American Roots 2022 Concert Series

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2022 American Roots Concert Series events

Now in it's 16th year, this popular summer concert series at Deception Pass State Park is a celebration of America's wide variety of musical traditions. Come tap your toes and enjoy the fun at one of Washington's most beloved -- and beautiful --  state parks. 

Time: All concerts are 7-8 p.m.
Location: All concerts are held at  North Beach Amphitheater (Directions)

July

MIHO & DIEGO

July 2
The Miho & Diego duo has been boldly blending Latino, Japanese and American musical traditions since 2006. Both accomplished musicians, Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy discovered their sounds could be combined to make something new and unique. The title of their debut CD, "Quenarimba", combines the names of their primary instruments, the quena, a traditional Andean flute, and the marimba. 
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Anjali Silva & Sabor

July 9
List of Ingredients: 1. Accomplished world singer, musician and recording artist, Anjali Silva is the umami of Latin and Brazilian music. 2. Award-winning musician, composer and professor, Rick White infuses the sultry heat to bass and guitar. 3. Jim Cochran, a finely seasoned performer and entertainer, adds the sugar to the keys. 4. Drummer Aaron Hennings doesn’t mince beats, a musi c director and master of Latin rhythms, he sears through at the right temperature. 5. Mix all ingredients until smooth to create an explosion of sound: chacha, son, bossa nova and samba for your heart and soul!. 
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Briar accompanied by Joe Seamons

July 16
Briar sings vintage jazz, blues and original music. Her songs and stories shine a light on singers and tales that have been forgotten by the country that created them. Raised in Chimacum., Briar uses music to explore her unique background as a Black woman from the rural Pacific Northwest. Briar will be accompanied by Joe Seamons
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Queen's Bluegrass

July 30
Queen's Bluegrass plays hard driving, traditional bluegrass with roots reaching back to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Ernest Queen, the band’s founder, was born and raised in North Carolina. As a young man, he moved to Sedro Woolley, bringing with him the music he heard and played throughout his youth. Ernie passed away in 2015 and left us in charge of playing the music that he so loved. Queen's Bluegrass is now based in Lynden and plays throughout Northwest Washington.
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August

Seattle Steel Pan Project

Aug. 6
The Seattle Steel Pan Project is the culmination of over 30 years of steel pan educational programming and performance in the Pacific Northwest. SSPP promotes steel pan culture through public performance, school-based steel pan curriculum, after-school and summer camps, public community classes and workshops, and private lessons.
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Shifty Sailors

Aug. 13
The Shifty Sailors hail from Whidbey Island. Their music celebrates the maritime history of the Puget Sound. The Sailors have worked to preserve the heritage of sailing ships, folklore, and songs of the sea for over 28 years. 
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Schmid & Guest 

Aug. 20
Cayley Schmid and Aaron Guest met at the Bellingham Farmers Market in 2009. Desperately jealous of each other’s busking success, they neutralized the competition and started a band together. Together they play instrumental Celtic music on fiddle and piano. Tunes range from lively reels and jigs to sweeping airs and waltzes, and drawing from Scottish, Cape Breton, and Irish traditions. 
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Mount Vernon Mariachi & Folklorico 

Aug. 27
Mount Vernon High School Mariachi & Folklorico is the largest Mariachi Program on the west side of the state with over 120 students. Mount Vernon High School Mariachi & Folklorico’s mission is to pass down Mexico’s rich traditions of dance and music to youth. This vibrant cultural heritage lives on in the community through MV performances.  
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