If you’re Vancouver-bound, or if you just want to sample an internationally-flavored musical event, you might want to mark your calendar with a series of concerts happening this summer near the Peace Arch on the Washington-B.C. border.
The Washington State Parks Commission is staging the Peace Arch International Concert Series on Sundays from Aug. 4 to Sept. 1 at Peace Arch State Park, 100 A St., in Blaine, Whatcom County.
The state’s Folk and Traditional Art in the Parks Program presents five free, hour-long outdoor concerts at 2 p.m. each Sunday. (Discover Pass required for parking.)
Performances are scheduled as follows:
- Aug. 4: Shifty Sailors, Anglo-American sea chantey and maritime music
- Aug. 11: Te’a rama, traditional Tahitian music and dance
- Aug. 18: Urvasi Dancers, Asian Indian Orissi Dance
- Aug. 25: Quichua Mashis, music of the Andes
- Sept. 1: Pava, Russian women’s a cappella singing
Funding is provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Parks Foundation. Click here for a full schedule of Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks events.