Evening Concerts Line-up

July 6th, 2023 – Point of Sail

Point of Sail performing on stage

Point of Sail is a seven piece yacht rock band from Seattle, WA. Founded by lead vocalist Brian Garrison in 2021, the band highlights stellar vocal backed by high caliber musicians. You can expect soaring melodies, lush vocals, tasty hot guitar, smoking sax solos, and horn punctuated grooves. Point of Sail’s set list offers the soulful vocals and harmonies of yacht-y R&B grooves, guitar-driven rockers with blistering solos, classic FM radio ballads, deep cuts and all-acoustic songs. They guarantee you will not hear these songs done better unless you’re dropping the needle on the vinyl where it was born!

July 13th, 2023 – The Fentons

The Fentons together as a group

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The Fentons are a Seattle band who play rockin’ roots country inspired by the Flying Burrito Bros., Neil Young, Hank Williams Sr., early Eagles and The Everly Bros. Featuring longtime local musicians, The Fentons bring a bunch of fun, a little twang, a ton of harmonies, and a whole lot of energy to their toe-tapping show.  

July 20th, 2023 – Christie Huff

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Christie Huff is a country singer songwriter who brings a touch of pop to her soulful sound. She has performed all over the U.S. and played many historic spots in LA including: Hotel Café, The Mint and The Viper Room. Christie splits her time between LA and Nashville and is active in both performing and writing.

July 27th, 2023 – Red Light Challenge

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Red Light Challenge is a high-energy, harmony-filled dance-rock band made up of core members Sean and Kyle Luster. Sean in blue and Kyle in red, the two curly-haired brothers were born and raised in Hawaii but have been based in Boise, Idaho since 2015. With influences including Charlie Puth, DNCE, Andy Grammer, and Coldplay, Red Light Challenge’s songs are driven by catchy melodies, personal lyrics, and music that has the power to make people dance.

August 3rd, 2023 – Restless Vocal Band

The Restless Vocal Band all together

This award-winning, Seattle-based, acapella, vocal powerhouse possesses the experience and versatility to entertain audiences with covers spanning decades and genres – from Bill Withers to Bruno Mars, The Temptations to Taylor Swift, and more. Whether it’s a large stage, an intimate wedding, or something in between, their goal is to ensure you’re having as much fun listening as they are performing.

August 10th, 2023 – Vertigo Zoo

Vertigo Zoo playing together on-stage

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From working class roots in Dublin Ireland, U2 emerged to become one of the most impactful and best-selling groups of all time.  Vertigo Zoo (VZ) captures their incredible body of music and their spirit of sincerity unlike any other tribute act. U2’s music was created to be played LIVE, and Vertigo Zoo brings you to the front row of an intimate concert experience! 

August 17th, 2023 – Analog Catalog

Analog Catalog playing together on-stage

Analog Catalog are five Seattle based musicians that love and perform rock and roll from the era of the late 70s (and even some 80s/90s). If you love bands like AC/DC, Queen, ABBA, Aerosmith, and more, you’ll love Analog Catalog.

August 24th, 2023 – Tio Nacho’s House

Tio Nacho’s House are cousins Ricky and Roberto Hoyos, and Carlos El Gato. Driven by their Latinx and Seattle roots, the group blends rock, R&B, pop & soul.

Their explosive, funky sound is influenced by their appreciation for the salsa that blasted at family parties. Tio is devoted to creating music for people who grew up longing for beats that don’t tick a genre box.

Formed in 2019 shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic, the band focused their creative energies in the studio and began workin on their debut EP “Here’s To You” released in January 2022. Recorded in a pillow warehouse, the EP invites you into the setting of a Peruvian house party where the protagonist finds new people, copes with modern relationships and finally finds love.

The mission of Tio Nacho’s House is to welcome people, create a fun environment, tell great stories and have a good time. As first-generation Peruvian-Americans, the band adds a new voice to the under-represented BIPOC and Latinx community within Rock music in the Pacific Northwest.

Influences include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, The Police and The Jacksons.

2023 Kids Concerts Lineup


July 11, 2023 – Eli Rosenblatt 

Eli Rosenblatt combines world-music, movement and imagination in a high-energy mix that creates a unique interactive experience for audience of all ages. Salsa, hip-hop, reggae, klezmer, samba and other rhythms from around the globe inspire your body to move and your mind to expand in a spontaneous, joyful atmosphere.

July 18, 2023 – The Brian Waite Band

The Brian Waite Band was born from the idea of creating live rock shows that thrill both parents and children alike. Founded in 2001 by Brian Waite (guitar), Todd Gray (drums) and Clif Swiggett (bass), the trio began touring the West Coast, and before they knew it, their music was being played all over the world. Twenty-two years and eight, critically-acclaimed albums later, their interactive shows have evolved into more than just children’s concerts. The Brian Waite Band’s live shows combine musical theater, imaginative storytelling, laughs and a great rock ‘n roll concert filled with original songs that take the whole family on a “Rock ‘n Roll Adventure”.

July 25, 2023 – The Harmonica Pocket

Silly and Sweet, The Harmonica Pocket’s kids music is for everyone from age zero to Grandma.

Their thoughtful, acoustics and chill music is perfect for today’s families with kids. Equal parts “uplifting,” “organic,” and “clever,” the “pure pop goodness” of The Harmonica Pocket has been called “the musical equivalent of a big red balloon.”

Harmonica Pocket shows are upbeat and festive, but not frenetic. Audiences are drawn in by the catchy, engaging songs and unexpected props. Humor, improvisation and play are generously sprinkled on top.

Shows incorporate a loop pedal to “build a band” with a big sound, right in front of the audience’s ears. Each instrument is played, one at a time, to create layers of sounds – acoustic guitars, bass, ukulele, wah-wah guitar solos, harmonicas, and vocal harmonies.

August 1, 2023 – Highlight Quartet

Highlight Quartet is a Seattle Area Women’s Barbershop Quartet. Focused on bringing fun and a cappella singing to the stage: Highlight features interactive performances for Kids, Grownups, and everyone in between! Highlight’s year-round kid’s show, Just Kidding!, features Highlight Quartet on an adventure around the city as they look for a missing Bestest Bathtime Buddy!

Support Highlight Quartet on Social Media:
Instagram: @HighlightQuartetSAI
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August 8, 2023 – The Not-Its

For over a decade, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first “rock show” experience. With the release of their seventh studio album, Ready or Not! this Seattle “Kindie Rock” quintet will have children and their parents on their feet screaming for more, the moment they hit the dance floor!

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August 15 – Eric Ode

Picture of Eric Ode

Eric Ode (pronounced Oh-dee) is a national award-winning children’s singer/songwriter, a widely published author and poet, and a thoroughly engaging entertainer. His upbeat, high-participation programs are bubbling over with fun, interactive music and include stories, skits, poetry, props and puppets.

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