Gig Harbor's up-and-coming band, Perry Acker, opens Gig Harbor's concert series at tonight. (Click here to check out the band's music.)
Along with its sponsors and said they are working to make the 2011 Summer Sounds at Skansie concerts safe and enjoyable for all.
Due to heavy pedestrian and motor traffic in the tiny historic district, concert organizers are asking drivers not attending the event to use alternate routes and avoid downtown on Tuesday nights.
“As in years past our mission is to make sure we keep pedestrians separated from vehicles," said Gig Harbor Police Chief Mike Davis. "We appreciate folks that steer clear of the congestion downtown during the concerts and pick alternative routes to get home.”
Those who are attending the weekly event are asked to plan ahead, allow plenty of time and carpool if possible, said concert organizers. Attendees are encouraged to come down and have dinner in one of the downtown restaurants early, then settle in to the park for the shows which run 6:30-8 p.m. each Tuesday.
On July 19, Harborview Drive between Pioneer and Rosedale will be closed to traffic between 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. during the annual Beatniks concert which draws the largest crowd of the summer. For more information, go to www.gigharborguide.com.
Patch will be covering the kick-off concert tonight. Make sure to check back for photos.