On the day fire officials issued the first red flag warning of 2019 for central Washington, the music at the season's first Downtown Summer Nights posed a serious safety threat. Smoking-hot rock, blues and funk from the Rafael Tranquilino Band out of Seattle and crackin' hot country from the Olson Band of Olympia ignited North Front Street and delighted the Thursday night crowd.

If you missed out ... well, we're sorry. But here's a look at what we saw:

Meantime, don't make that mistake next time. Here's who's coming up in the next few weeks for Yakima's favorite free street party:

June 20 -- Mestizo Beat / Leviticuss
June 27 -- Buzz Brump / Mariachi Imperio Real
July 11 -- Too Slim & the Taildraggers / Bradford Loomis
July 18 -- The Rad Trads / Stephanie Anne Johnson
July 25 -- Bootleg Sunshine / Blake Noble
Aug. 1 -- Pazific / Entice The Mice
Aug. 8 -- The Powell Brothers / American Honey Band
Aug. 15 -- Matt Brown / Jayleigh Ann & the Lost Boys
Aug. 22 -- Aaron Crawford / The FrogHollow Band


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