Riverwalk Summer Concert Series starting July 9th

MOUNT VERNON – Dust off your lawn chairs and your picnic gear and come to Historic Downtown Mount Vernon for some memorable summer evenings!  Imagine an informal crowd relaxing along the riverfront, listening and dancing to live music set against the backdrop of the Skagit River in the foreground, and a beautiful sunset in the background.

The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series. The concerts will be held every Thursday night beginning July 9th through the end of August on the brand new Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza. The two hour concerts will begin at 6:00pm and feature a mix of family-friendly local and regional artists.

The Riverwalk Summer Concert Series is free thanks to sponsors Shell Puget Sound Refinery, the Mount Vernon Downtown Association, and the Mount Vernon Marketing Consortium.  From foot-tapping blues, to old-time rock and roll music, the Riverwalk Concerts will be a great way to start to wind down your week or jump-start a fun-filled weekend.  Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family.

“Public access to the waterfront is an important goal of our city,” notes Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau. “We recognized that family friendly free concerts are a great opportunity to connect the community to the waterfront and our historic downtown!”  Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andy Mayer noted “This signature event for the Chamber of Commerce will be an opportunity for the business and arts community to join together to celebrate the fantastic community that is Mount Vernon.”

This inaugural event debuts in an expansive new venue, the Mount Vernon Riverwalk, a $28 million flood control and economic revitalization project that has been almost 9 years in the making.

The band lineup for this inaugural season is as follows:

July 9               Rivertalk

July 16             Alan Hatley Band

July 23             Holmes Shea Band

July 30             Bobby Holland & the Breadline

August 6          Stilly River Band

August 13        Chris Eger Band

August 20        Wild Rabbit

August 27        Hot Damn Scandal

For further information, contact:

Bob Hyde

City of Mount Vernon Community Development

360-336-6214 or bobh@mountvernonwa.gov

Additional sponsorships available:  

Andy Mayer

Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce

360-399-9697 or andy@mountvernonchamber.com

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