Beginning Sunday, July 19th, Mostly Music in the Park 2009 will kick off with a concert by The Nudie Suit Stardusters, a Country Western Band featuring hit songs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Are you wondering what a “Nudie Suit” may be? It’s the western wear suit singers like Ray Price and Webb Pierce liked to wear, designed by Nudie Cohen “Rodeo Tailor to the Stars.” The concert should be a lot of fun; it will be at Mercerdale Park, starting at 7pm and running until 8:30pm. Best of all, it’s free!
Windermere Mercer Island, a proud sponsor, has brochures with the summer concert line up available at the office. Mostly Music in the Park will continue every Thursday and Sunday, with the last performance held Sunday, August 16th.
In addition to the summer concert series, Wooden O Theater will put on Shakespeare in the Park at the Luther Burbank Amphitheater. Richard III will be performed at 7pm on July 9th, 10th, 12th, 16th, 17th and 18th. On July 11th there will be a special Summer Celebration performance starting at 2pm. The Taming of the Shrew, with a 7pm start time, will run July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st, August 1st and 2nd. Outdoor movies will “go to the dogs” at Mercerdale Park on Saturday, August 8th (Hotel for Dogs, PG, 9:10pm) and Saturday, August 22nd (Bolt, PG, 8:45pm). Just like the concerts, the play and movie performance admission is free.
Just a note: rain may cancel concerts and they may possibly be rescheduled.
The Mercer Island Arts Council sponsors many programs and events throughout the year. Check out the Art Council Programs often.