Summer Concert Series 2018 at Point Ruston returns

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The Randy Oxford Band will play the June 30 edition of the Point Ruston Summer Concerts. Behold Oxford’s wild trombone wizardry at the show. Photo by Kevin Dingman

Point Ruston will be bringing its live music summer concert series back starting Saturday, June 23 from 5-7 p.m., with the Bryson Foster Band. The family-friendly series will continue in the Grand Plaza at Point Ruston each Saturday (and one Sunday) on the plaza with various genres of music, and is offered free to the public.
While at Point Ruston, visitors are invited to experience dining, shopping, recreation, entertainment and full waterfront experience. This waterfront resort-inspired village features the best in Pacific Northwest living and panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier.

Summer concert series schedule

June 23: Bryson Foster Band (indie roots)
A pop-soul, blues band that is passionate about cultivating the already-beautiful works and people in Tacoma.

June 30: Randy Oxford Band (blues)
Randy Oxford Band is a multi-piece, horn driven, rhythm and blues, Americana, eclectic band, featuring multiple vocalists and soloists. The group is based in the Puget Sound region but tours in the U.S., Canada and Central America.

July 7: Miller Campbell (country)
Seattle country artist (you read that right) Miller Campbell has boldly declared her intent to claim a prominent place in the canon of western music. It would serve us all well to take Campbell at her word. Armed with a voice that turns clear and bright as high mountain air and round, warm, and rough in all the right places, Campbell sings with a natural assuredness usually only found in artists with decades of experience. She gets it honest, but almost never got here at all.

July 14: Longstride Music (reggae)
Longstride plays reggae-rock-groove with real melodies and amazing execution with a high energy, crowd moving stage show. Longstride has emerged with a unique and distinctively lyrical reggae-rock-groove identity. The band is described as “upbeat traditional reggae, but with harder rock and some surf thrown into the mix. This four-piece includes a singer with a sweet, gravelly tone who can croon with the best of them.”

July 21: South Sound Blues Association featuring Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek, Mark Riley, (blues)
Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek is a nominee for best band by the Washington Blues Society for 2018, but their music includes much more than blues in a variety of styles. They also play roots rock, old school R&B, funk, and jazz, all with a strong rhythmic feel that keeps the Point Ruston will be bringing its live music summer concert series back starting Saturday, June 23 from 5-7 p.m., with the Bryson Foster Band. The family-friendly series will continue in the Grand Plaza at Point Ruston each Saturday (and one Sunday) on the plaza with various genres of music, and is offered free to the public.
While at Point Ruston, visitors are invited to experience dining, shopping, recreation, entertainment and full waterfront experience. This waterfront resort-inspired village features the best in Pacific Northwest living and panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier.

Summer concert series schedule
June 23: Bryson Foster Band (indie roots)
A pop-soul, blues band that is passionate about cultivating the already-beautiful works and people in Tacoma.

June 30: Randy Oxford Band (blues)
Randy Oxford Band is a multi-piece, horn driven, rhythm and blues, Americana, eclectic band, featuring multiple vocalists and soloists. The group is based in the Puget Sound region but tours in the U.S., Canada and Central America.

July 7: Miller Campbell (country)
Seattle country artist (you read that right) Miller Campbell has boldly declared her intent to claim a prominent place in the canon of western music. It would serve us all well to take Campbell at her word. Armed with a voice that turns clear and bright as high mountain air and round, warm, and rough in all the right places, Campbell sings with a natural assuredness usually only found in artists with decades of experience. She gets it honest, but almost never got here at all.

July 14: Longstride Music (reggae)
Longstride plays reggae-rock-groove with real melodies and amazing execution with a high energy, crowd moving stage show. Longstride has emerged with a unique and distinctively lyrical reggae-rock-groove identity. The band is described as “upbeat traditional reggae, but with harder rock and some surf thrown into the mix. This four-piece includes a singer with a sweet, gravelly tone who can croon with the best of them.”

July 21: South Sound Blues Association featuring Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek, Mark Riley, (blues)
Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek is a nominee for best band by the Washington Blues Society for 2018, but their music includes much more than blues in a variety of styles. They also play roots rock, old school R&B, funk, and jazz, all with a strong rhythmic feel that keeps the dance floor packed.

July 28: Real Life Click (hip hop)
Real Life Click is an Olympia-based hip hop group.

Aug. 4: Champagne Sunday (indie pop)
Powerful, honest, edgy and refreshingly original, Champagne Sunday attacks the stage with a show that is heartfelt, engaging and performed with a desperate enthusiasm and chemistry seldom seen in today’s bands. Champagne Sunday transcends genres enough to create their own, coalescing the multi-genre tastes of today’s fickle audiences into a catalog that defies traditional definition.

Aug. 11: Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Highdogs (soulful pop)
Stephanie Johnson is an award-winning Northwest singer and songwriter who appeared on “The Voice.” Her rich sound has jazz, blues, folk and soul roots.

Aug. 18: Lady A (hi-energy soul)
Lady A is known as the hardest working woman in blues, soul and funk in the Pacific Northwest.

Aug. 25: KNKX Public Radio (jazz)
Ranked as one of the top public radio stations in the nation, KNKX has been connecting you to jazz, blues and NPR news since 1966.

Sept. 1: Soul Revue (live soul show)
The Soul Revue is a nine-piece from Seattle, laying down some soulful sound.

Sept. 2: Ethan Tucker (Americana roots)
Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bona fide legends.

For more information, visit www.pointruston.com/summer-concert-series-2018-at-point-ruston-returns.

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