CAPE D — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the seventh annual outdoor concerts series at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco.

    Concert performances run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July and August at the Confluence Project amphitheater at Cape Disappointment State Park’s Waikiki Beach, 244 Robert Gray Drive in Ilwaco. Visitors may take along a chair or blanket and listen to music ranging from bluegrass to rock with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.

    Concert performances are scheduled as follows:

    June 9: Sassparilla, a Portland band featuring roots and blue music

    June 23: Dana and Susan Robinson, a folk and bluegrass duo from North Carolina. The Robinsons are the featured artists in the Public Broadcasting Services’ “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” television series

    July 14: The Winterlings, an innovative folk music due from Port Angeles

    July 28: Holiday Friends, a Long Beach area rock group

    Aug. 11: The Bost Family Traditions, family bluegrass band from Arizona

    Aug. 25: The Ian McFeron Band, alternative folk rock band from Seattle

    The Discover Pass is required to attend all performances with exception to the concert on June 9. In recognition of National Get Outdoors Day, June 9 is a State Parks “free day.” The Discover Pass is not required to access state parks on free days.

    The Waikiki Beach concert series is presented with support by the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway, a non-profit organization that also operates the bookstore at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the Carriage House Gift Shop at the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park.

    June is Washington State Great Outdoors Month. Enjoy Washington’s many recreational activities and celebrate the month dedicated to environmental stewardship and the appreciation of the outdoors. Many state parks will play host to a variety of events in June. Visit www.parks.wa.gov/events, www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks and www.twitter.com/WaStatePks_NEWS for information about events at Washington state parks.

    Cape Disappointment State Park is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean and lying along the Columbia River. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, hiking trails and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. As part of a larger art installation, the park also features the Confluence Project amphitheater, designed by world-renowned architect and artist Maya Lin.

    Stay connected to your state parks by following Washington State Parks at www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks, www.twitter.com/WaStatePks_NEWS and www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks.

    The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

    Support state parks by purchasing your Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

    

    

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