A&E briefs — Aug. 4, 2021

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:30am
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Navy Band Northwest featured in next Music in the Park event

Navy Band Northwest is the featured act at the next Music in the Park series event, taking the stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the James Center for the Performing Arts’ band shell, 350 N. Blake Ave.

Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the free event.

Concessions will be available on-site from The Lefties Beer Barrel and Sequim Valley Lion’s hot dogs.

The month-long Music in the Park features different musical acts at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at the James Center adjacent to Carrie Blake Community Park. Events are sponsored by KSQM 91.5 FM, a listener supported, commercial-free community radio.

Dances at the Elks resumes

The Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, resumes its bimonthly dance schedule starting Sunday, Aug. 8, with local favorite Black Diamond Junction.

Dances are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Cost is $10 for Elks members, $12 for non-members. Masks must be worn upon entrance.

The remainder of the 2021 schedule includes: Aug. 22, ECHO; Sept. 12, Sound Advice; Sept. 26, Cool Jam Band; Oct. 10, Tess Teel & Co.; Oct. 24, Soul Shakers; Nov. 14, Cat’s Meow; Nov. 28 Sidekicks & Side Chick, and Dec. 12, Stardust Big Band.

Fundraiser concert set for Aug. 7

To celebrate the joy of bringing musicians and audiences together this summer and more to come, organizers of the Concerts in the Barn series host its first Gala Fundraising concert this Saturday, Aug. 7.

The concert starts at 2 p.m. at 7360 Center Road, Quilcene.

Featured performers are violinist Charles Wetherbee and pianist Cameron Bennett, who will entertain concert-goers with repertoire by Fritz Kreisler, Jules Massenet, Edward Elgar, Robert Schumann, Pablo de Sarasate, Edvard Grieg, Ludwig van Beethoven and others.

All concert-goers will be treated to wines from The Wine Seller and canapes provided by the Old Alcohol Plant.

After the concert, patrons will have the opportunity to engage with the musicians in the public gardens.

This event is the only concert for which admission will be charged this season. Tickets are $100 for barn seating and $50 for lawn seating. All concertgoers must reserve their place in the barn or on the lawn in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Get tickets by going to concertsinthebarn.org and select “Click here for tickets.”

The barn is limited to 75 percent of its usual capacity. Only fully vaccinated patrons will be seated in the barn. In keeping with the most recent Jefferson County masking guidelines, barn patrons must be masked during the performance.

Call 206-240-8324 for more information.

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