Seattle Summer Events Guide: Concerts

June 20, 2011 Published in the July 2011 issue of Seattle Met

BECU ZooTunes

June 22 Taj Mahal and Joan Osborne
June 26 Marc Cohn and Mary Chapin Carpenter
June 29 Lucinda Williams
June 30 The Robert Cray Band
July 6 Afrocubism
July 20 & 21 Indigo Girls with Mount Moriah
July 29 Brandi Carlile
Aug 10 K.D. Lang and the Siss Boom Band
Aug 14 The Go-Go’s Ladies Gone Wild Tour
Aug 17 Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Be Good Tanyas
Aug 21 Aimee Mann with the Weepies
Aug 24 Brandi Carlile

Capitol Hill Block Party

July 22 Featuring Ghostland Observatory, the Head and the Heart, Ra Ra Riot, Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Fresh Espresso, Hollyhood feat: Tigerbeat, Yuck, F*cked Up, Cults, Woods, The Fresh and Onlys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, THEESatisfaction, Brothers From Another/Kung Fu Grip, Shad, Sol, Craft Spells, Skarp, Boat, Grave Babies, “The Rolling Stones,” Absolute Monarchs, Constant Lovers, Elephant Rider, Yarn Owl, and the Wheelies.
July 23 Featuring TV On the Radio, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Handsome Furs, Telekinesis, Fences, Champagne Champagne, Comeback feat: Ononos, DJ Porq, and Colby B, the Young Evils, Cold Cave, Austra, Ravenna Woods, the Lumineers, Eleanor Friedberger, Lovesick Empire, He Whose Ox is Gored, Baths, Beat Connection, Teen Daze, Painted Palms, Seapony, Lovers, Witch Gardens, Yuni in Taxco, Hausu, Akimbo, Nazca Lines, Virgin, Don’t Talk to the Cops, Reporter, Slow Dance, and Sports.
July 24 Featuring Explosions in the Sky, the Cave Singers, Battles, the Posies, My Goodness, Papercuts, Pink Mountaintops, Federation X, Loch Lomond, Grynch, Campfire Ok, Lumerians, Lisa Dank, Grand Hallway, Lake, Cold Showers, Dunes, Virgin Islands, Land of Pines, the Pharmacy, the First Times, Spurm, Tacocat, Buster Blue, Spaceneedles, and a Closing Party featuring Mad Rad, Mash Hall, Metal Chocolates Darwin, and Beat Connection DJ set.

Chateau Ste Michelle Summer Concert Series

June 4 The Moody Blues
June 11 A Live Broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion starring Garrison Keillor
June 12 An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
June 18 Jethro Tull, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Aqualung
July 16 Steve Miller Band
July 17 INXS with special guest Berlin
July 29 Yes and STYX
July 30 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Aug 4 Chris Isaak
Aug 7 Gipsy Kings
Aug 12 Peter Frampton, 35th Anniversary Concert
Aug 13 Amos Lee
Aug 26 Huey Lewis and the News
Aug 28 Jeff Bridges and His Band, performing songs from Crazy Heart and more
Sept 2 Chris Botti
Sept 3 Pink Martini
Sept 9 John Prine
Sept 10 The B-52s and the Human League

Concerts at Seattle City Hall

July 7 Choklate
July 14 Rouge
July 21 Danny Barnes
July 28 Sexteto Tradicuba
Aug 4 Curtains for You
Aug 11 Kore Ionz
Aug 18 Show Brazil
Aug 25 Doctor Funk


July 2 Rush
Aug 5 & 6 Phish
Aug 13 Vans Warped Tour
August 20 Toby Keith
Sept 2–4 Dave Matthews Band Caravan Festival
Sept 10 Identity: Electronic Music Fest featuring Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Disco Biscuits, DJ Shadow, Skrillex, Pete Tong, Chuckie, Booka Shade, Modeselektor, The Crystal Method, Holy Ghost!, Nero, Datsik, Erol Alkan, Chad Hugo (n.e.r.d.), Aeroplane, LA Riots, Doorly, Nervo, White Shadow, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and The Eye.


