Perfect night for Summer Concerts at Hiawatha season-opener

(Photos by Torin Record-Sand for WSB)
A great start tonight for the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s 2011 Summer Concerts at Hiawatha series – hundreds of people out to enjoy the perfect weather, good company, and The Gothard Sisters:

As ANA president Katy Walum had recently announced, the Beloved Mexico food truck was there too – a new feature so concertgoers can buy dinner if they’d like to, as frequently requested in the past:

The KidPicks truck from PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor and a major sponsor of the concert series too) is back again this season with tasty, healthy treats to sample:

And the portable edition of Full Tilt Ice Cream “bike” was there (ice-cream bars and Otter Pops):

What about the music, you ask? The Gothard sisters dance and play instruments as well as singing – (updated) here’s some video:

And make plans for the next five Thursday nights, 6:30 pm – next week, again on Hiawatha’s east lawn, it’s Massy Ferguson; August 11th, the series takes a brief beach break with an Alki show for Yogoman Burning Band; then 8/18, 8/25, and 9/1, it’s back to Hiawatha – full season slate here. (WSB is proud to be among the sponsors that help ANA bring this family-friendly fun to the community for free; see the full sponsor list on the right side of the schedule page.)

9 Replies to "Perfect night for Summer Concerts at Hiawatha season-opener"

  • Marie July 28, 2011 (11:00 pm)

    What a great evening! Perfect summer weather, and the Gothard Sisters put on a terrific show. The little kids dancing to the music in front of the stage were pretty entertaining, too. Big thanks to everyone who sponsored and contributed to this fun, family event. One more reason West Seattle is a wonderful place to live.

  • ellenater July 28, 2011 (11:14 pm)

    Great work Torin!

  • islewrite July 29, 2011 (12:01 am)

    It’s taken a long time, but the generational change is really settling in, and WS (with the help of the WSB) is experiencing the successful events and family fun that for so long seemed so prevalent in Wallingford and other environs. WS has always been a great place to live, but the recent energy and community involvement are really visible and welcome. Thanks for helping build that sense of community, WSB, and thanks, neighbors!

  • Janice Jarrell July 29, 2011 (9:56 am)

    It is a wonderful event, but it would have been a lot MORE enjoyable if some members of the audience had shown enough respect for their neighbors AND for the artists on the stage to refrain from having loud, extended conversations during the performance. We could barely hear the music because of the conversations in the audience and at the sponsor’s tables. Please. Some of us are there to hear the music. We’d appreciate it if you had your conversation elsewhere. Thanks.

  • SV July 29, 2011 (10:15 am)

    it was a great time! thank you sponsors & west seattle! this is one of our favorite summertime events.

  • Gatewood Momma July 29, 2011 (10:26 am)

    Thanks for posting this event on your blog! We took our kids here after work, and all enjoyed a beautiful evening with fun entertainment and great neighbors. Looking forward to the next concert.

  • Walnut July 29, 2011 (12:11 pm)

    Gotta say that the beautiful night made up for a lackluster “concert” (IMHO).
    Nothing against the artists (or “genre”), but the line dancing over piped in PA music seemed a bit below the caliber of concert and performers we’ve enjoyed at these free events in the past.
    Looking forward to next week!

  • Geoff July 29, 2011 (4:22 pm)

    Good show. But I could not stop focusing in the power generator for the taco truck. Can something please be done for upcoming shows? Thanks.

  • Gorrones July 29, 2011 (6:42 pm)

    Hey Janice, How about THANKING the sponsors at their tables instead of COMPLAINING about conversations at their tables? These concerts are made possible with DONATIONS FROM THE SPONSORS. Otherwise there would be no concerts or they would not be free to you, me and the rest of the community (chitter-chatters included)

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