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Posted on: May 24, 2017

17-036 State Parks announces 2017 Waikiki Beach summer concerts



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Eclectic music series now in its 12th year at Cape Disappointment State Park

OLYMPIA – May 23, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the schedule for the 2017 summer concert series at Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. The first concert is Saturday, June 10.

The free concerts are from 7 to 8:30 p.m, at Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Dr., Ilwaco (Directions).  The concert venue is located along Jetty Road near the south end of the park.

The schedule for summer 2017:

June 10 —3 Fiddlers, 3 Traditions
Enjoy the lively fiddling traditions of many cultures as Ruth Dornfeld, Kristian Bugge and Jamie Fox play old-time dance tunes, waltzes, jigs, reels and much more.

June 24—Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’
Get a taste of Gypsy Jazz with this Seattle-based band. The Re-Arrangers play swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies and more.

July 8—Lincoln’s Beard
Dance the night away with this alternative folk rock band from Vancouver. Lincoln’s Beard plays high-energy shows featuring their own original music.

July 22—Brownsmead Flats
A popular northern Oregon band, Brownsmead Flats fuses folk, bluegrass and Columbia-Pacific geography into a one-of-a-kind musical genre they call “Crabgrass.”

Aug. 12—Misty Mamas
Take in some home-style harmonies with this family-friendly bluegrass, gospel and folk-music group.

Aug. 26— La Famille Léger
Finish out the summer family-style with Famille Léger, a true family band that plays Acadian and French-Canadian music from Eastern Canada.

From Waikiki Beach, which is technically on the Columbia River, concert goers can take in dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean from their seats in the outdoor amphitheater. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating, blankets and insect repellant, etc.  

The concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington State Parks Foundation and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.  

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the concerts, unless participants are already camped in the park. The exception is the June 10, concert, which occurs on a state parks ‘free’ day, in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day. No Discover Pass is required on this day.

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.  Learn more about Cape Disappointment State Park at:


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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Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W.
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650

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