News Release 13-032
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Srey Ryser, (360) 902-8626 Srey.Ryser@parks.wa.gov
Jason Snow, (360) 332-8221 Jason.Snow@parks.wa.gov
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388
Peace Arch State Park offers music from around the world during annual concert series
July 9, 2013 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk and Traditional Art in the Parks Program invites the public to the Peace Arch International Concert Series at Peace Arch State Park along the Canadian border in Whatcom County.
The series of five, hour-long outdoor concerts begin at 2 p.m. on Sundays from Aug. 4 to Sept. 1 at Peace Arch State Park, 100 A Street in Blaine. The series celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s diverse cultures by featuring music and dance performances by Anglo-American maritime, Tahitian, Asian Indian, Latin American and Russian American artists. Admission to all concert performances is free. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to all performances.
Performances are scheduled as follows:
• Aug. 4 – Shifty Sailors, Anglo-American sea chanteys and maritime music
• Aug. 11 – Te’a rama, traditional Tahitian music and dance
• Aug. 18 – Urvasi Dancers, Asian Indian Orissi dance
• Aug. 25 – Quichua Mashis, music of the Andes
• Sept. 1 – Pava, Russian women’s a cappella music
All concerts are accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend the concert, call the park office at (360) 332-8221 or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service at (800) 833-6388. Request must be in advance.
The Peace Arch International Concert Series is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures and presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program. The program is a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and Northwest Heritage Resources, with funding provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Parks Foundation. For a full schedule of Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program events, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events.
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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Washington State Parks turned 100 years old on March 19, 2013, and will celebrate with events in parks all over the state, all year long. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/.
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