Music in the Park


2017 Summer Concert Series

2017 marks the 38th year of the FREE Music in the Park Summer Concerts each Wednesday evening at 7 PM in beautiful Sylvester Park, downtown Olympia. Also, for the past eleven years the Port of Olympia has partnered with Music in the Park for two concerts during the summer at the scenic Port Plaza. 2017’s Port concert is Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 19th. The concert season runs every week in July and August, starting July 5, and ending August 19.

It’s summer fun for the whole family! Bring your blankets and picnic baskets to Sylvester Park to dine as you listen to the great sounds of all music genres including classical, jazz, blues, rock, Americana and big bands. Sylvester Park is one square block bordered by Capitol Way on the West, Washington Street on the East, Legion Way on the North and 7th Avenue on the South.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SummerInDowntownOly on your social media posts to share all the great fun you’re having!

This year’s performers:
July 5 – Abbey Road LIVE (Beatles Tribute)
July 12 – Kissy Flick (Roots/Armericana)
July 19 – Misty Mama (Bluegrass)
July 26 – Harumph (American Jazz)
Aug. 2 – Nate Botsford (American/Country/Rock
*Aug. 4 – Wally & the Beaves/Elvis (Golden Age of Rock N Roll)
Aug. 9 – David Correa (Latin Guitar World Fusion)
Aug. 16 – Too Many Cooks (Classic Rock)
*Aug. 19 – Air Force Band “The Commanders” (Big Band)
*Concert held at the Port Plaza

The Olympia Downtown Association has a Music in the Park Committee and a small volunteer base. The committee selects the talent, garners sponsorships and participates in the planning and concerts. The volunteers help at the event tent and venue to sell buttons and to help pack up after each concert. It’s a lot of fun to volunteer and at the same time, listen to great music in the park or at the Port Plaza.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please click on kim@downtownolympia.org and I’ll add your name to our great volunteer list. You may also use that email address for more information. Thank you!

Are you interested in volunteering for the ODA? Click here to view our volunteer opportunities.