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Fan favorites featured in Music on the Lawn is back for 2014

The 2014 Music on the Lawn free outdoor concert series features “People’s Choice” performers, like Portland’s Tapwater, July 16.   - Contributed photo
The 2014 Music on the Lawn free outdoor concert series features “People’s Choice” performers, like Portland’s Tapwater, July 16.
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Concert lovers have spoken, and Island Rec is prepped and ready to give ‘em what they want most.

The celebration of 30 years of uniting people with parks, programs, trails and music continues, as San Juan Island Parks and Recreation District will feature the most popular musical acts, as determined in a people’s choice balloting, in this summer’s free Wednesday night concert series, Music on the Lawn. Showtime begins at 6:30 p.m., outdoors at San Juan Historical Museum, 405 Price Street.

Here’s the lineup:

July 9: 133D Army Band’s Brass Patriots play tunes ranging from The Beatles to John Williams, patriotic to funk. The group is comprised of 15 citizen soldiers from across the state of Washington, stationed at Tacoma’s Camp Murray, and is led by trumpeter Sgt. Alton Huckaby.

July 16: Tapwater is a boisterous sextet that blends the sound of banjo, steel pans, piano, accordion, upright bass, guitar, vocal harmonies, drums aplenty, and more, into a swirl of danceable and strangely exotic music. While steeped in the roots of American musical traditions, the Portland, Ore.-based band puts a unique stamp on its tunes and performances by drawing musical inspiration from around the globe.

July 23: The Seattle Chamber Brass features the city’s brightest up-and-coming brass musicians. From Mozart to Broadway show tunes, Bach to Joplin, the band leads its audience through a diverse, exotic musical landscape with an energy and singular style all its own.

July 23: Soul Purpose is perhaps best-remembered for its dynamic lead singer, Yvette Kleckley, or, it might well be for its blazing five-piece horn section and thumping four-piece rhythm section and its Motown sound. The Seattle-based band’s playlist features some of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s biggest hits, such as “Mustang Sally,” “Respect,” “Roll With It,” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is?”.

Kate Schuman Aug. 6: Rewind features local musicians Kate Schuman, and Tami and Tom Doenges, who, together as a trio, are well-renowned for a unique blend of stirring, gifted vocal harmonies. The three will close out the summer concert series with a long list of some of the ‘60s and ‘70s classic and best-remembered tunes.

Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets encouraged; pets and alcohol prohibited.

For more information, call 378-4953, or visit,


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