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The Fate of Summer Concerts in Downtown Woodinville

Will Woodinville still have summer concerts? The city council will discus the issue Tuesday.

The future of summer concerts in downtown Woodinville is up for discussion at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

In 2011, the city contracted with a private vendor to produce and manage its summer concert series, costing $13,675, plus $6,325 in corporate sponsorships. The series included a concert at Wilmot Gateway Park on the Fourth of July, and four summer noontime concerts at DeYoung Park.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed possible improvements to the program in October and suggest changes be made to the 2012 series. The noontime concerts at DeYoung Park are poorly attended while the Fourth of July concerts is popular. The commission suggested the council consider evening concerts at Wilmot Park or other location and that the downtown business community should take a greater role in supporting the concerts.

The Woodinville City Council meets on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month in City Hall, Council Chambers at 7 p.m. Council Meetings that fall on holidays are rescheduled to the next working day. 

For the complete agenda check the city’s website here.

Kat Stremlau November 15, 2011 at 12:32 AM
These concerts should be in the evening...and perhaps organized with some sort of "wine walk". Let's make decisions that make sense and benefit local businesses, too.
Tony Bussert November 15, 2011 at 02:13 PM
Yeah, what's up with noontime concerts, who has time to go to those? A little logic goes a long way.
Karin Hsiao November 16, 2011 at 04:37 AM
Actually, the concerts I've attended have had a wonderful mix of old, young and everything in between watching them. Retirees dancing to the music, moms with toddlers and downtown workers and shoppers on their lunch breaks. There are other evening concerts in the area; I love the downtown ones just the way they are.
cynthia brocha November 16, 2011 at 09:05 PM
I agree with Karin H. on all her points. Noontime concerts in August have been popular with people all ages and they contribute to the small town flavor and "know your neighbor" attitude that embodies the Woodinville I love.

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