News Release 12-064
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Mike Zimmerman, (360) 385-1259 Mike.Zimmerman@parks.wa.gov
Hilary Schult, (360) 902-8604 Hilary.Schult@parks.wa.gov
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388
Summer concert series returns to Fort Flagler State Park
June 21, 2012 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Friends of Fort Flagler invite the public to the fourth annual summer concert series in the historic buildings of Fort Flagler State Park on Marrowstone Point.
The concerts are 7 p.m. June 30 through Sept. 1 at Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road in Nordland. Visitors may enjoy a variety of genres during the annual concert series performances in either Battery Bankhead or the historic military hospital at the park. Both historic buildings are remnants of the 19th century military fort established to guard the nautical entrance to Puget Sound. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the concerts.
Concerts are scheduled as follows:
• June 30: Blues music by The Julie Duke Band at Battery Bankhead
• July 7: American folk music by The Eric Miller Band at Battery Bankhead
• July 28: Bluegrass and bluegrass blend music by Blackberry Bushes at Battery Bankhead
• Aug. 4: 60’s era folk music by Shady Grove at the historic hospital
• Aug. 18: Country and classic rock music by Chantilly Lace at Battery Bankhead
• Sept. 1: Alternative folk music by the Winterlings at the historic hospital
Admission is $8 per person, $15 per family and free to children younger than 13 years of age. Seating is limited. For more information about the concert series, visit www.flaglerflashes.blogspot.com.
The event is organized by the Friend of Fort Flagler. The friends group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping restore, preserve and protect the history of Fort Flagler State Park and to provide volunteer assistance and support for park staff. The friends group assists the park with the raising of fund and in-kind donations by organizing volunteer efforts, historic facility tours, history interpretation and community events at the park throughout the year. For more information about the Friend of Fort Flagler, visit www.flaglerflashes.blogspot.com.
Friends groups support Washington state parks in a variety of ways, including financial assistance and volunteer support and helping to keep state parks open and operating for the enjoyment of all Washingtonians. Find more information about Washington state park friend groups by visiting www.parks.wa.gov/volunteers/friends.
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The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.