Best free summer concerts in Seattle 2017

Summer is in full swing, and with the warm weather comes a wide variety of outdoor activities. One of the best ways to get out and enjoy the day is a great outdoor concert, and the Seattle area is bursting with shows over the next month. Many of the shows are free and open to those of all ages. Here are just a few options.

Seattle Chamber Music Society Open Rehearsal
July 21 @ 1:15 p.m.
Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

Classical music lovers can come out to the Nordstom Recital Hall on July 21 to see the Seattle Chamber Music Society host a free open rehearsal where they will be playing "Smetana – String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life," featuring artists Erin Keefe, Tessa Lark, Jonathan Vinocour and Astrid Schween. Visitors will get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes process of the society.

Musica Molida
July 22 @ 2 p.m.
Ballard Locks, 3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks hosts a series of free concerts throughout the summer. Taking the stage at the Ballard Locks on July 22 will be Musica Molida. Come out and enjoy a evening of sweet organ music with a Cuban flavor.

Coral Creek Jazz Band
July 30 @ 2 p.m.
Ballard Locks, 3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107

The Ballard Locks concert series continues on July 30 when the Coral Creek Jazz Band takes the stage. The band blends Americana music with a hint of Newgrass. Come check out the beautiful view and enjoying a free evening of music.

Radio Raheem
July 21 @ 12 p.m.
Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Westlake Park in Seattle will be hosting a free concert on July 21 featuring Radio Raheem. The band features a blend of 80s-influenced upbeat rock and new wave songs that also throws in a hint of current rock. Bring your dancing shoes and come out to the show.

July 22 @ 5 p.m.
Parliament Tavern, 4210 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116

Fusing jazz, funk and rock, Seattle band Swindler appeals to a wide audience. The band will be playing a free show at Parliament Tavern on July 22. The show will also feature a live webcast screening of the Phish show at Madison Square Garden starting promptly at 5pm.