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2016 Summer Concert Performers on the Plaza


This Saturday July 23 from 1-5 pm, the first annual Summer Concert at Point Ruston, dubbed Performers on the Plaza, will be taking place on the centerpiece of the Waterwalk, the Grand Plaza!

Featuring live music from the three fantastic bands listed below, food trucks, and a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination, this FREE event will be one you won’t want to miss!

Don’t forget to visit all of the fantastic restaurants and businesses at Point Ruston including: WildFin American Grill, Two Town Pub & Cafe, Dolce Si Sicilian Bakery, South Sound Running, Daily Catch Fish Bar, Mio Sushi, and Wheel Fun Rentals!

The Bands

Kim Archer Band

Known for their raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with audiences, the Kim Archer Band has attracted a large and loyal following of fans in the Pacific Northwest. These lifelong musicians have entertained standing-room- only crowds with vocally-driven soulful rock and honest songwriting. Whether playing a premier venue, or an intimate club, this award-winning group never disappoints. They command the stage whether playing their own original songs, or conjuring up a whole new vibe on vintage hits so that they sound fresh and wonderfully different.

Kim Archer Band

Champagne Sunday

Endearingly labeled as “Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler”, husband and wife members Jessi and Jared Fredeen have been tearing up stages and crowds nationwide with their unique upbeat, roller coaster style shows, firing off gypsy-punk rock songs alongside everything from intimate tear-jerkers to anthemic foot-stompers. This act has a ton of energy, heart, and talent that makes for an engaging, powerful show. Together, Champagne Sunday have been able to create a sound that’s totally unique, fun, and captivating, with a show that packs the power of an entire orchestra.


Rafael Tranquilino Band

Award winner of “Best Blues Act” 2016 by Washington Blues Society. An instrumental power house of guitar, bass, and drums with vocals that fuse rock, blues and funk in an alternative invocation of crossroads; past, present, and future. . Tranquilino is known for his searing riffs and old fashioned Delta slide.  His music is hypnotic; it has wings, lifting listeners to where the tension is on purpose to linger in the resistance before set free in sweet relief. RTB is a rocket ship ride going full speed through layers of atmosphere into outer space, but they deliver, and listeners will transcend from the ride.

Rafael Tranquilino/Guitar & Vocals – Leah Tussing/Vocals

James Redfern/Bass – Chris Carlson/Drums


Food Trucks

Uncle Lyman’s BBQ

See some of Uncle Lyman’s delicious eats here:


Original House of Donuts

In the summer of 1959 The Original House of Donuts was born with one goal, to make fresh handmade donuts from scratch everyday. 30 years later, the secret OHOD. recipe was perfected, with millions served over the past 50 years. Then in 2013, to restore OHOD, Tom Peterson was passed the secret recipes and know how. Now with one foot in the past and one in the future, The Original House of Donuts is setting out to continue its legacy of serving you since 1959.

Learn more about Original House of Donuts here:


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