Get in touch with musical roots at Deception Pass concert series
American Roots Music Series returns to Deception Pass State Park for five free concerts this summer.
Seattle Times Travel staff
Itching to get out of town? Enjoy the scenery of Washington's most-visited state park and hear a free concert before heading home.
Why leave town: Because maybe you'll find summer.
What's going on: The American Roots Music Series returns to Deception Pass State Park, with a free series of Saturday concerts celebrating the roots of North American music, including traditional folk music from the Pacific Northwest.
When and where: Concerts are at 7 p.m. Saturdays starting July 7 and running through Aug. 4, in the West Beach amphitheater on the Whidbey Island side of the park (or at the East Cranberry Lake Picnic Shelter in the event of rain).
What to expect: A high bridge, saltwater views, rocky shores and scenic lakes, with happy campers listening to this roster of performers: July 7, DW Groethe, original cowboy songs and poems from a real Montana ranch hand; July 14, Phil and Vivian Williams, traditional fiddle tunes and string music from the Northwest and Oregon Trail; July 21, La Famille Léger, Acadien and Quebecois house music from Eastern Canada; July 28, A Moment in Time, a Seattle African-American a cappella gospel quartet; Aug. 4, Hank Nelson with Bob and Mike Antone, music and stories from Northwest timber communities.
Details: Sponsored by Washington State Parks Commission and Parks Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission and Northwest Heritage Resources, with additional funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. Concerts are free, though a Discover Pass is required for parking (unless you're camping in the park). See www.parks.wa.gov/events.
Brian J. Cantwell: 206-748-5724 or email@example.com