Music in the Park 2017 Concert Series

This year’s performers:
July 5 – Abbey Road LIVE (Beatles Tribute)
July 12 – Kissy Flick (Roots/Armericana)
July 19 – Misty Mama (Bluegrass)
July 26 – Harumph (American Jazz)
*Aug. 2 – Nate Botsford (American/Country/Rock
Aug. 9 – David Correa (Latin Guitar World Fusion)
Aug. 16 – Too Many Cooks (Classic Rock)
*Aug. 19 – Air Force Band “The Commanders” (Big Band)
*Concert held at the Port Plaza

2017 marks the 38th year of the FREE Music in the Park Summer Concerts each Wednesday evening at 7 PM in beautiful Sylvester Park, downtown Olympia. Also, for the past eleven years the Port of Olympia has partnered with Music in the Park for two concerts during the summer at the scenic Port Plaza. 2017’s Port concert is Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 19th. The concert season runs every week in July and August, starting July 5.

It’s summer fun for the whole family! Bring your blankets and picnic baskets to Sylvester Park to dine as you listen to the great sounds of all music genres including classical, jazz, blues, rock, Americana and big bands. Sylvester Park is one square block bordered by Capitol Way on the West, Washington Street on the East, Legion Way on the North and 7th Avenue on the South.

Music in the Park 2016 – Wednesdays – 7 PM

Rander Linder Band

July 6 – Randy Linder Band

THE RANDY LINDER BAND performing classic rock is a concert style performance whether the venue is large or small. Randy brings 40 years of experience to the stage and you can tell that this band truly loves playing the popular favorites that make it onto the show list. The show includes  hits from Bad Company,  Bob Seger,  The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival ,  ZZ Top, The Beatles, John Mellencamp, The Eagles, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix, Santana,  Stevie Ray Vaughn,  George Thorogood and many more.

Olson Bros

July 13 – The Olson Brothers Band

The Olson Bros Band burst onto the country music scene in 2013 winning the Lake Fair Battle of the Bands and a national country songwriting contest with their song Sunrise which earned them a trip to Nashville where they were introduced at The Grand Ol’ Opry. The band originated in Olympia and is lead by singers and songwriters Luke and Isaac Olson.

The Olson Bros both attended Washington State University which is were they truly started to find a love for country music. The Olson Bros enjoy writing songs that display strong emotion.

Some of the bands all time favorite artists include Toby Keith, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Zac Brown, Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line.


July 20 – Pumphouse

If you’re into high energy dance & party music, look no further than this Olympia based band! PUMPHOUSE brings danceable fun with recognizable tunes from your favorite rock, pop, oldies, R&B, blues and more from the 50’s to the 2,000’s.

PUMPHOUSE has performed in multiple locations throughout the South Puget Sound and are known for interactions with their crowds.

Swing 49

July 27 – Swing 49

The Devil’s Club Blues lets some wilderness into the classic gypsy jazz repertoire, introducing original songs and unexpected arrangements that push the genre into fresh territory. Jackie Schafer’s vocals, alternatively tender and brassy, ring with the sassy confidence that comes from countless hours of serenading fishermen in Alaskan bars. Guitarists Tovi Newman and Forest Wilson, both born and raised in Alaska, bring their shared, quirky sense of humor to their guitar arrangements, somehow making classic rock and classical riffs sound at home in the jazz repertoire. Logan Bean’s playful horn and Joe Eunice on bass round out this gathering of the 49th state’s most promising young jazz players. While the album blends traditions, it evokes a startling sense of place–somewhere between Anchorage and Paris, where a crowd is gathering around a guitar.

Blind Fax 2006

August 3 – Blind Facsimile

Blind Facsimile (Blind Fax) brings classic grooves to the forefront of nostalgia. This classic rock band has the right blend of harmonies and rhythm complemented with the perfect chemistry that will have you singing and dancing to songs that made unforgettable memories. Members of the group have literally grown-up together, from their roots in Grays Harbor and Thurston County, demonstrating that band members are truly family!  The group loves to acknowledge and interact with their audience to bring them along the evening’s journey into the appreciation of classic rock genre.  Sit back and enjoy, or dance the night away to the great music of the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and the Beatles, your choice.

Blues County Sheriff

August 5 – Blues County Sheriff (Port Plaza)

“The Sheriff” comes from a ‘techy’ background with a 35 year career as Director of Engineering, VP Product Development, General Manager and even Founder! In 2012 he hung up his Engineering hat and put his Sheriff’s hat on. The Sheriff released his album ‘New Sheriff in Town,’ and formed his band to build on that album.

‘The Sheriff’ retains allegiance to the styles of the great post war bluesmen. Post war blues is very popular dance music performed in big city dancehalls, highway roadhouses and honkeytonks. Blues County Sheriff does original material along with covers of great classic blues tunes. For additional information and music go to:


August 10 – DBST

DBST cultivates an unparalleled sound blending blues, rock, and funk grooves. With frontman Sam Pohl’s high energy compositions and genuine lyrical style, DBST produces an energetically compelling sound. In its inception, Pohl, along with David Himlie, guitar, and Ben Darin, drums, worked rigorously to build a foundation upon which this group could grow. Desiring a more complex sound, the sophisticated stylings of Ryan Coughran on sax and Dave Van Zandt on guitar and bass were added. The final additions of trumpeter and vocalist Danielle Westbrook and percussionist Austin Cooper has completed the transformation of this former trio into a well-rounded musical genus that is sure to please the most discerning of tastes.

Tickled Pinks-B:W

August 17 – The Tickled Pinks

The Tickled Pinks are a swing vocal trio and band that started as a tribute act dedicated to playing Andrews Sisters arrangements true to their original sound. What started out as three bartending canaries on late night romps evolved into a sophisticated evocation of a time almost forgotten. While the ensemble maintains an authentic quality in it’s musicality, the young members bring a fresh energy and witty playfulness to the repertoire. The group also performs original arrangements of popular tunes translated to swing.

56th Army Band

August 24 – 56th Army Band

“America’s Corps Band”, as it is affectionately called, is assigned to I Corps, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The 56th Army Band provides musical support for the Corps, as well as the surrounding communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 56th Army Band performs over 600 missions annually – they truly are the “Heartbeat of America’s Corps.”

The group’s mission is as follows, ‘to provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations, to instill in our forces the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens and promote our national interest at home and abroad.

The Olympia Downtown Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that presents Music in the Park every summer.
Your donation is completely tax-deductible.
Please support this much-loved community event by sending your contribution today to:
Olympia Downtown Association, 120 State Avenue NE, PMB #1031, Olympia, WA 98501-8212. "Sponsorships/Donations".

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