Video: Impossible Bird @ Summer Concerts at Hiawatha

August 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 5 Comments

On the stage on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, playing to hundreds of people enjoying another perfect summer evening, that’s Impossible Bird in our short Instagram video clip. (added) And here’s a full song:

Summer Concerts at Hiawatha aren’t just about the music – there’s lots happening on the sidelines, like Joyful the Clown making balloon animals for kids:

Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) is presenting Joyful tonight. Other freebies include popsicles from the Admiral Neighborhood Association, which presents the concert series – here’s past and current presidents Katy Walum and David Whiting:

Katy organizes the concert series, now in its fifth year (and we’re proud to have been a sponsor every year since the start). Yet more freebies tonight – coffee and iced tea from Starbucks, and peaches from Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), which is now in its Peach-O-Rama mode. Plus: West Seattle’s own Marty Riemer is tonight’s emcee:

He told the crowd that Impossible Bird has been on his podcast many times – they’re making beautiful music onstage while families, friends, and neighbors visit. The free concert continues until 8 or so – if you’re not here already, c’mon over.

P.S. Next week, same time/place, it’s Massy Ferguson, for the fourth of this year’s six Thursday night concerts. And there’s more outdoor music in West Seattle tomorrow – the second of four concerts on the south side of Providence Mount St. Vincent, featuring the Convergence Zone Bluegrass Band; the 6 pm concert is free, and dinner’s available for purchase (menu here).

5 Comments

  1. Really good tunes!

    Comment by NW mama — 9:33 pm August 8, 2013 #

  2. I think having these concerts every summer is a great idea.. I just wish people who attended parked legally/courteously.

    Comment by enough — 9:21 am August 9, 2013 #

  3. And I wish people were more respectful by talking less when the performances are taking place. These guys are knocking themselves out to put on a good show, and the people seated around you are probably more interested in the music than your refinance, pizza recipe, or doctor’s visits. I can deal with the kids making noise during the show, but adults ought to know better.

    By the way, Impossible Bird was (were?) terrific. Unfortunately I think even Led Zeppelin might have had trouble competing with the audience noise. Perhaps in the future the concert organizers/hosts could put in a polite word for listening rather than talking.

    Comment by onion — 11:06 am August 9, 2013 #

  4. I couldn’t agree more about the show Impossible Bird put on. I was out of town for this performance, but West Seattle folks you don’t know how lucky your are to have this quality of performance laid at your feet for . . . free!

    Comment by Bettytheyeti — 6:04 pm August 9, 2013 #

  5. Onion- I was thinking the same thing re- audience noise. I have kids (1&3yrs) and THEY were rocking out the entire time. No noise from us- just dance moves!!! I’m thinking we are low in the # of WS citizens that actually appreciate music.

    Comment by NW mama — 9:01 pm August 9, 2013 #

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