Riverwalk Concert Series
Every Thursday through August from 6pm to 8pm at Skagit Riverwalk Plaza
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 2018 Riverwalk Summer Concert Series. The concerts will be held every Thursday night beginning July 12 through August 30 on the Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza. The two hour concerts will 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 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 event highlights an expansive venue, the Mount Vernon Riverwalk, a $12 million flood control and economic development project that has been almost 10 years in the making.
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Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 2018
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