Host and emcee, Friends of the Foss Concerts 2019

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Pet an alligator, groove to great music at the final Friends of the Foss Concerts

The Tacoma Waterfront Association and Friends of the Foss continue the free summer concert series at the Thea Foss Waterway Amphitheater on Aug. 18, 12-4 p.m. (located just south of the Museum of Glass right along the Thea Foss Waterway at 1821 Dock St.).

Whimsy! Spontaneity, and fun! That’s what is in store for the entire family at this final concert for the summer. Pet an alligator! Hold a python! Create an interest in science and nature? Zoologist and educator Scott Petersen will present 12 live reptiles in a 40-minute show that teaches the importance of all animals in nature. Petersen has been featured nationally on Disney’s “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and on PBS’ “Biz Kids.” He has appeared on “Northwest Afternoon,” “Evening Magazine” and NPR Radio. Many corporations have invited him to educate and entertain. (Note: All venomous snakes are surgically de-venomized and the Reptile Man has full liability insurance with Hartford Insurance.) (Note: All venomous snakes are.)

Along with the Reptile Man will be Tug Bromberg, a pirate historical re-enactor, musician and professional chantey man. After working on the water for most of his life, he turned to piracy, singing a blend of both traditional and non-traditional sea chanteys and other nautical music.

The Music Line-Up

Jerimiah Ingram: Ingram’s music follows the Americana style of Hank Williams, George Jones and Grant Parsons. He is a street busker by trade, a musician at heart, and he writes for movies. For this final concert on Aug. 18, he will add a drummer and female vocalist to his ensemble.

Possible Solutions: If you love the Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles and Tom Petty, you’ll love this classic rock band based in the South Sound.

Included in this event will be several vendors, the Children’s Museum, free hot dogs, popcorn for the kids, pizza from Europa Bistro, and Bliss Ice Cream. Come celebrate this final concert of the second season.

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