2010 Kirkland Summer Concert Series kicks off July 6 with The Gothard Sisters

The 2010 Kirkland Summer Concert Series will kick off July 6 at 10 am with Irish fiddling, dancing, and singing sensations The Gothard Sisters. The waterfront concert series runs through August 26 at Marina Park in downtown Kirkland. Children's concerts will be Tuesday mornings from 10-11 am (note the new day this year). All ages concerts will be Thursdays from 7-9 pm.

Children's concerts: July 6: The Gothard Sisters - Three sisters. Champion Irish Dancers. Fiddling, Singing and Dancing! (note: the EriAm Sisters had to cancel) July 13: Rodney Raccoon - Hip Hop for learning July 20: Caspar Babypants - Hooky, cool, authentic pop July 27: Recess Monkey - That monkey is funky! August 3: Michael Powers - Jazz star and music educator August 10: The Amazing Circus Wonders August 17: The Not-It's - Rock and roll not only the kids will love August 24: Musica Family Fun Day featuring Geoffrey Castle and others

Evening concerts: July 8: One With Life - Acoustic folk rock and western swing July 15: Etiquette with opening act Jennifer Newberry - Rhythm and blues July 22: Back Burner - Toe tappin' bluegrass and swing July 29: Handful of Luvin - Rock with a celtic classical feel August 5: StillTime - Original groove rock all the way from California August 12: James Howard - Funky blues, jazz, and latin rock August 19: Creme Tangerine - A dynamic live Beatles music experience August 26: One Up Two Down - Rock new wave jam band

Thank you to the businesses who are making this series possible: Kirkland Downtown Association, Musica Entertainment, Conover Feek, Evergreen Healthcare, Kirkland Kiwanis, Ford of Kirkland, Cobalt Mortgage, Weitz Law, ParentMap, Trader Joe's, 321 Media, and others.

For more information about the series, to make a donation, or to volunteer, go to www.KirklandSummerConcerts.org.