For the first time since 2019, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District returns with its Concerts in the Park, according to a press release.
The district will be holding concerts at 6-7:30 p.m on Wednesday, Aug. 3 and 17 at South Whidbey Community Park located at 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley.
Pack the cooler with dinner or an evening snack, grab a blanket or folding chair, bring your family or friends and join in the free concert series.
Aug. 3 brings the funky sounds of Doctor Savage. A heavy-hitting funk band hailing from Whidbey Island and the greater Pacific Northwest, Doctor Savage concocts a groovy elixir of sound that is sure to get feet moving. The band features Whidbey talent, including Joanna Cook – vocals, Keegan Harshman – bass, Eric Vanderbilt Mathews – keyboard/sax, and other top-notch musicians. The band is known for a tight groove and infectious sound that may take minds on a funky ride through the cosmos, according to the press release.
Aug. 17 will see the return of the Big Band Era with Moonlight Swing Orchestra. With well over 200 years of cumulative experience, the Moonlight Swing Orchestra consists of an eclectic group of musicians who all share the same love of performing this nostalgic music from the Big Bands. These friends have played together for over 20 years in the Greater Seattle and North Sound areas. Hear the sounds of Dorsey, Ellington, Miller and Shaw, among others. The band is usually comprised of 17 instrumentalists and one or more vocalists.
The concerts are sponsored by Whidbey Telecom and Eagle Building Company. For more information about the Concerts in the Park, please contact 360-221-5484 or visit the website www.swparks.org.