing us some upbeat and family-friendly soul, r&b and pop, with influences such as Prince, Herbie Hancock, The Roots and the full gamut of old-school funk and groove. The group’s Global Artist’s Collective has performed throughout the United States and internationally, and members of the group have worked with artists such as Usher, Roger Fisher and Chris Brown, and members have shared billings with Cee Lo Green, Macklemore, Blood, Sweat and Tears and many, many more. We’re excited to have Global Heat bring their enthusiastic dance vibes to Port Townsend.
Stage Sponsor – Peninsula Hearing
Beer Garden Sponsor – NWMC Wooden Boat Festival
August 9th – Toolshed Trio Grande
Our old friends George Rezendez, David Conklin and Tomoki Sage are back on the dock this year, with an expanded group and numerous guest performers! Toolshed Trio Grande plays a blend of American roots, rock and soul, and is sure to get the crowd up on their feet.
Stage Sponsor – Kitsap Bank
Beer Garden Sponsor – Faber Feinson PLLC
August 16th – 4-3-2 Retro
432 is primarily, but not exclusively, into old school Prog and Rock tuned to a 432 Hz “A”. Sam Maynard, Doug Noltemeier, Mark Parris, & Cory Ench.
Stage Sponsor – Schodowski Law
Beer Garden Sponsor – Twisted History Tours
August 23rd – Daring Greatly
Daring Greatly is fronted by a powerful, 3-part ‘blood harmony’ provided by father, Dail Croome and his 2 sons Patrick and Liam Croome. The combination of familiar voices, each with their own unique tone and character, create a magical vocal tapestry like no other! With controlled dynamics, perfectly inserted fills and emotional turns, rhythmic drummer Brayden Tario brings the bands rhythm section to life. Brandon Haddow hoists the electric lead guitar and rips out killer solos, and then casually steps back, to provide soulful fills and rhythm.
Stage Sponsor – The Law Offices of James A. Doros
Beer Garden Sponsor – The Food Co-op
August 30th – Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars
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, guest drummer Ricky Lynn Johnson, Backup singer Rockin Robin Abb.
Stage Sponsor – Jim & Sherry
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