PORT ORCHARD — The 2018 season of Port Orchard’s Concerts by the Bay series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. tonight, May 31, with a performance by the band from Olympic College.
Most of the concerts take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the gazebo in the city’s Waterfront Park through Aug. 30.
The performances, which will feature various music genres, such as jazz, country, classic rock, easy listening, Sinatra and Elvis, are free.
The Concerts by the Bay series features a full day of music on July 4 to coincide with the Fathoms O’ Fun Festival Grand Parade.
Here is the 2018 concerts schedule, including date, band and musical genre. Unless otherwise indicated, all concerts take place from 6:30-8 p.m.:
May 31: Olympic College, various tunes
June 7: Luas Rose, country
June 14: HD Fusion, Latin jazz
June 21: The Big Bear Band, classic rock
June 28: Ranger & The Re-Arrangers, Gypsy jazz
June 29 (Friday): Hook Me Up, jazz
June 30 (3-5 p.m., Saturday): Tammy Frost, Americana
July 4 (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday): WEPA, Latin jazz
July 4 (3-5 p.m.): Common Ancestor, world music
July 4 (5:30-7 p.m.): Buck & Elizabeth, children
July 4 (8:30-10:30 p.m.): Usual Suspects, classic rock
July 5: Ignite, various music
July 12: Mark Lewis, jazz
July 19: Silver City 6, classic rock/blues
July 26: Raydiobox, various
Aug. 2: The Tonze, jazz
Aug. 9: Easy Breeze, easy listening
Aug. 16: Celtic Spoon, Irish folk/pop
Aug. 23: Joey Jewell, Sinatra
Aug. 30: Danny Vernon Illusion, Elvis
For more information about the concert series, visit www.fathomsofun.org.