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2019 2nd Annual Foss Free Summer Concert Festival Series

May 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

Join Friends of The Foss and TWA in May for their FREE Summer Concert Festival. Sponsored by Charles Schwab local advisor Shane Conway, AAMS on May 19th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

All events will be happening in the public amphitheater in front of Albers Mill Lofts and the Museum of Glass. Hope to see you there!

To be officiated by Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards at 12:00

Jennie Reed Music opening following the Mayor

Dakota Poorman will be playing as our 1st featured act from 12:45 to 1:45pm.

Stafford Elementary opening at 2:00pm

The Happy Sinners 2nd featured artist at 2:45pm

Free music, free hot dogs, free popcorn, free family fun, face painting, Children’s Museum of Tacoma interactive kids zone, chalk art, Johnny’s Dock Restaurant & Marina with clam chowder, Emcee Mario Lorenz, 20+ vendors, Downtown: On the Go! And Safe Streets With a booth, and soooo much more

About the artist’s

Dakota Poorman is a singer-songwriter from Maple Valley, WA and has been making his way throughout the country, sharing his music and high energy style with fans everywhere. Dakota entertains audiences with his unique style of “Red, White and Blue Collar Country”TM with his own original music along with his interpretations of music by artists such as Eric Church, Hank Williams, Jr. Marshal Tucker Band, Randy Rogers and many more. From classic to contemporary country, classic rock and contemporary rock, Dakota’s music, combined with his quick wit, humor and high energy style will have you dancing and singing along throughout the performance.

Give him a listen:

The Happy Sinners – With new sounds reminiscent of old feelings, The Happy Sinners bring exuberance and positivity to their performances. They play a mix of classic Americana songs, re-interpreted with a modern feel, as well as original compositions reflecting these roots. The members of The Happy Sinners are from the Hilltop District in Tacoma and can be found frequently playing at local events and community activities in The Gritty City.

Give them a listen:

Special thanks to all our sponsors:
Tacoma Waterfront Association, Foss Harbor Marina, Delin Docks, Dock Street Marina, Foss Waterway Development Authority, Esplanade board of directors, Foss Waterfront Owners Association, Tacoma Fire Logs – Fred Tebb and Sons Inc.


May 19
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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