Save the dates: Beacon Blues & BBQ 8/26, Beacon Rocks 8/28

(Post corrected on 8/20 to include correct admission info for the BBQ. — ed.)

The last weekend in August will be a musical one on Beacon Hill!

First, on Friday, August 26, the Beacon Blues & BBQ will bring blues music by the Smokin’ J’s to the Garden House, along with BBQ, beer, and wine available for sale. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and general admission is $10. ROCKiT space members and kids under 12 get in free. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., and is $12 (including a beverage). Dinner and the show together are $22. Guests can come for either or both. The Garden House is located at 2336 15th Ave. S.

The band Jumbo performed at the last Beacon Rocks! Photo by Wendi.
Then on Sunday, August 28, the final Beacon Rocks! music event of 2011 comes to Roberto Maestas Festival Street (S. Lander St., just north of Beacon Hill Station) from 1-5 p.m. Along with the usual great musical performances, this event will include the ceremony to rename Lander Festival Street as Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, representatives from El Centro de la Raza, and other dignitaries will attend, and new memorial street signs will be unveiled during the ceremony. The event will also feature bubbles for the kids and a beach ball volley contest with prizes.

ROCKiT space will be hosting a clothing drive, so bring new or gently used clothing to donate to Wellspring Family Services.

Here’s the schedule of performers (see the website for further information on each act):

  • 1:00 Deception Pass
  • 1:30 Skin Deep Belly Dance
  • 1:45 Volcano Diary
  • 2:30 Ala Carte
  • 3:00 Roberto Maestas Festival Street dedication
    • Seattle Fandango Project
    • Mariachi Seattle Azteca
  • 4:00 Beaconettes
  • 4:45 Splinter Dance
  • 5:00 Unite One and TraQEssentials

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