Know the perfect band for Summer Concerts at Hiawatha 2012?

(Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs at 2011 Summer Concerts @ Hiawatha finale)
We’re proud to have been a sponsor of the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s Summer Concerts at Hiawatha each year since the series began – and tonight, we have word that ANA is tuning up for the fourth season of free outdoor performances on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center! ANA president Katy Walum has just put out the call for interested bands:

The Admiral Neighborhood Association is putting out the call for bands to apply to perform for our 2012 Summer Concert Series at Hiawatha Park! The series will again run Thursday evenings, 6:30-8pm, on the park’s east lawn. This summer’s dates will be July 26th, August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

Interested bands may e-mail us at Please include with your message (1) a website or other means by which we may listen to samples of your music, (2) dates you are available, (3) your band’s price for a 90-minute set (please take into consideration that we are a community organization with a fairly limited budget, and that there is value in the great exposure your band could receive as a part of our series – last year’s series drew crowds of up to 1500 people per show), and (4) stage size and/or sound requirements for your group.

Our series last year included performances from The Gothard Sisters, Massy Ferguson, Caspar Babypants, LeRoy Bell, Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs, and Yogoman Burning Band. Highlights of prior seasons included Pearl Django with Greta Matassa, Camille Bloom, Swamp Soul (zydeco), and Alma Villegas (Latin jazz). We strive in our series to provide a range of musical genres that can appeal to all members of our community.

We welcome band recommendations from WS Blog readers, though it is helpful if readers can include as much of the above requested information as possible with their notes.

We also invite local businesses and others to sponsor our 2012 Summer Concert Series. This is an opportunity for folks to support a fantastic community event and to gain substantial exposure for their business! Please e-mail us (again at to find out more about sponsorship levels and benefits available this year.

Thanks so much, and we look forward to bringing more fabulous music to Admiral/West Seattle in 2012!

Katy Walum
President, Admiral Neighborhood Association

(The association does a lot more than sponsor concerts, of course, and if you’re an Admiral resident/businessperson interested in seeing what ANA is up to, check out its next monthly meeting this Tuesday, 7 pm, lower-level meeting room at Admiral Church, California/Hill.)

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36 Replies to "Know the perfect band for Summer Concerts at Hiawatha 2012?"

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    Alki Resident January 8, 2012 (6:15 pm)

    How about Pearl Jam?

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    Lorelee January 8, 2012 (6:23 pm)

    Please brig back Caspar and Leroy bell. And ANA- could you put the stage up higher so those of us in the back and see the band a bit better???? We love this series and thank ANA for doing this. We love our ‘hood even more for it!

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    Passive Aggressive January 8, 2012 (6:27 pm)

    Having Pearl Jam perform at Hiawatha makes a lot of sense. Does Edward Vedder still live in West Seattle?

    Make it happen!

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    Tito January 8, 2012 (6:33 pm)

    I recommend Airport Way! A Seattle band recently invited to play in Aspen. Here is their face book page:!/airportway

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    Aman January 8, 2012 (8:16 pm)

    A repeat of Leroy Bell would be appreciated. Pink Martini would also be a fun show.

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    mary January 8, 2012 (8:38 pm)

    Recess Monkey PLEASE! The kids love them and so do the big kids!

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      WSB January 8, 2012 (8:52 pm)

      Mary – FYI (not that this would keep them from being on the Admiral schedule!) Recess Monkey happens to be playing High Point Community Center’s Fabulous Family Fun series at 10:30 am March 17th (a Saturday).

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    mike January 8, 2012 (8:44 pm)

    Security would need to be insane if PJ performed

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    Lorelee January 8, 2012 (9:17 pm)

    PS to ANA: we bring friends to picnic with us each concert series- and every one of them days “wow, this is walking distance from your house!?!” yes it is! This series makes admiral living admired :)

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    Will January 8, 2012 (9:48 pm)

    Rocky Votolato is local and awesome!

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    J9 January 8, 2012 (10:29 pm)


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    Neighborly January 8, 2012 (11:06 pm)

    Laura Love would be great to see.

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    dtown January 8, 2012 (11:14 pm)

    Buckets of Rain (Justin…who plays at the Celtic Swell.)

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    Jim January 8, 2012 (11:36 pm)

    Wicked Tinkers should be in town July 27th. Probably wouldn’t take much to get them in town a day earlier.

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    I. Ponder January 9, 2012 (12:43 am)

    I missed the Star Anna show and would love another chance. Her CD was played about 20 times on our family trip down the Oregon coast. Even my 2 teen sons think she’s great. Better see her before she becomes a superstar. I’ve seen Neko Case 3 times and adore her. She’s somewhat local last I checked. Would love to see her again.

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    two four six January 9, 2012 (8:15 am)

    mudhoney, fastbacks, moondoggies, star anna…

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    pumpkin January 9, 2012 (9:44 am)

    Curtains for You

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    WS January 9, 2012 (12:52 pm)

    Casper and Eddie Vedder

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    Sara Newman January 9, 2012 (3:33 pm)

    sorry for the duplicate post

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    Sara Newman January 9, 2012 (3:34 pm)

    How about the band BOMBSHELLBETTY?

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    Tbird January 9, 2012 (7:01 pm)

    The Swearengens……

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    Ex-Westwood Resident January 9, 2012 (7:06 pm)

    Why not try and get a hold of Pat Monahan from Train, he’s a West Seattle resident, and see if they would be open to a “concert in the park” at Hiawatha?

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    kate January 9, 2012 (7:24 pm)

    My vote’s for Pete Droge and Elaine Summers. They’re across the way from us on Vashon Island and they’re fantastic.

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    Wseayogi January 9, 2012 (9:26 pm)


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    Kassy January 9, 2012 (9:46 pm)

    Villains of Yesterday!!! That would be awesome!

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    Casey January 9, 2012 (10:48 pm)

    Boomerang Summer!!! OR Too Slim in the Taildraggers!!! Have info for both if you need. :)

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    Jon January 9, 2012 (11:22 pm)

    Jen Wood, The Buckets, The Walkabouts, Minus the Bear, Natalie Wouldn’t, The Mountain Goats

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    question January 10, 2012 (5:15 am)

    I would love to see a dance floor at these events. I know many west seattle ballroom and swing dancers who attend…grass is not dancer feet friendly.

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    WSLifer January 10, 2012 (5:58 am)

    How about the 85th Street Big Band? Great swing-era band with vocals; really dance-able music and very fun to watch.

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    JB January 10, 2012 (11:15 am)

    Would LOVE to see Boomerang Summer!

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    Tim January 10, 2012 (3:27 pm)

    HOBOSEXUAL! Quite possibly the greatest Westside act

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    Jo January 10, 2012 (5:11 pm)

    What about Mad Rad?

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    Greg Dill January 10, 2012 (5:21 pm)

    Boomerang Summer has played twice in the Three Tree Point Fourth of July Concert Series and did a great job. Can’t go wrong by including them in your event.

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    yeah... January 10, 2012 (9:28 pm)

    Conan O’Brien and the Basic Cable Band? It’s worth a shot. If that doesn’t work out, Pete Droge is a great suggestion.

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    Paul January 11, 2012 (1:54 am)

    Rolling Stones

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    seattlesinner January 26, 2012 (11:56 pm)

    contact the very local and strange

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