Slate set for Admiral Neighborhood Assoc. summer concert series

June 24, 2009 at 5:28 pm | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 8 Comments

Two months after first word of the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s first-ever summer concert series at Hiawatha (which WSB is co-sponsoring), concert coordinator Katy Walum confirms the official slate is out. Here’s how ANA describes it:

Thursday, July 23rd – Alma Villegas – An exquisite and passionate selection of Latin standards and favorites.

Thursday, July 30thTom Colwell & The Southbound Odyssey – singing the songs – some you know, some you don’t – for life’s journey. From West Seattle’s “Red Baron” in the 70’s, and more recently from Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration at our own Admiral Theater and the NW Folklife Festival, they are folk-rooted and fun.

Thursday, August 6th – A TWO act night with Swamp Soul and Ragged Glory — Swamp Soul is Cajun/Zydeco foot-stomping music. Ragged Glory is a lot of Neil Young and a little more.

Thursday, August 13th – Elizabeth Carpenter Trio — This trio delivers your favorite jazz standards from the 1930s and beyond.

Thursday, August 20th – Brian Waite Band

Thursday, August 27th – West Seattle Big Band — A local favorite who donates 100% of their earnings to raising awareness of and funding instrumental music programs in West Seattle area public schools.

The Admiral Neighborhood Association’s free concerts will be at 6:30 pm Thursdays on the east lawn at Hiawatha – after that same spot plays host to the July 14th West Seattle Hi-Yu Concert in the Park. Elsewhere in West Seattle, Providence Mount St. Vincent will bring back its Friday night concert series in August (the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th), too, so — also counting outdoor venues such as Cafe Rozella – this will be a summer full of outdoor music (not to mention outdoor movies!).


  1. Major kudos to Katy for coming up with this great idea for our community, and all her hard work in organizing this fantastic event series

    Comment by diane — 6:02 pm June 24, 2009 #

  2. Thank you Katy and sponsors!

    Comment by Irukandji — 6:12 pm June 24, 2009 #

  3. We saw Tom Colwell at the Pete Seeger birthday party at the admiral. They were absolutely great! Don’t miss ‘em!

    Comment by c@lbob — 7:29 pm June 24, 2009 #

  4. Who is contracted to do the staging, sound, and lighting?

    Comment by Karl — 10:58 pm June 24, 2009 #

  5. Thank you Katy!

    Comment by homesweethome — 7:13 am June 25, 2009 #

  6. Hi Karl,

    As we of the Admiral Neighborhood Association have partnered with Seattle Parks and Rec on this Concert Series, we will be using the Parks stage and Hiawatha C.C. sound system for most of the concerts. For two of the dates, we will be renting a stage (know of any good, inexpensive stage rentals with delivery/pickup services?), and many of the bands will be providing their own sound system or supplementing what Hiawatha has with their own equipment. No lighting this year, other than nature’s own!

    Thanks for your question and look forward to seeing all of you at Hiawatha Park for some great music this summer!

    Katy Walum
    ANA Representative

    Comment by Katy Walum — 7:51 am June 25, 2009 #

  7. You go Katy! We’ll be at as many of these as we can! Thanks for putting this together!

    Comment by N.A. Neighbor — 8:45 am June 25, 2009 #

  8. Cool! August 6th is a full moon!

    Comment by margaritavilla — 10:27 am June 25, 2009 #

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