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2013 Summer Concerts In The Park

Incendio performs July 5 on the Ober park Stage
Incendio performs July 5 on the Ober park Stage

It’s that time of year again, the sun is out, you’ve got your shorts and flip flops on and you’re enjoying what little summer comes our way. Nothing better than throwing down a blanket in the grass and listening to music or watching a play on an outdoor stage.

With the library construction taking place, the performances in Ober Park will be reconfigured to the east side of the Parks Department building, but there is still plenty of room to lay out your blankets, relax and enjoy the entertainment. The kids will be able to play on the playground while parents are close. Everybody wins.

The concerts are presented and funded by Vashon Park District in association with Vashon Events and Vashon Allied Arts. The Incendio concert is being co-sponsored by music enthusiast and huge Incendio fan, Jessa Zimmerman on her 50th birthday. Jessa couldn’t think of anything she wanted more than to hear Incendio play live again and get to share that experience with her friends and community.

Here is the calendar of the 2013 Summer Concerts in the Park:

Friday, July 5th, 7pm: Incendio

The Los Angeles-based Incendio’s Latin guitar world fusion sound has received international acclaim. The band creates a polyrhythmic swirl of multiple Latin American music forms (boleros, cumbias, salsa, tango, mambo and the indigenous Peruvian valses criollos) and combines them with Indian, Arabic and Celtic flavors.


Thursday, July 25th, 7pm: Billy Joe & The Dusty 45’s

Thursday, July 25th, 7pm:  Billy Joe & The Dusty 45’sAs founder and front man of the Dusty 45s, Billy Joe’s charisma and commanding stage presence has kept the Dusty 45s at the top of the Seattle music scene for more than a decade. Mixing roots styles as various as honky-tonk, jump blues, and rock and roll isn’t easy. The Dusty 45s deliver, combining classic elements of American music into a natural sound that is all their own – harmonizing over acoustic and electric guitars, drums and trumpet.


Saturday, August 3rd, 7pm: Shakespeare In The Park - The Tempest

Saturday, August 3rd, 7pm:  Shakespeare In The Park - The TempestSeattle Shakespeare Company is the Puget Sound region’s year-round, professional, classical theatre. Their combined programs — which include indoor performances, free outdoor productions, regional tours, educator and youth programs — reach across barriers of income, geography, and education to bring classical theatre to Washington State. Join them as they bring The Tempest to Vashon, a magical tale where revenge yields to forgiveness.


Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm: Picoso

Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm:  PicosoGrounded in the Afro-Latino sounds of the Caribbean, Picoso’s all original music spans a dynamic spectrum from traditional Cuban son and Cha Cha to dubbed out Cumbia and Reggaeton, and of course their mainstay, Salsa. They are not afraid to stretch beyond what is comfortably known as Latin or world music. The vibe is very urban and hip, without losing the relationship to the ancestor sound.