Let The Good Times Roll – Downtown Summer Nights Is Back
Seven years ago I was on Yakima City Council and we were looking for ways to revitalize downtown. We set aside 100-thousand bucks to be used by various groups with ideas for events and activities for downtown.
And it's back - Downtown Summer Nights Concert Series returns to Historic North Front Street this Thursday, June 13th.
A city news release says "the 2019 series will kick-off Thursday, June 13th, with Rafael Tranquilino, a blues guitarist from the Seattle area, followed by The Olson Band, which burst onto the country music scene in 2013 when it won a national songwriting contest and was introduced at the Grand Ole Opry."
The season features ten consecutive Thursdays -except for the 4th of July- with 20 acts playing from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The only exception is July 4th, when there will be no concert.
The event is free and open to all ages.
The Downtown Summer Nights website – www.downtownsummernights.com – includes a complete schedule of musical performers, information about how vendors can sign up for booth space, and other news about the series.