Summer Concerts at Hiawatha lineup for 2013; first show July 25th

Just announced by Katy Walum from the Admiral Neighborhood Association – the lineup for this year’s series of Thursday night Summer Concerts at Hiawatha: Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators kick things off on July 25th; then it’s The Dusty 45s on August 1st; Impossible Bird on August 8th; Massy Ferguson on August 15th; Fly Moon Royalty on August 22nd; and Strong Suit on August 29th. Read on for the full announcement with background on the bands:

July 25th – Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators

· “Authentic American Jazz from the Roaring 20s through the Swing Era”
· The band has performed at jazz festivals, dances, concert series, community events and more across the U.S. and Canada, and you can find our music anywhere from a Lincoln Center concert in NYC to a swing dance in San Diego, as well as on NPR, in TV, and in film. Recent festival performances include Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing, The Washington D.C. Lindy Exchange, The Redwood Coast Jazz Festival, The Killer Diller Ball (Seattle), and the Balboa Rendezvous (San Diego).

August 1st – The Dusty 45s

· “Rousing horns, sizzling original numbers, and if there’s a saloon in hell, the Dusty 45s will always have a place to play. Genuine talent.”
· The Dusty 45s have been thrilling crowds for over a decade. The readers of the Seattle Weekly voted them “Best of Seattle” 3 years in a row. In 2007, (Billy Joe) Huels enchanted the theater crowd, starring as Buddy Holly in Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater’s production of “The Buddy Holly Story.” With a deep discography, thousands of miles on the tour van odometer, and a committed fan base in the western U.S. and Europe, the Dusty 45s are a professional, talented band with a creative fire that burns bright.

August 8th – Impossible Bird

· “A duo that will shake your bones.”

· Dubbed “The next big musical duo” by Seattle Weekly. Nick Drummond is former front man and songwriter for the hit Seattle band “The Senate.” Tyler Carson is an internationally known fiddler/violinist most recently from “Jack Maple.” Together they have teamed up to combine their unique talents into one formidable pairing. Fiddle, guitar, voice. Welcome, to the new beginning.

August 15th – Massy Ferguson

· “American Rock Band”
· Also known as “the People’s Band,” this roots Americana quartet combines steady, blue-collar alt-country with Southern rock and an everyman ethos that has helped it land gigs all over the world. –Seattle PI

August 22nd – Fly Moon Royalty

· “Rising Rap/Soul Duo”
· The combination that makes up Electro-Soul duo Fly Moon Royalty is Vocalist/Fast Talker Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action Jackson. Their style is soulful, but at the same time experiments with electronic textures, which makes up the backbone of their sound. Fly Moon Royalty has been compared to the Gossip, Janelle Monae, and Gnarls Barkley.

August 29th – Strong Suit

· “New Seattle super-group Strong Suit combine their influences and expertise to create beautifully-crafted guitar-heavy pop music.”
· A local-area “super-group” consisting of members from Goodness, Sweet Water, Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs, Kristen Ward, Halloqueen, Peter Frampton, etc. They recently headlined the Team McCready fundraiser event for the Wishlist Foundation in March.

Katy adds, “P.S. You’ll notice that there’s no Caspar Babypants on this year’s lineup, but families need not worry – Caspar will be performing July 19th at 12 pm at Hiawatha as part of their Kids Fun Fest.”

14 Replies to "Summer Concerts at Hiawatha lineup for 2013; first show July 25th"

  • Junctionite May 14, 2013 (1:43 pm)

    Do you know when the lineup for the West Seattle Summer Fest will be announced?

  • Diane May 14, 2013 (1:53 pm)

    LIKE; thanks Katy

  • Junctionite May 14, 2013 (1:55 pm)

    Do you know when the lineup for the West Seattle Summer Festival will be announced? Thanks!

    • WSB May 14, 2013 (2:01 pm)

      No date yet.

  • Kirs10 May 14, 2013 (2:02 pm)

    What time do the concerts start?

  • Dave Vog May 14, 2013 (3:25 pm)

    Sad, no Casper Babypants this year.

    • WSB May 14, 2013 (3:30 pm)

      Note the last lime – he is playing Hiawatha Fun Fest.

  • Suzy K May 14, 2013 (5:34 pm)

    Are the start times listed and I’m just not seeing it? I’m assuming 7ish but it would be good to know!

  • Katy Walum May 14, 2013 (5:55 pm)

    Hey All – The shows will be Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30pm on the east lawn of Hiawatha Park, and will run for approximately 90 minutes. Get there early to get your pick of blanket spots, though! Cheers, Katy

  • Nitro May 14, 2013 (6:44 pm)

    Bummer no Caspar Babypants also at Hiawatha. We loved being able to see him twice during the summer- once at Summer Fest and once at Hiawatha. Guess we will only get one CB show this summer. Bummer!! The rest of the line-up looks interesting though.

  • Arlene Carter May 14, 2013 (8:14 pm)

    What happened to the West Seattle Big Band? We have always enjoyed coming out to hear them play at Hiawatha.

    • WSB May 14, 2013 (8:29 pm)

      Arlene – The West Seattle Big Band usually plays the Hi-Yu Concert in the Park, which is before the Admiral concert series starts. I checked the Hi-Yu events page and it appears that concert is set for July 16th. If it’s not in the WSB Event Calendar yet, it will be soon – TR

  • NeighborMom May 14, 2013 (8:54 pm)

    More Caspar! Why not both events?!? God knows he draws a big enough crowd… July 19 is a Friday, no? I’m a working mom, so my kiddo won’t make it. BIG thumbs down.. :-(

  • kate May 15, 2013 (12:07 pm)


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