Free summer concert series continues

Mostly Music in the Park, the free series of concerts stretching into August, continues this week with children's music by Lois LaFond & the Rockadiles on Thursday.

Appearing on Sunday is Jude Bowerman, rhythm and blues and the blues.

This year, more food service has been added for concert-goers. New is the Snack Shack, which sells gourmet hot dogs, pizza, pop, water and other snacks. Ice cream will continue to be sold.

The concerts start at 7 p.m. in Mercerdale Park. The shows will go on in a light drizzle, but not in a downpour.

Mostly Music is fully funded by private sponsors such as KeyBank and several other Mercer Island businesses. Oh Chocolate! supplies sweets, Starbucks sends coffee and concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics.

This summer's lineup:

Thursday, July 28: Lois LaFond & the Rockadiles (children's music)

Sunday, July 31: Jude Bowerman (R & B, blues)

Thursday, Aug. 4: Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band (reggae)

Sunday, Aug. 7: Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (16-piece jazz band with two vocalists)

Thursday, Aug. 11: Jo Miller & Her Burly Roughnecks (hillbilly/honkytonk swing)

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