Free performances celebrate diverse cultures
OLYMPIA – June 6, 2016– The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program is offering a summer-long lineup of free performances and dances taking place at parks throughout the state.
Events feature folk and traditional music and dance representing a variety of communities that call Washington State home. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to parks.
Performances, listed by county, are as follows:
Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration: Samish and Swinomish TribesNoon to 4 p.m., June 11Deception Pass, Bowman Bay area, Fidalgo IslandFor more details about this event, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=219
American Roots Music Series 7 p.m., Second through Fourth Saturdays in JulyDeception Pass State Park, West Beach Amphitheater, Oak Harbor
Kick Up Your Heels Family Dances 7 to 9 p.m., Second and Fourth Saturdays in July, Fourth Saturday in AugustCama Beach State Park, Cama Center, Camano Island
Southeast Asian Cultural Celebration11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 16Saltwater State Park, Des Moines
Celebrating Cultures Concert with the fisher poets Moe Bowstern and Patrick Dixon, cowboy poets John Doran and Dick Warwick and Old-Time Duo Squirrel Butter!6 to 9 p.m., July 23Pearrygin Lake State Park, Winthrop
International Music Concert Series2 to 3 p.m., Every Sunday in AugustPeace Arch State Park, Blaine
About the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program
The performances are presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program, with funding provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Parks Foundation.
For more information about the Folks and Traditional Arts in the Parks program, including upcoming events, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/folkarts or contact Debbie Fant, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-902-8635.
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