Video: LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends @ Hiawatha

LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends have made some new friends tonight on Hiawatha Community Center‘s east lawn, and there’s still time to get here before 8 pm and be part of the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s weekly Summer Concerts at Hiawatha show. Video:

Music’s great, and the PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) Kid Picks van is here as usual with samples of healthy treats:

As much fun as the music is, it’s also fun to watch neighbors and friends catching up with each other – it’s like one big neighborhood party, with many families bringing dinner, kids running around, etc. Tonight’s guest emcee, West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen:

Two more shows in this year’s series (with co-sponsors including WSB) after tonight – Caspar Babypants next Thursday, and be sure to have the kids bring coins for the Wellspring drive (donors get the chance to win a custom CB song, as noted here earlier this week), and Star Anna for the final show on September 1st – ANA president Katy Walum says that night will include a diaper drive for WestSide Baby (early warning, get some before then and have them ready to bring along)! P.S. If you have any questions about the new Umpqua Bank branch coming to the Admiral District, Umpqua had reps here tabling tonight and they say they’ll be back next week. So far, it’s looking like a mid-October opening for the branch, they say.

One more upcoming event to mention – signs around the field are promoting the 100th birthday celebration for Hiawatha itself, coming up 11 am-5 pm Saturday, September 17th, with festivities including a 5K, basketball and pickleball tournaments, a barbecue, and concert.

7 Replies to "Video: LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends @ Hiawatha"

  • S5 August 18, 2011 (7:49 pm)

    Great musical choice for this event. Bring them back next year!

  • Wendy August 18, 2011 (8:42 pm)

    A fun evening with good music!

  • Lorelee August 18, 2011 (9:49 pm)

    Agreed. Great tunes. Bummed that beloved Mexico wasn’t there

  • Aman August 19, 2011 (8:36 am)

    We first heard LeRoy Bell last summer at the Gorge as the opening act for Van Morrison. He and his fellow musicians are a VERY talented band. They put on a GREAT show at Hiawatha Park Thursday evening. Rumor has it that their playing made the sun come out yesterday!

  • JanS August 19, 2011 (10:33 am)

    Leroy Bell is definitely no slouch when it comes to music. His lead guitarist(Rick Novito) a few years back (who has since passed away), was from West Seattle. Some history on Leroy Bell:

  • Marie August 19, 2011 (1:32 pm)

    This was another great show in this series. Leroy Bell is outstanding! Every week there’s been a different style of music and it’s great to see how little kids really dig all of it. Friends of mine have a 4 year old who loves to dance with her friends in front of the stage. She was having so much fun last night she could hardly stand it. She ran over to tell her mother, “This is the best night of my life!” How wonderful is that?

  • Diane August 19, 2011 (1:45 pm)

    I went to Kenney summer picnic last night, so got to concert late; but what I heard, excellent, best music yet; if anyone knows where LeRoy Bell may play next/soon, I’d love to go, and dance
    sure hope they’ll be back next year; I will not miss a moment; best ever; loved it

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