There are free outdoor concerts and dances all over the greater Seattle area in the summer! Send us your recommendations (especially folk, world, and roots music) and we’ll add them to our list. Email to email@example.com.
The City of Kenmore Thursday night series
6:30 – 8:30 at St. Edwards Park, starting July 12
Notable in the lineup is Vivan Leva and Friends on playing for a Square Dance with Charmain Slaven calling, on July 19th. We hope a few songs will also be in the mix! Here is a sample: Vivian Leva & Riley Calgagno, “Wishes and Dreams”
Though still in college, Leva’s musical roots run deep. She grew up going to fiddle festivals with her parents, both acclaimed roots musicians themselves who perform as the duo Jones and Leva. Her father, James, is a respected multi-instrumentalist who learned knee-to-knee from old-time legends like Tommy Jarrell and Doug Wallin, while her mother, Carol Elizabeth, picked up bygone songs from a now lost generation of singers and recorded with the pioneering bluegrass duo Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard. Leva soaked up this influence at a young age, and, at age 9, began penning songs and performing with her father at venues like the prestigious Carter Family Fold.
Hawaiian slack key guitar is featured at the Patrick Landeza feat, August 2, in the same series. See the whole ine-up here: KenmoreConcertSeries
Dancing til Dusk 2018 starts July 10th: 14 summer evenings of free music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks.
1st hour is a beginning dance lesson, no experience or partner required!