A view of the audience from behind a band on stage at Waikiki beach during a summer concert.

Waikiki Beach Concert Series

Music and great memories await you this summer! Enjoy performances by a wide variety of musical groups at Waikiki Beach in beautiful Cape Disappointment State Park.

2023 Waikiki Beach Concert Series Events

Time: All concerts are from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: All concerts will be held at Waikiki Beach (Directions) at Cape Disappointment State Park 


Shifty Sailors

June 10 The Shifty Sailors hail from Whidbey Island. Their music celebrates the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest. The Sailors have worked to preserve the heritage of sailing ships, folklore, and songs of the sea for over 28 years. 
Listen to the Shifty Sailors on YouTube


June 24
Podorythmie, Quebecois for “foot rhythms,” is a four-member group hailing from France and the US. They're known for their high energy and good-time performances of Quebecois music and stepdancing. Fiddle and accordion songs and lots of hard shoe stepdancing interspersed with crankie shows combine to make a unique performance full of surprises.
Listen to Podorythmie on YouTube!


The Hackles

July 8
The Hackles are a folk collaboration from Astoria, Oregon comprised of Kati Claborn, Luke Ydstie, & Halli Anderson. Powerful three-part harmonies, nuanced use of guitar, violin, banjo, clarinet, and songwriting contributions from all three members create a compelling blend of folk and Americana.
Listen to the Hackles on YouTube

The Brownsmead Flats

July 22
The Brownsmead Flats are an acoustic band who likes to play traditional, and original songs in the Crabgrass tradition (bluegrass with a maritime flavor). They are primarily a string band, consisting of guitars, bass, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle and hammered dulcimer.
Listen to the Brownsmead Flats on YouTube!


Old Growth Band 

Aug. 12
Old Growth Band creates music inspired by the ocean and forest and rooted in Hawaiian and Americana musical traditions. Their members, Jon, Larry, Hank, and Dave play bass, guitars, banjo, harmonica, and percussion. They formed in 2000 when a group of "Old Growth “ locals of Clatsop and Pacific counties came together to perform at a variety of community events. Over the years the band and members have evolved, but the Old Growth Spirit stands tall.


Aug. 26
Nā Lei ‘Ehā (The Four Leis) shares their love of island music with a repertoire of Hawaiian songs and hula.  The band met at ukulele jams in Portland. Corinne Petersen (‘ukulele and vocals) was born and raised on the island of Kauai, where she sang and played the church organ and was a chorale piano accompanist; she spent several decades as an ICU/ER nurse in Oregon.  Maurecio Delute (bass, guitar, vocals) grew up near the desert island of Bakersfield, CA, where he played in garage bands; he now works in high tech. Paul Butler (‘ukulele, guitar, vocals), spent most of his school years in Astoria, Oregon, studied and writes music, and like most professional musicians, took a day job in IT for many years. Pepi Nieva (‘ukulele, vocals, hula dancer) lives in Oregon and Honolulu, where she learned to dance hula while working in public relations.
Learn about Na Lei 'Eha on Facebook!