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Live music is back! The Pacific Northwest’s music scene is world-renowned, and it’s no surprise there are so many great performances taking place outdoors this month around Pullayup and Tacoma (with social distancing guidelines in mind to align with the state’s health guidelines, of course). It’s a great way to get outside, support local artists, and spend a summer evening. Keep reading to see what’s on! 

Music on the Square 

Downtown Tacoma’s Market Square has been hosting several outdoor live music performances this summer and, on August 25 from 6-8 PM, local blues band T-Town Aces will take the stage. The multi-instrumental group, which features guitar, bass, percussion, and saxophone, was awarded Best Recording by the Washington Blues Society for their album, Grit City. Velvet’s Big Easy food truck will also be there, serving up delicious New Orleans-style Cajun and Creole cuisine. 

Reggae on the Way 

While the PNW may best be known for alternative rock, it’s also home to a vibrant reggae scene. Since 2017, Reggae on the Way has showcased the best local talent alongside some of the biggest international acts. The all-ages festival takes place this year on August 22 with an impressive lineup of artists including Dirty Heads, J Book, Irie Love, Stay Grounded, and Publish the Quest. The show kicks off at 5 PM. 

Lakewood Summer Nights 

The latest instalment of this free concert series at Fort Steilacoom Park features the best Eagles tribute band in town. Victims of Love, which includes a lineup of all-star local musicians, will perform the rock band’s greatest hits like “Lyin’ Eyes,” “New Kid in Town,” and, of course, “Hotel California.” The show starts at 6:30 pm. Bring your own chair or blanket for a peaceful, easy evening of music. 

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