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Marysville, Arlington offer free concerts, movies


Marysville and Arlington both host free summer concert and movie series for families which are set to kick off this week.

Arlington Series

Arlington hosts their movie series in July and their concert series in August, largely at the downtown Terrace Park.

“I think people like it because it is in their hometown and it something for visitors who are coming to the town to do as well,” said recreation manager at the city Sarah Lopez.

“It’s good entertainment for all ages,” she said.

It’s also a good way to spend time with others in the community.

“People like to get out in the evening when the weather is nice and associate with their neighbors and their friends,” said Lopez.

Arlington’s outdoor movies begin on July 6 and continue for the next two Thursdays.

The first movie, “The Lego Batman Movie,” will be held at the Arlington Airport and Kulits Orthodontics will provide snacks and prizes. It begins at 9:30 p.m.

On July 13 the animated movie “Sing” and on July 20 the movie “Power Rangers” will play at Terrace Park, beginning at 9 p.m.

Arlington Kiwanis will provide popcorn and Kulits Orthodontics will give prizes.

Music on the Terraces begins Aug. 3 and continues every Thursday until Aug. 24. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. at Terrace Park.

Neil Young tribute band Band of Uncles plays on Aug. 3, pop/reggae artist Dominic Balli plays on Aug. 10, The Wingmen, who will play hits from every decade, play on Aug. 17, and bluegrass/country/rock band the Ryders plays on Aug. 24.

Face painting will be available during the concert series and the Stick It or Stuff It food truck will also be at many of the concerts.

Marysville Series

Marysville’s concerts and movies begin on July 14 and continue into August.

“The setting is wonderful. Jennings Park is one of our signature parks,” said Lauren Woodmansee, recreation coordinator for the City of Marysville.

“The pavilion has been all cleaned up and painted in preparation for these summer series,” she said.

People like the end of the week recreation, she said.

“After a long week of work people can bring their lawn chairs and some food out to the park, and just enjoy their family and the music and have some fun,” she said.

Jennings Park's new dinosaur park area is also finished this year, giving kids some new activities, said Woodmansee.

The Sounds of Summer concerts are on Fridays at 7 p.m. and begin July 14.

This year’s theme is incorporating sounds from around the world, said Woodmansee.

That includes The Toucans Steel Drum Band which performs on July 14, the Latin Tinge Sextet on July 21, Jenny & the Blue Moon Boys on July 28, Johnn7 & the Black Crabs on Aug. 4 and The Chris Eger Band on Aug. 11.

The children’s concerts also return this year for three Wednesdays at noon beginning on July 19.

“This works really well for families to get a great lunch break,” said Woodmansee. The concerts feature children’s entertainers or storytellers.

This year includes Norman Foote on July 19, Eric Ode on Aug. 2 and Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies on Aug. 16.

At Popcorn in the Park the Marysville Kiwanis will provide popcorn and the Getchell Key Club will sell hot dogs and other food items.

Movies begin at dusk, approximately 9 p.m., at the earliest, said Woodmansee.

This year “The Secret Life of Pets” will play on July 15, “The Lego Batman Movie” will play on July 22, “Finding Dory” will play on July 29, “Star Wars: Rogue One” will play on Aug. 5 and “Zootopia” will play on Aug. 12.


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