July 9 Matt Nathanson
July 10 Five for Fighting, opener Jon McLaughlin

KEXP Concerts at the Mural

Aug 5 Featuring the Maldives, Hey Marseilles, and Black Whales.
Aug 6 Featuring Fool’s Gold, Capsula, Virgin Islands, and Mad Rad.
Aug 12 Featuring Seapony, Gold Leaves, and Math and Physics Club.
Aug 19 Featuring Black Mountain, My Goodness, and Whalebones.
Aug 26 Pickwick, Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives, and Ravenna Woods.

Marymoor Park Summer Concerts

July 8 Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
July 23 Slightly Stoopid
Aug 14 The Best Abba Tribute Band in the World: Arrival from Sweden
Aug 22 The Decemberists
Aug 26 311 and Sublime with Rome
Aug 27 Ben Harper

Maryhill Winery Summer Concert Series

July 30 YES and Styx
August 6 Gipsy Kings
Sept 17 Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs

Out to Lunch

June 15 @ Westlake Park – The Moondoggies (Americana)
June 12 @ Harbor Steps – Hey Marseilles (orchestral folk)
June 22 @ Occidental Square – Choklate (soul)
June 24 @ Harbor Steps – The Maldives (country rock)
June 29 @ Bank of America Plaza – Kris Orlowski and the Passenger String Quartet (folk rock)
July 1 @ Harbor Steps – The Paperboys (world Celtic rock)
July 6 @ Freeway Park – Kristen Ward (alt-country)
July 8 @ Harbor Steps – Rodney Crowell (Grammy-winning country)
July 13 @ Waterfront Park – Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs (country soul)
July 15 @ Occidental Square – Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks (swing/jazz/folk/country)
July 20 @ Federal Courthouse – Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three (jazz/ragtime/country/blues)
July 22 @ Waterfront Park – The Damnwells (Brooklyn pop-rock quartet)
July 27 @ Bank of America Plaza – Ian McFearon (alt-folk, rock, Americana)
July 29 @ Occidental Square – Po’ Girl (Americana/roots)
Aug 3 @ Federal Courthouse – Jovino Santos Neto (Brazilian jazz)
Aug 5 @ Westlake Park – Wheedle’s Groove (funk & soul)
Aug 10 @ Two Union Square – Pearl Django with Greta Matassa (jazz)
Aug 12 @ Harbor Steps – The Dusty 45s (Americana rockabilly)
Aug 17 @ Two Union Square – Vicci Martinez (acoustic singer-songwriter)
Aug 19 @ Harbor Steps – The Harters (country)
Aug 24 @ Two Union Square – Portland Cello Project (“rockastra”)
Aug 26 @ Harbor Steps – Clinton Fearon and Boogie Brown Band (reggae)
Aug 31 @ Bank of America Plaza – Orchestra Zarabanda (Cuban salsa)
Sept 2 @ Harbor Steps – LeRoy Bell and his Only Friends (roots/ rock and soul)

Shoreline Concerts in the Park

July 6 @ Animal Acres Park – Massy Ferguson
July 13 @ Richmond Beach Community Park – No Rules
July 20 @ Cromwell Park – Handful of Luvin’
July 27 @ Richmond Beach Community Park – Shakespeare in the Park: Comedy of Errors
Aug 3 @ Animal Acres Park – The Red Hot Blues Sisters
Aug 10 @ Richmond Beach Community Park – Herding Cats
Aug 16 @ North City Jazz Walk – The Shoreline Jazz Camp Friends and Faculty All Star Band
Aug 24 @ Shoreline City Hall – The Weavills

Sounds of Summer at U Village

July 13 Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band
July 20 Kristen Ward and Star Anna
July 27 The Paperboys
Aug 3 The Nowhere Men
Aug 10 Vicci Martinez
Aug 17 Hit Explosion

Updated July 12, 2011 to reflect a change in schedule for Sounds of Summer at U Village.

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