The show must go on! Locals save popular summer concert series at Marina Park

By Karen Story

It wouldn't be summer without concerts at Marina Park. But when the Utility Tax failed in November, the City of Kirkland cancelled the concerts they've been organizing for 32 years. But there's good news: a group of citizens and businesses have stepped in to save the concerts! The Kirkland Downtown Association will be the fiscal sponsor. The primary business sponsors are Conover Insurance and Evergreen Healthcare. Kirkland Kiwanis has also generously contributed. Trader Joe's will provide free treats at some or all of the children's shows, and ParentMap will provide some free advertising.

There will be 16 concerts this year: eight children's shows on Tuesday mornings from 10-11am, July 6 - August 24; and eight all ages shows on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm, July 8 - August 26. Watch for the schedule in the Parks and Rec catalog in your mailbox soon!

The series needs to raise additional funds. Businesses interested in being sponsors, citizens interested in donating, or anyone interested in being involved with planning, helping to distribute posters and flyers, or working at the shows, please contact

A concert website will be coming soon!

Photo by ~C4Chaos