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Posted on: June 7, 2022

State Parks offers summer-long Folk and Traditional Arts concerts series

Free performances celebrate diverse cultures

OLYMPIA – June 7, 2022 – The Washington State Parks' Folk and Traditional Arts Program will reprise two of its beloved concert series this summer at Deception Pass and Cape Disappointment state parks. The program also added a third series at Lake Wenatchee State Park, expanding free access to diverse musical traditions in Central Washington.

 

Performance schedules are as follows:

 

WAIKIKI BEACH CONCERT SERIES

Location: Cape Disappointment State Park 

Time: All concerts are 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Enjoy performances from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and styles at Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park.

 

MOUNTAIN MELODIES CONCERT SERIES 

Location: Lake Wenatchee State Park 

Time: All concerts are 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

A brand-new series featuring performances by Washington-based musicians and dancers against the backdrop of majestic mountain lake views at Lake Wenatchee State Park. 

 

AMERICAN ROOTS CONCERT SERIES

Location: Deception Pass State Park, North Beach Amphitheater 

Time: All concerts are 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In its 16th year, this popular summer concert series at Deception Pass State Park is a celebration of America’s wide variety of musical traditions.

 

All performances are free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to parks. All event information can be found on the Folk & Traditional Arts Program website. The Folk and Traditional Arts Program also presents a full lineup of cultural festivals including the Skandia Midsommarfest.

 

News media contact:

Makaela Kroin, Folk and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator, Makaela.Kroin@parks.wa.gov 

Emily Masseth, Communications Consultant, media@parks.wa.gov

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About Washington State Parks 

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

 

About Folk and Traditional Arts Program
The summer concerts are part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, with funding provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as support from the Washington State Parks Foundation. For more information, contact Makaela Kroin, Folk and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator, (360) 902-8635 or makeala.kroin@parks.wa.gov. More information about the program and upcoming events is at: parks.state.wa.us/folkarts.

 

News release number: 22-028

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