Concerts in the Park
FUN FOR ALL AGES
South Whidbey Parks and Rec will be hosting its annual Concerts in the Park series weekly evenings this summer. Around 250 folks turn out each evening, taking advantage of a beautiful park setting and great music. These concerts foster strong connections, providing opportunities for our community to enjoy a high-quality evening of musical entertainment together. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch a show! Bring a picnic dinner, grab a blanket or lawn chair, and invite your family and friends to this FREE concert series!
Wednesdays – 6-7:30pm, July 6, August 3 and August 17, 2022
- July 6 – Bluesette – Focusing on the jazz styles of swing, blues, and bossa nova, Bluesette provides a stunning variety of musical compositions in an inspiring format. You’ll enjoy listening and bopping along to this superb group of musicians. Since being formed in 2018, Bluesette has established itself as one of the premier jazz combos on Whidbey Island. The group combines the backgrounds of outstanding musicians with extensive experience as music performers and educators. The band features Bruce Gallagher; saxophone – a career music educator, director, and conductor. Gary Wittlich; piano – a former professor of music theory at Indiana University. Keegan Harshman; upright bass.
- August 3 – Doctor Savage – Doctor Savage is a heavy-hitting funk band hailing from Whidbey Island and the greater Pacific Northwest. They concoct an elixir of sound with infectious grooves that is sure to get your feet moving and take your mind on a funky ride through the cosmos. The band features local Whidbey talent including Joanna Cook – vocals, Keegan Harshman – bass, Eric Vanderbilt Mathews – keyboard/sax, and many more top notch local and regional musicians.
- August 17 – Moonlight Swing Orchestra – With well over 200 years cumulative experience, the Moonlight Swing Orchestra consists of an eclectic group of musicians -instrumentalists and vocalists-many with professional experience, and the rest, talented amateurs, who all share the same love of performing this nostalgic music from the Big Bands. These friends have played together for over 15 years in the Greater Seattle and North Sound areas. Hear the great sounds of Dorsey, Ellington, Miller, and Shaw, among others. The band is usually comprised of 17 instrumentalists and one or more vocalists. They hope you will enjoy listening and dancing to this wonderful music as much as they enjoy playing it for you.