The party returns to Downtown Yakima this summer with the return of the annual Roots & Vines Festival, and the weekly summer concert series Downtown Summer Nights. The COVID-19 pandemic cancelled both the events over the last two years but things have changed and it's time to get back to normal.

Downtown Yakima starts to get busy next month!

This summer the Roots & Vines Festival will be moved to Saturday, June 25, at its usual location Historic N. Front Street, and its usual time 4:00 pm to 10 p.m.
Downtown Summer Nights will starts on June 9 and will run through August 11, taking one week off, June 23, in preparation for the Roots and Vines Festival.

Great music with nationally known bands performing for free in Yakima

Plenty of people are looking forward to the return of Downtown Summer Nights. The event features two bands that perform live for FREE. A press release from the Downtown Association of Yakima says "many of the bands have national and regional followings. Folks can grab a bite to eat from local food vendors or enjoy a cold refreshment in the beer garden featuring local craft beverages, find a spot to relax, and enjoy the music or visit with their neighbors."

The new schedule for Downtown Summer Nights has just been released

6/9/2022   M-Status

Michael Cabrera

6/16/22     Norman Baker & The Backroads

Little Reprise

6/30/2022     Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys

Hunter Stiles

7/7/22     Yogoman Burning Band

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7/14/2022     Miller Campbell


7/21/22     Fat Bottomed Band

Alex Ashley

7/28/22     Dimestore Prophets

Stephanie Anne Johnson

8/4/22     Englewood Heights

Michael Cabrera

8/11/22     Wasteland Kings

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