Hairstorm closes out Concerts on the Green season

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

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Acoustic Fantasy headlines next Concerts on the Green show

August 17, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 17, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues Aug. 18 with Acoustic Fantasy.

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. Read more

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Concerts on the Green pays tribute to the Eagles with The Kings of Hollywood tomorrow

August 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 10, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues Aug. 11 with Eagles tribute band The Kings of Hollywood.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the 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.

Based in Renton, The Kings of Hollywood is a faithful recreation of the Eagles’ hits through the decades, focusing on the vocal harmony that defined that super group. With more than four decades of material to draw from, The Kings of Hollywood pays a worthwhile tribute to the original Eagles founding members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy Schmidt.

Learn more about The Kings of Hollywood at www.facebook.com/KOHEagles/timeline.

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Concerts on the Green goes tribute with Kalimba tomorrow night

August 3, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 3, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues Aug. 4 with Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band Kalimba.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the 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.

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Editorial — Help children succeed with Tools 4 School

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:13 a.m. July 29, 2015

Before you know it, summer will be over and children will head back to school.

And although it’s an exciting time for the many children who get new clothes and school supplies, it’s a tense time for families who don’t have the money for such things.

That’s where Tools 4 School comes in.

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Concerts on the Green goes country with Jessica Lynne tonight

July 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 28, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues July 28 by going country with Jessica Lynne.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the 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.

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To the Editor — July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

Concerts

Thanks to everyone for these wonderful, free events

I am writing to say thank you to the Issaquah Parks Department, Issaquah Arts Commission, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, all of the sponsors and especially organizer David Harris for providing our community with the excellent Concerts on the Green series at the Issaquah Community Center.

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Issaquah welcomes back Cherry Cherry at Concerts on the Green tomorrow

July 20, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 20, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues July 21 by welcoming back Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the 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.

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Concerts on the Green schedule features the people’s choices

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.”

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To the Editor — June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

Transportation

Maybe trying to pay the bill will make city officials listen

I want thank The Issaquah Press for bringing the details of city’s planned “Transportation Funding Strategy” out from the back rooms and into the forefront.

There is no doubt that transportation is an important issue that affects all of us, and one that needs to be adequately addressed. But this is nothing new for Issaquah, because traffic has been an ever-worsening problem for the past 25 years.

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