At Deception Pass State Park: Trío Guadalevín
Named for the ancient river gorge that divides the city of Ronda in Andalusia, Trío Guadalevín explores the roots that bind the Americas with Southern Europe, the Maghreb and West Africa. These roots stretch across the ocean and intermingle Indigenous, African, Arabic and European cultural expressions.
The series of eight free concerts takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday evenings from July 10 through Aug. 28, at the park’s North Beach Amphitheater, 41020 WA-20, Oak Harbor. (Driving directions.)
The music series, now in its 15th year, resumes in person as Washington state begins to reopen for public events. Park staff request that concert goers cluster in groups of no more than 15 from two or fewer households and maintain 6 feet of distance from other groups. People who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to wear face coverings.
Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Deception Pass State Park Foundation, and Island County, the concerts are free to the public, though day visitors will need a Discover Pass to park.
The performances feature roots musical traditions from across the Americas including blues, Appalachian, Irish, Brazilian, French-Canadian, Middle Eastern and Japanese-Latin fusion, styles brought over by immigrants from around the world that, blended with local traditional music, has become uniquely American.