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Posted on: May 26, 2015

15-026 State Parks announces Waikiki Beach Summer Concerts series

Now in its 10th year at Cape Disappointment State Park

OLYMPIA – May 26, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the schedule for its summer concert series at Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. The first concert is Saturday, June 13.

All concerts are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Waikiki Beach along Jetty Road near Ilwaco. Directions from Ilwaco to the venue are here: http://www.parks.wa.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1850. The concert series first took place 10 years ago.

The schedule for this summer is:

June 13: Napua and Friends
Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Northwest Heritage Resources and the Washington State Parks Foundation.

June 27: Woodland
Bluegrass, country, psychedelic rock and zydeco.

July 11: The Quick & Easy Boys
Portland-based trio and energetic party band that creates its own blend of rock and roll.

July 25: Dedric Clark and the Social Animals
A lighthearted yet soulful take on Americana rock, featuring lush melodies and sunny harmonies.

Aug. 8: Honky Tonk Union
The band plays ‘50s and ‘60s style country honky tonk with a bit of a modern twist, featuring original songs and covers.

Aug. 22: The Winterlings
Seattle-based group performs music from the new folk frontier.

All but the June 13 concert are sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway. From Waikiki Beach, which is technically on the Columbia River, visitors can take in dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. The concert series takes place in an outdoor amphitheater with limited seating. The amphitheater is near the beach with an excellent view of the mouth of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating, blankets and insect repellant, etc.

About Waikiki Beach and Cape Disappointment State Park
Cape Disappointment State Park is a 1,882-acre camping park on the southern tip of the Long Beach Peninsula, where the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean meet. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails. From Waikiki Beach, which is technically on the Columbia River, visitors can take in dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. The concert series takes place in an outdoor amphitheater with limited seating. The amphitheater is near the beach with an excellent view of the mouth of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating, blankets and insect repellant, etc. Learn more about Cape Disappointment State Park at: http://www.parks.wa.gov/486/Cape-Disappointment.

About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

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Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

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