Riverwalk Summer Concert Series
Concert series cancelled for 2020
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 and a beautiful sunset.
The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series. The concerts take place every Thursday night beginning mid-July through the end of August on the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza. The two-hour concerts begin at 6pm and feature a mix of family-friendly local and regional artists.
The Riverwalk Summer Concert Series is free thanks to sponsors Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. – Tyee Capital Management, 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 are a great way 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,” says 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 says, “This signature event for the Chamber of Commerce is an opportunity for the business and arts community to join together to celebrate the fantastic community that is Mount Vernon.”
This event highlights an expansive venue, the Mount Vernon Riverwalk, a $12 million flood control and economic development project.
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Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 2019
If you like to dance then you’ll love Ken Pickard & Zydeco Explosion, the Pacific NW’s hottest Zydeco band. ZE specializes in a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers, blending blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana. The fast-paced rhythms are led by second-generation accordion wizard, Ken Pickard, along with Ranger Kidwell-Ross on rubboard and backed by some of the Northwest’s most experienced musicians on guitar, sax, bass and drums.
Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mount Vernon
Andy Mayer, MVCOC, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 428-8547