By Molly Walsh

Between hidden gems and retro hits, Platinum Soul transports listeners to a 1970s funk and rhythm-and-blues dream. It plays throughout the Pacific Northwest, blending Earth, Wind & Fire; Hall and Oates and Rick James into its set. Band leader LaRoi Carter Jr. grew up in Lacey and has always wanted to return home to perform in a local venue. Music in the Park performances are a highlight for Carter, as he’s passionate about families and kids hearing classic funk and soul tunes. “The thing that strikes me,” he says, “is the participation Olympia has, of how everybody supports it and how the city gets behind the event.”

WHAT

Platinum Soul

WHERE



Sylvester Park,

615 Washington St. SE, Olympia

WHEN

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24

HOW MUCH

Free

LEARN MORE

downtownolympia.org

360-357-8948