August 24, 2015
NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 24, 2015
The Concerts on the Green series comes to a close Aug. 25 with 1980s hair rock band Hairstorm.
The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Issaquah Community Center. Crowds typically begin gathering as early as 6 p.m. to lay claim for choice seating for community picnicking.
On-site concessions are for sale by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and benefit multiple charitable programs. Concertgoers should leave alcohol and pets at home.
Hairstorm recreates the experience of the mid-1980s hair rock scene with powerful and highly melodic performances, including outfits and stage show. Hairstorm celebrates a time in rock where men looked like women and the women looked like even hotter women. Join Hairstorm for the sights and sounds of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, Gun N’ Roses and more. Read more
July 2, 2015
Every year, the lineups for Issaquah’s Concerts on the Green have some sort of overarching theme. For the 19th season, organizer David Harris thought he’d try something different — let the audience decide.
“At the last concert from last year, I asked the crowd to let me know what bands they’d like to see or see again,” Harris said. “Most bands this year, then, are ones the audience would like to see. A majority are ones they asked to see again.”
August 26, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2013
Enjoy the last of summer’s free, family-friendly concerts from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 on the lawn of the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.
Hairstorm will perform ‘80’s rock while the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah provides on-site concessions. Crowds start gathering as early as 6 p.m., so arrive early to grab a spot.
The event does not allow alcohol or pets.
Concerts on the Green are presented by the city Parks & Recreation Department and the city Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club. This final concert for the summer is sponsored by Cascade Water Alliance.
July 2, 2013
Music will play on the community center green again this summer as the city and the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah bring back the 17th annual Concerts on the Green series beginning July 9.
For eight weeks, different bands will bring a variety of performances and sounds for the free and family friendly occasion, regarded by many as an event special to Issaquah.
“We do have a great lineup this year,” said Jera Gilmore, the city’s event coordinator who has helped set up the concerts for the past nine years. “There is a lot of diversity. It’s kind of been a focus for us.”
In the interest of involving as many people as possible to enjoy the music, the Parks & Recreation Department has made a special effort to bring as much variety as possible in the acts that will perform. Gilmore said organizers strive to find good tribute and cover acts that can engage a large number of people. Bands listed on the schedule range from a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute act to a Latin fusion group.