Music in the Park

It’s summer fun for the whole family! Bring your blankets and picnic baskets to Sylvester Park to dine as you listen to the great sounds of all music genres including classical, jazz, blues, rock, Americana and big bands.

The Olympia Downtown Association presents a series of summer concerts beginning on July 5 and running through August 19 at 7 pm.

These concerts, which include local groups and regional acts, take place in Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia and at the Port Plaza. Sylvester Park is one square block bordered by Capitol Way on the West, Washington Street on the East, Legion Way on the North and 7th Avenue on the South.


July 11: Retro Jade, Funk, Soul and Electric Blues

July 18: Hook Me Up, Jazz, R&B and Latin

July 25: Micaiah Sawyer, Blues, Funk Rock

Aug 1: Joe Blue & The Roof Shakers, Rhythm & Blues, Classic Rock

Friday August 3: Sonic Funk Orchestra, America’s Favorite Disco & Funk Bank *

Aug 8: Michelle Taylor Band, Blues, Rock, Country & Pop

Aug 15: Blind Facsimile Band, Classic Rock, Blues and Pop

Friday August 17: 5-Man Trio, America’s First Corps Jazz Combo *

Aug 22: En Canto, World Pop Music

* Concert held at the Port Plaza


A Year of Growth for Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

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Keb’ Mo’

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Music in the Park – En Canto

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Music in the Park – Blind Facsimile

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Music in the Park – Michelle Taylor Band

By ADAM McKINNEY As a unit, the Michelle Taylor Band rides atop an effortless wave of...

Music in the Park – Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers

By ADAM McKINNEY Comprising a murderers’ row of blues veterans, the five-piece ensemble...

Music in the Park – Sonic Funk Orchestra

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Music in the Park – Micaiah Sawyer

By ADAM McKINNEY Blessed with a clear, strong and achingly vulnerable singing voice,...

Music in the Park – Hook Me Up

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Harumph at Music in the Park

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David Correa

David Correa at Music in the Park

by Rosemary Ponnekanti for OLY ARTS David Correa has been blending Spanish guitar with...

Nate Botsford

Nate Botsford at Music in the Park

by Rosemary Ponnekanti for OLY ARTS Portland singer-songwriter Nate Botsford has been...

Kissy Flick

Kissy Flick at Music in the Park

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Kissy Flick makes its Music in the Park debut with a sound...

Band of the Golden West

The Commanders at Port Plaza

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Misty Mamas

Misty Mamas at Music in the Park

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There’s aren’t many bluegrass bands that can rival...

Wally & the Beaves

Wally & the Beaves at Port Plaza

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Pull your poodle skirts and saddle shoes out of the closet...

Steve Stefanowicz of Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks at Music in the Park

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS There’ll be Too Many Cooks at Music in the Park, and that...

Abbey Road Live

Abbey Road Live at Music in the Park

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Olympia Music in the Park concerts most often feature local...


2018 marks the 39th year of the FREE Music in the Park Summer Concerts each Wednesday evening at 7 PM in beautiful Sylvester Park, downtown Olympia. Also, for the past eleven years the Port of Olympia has partnered with Music in the Park for two concerts during the summer at the scenic Port Plaza. 2017’s Port concert is Friday, August 3rd and Friday, August 17th. The concert season runs every week in July and August, starting July 11.