The City of Gig Harbor is celebrating the return of two of our much-loved summer traditions - Summer Sounds at Skansie and Movies in the Park at Sehmel Homestead Park.
Summer Sounds at Skansie, Gig Harbor's beloved summer concert series, happens each year on downtown Gig Harbor's waterfront at Skansie Brothers Park, in the shadow of Mount Rainer. This year TEN concerts span a variety of music and film genres that are sure to appeal to all audiences, happening each Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00p, through August 30, 2022.
New this year: Movies in the Park occur every Friday evening through the month of July, and will be hosted at Sehmel Homestead Park, with activities prior to the film and refreshments available for purchase.
Both events are generously sponsored by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
SUMMER SOUNDS AT SKANSIE
The City of Gig Harbor brings a festive atmosphere to the downtown waterfront outdoor concert venue at Skansie Brothers Park, where guests can arrive by land or by sea. Featuring a variety of music genres, from Classic Rock to 1920’s Speakeasy sounds to Country favorites, bites from Gig Harbor favorites and complimentary water from Windermere's Team Aro.
2022 CONCERT SCHEDULE:
July 5 – Good Co re-imagines today’s dance music by taking the sound and style of the past and flipping it on its head, traversing Funk, Pop, Electro Swing, and everything danceable.
July 12 – ABBAGraphs recreates the pop magic of ABBA’s chart-topping, classic pop hits of the 70s and early 80s, plus top hits of the disco era.
July 19 – The Profits – the popular Gig Harbor-based cover band plays danceable hits from across several genres.
July 26 – The Paperboys – music from a freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and Bluegrass, Mexican Son Jarocho, and Brass Bands - called everything from Cajun Slamgrass to Worldbeat.
Aug 2 – Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek - A two-time nominee for Best Band by the Washington Blues Society, with a style including blues, as well as Roots Rock, New Orleans Funk, and Soul.
August 9 – The Beatniks - a beloved favorite, Gig Harbor’s own Beatniks perform 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s music with unparalleled energy and passion.
August 16 – Abney Park - a mix of Gypsy Rock, EDM, Electro Swing, Industrial Dance, and Western music.
August 23 – Nate Botsford - Country recording artist Nate Botsford and band bring the party with recognizable hits that span genres and original songs.
August 30 – Sounds Like Dolores – the quintessential party band plays a diverse song list of energetic Rock, Pop, and Country dance music from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s.
Chair Policy for 2022: chairs can be set up ANY TIME the day of the concert, however we ask that all attendees be respectful and neighborly, and assume their own risk - the City cannot be responsible for chairs left unattended.
Roping off seats and chairs/blankets on the Jerisich Dock Viewing Platform is not permitted. No tents or canopies are allowed, but small umbrellas can be used. All Gig Harbor parks are smoke, vape, and alcohol-free.
For daytime park use on Tuesdays, please visit Crescent Creek Park, the Civic Center Green, or any number of City Parks or PenMet Parks throughout Gig Harbor.
FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK
The Friday Night Movie Series presents well-loved favorites for all ages. Events start at 8:30p, with films screened at dusk. Kitsap Bank provides complimentary popcorn at Sehmel Homestead Park, presented in partnership with PenMet Parks.
2022 MOVIE SCHEDULE:
July 1 – Back to the Future – An eccentric scientist builds a time machine, which accidentally transports a high-school student back to the 1950s. The boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk completely altering the future. Rated PG, 1 hr 56 minutes.
July 8 – The Muppet Movie – The origin story of the Muppets, as Kermit the Frog embarks on a cross-country trip to Los Angeles, encountering several of the Muppets—who all share the same ambition of finding success in Hollywood. Rated G, 1 hr 38 minutes.
July 15 – The Little Mermaid – A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface. Rated G, 1 hr 23 minutes.
July 22 – Homeward Bound – The perfect film for animal lovers, this live action, heartwarming tale about three house pets who accidentally embark on a wilderness adventure. Rated G, 1hr, 25 minutes.
July 29 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – “Life moves fast.” This ultra-classic about cutting class, being young, and having fun is suited to all ages. Rated PG-13, 1 hr 43 minutes.
For more information, visit www.visitgigharborwa.com or RSVP to events on the City's Facebook page!