Fun-lovers can make a weekend out of a free concert and visit to the Roslyn and Cle Elum areas in Central Washington this summer.
Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort community between the two towns, is sponsoring a free outdoor concert series starting in June. The 2011 Summer Nights in the Village concert series features bluegrass, rock, country, blues and steel drum musicians and an aerial acrobatic performance.
Concerts are held at the Village Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m., with the exception of the concerts on July 3.
According to a Suncadia news release, here’s info. about the resort and the concert line-up:
Friday, June 24: The Clumsy Lovers
This Canadian-bred band successfully blends genres with their folk and bluegrass take on rock.
Saturday, July 2: Left Hand Smoke
This Seattle-based band has opened for the likes of John Mayer, Maroon 5 and Pearl Jam. Previously categorized as rock and roll, LHS now is a self-proclaimed hybrid combining catchy hooks and soulful melodies with rock.
Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m.: The Toucans Steel Drum Band
The band’s proclaimed tropical Northwest beat is guaranteed to have bodies moving and spirits soaring.
Sunday, July 3 at 4 p.m.: Sammy Steele Band
Out of rural western Washington, Sammy Steele Band creatively mixes alternative rock with pure country music.
Friday, July 15: Furthermore Collective
Furthermore Collective is comprised of a diverse and talented cast. The show features fire eaters, trapeze artists, aerial acrobats and others who will have guests breathless from start to finish.
Friday, July 29: Perry Acker Band
Likened to a modern-day Beatles, this Gig Harbor-bred band is known for its soft rock and has garnered comparisons to John Mayer and Dave Matthews Band with their pop, rock and blues style.
Friday, Aug. 12: Jonathan Harris
This country artist out of Tacoma has opened for talents such as Jo Dee Messina, Gary Allan, and Mark Chesnutt, not to mention performing for President Bush at Fort Lewis.
Friday, Aug. 26: The Paperboys
This Canadian folk band has drawn comparisons to an early Elton John and Van Morrison by Billboard. They have released eight albums since their inception touring across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Friday, Sept. 3: The Dudley Manlove Quartet
Tagged one of “Best of Western Washington’s” Best Local Bands, The Dudley Manlove Quartet is adept at playing popular cover hits that will have guests singing along.
Saturday, Sept. 3: Sammy Eubanks
A true up and coming artist, Eubanks has earned several awards including Empire Blues Societies’ Empire Award for “Best Male Vocalist,” and “Best Local Musician,” for his variety of country, blues, and rock and roll music.
For more information about Suncadia and the Summer Nights in the Village concerts, visit www.suncadia.com or call 866-904-6301.
Suncadia is set on six miles of pristine Cle Elum River frontage, with 80 percent of the resort community designated as open space. It features over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and is a certified Built Green Community. Its two golf courses – Prospector Golf Course and the private Tumble Creek Golf Course – were ranked among the top ‘10 Best New Courses in America’ in 2006 by Golf Digest. A third golf course, Rope Rider, is currently under construction.
Amenities at Suncadia include Portals restaurant, two bars, the Suncadia Swim & Fitness Center, a skating rink and outdoor amphitheater, and the LEED Silver-Certified Glade Spring Spa. Ownership opportunities throughout the resort vary from condominiums to cabin-style homes to open lots for custom homes throughout nine individual neighborhoods.
Suncadia is owned by subsidiaries of JELD-WEN inc., PacTrust and Lowe Enterprises, Inc., and is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, Inc.
For more information about Suncadia, see www.suncadia.com.